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20 May 2016

Culture in Development: Art, Research and Emergency, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tom Fleming will participate in this invitation-only workshop co-produced by Arts Cabinet and Dutch Culture. aim of this workshop is to bring together arts, culture and education institutions and experts from the UK and The Netherlands to share knowledge and explore the scope for collaboration on culture in development. The workshop will draw on observations and ideas which emerged during the preparatory phase of the project MENA:Norden, a programme of artistic exchange between Europe and the Middle-East, devised by Arts Cabinet.

The project has brought together a unique and innovative partnership between arts organisations, higher education, national institutes of culture, culture in development agencies and governments from the UK, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands and Belgium.

The project is still under development. Its aim is to build a positive, forward-looking artistic exchange programme between countries in the EU, North Africa and the Middle East. Tom Fleming is a Board Member of Arts Cabinet.

12 May 2016

TFCC undertakes evaluation exercise for the Merseyside Music Development Fund.

As part of our growing portfolio of work in the music sector, we have been commissioned to undertake a short evaluation exercise for this targeted investment and support programme for contemporary music acts in Merseyside. This will comprise a number of interviews with artists and managers and the development of a short summary report aimed to support partners in refining their approach to music investment in Merseyside and elsewhere.

11 May 2016

Tom Fleming in Barbados and Bahamas for Caribbean Creative Industries Management Unit (CCIMU) Consultations

As our work for the Caribbean Export Development Agency reaches its final phase, Tom Fleming will be undertaking a round of consultations in Barbados and Bahamas, including a policy workshop in Nassau. This will trigger the development of a preferred options paper for the CCIMU which will be tested in early June 2016 via a workshop in Trinidad.

26th April 2016

TFCC Commissioned to Undertake Watershed Development Review, Bristol, UK

Watershed in Bristol has gained a reputation in the UK and internationally as a leading cultural centre, creative hub and innovator.

This piece of research will explore how Watershed is viewed and understood, and develop an appreciation of how it is positioned in the wider strategic and investment landscape for culture and the creative economy in the UK. It will then signal how Watershed could play a role which leverages its current strengths and enables it to link its own growth to the growth of the wider UK creative economy.

This is to ensure Watershed is not just a reference point for creativity and innovation; but a key enabler for a set of partners and funders who have as yet stopped short of fully embracing the Watershed value proposition.

26-27 April 2016

Tom Fleming delivering 2 presentations at the 2016 British Council Creative Industries Conference and Expo, Abuja, Nigeria

Tom Fleming is back in Nigeria with team member Tomi Oladepo to participate in this major event in the Nigerian capital. Tom will be presenting the findings of our recent research on the creative and cultural skills needs of Nigeria. He will also provide an overview of the creative industries investment landscape for the UK, drawing on our research in this field for clients such as Nesta, arts Council England and Creative Industries Finance.

TFCC is currently developing a strategic role in creative and cultural policy and investment in Nigeria, with our new team member Tomi Oladepo helping us to combine our expertise with local capacity.