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24 March 15

Disruptive spaces for the new Creative Economy, Birmingham, UK

Andrew Erskine, Senior Associate at Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy, is speaking and chairing at the day long Disruptive Spaces event - part of Birmingham's Digital Week. The event is at BOMLab - a new space for art, technology and science in the heart of Birmingham. Over 80 participants from across the UK have signed up to hear a range of speakers from, among others, the BBC, MediaLab Madrid and Birmingham University. The day long event is billed as examining "the future of cities and what is making the new creative economy tick...Birmingham is a city buzzing with imagination and experimentation. Its emerging creative and technology networks contribute not only to the city's efficiency and sustainability; they are also what make Brum so unpredictable and full of possibility."

18 March 15

TFCC Presents at SELEP Creative and Cultural Industries Meeting

As part of the commission to develop a creative economy strategy for Essex, Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy (TFCC) presented initial findings at the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) meeting for Creative and Cultural industries. The meeting was held at High House Production Park, an international centre of excellence for the creative industries. Going forward, much of TFCC's role will involve building a comprehensive picture of the sector with emphasis on the benefits of cohesion across the SELEP.

12 March 15

Tom Fleming speaking at the conference Cultural And Creative Crossovers in Riga, Latvia.

Organised by the Latvian Ministry of Culture and European Commission, this conference invites experts from across Europe to discuss the contribution and impact of cultural and creative crossovers (or spillovers) on growth, innovation, sustainable development and social well-being. Tom Fleming will explore the Transformative Power Of Culture And Creativity In Making Our Cities Better Places To Live. This will build on TFCC's major research project on 'Spillovers: Effects of Public Investment in Culture, the Arts, and the Cultural and Creative Industries', commissioned by a collective of European Arts Councils, and leading consultancy work in urban and regional development across the world.

6 March 15

Tom Fleming's Editorial for the 2 Seas Magazine Special on Creativity and Collaboration - now available.

Tom Fleming has been working with the Crea-Zone Partnership - an Intereg IVA initiative which explores cross-sector and cross-border collaboration. Tom's role has been to advise participants from different EU regions on the tools and mechanisms for effective creative city-making. This includes a focus on knowledge and technology transfer, joint commissions for arts and science, the use of big data, and new models for creative hubs.

The publication is packed full of case studies and critical reflection. It can be viewed here:

5 March 15

Tom Fleming Speaking at Creative & Cultural Skills (CCSkills) Conference 2015, Thurrock, Essex, UK

Building a Creative Nation: The Next Decade, is Creative & Cultural Skills' tenth anniversary conference. It brings together leaders from across the creative industries and education to discuss how to develop the right pipeline of skills and talent to ensure future creative sector growth. Tom Fleming will speak about how the Cultural and Creative Industries can engage with Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) as a key strategic opportunity for sector investment and development. This will draw on TFCC's experience in shaping Creative Industries Growth Plans for LEPs in different parts of England. TFCC is also a partner to the conference and pleased to continue our work with CCSkills.