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9 September 15

Tom Fleming expert for the The Voice Of Culture: 'Developing entrepreneurial and innovation potential of cultural and creative sectors'.

The Voice of Culture is a process of exchanges between civil society stakeholders in the cultural field and the European Commission. It aims at making sure that the voices of cultural professionals are heard at the European level. It is implemented and supported by a consortium consisting of the Goethe-Institut, the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) and Flagey.

Tom Fleming is the appointed expert for the theme 'Developing entrepreneurial and innovation potential of cultural and creative sectors'. This has a focus on access to finance, cultural and creative cross-overs, innovation, economic sustainability and social inclusion

8-10 September 15

TFCC to Keynote at International Museum Forum, Kazan, Russia

Andrew Erskine, Senior Consultant at TFCC, will be one of the Keynote speakers at the International Museum Forum in Kazan. The International Conference, organised by the International Council of Museums (Russia) and the Russian Ministry of Culture and the Republic of Tartastan (among others), is on the theme of the Mission of the Museum on a Multicultural World:
"Currently, humanity lives in a complicated world with increasing globalization, political and ethnic conflicts. Modern museums act as institutions which have a significant effect on the formation of a society and its ideology, family and moral values, dialogue of cultural traditions. Museums have to solve the problems of interaction of the people and the authorities, national and cultural organizations."
Andrew will be talking on the UK Museum experience of using technology and infrastructure to reach new audiences in new ways.

21-24 September 15

TFCC to host Creative Industries Study Tour to London for Delegation from Turkey

On behalf of the British Council, TFCC will lead a Creative Economy Study Tour for a delegation of senior representatives from UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organisation ) and Turkey's Ministry of Development. With a main focus on UK's Creative Industries Business Support and Growth Programmes, this tour will include a set of strategic meetings with leading cultural and creative sector organisations in London; exploring international best practice, building new connections and discussing different ways of policy-making in the creative and cultural sector that could be of relevance in Turkey.

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.