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1 November 15

A Business Plan for Jamaica's Creative Industries

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has been appointed by the Planning Institute of Jamaica, PIOJ, to undertake the Development of a Business Plan for Jamaica's Creative Industries. This project will run with the support of sector specialist Olayinka Jacobs-Bonnick, and Jamaica-based experts Shelley-Ann Morgan and Simone Harris.
This is an important piece of work for the development of a vibrant, sustainable cultural economy in Jamaica. This work will involve in-depth sector analysis through onsite visits, workshops and discussions, helping to identify key barriers and opportunities for growth. We connect and develop key industry drivers across Jamaica to deliver a Business Plan which focuses on long-term sustainability and market growth with some straightforward short- and medium term priorities.

26 October 15

Creative Spillovers Report - Launched

Our report 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.

The main focus of study is analysis of an evidence library - helping us to better understand approaches to the measurement of spillover effects.

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.