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- March 25 13
UNESCO Culture for Development Indicator Suite for Vietnam
Tom Fleming is currently collaborating with UNESCO to establish a Culture for Development Indicator Suite (CDIS) for Vietnam.
The UNESCO CDIS is a research and advocacy initiative that aims to establish a set of indicators highlighting how culture contributes to development at the national level fostering economic growth, and helping individuals and communities to expand their life choices and adapt to change. This project contributes to the implementation of Article 13 (Integration of Culture in Sustainable Development) of the Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
Tom Fleming's role is to interpret data provided by UNESCO and present a set of overview papers on the current profile of the cultural sector in Vietnam. It complement's our wider work in Vietnam - as advisers to the National Creative Economy Strategy, working with UNESCO and the British Council - with a set of consultation visits planned for 2013.
- 20 March 13
Tom Fleming Keynotes at Skolkovo Institute, Moscow
Tom Fleming will be providing a keynote presentation and running a workshop at the prestigious Skolkovo Institute as part of our wider work in Russia on cultural policy, creative city-making and well being. Tom will be joined by colleagues from Arkhangelsk in northern Russia to explore the role of culture in improving the overall quality of life in Russian cities.
- 18 March 13
New CENTRES State of Innovation in Creative Entrepreneurship Education Published
This Paper is the second of three 'State of Innovation' Papers written by Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy for the British Council-led CENTRES (Creative Entrepreneurship in Schools) project 2012-14.
We are learning partners to the CENTRES project, a European forum for issues relating to entrepreneurship with a focus on the creative industries. Our third and final Paper will be published in the Spring of 2014 - which will bring together learning and good practice from the CENTRES project.
- 14 March 13
Unlocking the Creative Potential of Smaller Cities - CURE Conference, Colchester, UK
Andrew Erskine will be delivering a keynote speech to the second International CURE Conference. This builds on our longer-term role as consultants to Colchester's Creative Economy Strategy and our wider work across Europe. Andrew's talk will address the fact that while creative economy agendas may be increasingly defined by the world's largest metropolises, it is actually in neighbourhoods and smaller places where we often see culture and creativity making the biggest difference - especially if driven by careful visioning and planning.
The EU Funded Interreg Northwest IVB CURE Programme - Creative Urban Renewal in Europe - aims to develop creative and cultural hubs that will provide creative workspace and showcasing opportunities and enliven the space for the whole community. Testing this concept are partners from across North-West Europe. Organisations from Belgium, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Ireland and the UK have developed the Creative Zone Innovator which will enable the monitoring of creative development and ensure that key regeneration, creative and cultural objectives are met.
- 14-16 March 13
Tom Fleming Keynote Speaker at the Cittaslow International Congress, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
This exciting event will explore how to co-create new agendas in smaller city-making. It will focus on issues such as 'growth', 'creativity', 'inclusion' and 'innovation' and seek to develop a fresh agenda for Viana do Castelo and other smaller cities in terms of longer-term development.
A key theme here is 'slowness' - with participants set to explore how slow growth might be more sustainable and offer a higher quality of outcomes than attempts to accelerate local economies beyond their capacity. A further theme is 'convergence', where the economy, culture and community of a city are seen as utterly connected and inter-dependent.
Tom will deliver a keynote speech on March 15th - where he will give a critical interpretation and 'smaller cities' perspective of the 'Creative Cities' agenda.
This builds on our now long-term involvement in Portugal - where through Guimaraes 2012 Tom launched the Smaller Cities platform - which explores creative city-making beyond the metropolis.