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3rd May 2017

A Creative Economy Baseline and Development Programme for The Philippines

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has been commissioned by the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and British Council Philippines to provide consultancy to support a new creative economy baseline and development programme for The Philippines. This commenced through a focus group discussion led by Tom Fleming in Manila, May 2nd and 3rd 2017, which explored the strategic opportunities for sector development, the current data and research offer, and the gaps which will need to be bridged if a sector baseline is to be established. The work will guide partners to coordinate a review of existing research, facilitate new primary research, and help shape strategic priorities for sector development.

The Philippines is poised to become a leading nation for the creative economy in the Asia Pacific Region. Even without the benefits of a coordinated baseline mapping study, it is clear that The Philippines' creative economy is large, diverse, dynamic and growing. Indeed, the country is growing a reputation for its creative industries, especially in design, digital and in the spillover effects of these sectors into cultural tourism and the wider innovation system.

26th-27th April 2017

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): Asian Creative Cities Forum and Exhibition, Manila, Philippines.

TFCC is pleased to be playing a leading role at this major event in Manila. Our Senior consultant Andrew Erskine will be chairing a session on the role of design and creative thinking in city-making. He will also be delivering a keynote speech on how to nurture the enabling conditions for dynamic, inclusive and sustainable creative cities.

This intervention is part of a wider programme of work we are delivering in the Philippines (with the support of the British Council). This includes a programme of advice and guidance to key partners in government and civil society on the building blocks for the creative economy (such as baseline research, skills development, hubs, networks and investment). Partners here include the National Commission for Arts and Culture and the Philippines Design Centre.

31st March 2017

Tom Fleming speaking at Tallinn Music Week, Estonia

Tom Fleming will present his ideas on 'opening up creativity' at Tallinn Music Week. He will describe the importance of cities in an age of nationalism and identify the types of spaces and platforms that encourage new types of creative practice.

Tallinn Music Week is one of Europe's leading music and cultural festivals with 237 artists from 33 countries in the music line-up; a film and conference programme; and a design and cuisine offer.

30th March 2017

Tom Fleming to keynote at Eurocities Culture Forum, Tallinn, Estonia

This major annual gathering brings together over 60 cities from across Europe to explore the role of culture in city development.

This year focuses on innovative models for cultural governance and partnerships in cities. Tom will draw on experience from across Europe to introduce best and next practice in governance and partnership. This includes a focus on investment, collaboration and sustainability.

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).