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15th - 17th June 2016

Tom Fleming in Vilnius, Lithuania, as Expert for Culture in Cities and Regions Study Visit

Tom Fleming will continue his role as creative industries expert to the Culture for Cities and Regions programme by participating in a study visit to Vilnius. 10 cities from across Europe will join Tom to explore the role of culture in development across this historic but fast-changing capital city. This will include visits to key clusters and cultural organisations and an active debate with participating cities on next and best practice on creative industries and cultural regeneration. Additional focus areas for this visit include 'sleeping districts', cohesion and balancing heritage with contemporary creative production.

11th June 2016

Evaluation of Studio Wayne McGregor Healthier Hackney programme, London, UK

We are delighted to be working with the Studio Wayne McGregor Learning and Engagement Team on the evaluation of their Healthier Hackney Programme. This project will explore a key question: Can creative dance activity and the formation of a local dance group build community resilience to the health risks presented by social isolation in the under 50s?

The programme, supported by the Hackney Public Health Fund, is a collaboration with Hackney Marsh Partnership and other local organisations working on the Kingsmead, Morningside and Gascoyne housing estates. We will be evaluating the effectiveness of the partnership and engagement with residents in addition to outcomes for the participants and wider community.

This project builds on our previous work with Studio Wayne McGregor as evaluation partner for the Dance Impact Project and Summer School for young people.

9th June 2016

Caribbean Creative Industries Management Unit, Prioritisation Workshop, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

Tom Fleming is in Port of Spain as part of our work to develop a Business Plan for the proposed new Caribbean Creative Industries Management Unit (CCIMU). Tom is facilitating a major workshop with key stakeholders from across the CARICOM region. This is to prioritise the core vision, mission, governance mode, work streams and actions for the CCIMU. Once agreed, TFCC will complete their Business Plan for CCIMU.

The overall purpose of the CCIMU is to address the needs of the regional creative industries, while fostering creativity, developing businesses, creating opportunities and improving trade, and ensuring that the rights and obligations of stakeholders are respected and legally protected.

The Business Plan is funded by the Caribbean Development Bank and commissioned by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA).

7th June 2017

A Cultural Vision, Strategy & Framework for Swansea, UK

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has been commissioned to develop a Cultural Vision, Strategy and Framework for Swansea. This will explore how Swansea can demonstrably become a CREATIVE CITY. This is where culture and creativity are positioned as holistic solutions long-term sustainability and success. We will:
- Build a framework for culture in Swansea, with a thematic overview of how culture can deliver on core strategic goals for the city
- Benchmark Swansea to demonstrate best practice internationally and adapt approaches which can make a difference to Swansea.
- Identify and develop thinking on the cultural dimension for key regeneration projects in Swansea City Centre.
- Develop a set of strategic priorities for culture-led development in the city: toward a creative city plan.

23 May 2016

Tom Fleming the new Chair of Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK

We are very excited to announce that Tom Fleming has been appointed as the new Char of Site Gallery, Sheffield. Site supports artists specialising in moving image, new media and performance. Pioneering emerging art practices and ideas, Site work in partnership with local, regional and international collaborators to nurture artistic talent and support the development of contemporary art. Their mission is to connect people to artists and to art, inspiring new thinking and debate through our public programmes and participatory activity.

Tom studied at the University of Sheffield and has since actively sought ways to support the arts and cultural renaissance of this distinctive and brilliant city. Site is already delivering great work and it has so much potential to play a leadership and innovative role for the Sheffield City Region, where culture and the creative industries have been so influential in re-booting the city's identity and economy. With a capital development to come, Site can grow to be a major hub and catalyst for creative practice, criticality and artistic excellence for the UK.