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October 2017

Creative Economy expert advisory services to Department of Trade and Industry, The Philippines

TFCC is is working with the DTI of The Philippines to provide a range of services as the country embarks on a new creative economy masterplan. Building from our technical assistance to a cultural and creative mapping framework, we are also engaged in a number of activities to build capacity, shape a vision and cement partnerships. This includes facilitation of industry workshops and advocacy work with Government officials. It also includes an ongoing partnership role with The British Council.

The Philippines is setting out an ambitious vision to be a top 5 Asian creative economy by 2030. This will be driven by a range of talent development, export readiness and cluster programmes. TFCC is looking forward to working closely with the public and private sectors in realising this vision.

1st - 2nd October 2017

Tom Fleming to keynote at Cultural Statistics and Creative Economy Conference, Manila, The Philippines

This major conference focuses on establishing a strong evidence base for the cultural industries as a key building block for a new process of cultural and creative economy policy development in The Philippines. It is co-organised by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the Philippine Statistics Authority, with the support of UNESCO.

Tom's role is sponsored by The British Council as part of our policy consultancy role in The Philippines. Tom will discuss the current approach to data and evidence collection in The Philippines and point to opportunities for a more coordinated and robust approach that can provide the basis for a new creative economy programme.

15th - 20th September 2017

International benchmarking and best practice for cultural engagement, museum management and tourism: a series of talks in Lima, Peru

Tom Fleming is in Lima as part of our international benchmarking of Museums and Exhibition Centres for a consortium of cultural and education partners in Lima.

To coincide with this study visit, Tom will be delivering three talks. The first is on cultural and creative tourism for the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, where Tom will share a platform with the Minister of Culture for Peru. The second is on best practice in museum management - with a focus on audience engagement. The third is a special lecture at the Ministry of Culture on cultural policy for cities.

14th September 2017

Focus Group on Creative Digital Technologies and Digital Medias, University of Exeter, UK

Tom Fleming will lead a Focus Group to explore how academics and partners in industry can more effectively develop the presence, identity, reputation and promotion of research activity and partnerships in Creative Digital Technologies and Digital Medias across Exeter and the south west region

The focus group is to provide an opportunity for academics and industry practitioners to input in to the development of a framing narrative for Digital Media and Creative Digital Technologies at the University of Exeter and across the wider landscape.

This builds on our work for Innovation, Impact and Business at the University - where we are advising on how the University develops a more strategic and impactful role across the region's creative economy.

11th September 2017

A Cultural Quarter for Waterford, Ireland

TFCC is pleased to be back in Waterford, where we have been commissioned with Karan Thompson Consulting to develop a clear vision and plan for a new cultural quarter. Since being shortlisted for European Capital of Culture, partners in Waterford have been working hard to develop a culture-led approach to planning and development. A key intervention will be a new cultural quarter on and around O'Connell Street to the west of the city centre. This will connect existing cultural infrastructure and position the minority communities living in the neighbourhood as vital contributors to the cultural life of the city.

TFCC's role is to provide international best practice examples and support Karan Thompson's detailed mapping and engagement work to ensure the plan is distinctive, innovative and sustainable.