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18 September 15

Pillars of the Economy - UK China Exchange, Tate Britain, London, UK

Our Senior Consultant Andrew Erskine will be moderating an important invitation only event on UK / China Cultural Cooperation, part of the year long British Council UK / China Year of Cultural Exchange. The seminar, called 'Pillars of the economy', will feature 8 cultural leaders from the UK and China including the director of the Southbank Jude Kelly and the head of the National Theatre of China Zhou Yuyuan. It will also involve an audience of 60 leading figures from the arts, culture and creative industries.

Among other areas, the event will explore how, as we look to make the arts more sustainable, cultural organisations are continuing to develop increasingly sophisticated approaches to the commercial environment. The forum will ask what we can learn from our different approaches and encourage further opportunities for long-term UK-China collaboration. TFCC has been asked to moderate due to our growing portfolio of work in China and South East Asia, coupled with our ongoing activities in the UK.

Pillars of the Economy is part of a series of events involving leading UK and Chinese Cultural institutions and creative individuals, including Thomas Heatherwick, Martin Parr and The National Theatre.

9 September 15

Tom Fleming expert for the The Voice Of Culture: 'Developing entrepreneurial and innovation potential of cultural and creative sectors'.

The Voice of Culture is a process of exchanges between civil society stakeholders in the cultural field and the European Commission. It aims at making sure that the voices of cultural professionals are heard at the European level. It is implemented and supported by a consortium consisting of the Goethe-Institut, the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) and Flagey.

Tom Fleming is the appointed expert for the theme 'Developing entrepreneurial and innovation potential of cultural and creative sectors'. This has a focus on access to finance, cultural and creative cross-overs, innovation, economic sustainability and social inclusion

8-10 September 15

TFCC to Keynote at International Museum Forum, Kazan, Russia

Andrew Erskine, Senior Consultant at TFCC, will be one of the Keynote speakers at the International Museum Forum in Kazan. The International Conference, organised by the International Council of Museums (Russia) and the Russian Ministry of Culture and the Republic of Tartastan (among others), is on the theme of the Mission of the Museum on a Multicultural World:
"Currently, humanity lives in a complicated world with increasing globalization, political and ethnic conflicts. Modern museums act as institutions which have a significant effect on the formation of a society and its ideology, family and moral values, dialogue of cultural traditions. Museums have to solve the problems of interaction of the people and the authorities, national and cultural organizations."
Andrew will be talking on the UK Museum experience of using technology and infrastructure to reach new audiences in new ways.

21-24 September 15

TFCC to host Creative Industries Study Tour to London for Delegation from Turkey

On behalf of the British Council, TFCC will lead a Creative Economy Study Tour for a delegation of senior representatives from UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organisation ) and Turkey's Ministry of Development. With a main focus on UK's Creative Industries Business Support and Growth Programmes, this tour will include a set of strategic meetings with leading cultural and creative sector organisations in London; exploring international best practice, building new connections and discussing different ways of policy-making in the creative and cultural sector that could be of relevance in Turkey.

05 August 2015

Tom Fleming to play expert adviser role to the European Union Programme Culture for Cities and Regions

Culture for Cities and Regions is a major new collaborative research and development programme to explore the role of culture in city and regional development across Europe. Led by Eurocities and funded by the Creative Europe programme, the programme involves the development of best practice case studies, knowledge exchange and professional development in culture-led cities and regions. Tom is one of four specially commissioned experts. He has played a role in developing case studies and is set to advise on and participate in study visits to Nantes, Sofia, Northern Portugal and Vilnius. He will also play a role in developing specific recommendations for participating cities and in shaping a strategic agenda for culture in city and regional development, with a focus on smaller cities.