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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.

30 June 15

TFCC commissioned to evaluate "Transition" - Wayne McGregor / Random Dance's Summer School Programme

TFCC's team has been appointed as the evaluators to Wayne McGregor / Random Dance's Summer School "Transition" - a one week programme for pupils moving from primary school to East London secondary schools.

The programme will take place in five schools and in the The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - Random's future home from 2016. Working with two artists from Space Studios, eight professional dancers will work with over 100 young people to explore the themes of transition, environment and space. The Evaluation will investigate the role that visual art and dance practice can play in aiding the transition between primary and secondary school and connecting young people to The Park and outdoor environments.

This new work builds on TFCC's previous role as Random's evaluators of the Dance Impact Study of Dance which explored the outcomes of a week-long dance programme in four primary schools for the young people, the teachers and for Random itself.

29 June 15

Evaluation of the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts England

We have been appointed as the evaluators of the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts England - a strategic partnership between the Arts Council, Nesta and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) that supports new collaboration and experimentation between art organisations, digital technologies and academic researchers. Our work will provide the partners with an assessment of the effectiveness of the programme in enabling the use of digital technology to explore and build new business models and enhance audience reach for arts organisations. It will also identify learning points of relevance to arts organisations across the country.

This builds on our previous role as the evaluators and learning partners to the Digital R&D Fund in Scotland, which tested digital propositions around audience reach and engagement and new business models.