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21-23 October 15

Tom Fleming speaking at ALTERED STATE, Tasmanian futures after MONA, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) has had a significant and wide-ranging impact on Hobart and island state of Tasmania as a whole. Drawing on a collaborative research project, this seminar is a result of an open dialogue between international and local experts and practitioners about the new futures that have opened up and what we need to do to make them a reality.

This public seminar and workshop that precedes it (in which Tom Fleming will participate and present with 4 other international experts) will focus on the themes of cultural economy, participation, urban planning and design, and governance. The arrival of MONA was not a planned strategic event, as in Bilbao; rather it was a large-scale private philanthropic initiative that changed the context for the cultural economy of Greater Hobart and Tasmania as a whole. The event aims to register and reflect on the multiple impacts MONA has made, the new ambitions and possibilities it has opened up, and the challenges it has brought to in those involved the governance of the cultural economy in the state.

Tom Fleming is in Tasmania on the invitation of Justin OConnor is a Professor of Communications and Cultural Economy at Monash University. He is working with the Department of State Growth, Hobart City Council and Glenorchy City Council to understand and harness the so called altered state.

29 September 15

TFCC Lead Criw Celf Partners' Meeting, Cardiff, UK

Tracey and Andrew, senior consultants at TFCC, will lead the morning's training workshop to present our Evaluation Toolkit for the Criw Celf Programme. Criw Celf is a series of masterclasses that gives an opportunity for those children who have shown talent and/or a special interest in art to develop their skills and experiences through a set of one-day master classes in the company of professional artists who specialise in various art genres.

25 September 15

Evaluation of Sky Arts Amplify

TFCC has been appointed as the external evaluators and research partners to the Sky Arts Amplify Programme. Amplify is an exciting and important partnership initiative by the Sky Arts, leaders in innovative arts TV, and Arts Council England. It is designed to encourage more integrated partnerships between creative institutions and TV production companies, bringing the vibrancy and breadth of the arts in the UK and Ireland to life on screen in innovative, new ways. TFCC will explore the results of the programme and measure to what extent elements such as innovative content, regional production partnerships, diversity and an overall greater understanding and confidence of working between TV and arts have been delivered.

22-23 September 15

Creative Spillovers - Final Report Launch, Essen, Germany

Our senior consultant Andrew Erskine will be presenting the final report of our research into spillover effects in the arts, culture and creative industries in Europe. The workshop will be attended by leading academic, research and industry figures from across Europe and comes a day before the annual Forum D'Avignon.

The study and an accompanying website, to be launched at the event, sets out a preliminary evidence review of the spillover effects of public investment (public money awarded directly or indirectly by government) in the arts, culture and creative industries in Europe. It was commissioned by an international consortium consisting of the Arts Council England (ACE), Arts Council of Ireland, European Centre for Creative Economy (ecce), European Cultural Foundation and Creative England. These five funding partners were joined in the research project by the European Creative Business Network (ECBN) and 13 expert research partners drawn from across Europe to establish a critical community of interest.

It stems from the collective appetite of research funders and partners, plus a growing agenda across the European Union, on the need to build a clear and accessible evidence base to improve our understanding of the multiple types of spillover generated through public investment in arts, culture, and creative industries. The main focus of study is an evidence library of spillover effects collectively created by partners. The evidence has been collated and analysed to better understand approaches to measurement of spillover effects.

Links to the report and the website will be posted here as soon as they are live.

18 September 15

Pillars of the Economy - UK China Exchange, Tate Britain, London, UK

Our Senior Consultant Andrew Erskine will be moderating an important invitation only event on UK / China Cultural Cooperation, part of the year long British Council UK / China Year of Cultural Exchange. The seminar, called 'Pillars of the economy', will feature 8 cultural leaders from the UK and China including the director of the Southbank Jude Kelly and the head of the National Theatre of China Zhou Yuyuan. It will also involve an audience of 60 leading figures from the arts, culture and creative industries.

Among other areas, the event will explore how, as we look to make the arts more sustainable, cultural organisations are continuing to develop increasingly sophisticated approaches to the commercial environment. The forum will ask what we can learn from our different approaches and encourage further opportunities for long-term UK-China collaboration. TFCC has been asked to moderate due to our growing portfolio of work in China and South East Asia, coupled with our ongoing activities in the UK.

Pillars of the Economy is part of a series of events involving leading UK and Chinese Cultural institutions and creative individuals, including Thomas Heatherwick, Martin Parr and The National Theatre.