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5th February 16

Creative Economy Research Symposium, Kingston, Jamaica

Tom Fleming will contribute to this high level symposium by describing the challenges of developing a business plan for the creative industries of Jamaica in a context of poor baseline evidence.

The approach to data and evidence for the creative industries and wider cultural sector in Jamaica has been piecemeal and under-coordinated. Tom will identify oportunities to improve the approach and draw on experience from other countries where policy is much more informed by detailed and accurate research.

Other speakers include Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller; Vice Chancellor, University of the West Indies, Sir Hilary Beckles; and Dr. Hon. Peter Phillips, Ministry of Finance.

4th February 16

Creative Spillovers Symposium, Dublin, Ireland

Our senior consultant Andrew Erskine will be sharing some of the key findings of our recent work on creative and cultural Spillovers with an invited audience of senior cultural professionals at Arts Council of Ireland in Dublin. The session will explore how arts organisations and artists can engage with the growing interest in the spillover benefits of public investment in culture and creativity. Arts Council of Ireland was one of the consortium members which funded our recent research, alongside Arts Council England, the European Creative Business Network, Creative England, and the European Cultural Foundation.

Creative Economy Study Tour for Egyptian Delegation, London and Liverpool, UK

We have been appointed by the British Council to curate and coordinate a Creative Economy Study Tour to the UK for a delegation of Egyptian officials, educators, entrepreneurs, and business leaders, representing organisations such as the Industrial Modernisation Centre (IMC), the Drosos Foundation, Creative Egypt, and the British Council Egypt.

The study tour will connect the Egyptian delegation to a wide range of leading creative organisations and practitioners working in London's and Liverpool's Creative Industries. It will play an important role in opening new dialogues on next and best practice, as well as sharing ideas, exploring new policy and investment opportunities and opening up new partnership opportunities between the Egyptian and UK creative industries.

This study tour builds our specialised experience and ongoing work with the British Council to deliver bespoke study tours for official foreign delegations visiting the UK. Prior delegations include those from Nigeria, Croatia, Vietnam, Russia and Turkey.

1 February 16

Launch of Criw Celf Evaluation Guide and Toolkit

We are proud to announce that the Evaluation Guide and Toolkit, designed by TFCC's team for the Arts Council of Wales, has been officially launched across all the Criw Celf partners in Wales. The document sets out a structured approach to monitoring and evaluating the Criw Celf programme across Wales. The design of the evaluation guide and toolkit builds on the results of several consultations, visits, and workshops with the Criw Celf partners and young people who participated in the programme.
Criw Celf provides children and young people with an opportunity to develop their artistic skills working outside of a school setting alongside professional artists in a variety of different gallery and site-specific settings. In the same way that an orchestra or choir provides an opportunity for young musicians to join together to perform, Criw Celf offers an opportunity for aspiring young visual artists to spend time with their peers and professional artists to develop their talent.

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January 25th 16

Tom Fleming on Estonian Radio

Tom Fleming will be special guest on the Turundusraadio Marketing Week show. He will discuss the health of the creative industries sector in northern Europe and the particular skill-sets needed for creative entrepreneurs to flourish.

The show starts at 3pm GMT.