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05 August 2015

Tom Fleming to play expert adviser role to the European Union Programme Culture for Cities and Regions

Culture for Cities and Regions is a major new 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 is one of four specially commissioned experts. He has played a role in developing case studies and is set to advise on and participate in study visits to Nantes, Sofia, Northern Portugal and Vilnius. He will also play a role in developing specific recommendations for participating cities and in shaping a strategic agenda for culture in city and regional development, with a focus on smaller cities.

04 August 15

TFCC Commissioned to Deliver the London Mela Development Plan

The London Mela is an established highlight in the cultural calendar of London and provides a platform for emerging British Asian artists as well as bringing traditional and classical art forms to a wider audience. Critically acclaimed, it features the best in Asian classical music, British Asian urban artists, dance, comedy and cabaret, Asian-influenced street theatre and carnival, and exhibitions. Its audiences have grown from 55,000 in the early years to nearly 100,000.

Our task is to explore the current strategic position of the Mela, scrutinise opportunities for growth and development, and help to shape a plan which will give the Mela a sustainable and exciting future. This piece of work is funded by Arts Council England and supported by the London Borough of Ealing.

29-30 July 15

Tom Fleming Participating as Expert to the Imkan Workshop for Young Cultural Leaders in the Arab Region, Broummana, Lebanon.

The third Imkan workshop for Young Cultural Leaders in the Arab Region is a vital knowledge development programme led by Al Mawred Al Thaqafy (Culture Resource) - a regional, non-profit organisation for culture in development. The aim of the Imkan program is to support and strengthen the skills of Arab cultural operators so that they are able to play a prominent role in supporting the cultural sector. To that end, the program aims to provide them with experiences, knowledge and skills that will better equip them to cope with ever-changing environment in the cultural field and to have a greater ability to influence and develop the field.

Tom will run two-days of sessions which focus on capacity-building in the cultural economy, innovation in cultural organisations and different approaches to audience and business development.

14 July 15

TFCC's 'Creative Industries Sector Growth Plan for Leicester and Leicestershire' launched

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 'Creative Industries Sector Growth Plan for Leicester and Leicestershire'. As the appointed sector experts by Leicester and Leicester Enterprise Partnership (LLEP), we developed a plan that sets out key strategic actions for creative sector growth and creative business development across the city and county.
Working closely with the LLEP and local businesses, networks and talent; this generated a vigorous evidence-based, comprehensive and cooperative plan for growing the Creative Industries of the area.
The full version of the report can be read here:

10 July 15

Creative Industries Adviser to Creative Scotland

TFCC has been appointed as adviser to Creative Scotland as it finalises and delivers its new Creative Industries Strategy. This builds on our work in 2014, where we helped shape a new strategy and engage partners in the Scottish Creative Industries Partnership (SCIP). We are set to work closely with Creative Scotland over the coming months,including a series of advisory sessions with the Creative Scotland team and their new Director of Creative Industries.