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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.

24 June 15

Lewisham opens three new business hubs based on TFCC feasibility study

We are pleased to inform that our work as advisors for Lewisham Council has resulted in the development of three business incubation hubs, which will open in early 2016. As the appointed consultants in 2014, we carried out the feasibility study and set out the strategic guidelines for the development of these creative enterprise hubs.

The largest hub will be located in Catford - reusing the vacant fifth floor of the former Town Hall. A new creative workspace centre will also be created on the 4th floor of the Town Hall building. The two smaller hubs will be located in the former Ladywell Leisure Centre, Lewisham, and in the Deptford Lounge, Deptford. The spaces themselves will be designed by Studio Tilt, one of the leading design practices for co-working spaces.

This project is a supporting initiative for Lewisham Council's 'Business Growth Strategy 2013-2023' to develop and improve the opportunities for creative and knowledge-based enterprise clusters in town centres and transport hubs.

Applications for registering interest in Lewisham's enterprise hubs can be filled in here

23 June 15

Tom Fleming featured in Projeto Draft feature on the Brazilian creative economy

Projeto Draft, a prominent creative entrepreneurship website in Brazil, has just published its latest article "Why Brazil is not yet a Silicon Valley", which explores the current profile of Brazil's creative economy and its barriers to and opportunities for business growth. Tom Fleming contributed to this article and, with a special focus on creative entrepreneurship, workspaces, public policy and international best practice, he helped to identify a set of key recommendations that could help ensure the growth of a resilient, sustainable and cooperative sector open to new business.

The full article, in Portuguese, can be read here: