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20th March 2017

Coaching on creative industries strategy, Angers, France

Tom Fleming is in Angers as an expert coach to the city as part of the Culture for Cities and Regions programme. This is a major collaborative research and development programme to explore the role of culture in city and regional development across Europe. Led by Eurocities and funded by the Creative Europe programme, the programme involves the development of best practice case studies, knowledge exchange and professional development in culture-led cities and regions.

Tom will work with Angers to explore governance and partnership models; priority sectors; and international best practice.

Tom Fleming is one of four specially commissioned expert coaches. In 2017 this involves a coaching role in cultural policy and the creative industries for the cities of Angers (France), Loule (Portugal) and Oulu (Finland).

17th March 2017

Evaluation of Criw Celf, Wales

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has been commissioned by the Arts Council of Wales to evaluate Criw Celf, a Wales-wide programme developing young visual artists. Run in partnership with schools and galleries, Criw Celf provides young people who have demonstrated a particular talent or potential in the visual and applied arts the opportunity to develop their artistic skills by working alongside professional artists in a variety of gallery and site-specific settings outside the curriculum. This evaluation builds on our work developing the Criw Celf Evaluation Guide and Toolkit. The data collected using the tool will inform this evaluation.

13th March 2017

TFCC Commissioned to Develop a Creative Economy Blueprint for Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley, Malaysia

This landmark study of the creative economy of the largest city and conurbation in Malaysia will involve detailed mapping to establish a creative industries baseline; extensive sector consultation to explore the opportunities and barriers to growth; and an advocacy programme to build policy commitment. This project is in partnership with My Performing Arts Agency with the support of Frost & Sullivan. It builds on the initial situation analysis undertaken by Tom Fleming in late 2015, supported by Think City and the British Council.

13th March 2017

Tom Fleming Talk at Goldsmiths College, London, UK

Tom Fleming has been invited to deliver a talk to the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths College on cultural research, policy and the role of the consultant. Tom will discuss his portfolio of work and explore how the cultural policy landscape is changing - with the horrors of Brexit yet to unfold and civil society under threat in many parts of the world.

29th February 2017

Assessment of Arts and Creative Industries Potential in Ghana, Senegal and Sierra Leone

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has been commissioned by The British Council to explore the potential of the arts and creative industries in three West African countries: Ghana, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

Each country has a distinctive and growing arts scene and an expanding creative industries sector - catalysed by a youthful and increasingly digitally literate population. But each country also faces a particular set of challenges - with domestic markets small, copyright infringement the norm and a range of infrastructural and regulatory issues slowing growth.

This study involves an interview and workshop programme in each country, complemented by desk-based research and a survey. It will explore the profile and dynamics of the arts and creative industries in each country and point to strategic opportunities for the British Council as it expands its operations across West Africa.