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August 14

Creative Hubs in Europe: Report by Tom Fleming published

The summary report for the 2014 'Creative Hubs Forum' has been published. Written by Tom Fleming in collaboration with Vanya Rodrigues, this presents the agendas explored at the Creative Hubs Forum, which was held in February 2014 at the Olivia Factory in Sao Joao da Madeira, Portugal. The report outlines a set of strategic priorities for Creative Hubs across Europe. Organised by ADDICT, British Council Portugal and Olivia Factory, the Creative Hubs Forum explored how to most effectively develop, connect and grow creative hubs. Tom Fleming facilitated much of the event and provided a keynote speech to a larger forum of policy-makers. The Forum involved 150 participants from 7 countries, many of whom are leading creative hubs. Tom is continuing to advise partners toward a 2015 Creative Hubs Forum in Lisbon.
http://creativehubs.org/Links/CreativeHubsForum-Relatorio.pdf

August 14

Creative Industry Finance: Evaluation Report by Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy

Our Evaluation Report on the Creative Industry Finance (CIF) Pilot Programme has been published. This summarises the key outcomes of this dedicated loan and business support programme for the creative industries in London and Yorkshire. Building on the broadly positive outcomes of the programme, CIF launches all across England on 23 September 2014. It will offer up to twelve hours of free targeted business support for creative enterprises, as well as the opportunity to access loans from a range of lending partners, starting from GBP 2,500.
To see the full report, visit:
http://www.creativeindustryfinance.org.uk/images/CIF_Evaluation_report_inc_exec_summary_11_June_14.pdf

13 August 14

Evaluation of Culture Change

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy (TFCC) has been commissioned to undertake the evaluation for the Culture Change Programme - a free business support programme that provides advice and guidance about environmental and financial sustainability for small and medium scale enterprises operating within the creative industries in the East of England.
This is an exciting project for TFCC and complements our portfolio of work as evaluators and critical fiends to creative economy programmes worldwide.
www.roh.org.uk/about/culture-change

July 14

TFCC as Arts Business Adviser to the Chapter Capital Alliance, Cardiff, UK

TFCC has been selected to provide strategic advice to Chapter Capital Alliance's project to develop Chapter Arts Centre into 'a vibrant, innovative, multidisciplinary centre for artistic presentation, production and participation'. Chapter Capital Alliance is a partnership of leading cultural and creative organisations counting Earthfall, Theatr Iolo and Cardiff University. The project's vision is to generate new types of practice and thinking, to leverage different types of social capital, and to stimulate innovation and research - reaching institutional aims and objectives of partners and also consolidating the creative economy credentials of Cardiff and Wales.
www.chapter.org

29-30 July 14

Cultural Economy Network Workshop Programme, Prato, Italy

The Cultural Economy Network brings together leading experts and academics from every continent to set new agendas in cultural policy-making. It builds on the 2005 UN Convention Diversity of Cultural Expressions (and the subsequent UNESCO Programme where Tom Fleming is an appointed expert) and seeks to ensure creative industries and creative economy agendas do not focus merely on he high growth and mot commercially facing parts activities. Tom is one of 20 CEN colleagues, all working to share knowledge and build a consensus that local cultural development matters and that the 'cultural economy' is far more effective than the 'creative economy' if we are to ensure approaches are inclusive, sustainable and fair.
http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/master-cultural-economy/cultural-economy-network/