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- 11 Jun 12
Exploring the Social Capital of the Tabernacle in Notting Hill, June 19th 2012
Tom Fleming is set to facilitate a workshop for friends and stakeholders of the Tabernacle - the iconic cross-artform venue in Notting Hill, London. The Tabernacle is renowned as a centre for carnival arts, a boutique music venue and community hub for the many cultures of the W11 postcode. The workshop will explore the ways the Tabernacle connects different types of social capital - leveraging the identities and knowledge of its multiple users.
- 8 Jun 12
Guest Editorial by Tom Fleming on Russian Creative Economy
Tom Fleming has written a Guest Editorial for the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce on the Russian Creative Economy. The editorial looks at progress over the past 10 years and discusses the benefits of building closer relationships between the Russian and UK Creative Industries. The Guest Editorial is available online in both English and Russian.
Click here to view in English.
Click here to view in Russian.
- 7 Jun 12
Tom Fleming in Kosice, Slovakia, to launch the Creative Economy Masterplan, June 8th 2012
As a direct outcome of Tom Fleming's ongoing work for the city of Kosice in Slovakia, on June 8th, Tom will be in the city to participate in a launch presentation for the new Creative Economy Masterplan. This includes a joint presentation with the City's Mayor and team for European Capital of Culture 2013.
- 5 Jun 12
Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy to provide guidance & mentoring to the new Sheffield Culture Consortium
The newly formed Sheffield Culture Consortium will lead on sector development in England's 4th largest city, with the city's major institutions collaborating to share knowledge, coordinate programming and leverage investment. Over the next 12 months, the Consortium, with the support of the City Council and Arts Council England, will set out its priorities to grow, diversify and ensure the resilience of Sheffield's cultural sector and creative economy. This will include a set of recommendations for new activities that can deliver real step change for the city. The Consortium includes Sheffield Theatres, Museums Sheffield, the two universities, Site Gallery and Showroom/Workstation. Our role will be to facilitate effective collaboration, introduce opportunities for new projects, and brief partners on good practice across the cultural and creative sectors.
- 29 May 12
Creative Industry Finance Pilot Programme launched by Arts Council England
Arts Council England (ACE) has launched a new loan scheme for cultural and creative businesses - the Creative Industry Finance programme in response to our 2011 report for ACE 'Supporting growth in the arts economy'.
The Creative Industry Finance pilot programme offers a combination of business development support and access to loan finance for creative industry enterprises. The pilot supports the ACE's Goal 3 priorities by exploring new business models to help the arts sector become more sustainable, resilient and innovative and has been set up with the following aims:
- To provide access to finance for SMEs operating within the cultural/creative industries, enabling business growth and supporting talent development
- To provide an evidence base for the demand and effectiveness of loan finance as an alternative to grant funding for commercially viable cultural and creative industry enterprises
- To improve the business skills and commercial experience of SMEs operating within the cultural/creative industries
- To improve the financial profile/lending history of creative industry SMEs with growth potential, enabling them to attract further investment from the private sector, thereby becoming more sustainable as independent enterprises
The pilot programme will launch initially for businesses located in the London region, and will be delivered by ArtCo Trading Ltd (ACE's trading subsidiary company) in partnership with East London Small Business Centre - a not-for-profit organisation with more than 30 years of experience in providing support for small businesses.
Creative Industry Finance website:
Supporting Growth in the Arts Economy publication: