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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:

24-26 June 15

4th South-East Asian Creative Cities Conference: Authentic Cities, Cebu, Philippines

Andrew Erskine, our senior consultant, will be speaking at this major event for the South-East Asian Creative Economy. The theme of the event is "Authenti-Cities: Identity and Unity in Diversity." This is under the jurisdiction of the Creative Cebu Council and the DTI-Cebu. Partner councils are Creative Chiangmai, BCCF Bandung, and ThinkCity Penang.

On the invitation of the Asia Europe Foundation, Andrew will explore the dynamics of creative city networks and collaborations across Europe. He will introduce examples of best practice as well as the challenges of effective city to city working. This will include an introduction to our work in developing and facilitating city networks. He will also draw on our experience in South East Asia and identify opportunities for Asia-Europe exchange.

24-26 June 15

The Potential of Cultural and Creative Sectors in the Eastern Partnership Countries: Connect, Develop, Invest. Chisinau, Moldova

Tom Fleming will provide a keynote to this high level conference hosted by the European Commission and Ministry of Culture of Moldova. The conference is organised under the framework of the Eastern Partnership Platform 4 'Contacts between people'. It aims to stimulate debate on the potential and challenges of the cultural and creative sectors in the Eastern Partnership countries of Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.

A key aim is to develop cross-sector networks between the Eastern Partners and EU member states, with a focus on facilitating ecosystems of creative entrepreneurship, cultural activity and creation.

18 June 15

Strategic Consultancy for Creative Scotland for their new Creative Industries Strategy

TFCC is set to build on our role in 2014 where we supported Creative Scotland in its strategic work as the lead agency for the Creative Industries in Scotland. Our next phase of work will focus on best practice advice for sector policy and investment, internationalisation and spillovers to the wider economy. To deliver this, we will be working closely with the Creative Industries team and their new Director, Clive Gillman.

14 June 15

Tom Fleming keynotes at Intermuseum, Moscow, Russia

Tom has been asked to speak on the changing role of museums in city development, with a focus on the cultural industries. His speech will include examples of museums across the world which are actively engaging in the production, development and diffusion of contemporary cultural content. He will also explore the ways museums can and must open up and cross boundaries: to collaborate and co-create with a wider network of cultural and creative businesses and organisations.

Tom was invited to Moscow by the Russian office of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). This is part of a longer-term collaboration with key cultural development agencies in Russia. Intermuseum is the largest congress and exhibition for museums in Russia and one of the largest in the world.