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17 May 13

Momentum Music Fund Launch at The Great Escape, Brighton, UK

Andrew Erskine and Laura Schmeider will both be attending the launch event for the new Momentum Music Fund in Brighton. The Fund, which Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy is evaluating, has been set up to provide vital financial support to help talented artists and bands to take their career to another level.

A partnership between PRS for Music Foundation and Arts Council England, Momentum will inject more than GBP 500,000 into the music industry over the next two years.Grants of up to GBP 15k will be available, supporting emerging and mid career artists to develop their recording, writing, performing and touring ambitions.

The launch of the fund taking place at the Great Escape Music Festival - Europe's largest showcasing event for new bands.

13-17 May 13

A Creative City Masterclass Programme for Kirovograd, Ukraine

Tom Fleming is in Kirovograd, a city in central Ukraine, to deliver a series of workshops and provide consultancy to city-makers keen to diversify and grow the economy and improve the quality of life overall. Workshop themes include 'Creative Talent and Education', 'Creative Workspace and Clusters', and 'Civic Creativity'.

Tom was requested to deliver this programme after his keynote speech at the 2012 Creative City Forum in Kirovograd. A key outcome will the 'Kirovograd Creative City Manifesto' - a vision document and action plan for the city, which will be launched at the 2013 Creative City Forum.

This Manifesto is the 2nd in a series of Smaller Creative City Manifestos by Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy. It forms part of our forthcoming Smaller Creative Cities Programme: a platform and set of specialist consultancy services for smaller cities keen to grow a sustainable and value-adding creative economy.

05 May 13

UK City of Culture 2017 - Advising the Bidding and Assessment Process

The UK City of Culture (UKCoC) 2017 bidding process was formally launched in January 2013. Tom Fleming is working as an adviser to Regeneris Consulting, which has for the second time won the contract to manage the bidding and assessment process on behalf of DCMS.

The overall aim of the UK City of Culture programme is to encourage the use of culture as a catalyst of change. The programme is expected to substantially boost the role of culture, its impact on social regeneration and economic performance.

Tom Fleming is working as expert cultural assessor of the initial bids. He is working closely with Regeneris to make recommendations to an Independent Advisory Panel chaired by Phil Redmond on a shortlist which will be announced in June 2013 and which will be asked to submit final bids for the UKCoC 2017 title.

03 May 13

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy to Evaluate the new Music Industry Talent Development Fund, Pilot Phase.

This evaluation is for the Performing Rights Society Foundation (PRSF) and Arts Council England. The Music Industry Talent Development Fund is a pilot intended to test a small grants scheme for early to mid-career musicians broadly operating in the contemporary popular music sector of the music industry.

Our role will be to provide a wide-reaching evaluation and deliver a clear forward plan for the fund with the full backing of the wider music industry.

03 May 13

Tom Fleming in Sheffield to Lead Cultural Consortium Workshop

This workshop - 'Collaborating for growth, sustainability & inclusion across Sheffield's cultural sector' - is an opportunity to explore how partners across the city's cultural sector can co-create sector development opportunities over the coming years.

It is also an opportunity to reflect on progress made since Tom's consultancy support to the new Sheffield Culture Consortium in 2012.