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Nov 20 13

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy commissioned to deliver an innovation paper and workshop for Derby Quad, UK

QUAD is the leading cross-art-form venue and organisation in Derby, offering a mix of experiences in film, digital media and visual arts. It has just reached its 5th anniversary and it is time to review progress, explore its impact and identify how it can play a more innovative, open and engaging role for the city and region.

TFCC has been commissioned to write a 'think piece' and lead a workshop for staff and stakeholders which explores best and next practice and identifies how the organisation can play a progressive role in the future.

This is part of our wider portfolio of thought leadership and innovation for arts and cultural organisations internationally.

19 Nov 13

Our work in Vietnam featured in a new UNESCO Report

The UNESCO report - Strengthening the Governance of Culture to Unlock Development Opportunities - provides an overview of the range of projects supported internationally as part of its cultural governance programme. This includes Tom Fleming's ongoing work as lead expert to the Government of Vietnam as it develops its first National Strategy for the Cultural Industries.

Tom will return to Vietnam in early December to present this Strategy to the Asia Europe Foundation's annual meeting.

Nov 13 - 25 13

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya

Andrew Erskine will be undertaking scoping research to help shape the Creative Economy and Audio Visual Programme of the British Council in East Africa

Andrew will be leading on a programme of stakeholder meetings and study visits to help the British Council and partners identify a set of priority areas, audiences and partners for the next three years and beyond.

This builds on our wider research and policy guidance across Africa where we are growing our practice across agendas in arts, cultural and creative industries and the wider creative economy.

12 Nov 13

Tom Fleming advising UK City of Culture Independent Advisory Panel, Derry, Northern Ireland

The UK City of Culture (UKCoC) 2017 bidding process has reached its final stage - with final bids submitted from the shortlisted cities of Leicester, Dundee, Hull and Swansea. The cities will be presenting their final bids to the Independent Advisory Panel in Derry - the current UKCoC.

Tom Fleming is working as expert cultural assessor of the bids - supporting Regeneris to provide overall briefings to the Panel. The city selected as UKCoC 2017 will be announced soon after the panel has met.

06 Nov 13

British Council Features our 'Creative Economy Manifesto for Ulyanovsk'

In September 2013, Tom Fleming led four UK creative economy experts to the city of Ulyanovsk, by the banks of the Volga in Russia. The aim was to participate in the Ulyanovsk Cultural Forum - one of the main cultural policy events in the Russian calendar - and to use this high profile event to collaborate with local policy-makers and stakeholders to explore how Ulyanovsk can develop a strong and distinctive creative economy.

Tom Fleming also delivered two keynote speeches at the Forum, where he outlined how the city can play a leadership role for other smaller cities across Russia. Russia has hundreds of smaller cities (and just two big cities in Moscow and St. Petersburg), so if the country is to grow its creative economy and support the government's diversification agenda, then it will be necessary to devise approaches which work well in them - where issues of capacity, connectivity and confidence hamper innovation and growth.

The Creative Economy Manifesto for Ulyanovsk - written by Tom Fleming - sets out a basic step-by-step approach for the city to develop its creative economy and it outlines some necessary conditions for smaller cities across Russia should they wish to collaborate with the British Council and benefit from UK expertise.

The Manifesto is published on the British Council's Creative Economy website alongside an article on Tom's visit to Ulyanovsk.