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26 Oct 11

"Creative Entrepreneurship for a Competitive Economy" Conference in Tallinn - Outcomes & Next Steps

The major international conference "Creative Entrepreneurship for a Competitive Economy" took place in Tallinn, Estonia last week. Spread over 3 days, the conference saw more than 30 speakers and 200 participants from all over the world gather to discuss ways in which creative entrepreneurship can improve innovation and competitiveness internationally. The conference was a major success with many discussions and ideas being presented on supporting growth in the creative industries, the creative economy, the role of cities and regions, creative and cultural education, intercultural cooperation and more. The conference sought to develop a new paradigm for the creative economy, with a particular focus on 'who benefits' from sector development. This is to ensure that future approaches are more inclusive, pragmatic and context-driven.

Videos, blogs, interviews, photos, presentations and other materials are all available on the conference website:

www.creativeestonia.eu

The conference was underpinned by the Tallinn Manifesto - a document written by the moderator (Tom Fleming) to spark debate and discussion and to re-frame strategic approaches to the creative economy internationally. The Tallinn Manifesto will be enriched by the outcomes of the conference and will be re-published soon.

A working version of the Tallinn Manifesto is available at:
creativeestonia.eu/materials/The_Tallinn_Manifesto.pdf

19 Oct 11

First day of major international conference on Creative Entrepreneurship in Tallinn, Estonia

The Creative Entrepreneurship conference opened in Tallinn, Estonia this morning, welcoming a dynamic mix of speakers and participants from all over the world, to explore how to develop creative entrepreneurship to improve innovation and competitiveness. The next three days will focus on entrepreneurship across the arts, in organisations and institutions, and across clusters and networks of creative businesses.

Live streaming of the conference: www.creativeestonia.eu
Twitter: #creativeestonia
Facebook: www.facebook.com/creativeestonia

Presentations and online commentary: http://creativeestonia.eu/?page=materials
Tallinn Mannifesto: http://creativeestonia.eu/materials/The_Tallinn_Manifesto.pdf
Photos from the conference: http://www.olev.ee/esindusfoto/creative_estonia/viru_1.html

Tom Fleming has programmed and is moderating this major international conference which will call for a paradigm shift in the way the Creative Economy is understood and supported. The conference - Creative Entrepreneurship for a Competitive Economy - will give a critical perspective on the old 'boom time' policies, identify what works and what doesn't, and develop a practical new agenda for supporting creative entrepreneurship.

10 Oct 11

Rosalyn Benjamin at 5th Young Cultural Policy Researchers Forum in Helsinki

Rosalyn Benjamin is one of 40 researchers invited to attend this year's Young Cultural Policy Researchers (YCPR) Forum organised by ENCATC - the European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centers. Aimed at providing young cultural policy researchers with the opportunity to meet fellow researchers, share their experiences and analyse topical research issues regarding content and methodology, the YCPR Forum brings researchers, students, academics and cultural policy experts in the cultural field drawn from a wide range of countries in Europe and beyond. The event will include a group project focusing on approaches for planning a research project and its potential outcomes, presentations by established cultural policy researchers, and three workshop sessions.

www.encatc.org/pages/index.php?id=83

10 Oct 11

TFCC programming major international conference on Creative Entrepreneurship in Tallinn, Estonia, 19-21 October 2011

Tom Fleming is producing and moderating this major international conference which will call for a paradigm shift in the way the Creative Economy is understood and supported. The conference - Creative Entrepreneurship for a Competitive Economy - will give a critical perspective on the old 'boom time' policies, identify what works and what doesn't, and develop a practical new agenda for supporting creative entrepreneurship.

With a dynamic mix of speakers from all over the world, the conference will explore how to develop creative entrepreneurship to improve innovation and competitiveness. This will focus on entrepreneurship across the arts, in organisations and institutions, and across clusters and networks of creative businesses.

The conference will have five main work streams:
1. Creative Talent
2. The Creative Economy - Driving Innovation and competitiveness across the economy
3. Creative Infrastructure for a New Age
4. Creative Cities and Regions
5. Creative Leadership

For more information, to register and to get the latest updates visit:

creativeestonia.eu
www.facebook.com/creativeestonia

07 Oct 11

Tom Fleming speaking at CINOVATE programme in Cardiff

Tom Fleming will be a key speaker at the CINOVATE training programme taking place in Cardiff between November 2011 and March 2012. CINOVATE is a training programme designed to help managers working in the exhibition sector to meet current and future challenges and seize new opportunities available to the independent film exhibition sector. The programme will encourage them to look at their businesses in a new way by developing sustainable strategies which can be put in to practice. The three weekend workshops - attached to 3 UK festivals with international guests - will mean participants will benefit from regional, national and international networking.

The CINOVATE scheme is funded by the Skillset Film Skills Fund as part of 'A Bigger Future 2', the UK Film skills strategy.

www.cinovate.org