Consultancy news /
- 08 Nov 13
Study Visit and Keynote Address, Seoul, South Korea
Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy (TFCC) is in Seoul to establish collaboration with colleagues in a range of strategic agencies as part of our growing consultancy role in East Asia.
Andrew Erskine, our senior consultant at TFCC, will be meeting colleagues in Government, higher education and the British Council Office. He will also be delivering a keynote address at: "The 2013 International Forum on Service Sector Advancement."
This is a major annual event led by the The Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF) and Korea Development Institute (KDI). The theme for the 2013 event is: "Services as a New Engine of Growth: through Creativity and Innovation."
Andrew will also be delivering a speech at the Graduate School of the Academy of Korean Studies.
- 07 Nov 13
Tom Fleming Keynotes at Creative Poles Final Conference, Cottbus, Germany
The Conference - 'Potential and Challenges of Cultural and Creative Industries in medium-sized Cities' - is the final event of 'Urban Creative Poles'.
This is an EU-funded programme which 'which promotes creativity to advance innovation-oriented development, to spur transnational clusters of creative industries, to create jobs and to stipulate additional income as means to strengthen the local economies'.
There are 5 cities in the network: Cottbus, Tartu, Zelona Gora, Linkoeping and Klaipėda. Tom will discuss the distinctive challenges and opportunities for medium and smaller cities as part of our emergent programme: Smaller Creative Cities.
- 21-23 Oct 13
Tom Fleming at UNESCO Cultural Experts Event, Shanghai, China
As part of Tom's work as a UNESCO-sponsored expert to their cultural industries programme, Tom is participating in a high profile event at Jiao Tong University in Shanghai. The event is coordinated in partnership with Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and UNESCO.
This event brings together scholars, consultants and policy advisors involved in cultural economy globally. Participating experts work in different areas, at different scales and in many different roles. Our main aim at the event is to examine our assumptions around the role of culture, concepts relating to culture, creativity and the economy, and wider concepts such as 'creative industries' and 'creative economy'. Overall, we will be critiquing, problematising and hopefully identifying a coherent language and approach so that we might develop more appropriate tools and approaches.
- 10 Oct 13
Scoping and Programme Development of the Creative Economy and Audio Visual Programme for the British Council in Kenya and East Africa
We are excited to announce this new research programme - which we have been commissioned to lead by the British Council in Kenya.
This is an important and timely programme which will enable the British Council to develop an innovative, ambitious and coherent high-impact programme for the sector, audiences and partners for the next three years and beyond.
There is so much to be gained in East Africa, which has seen a real upsurge in creative economy activity over recent years - powered by digital technology and a new generation of start-ups.
Our role will be to identify a set of priority areas for the British Council by engaging key sector stakeholders across the region - including study visits to Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia.
This builds on our wider work in emergent creative economies - such as in Nigeria, where we are leading on a sector development programme and delivering technical assistance to the sector; or further afield in SE Asia and South America where we are growing our practice as leading experts to rapidly changing creative economies.
- 10 Oct 13
Digital Collaboration Day, Edinburgh, UK
Tom Fleming will participate in the Digital Collaboration Day at Summerhall in Edinburgh. This event brings together organisations which have received investment through NESTA and Creative Scotland's Digital R&D Programme.
TFCC are learning and evaluation partners to the Programme. Tom will present an update of our research - including initial results of a survey into digital capacity across the Scottish creative economy.