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6th March 2020

Evaluation of The British Council Cultural Skills Festival Management Programme

TFCC has been commissioned to undertake an evaluation of the British Council cultural skills festival management programme 2016-2019. The Cultural Skills Unit established in 2015 was created to research and pilot programmes in the sharing of cultural skills between UK and overseas countries that the British Council is active in. Festival management emerged as an area of demand and the British Council has delivered projects and programmes which responded to this demand in: Indonesia, Brazil, UK, West Africa. The programme is currently active in the Gulf, India and Jamaica.

TFCC will undertake qualitative analysis to explore the impact of this programme on the capacity, confidence and skills of festival organisations, producers and artists in the above countries.

March 12th 2020

Connect for Creativity Study Visit, London, UK

Connect for Creativity is an 18-month project led by the British Council, in collaboration with ATOLYE and Abdullah Gul University in Turkey, BIOS in Greece and Nova Iskra in Serbia. The Project is part of the Intercultural Dialogue Programme
led by Yunus Emre Institute and co-funded by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey.

Based on the concepts of empathy, engagement and empowerment, Connect for Creativity aims to strengthen intercultural dialogue through supporting creative hubs and their communities to come together, exchange ideas and experience, and encourage new creative collaborations.

TFCC are designing and hosting a study visit to a sample of creative hubs in London, plus a schedule of meetings with some exemplar partners including the Greater London Authority Creative Economy team, the London Legacy Development Corporation, Hackney Wick Fish Island Creative Enterprise Zone and We Made That.

February 27th 2020

Tom Fleming to keynote at by: Larm Festival, Oslo, Norway

by: Larm is the most essential meeting point for the Nordic music industry. It involves a music festival and conference held annually at different locations in Norway since 1998. Since 2008 the festival has been held in Oslo.

by:Larm consists of two parts: a festival and a conference. The conference is a meeting place for the Norwegian and foreign music industries. A series of lectures, seminars and debates are held during the day. The festival concerts take place at night and are open to the public. Their main focus is to present artists that are on the verge of success, either in their homelands or internationally.

Tom will present initial findings of our research for Arts Council Norway on the potential for a creative economy strategy for the country.

February 4th 2020

Great West Corridor Market Study and Creative Industry Strategy, Hounslow, London UK.

TFCC has been commissioned by the London Borough of Hounslow to develop an in-depth study of the profile and dynamics of the creative industries in the Great West Corridor, a key strategic slice of west London. This area is one of the new Creative Enterprise Zones, called Great West Creatives. It is an area of major change with a long history of innovation and creativity.

Following the construction of the Great West Road in 1925, large multi-national companies were attracted to the area. By the Second World War, companies such as Beechams, Gillette and Firestone had located their headquarters along the road, heralding a new era of modern offices and factories, technology, research and development. The legacy of this pattern of development endures today with many historic headquarter buildings remaining, such as SKY and GlaxoSmithKline, Chiswick Business Park, Power Road Studios, the University of West London and many smaller and medium sized enterprises.

Working with regular partners We Made That and Hatch Regeneris, our role will be to lead a process of analysis, review and strategic planning which identifies the current profile and dynamics of the creative industries in the area and scopes a set of strategic priorities for workspace, sector support and creative growth.

January 31st 2020

20 Years of the Performing Rights Society Foundation. An Evaluation

The PRS Foundation has for 20 years invested in the future of music by supporting talent development and new music across the UK; enabling songwriters and composers of all backgrounds to realise their potential and reach audiences across the world. The portfolio of talent it has supported is extraordinary. It spans all genres and has seeded the development of some of the best loved and most acclaimed artists of our time. It works to champion and invest in a diversity of talent to support the creation, performance and promotion of outstanding new music in any genre; enable the most talented music creators to realise their potential; and inspire audiences.

TFCC has worked closely with the PRS Foundation over the last decade, with evaluations of the Momentum Fund, Women Make Music and Musicians in Residence programme. This evaluation will allow us to reflect on a 20 year story and to build a picture of the musicians supported and the impact this has had on the creative health of the nation.