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13 May 15

Tom Fleming re-selected for the new UNESCO Expert Facility (2015-2017)

Tom Fleming has been re-selected for the renewed UNESCO Expert Facility 2015-2017. This Expert Facility, composed of international high level experts in the field of public policies for culture and for the creative industries, was established in 2011, in the context of a European Union funded project aimed at 'Strengthening the System of Governance for Culture in Developing Countries'.

The new list of the 2015-2017 Facility comprises 43 international experts in the fields of cultural policy, governance as well as cultural and creative industries. In the next two years, Tom will be delivering country-level strategic support with the joint objective to support capacity development initiatives for the implementation of the '2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions'.

18-21 May 15

Tom Fleming Keynotes at the National Creative Industries Forum, Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Tom Fleming will be in Mongolia to present a Keynote Speech and lead a programme of workshops at the 'Creative Industries Forum', held at the Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture. Speakers and participants range from the Mongolian Ministry of Culture to leading public and private organisations and businesses from across the creative sector of the country. Based on TFCC's knowledge and practical experience as strategic advisor on global trends in Creative Industries and Cultural Policy, Tom will be presenting and exploring a set of opportunities for the growth and sustainability of the sector in Mongolia. This is part of a long-term relationship with the Mongolian State University and Mongolian Government - building on our workshop programme of 2011 and a subsequent advisory role.

8 May 15

Tom Fleming speaks at the 'Global Cultural Economy Roundtable', University of Warwick, UK.

Tom Fleming contributed to the 'Global Cultural Economy Roundtable' at the University of Warwick's Institute of Advanced Studies. This brought together a group of international experts and academics on the Cultural Economy. Tom delivered an intervention on 'cultural policy and development from the position of the expert'. This is part of Tom's wider role as adviser to the Warwick Global Research Priority in International Development - GRP-ID.

27 April 15

TFCC Present Final Findings of Creative and Cultural Spillovers Research, Dortmund, Germany

Tom Fleming and Andrew Erskine will be in Dortmund to present the core findings of our research into the spillover effects of public investment in arts, culture and the creative industries. This involves a review of existing literature and analysis of how spillovers are measured, positioned and understood.

An impressive panel of international experts has played an active role in advising TFCC. Research parners are Arts Council England, Arts Council of Ireland, European Centre for the Creative Economy (ecce), Creative England and the European Cultural Foundation.

Tom and Andrew will present the research at ecce, to be followed by a workshop discussion on its implications for policy, partnership and research.

23 April 15

Creative Hubs in the Canary Islands? Workshop led by Tom Fleming, Arrecife, Lanzarote

The Canary Islands are perhaps best known for their tourism industry, their exports in fruit and fish, or for their stunning volcanic scenery. But in the cities a creative community is taking shape and energy and commitment is growing to establish the creative and cultural industries as a key part of the islands' economy.

This workshop, staged by the Government of the Canary Islands, with the support of the Municipality of Lanzarote, is the first public event to explore how best to connect the islands' creative businesses. Focusing on hubs, Tom Fleming teamed up with Antonio Ramos Murphy, Director of Culturalink, the Islands' leading culture consultancy.