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Nov 13

A Creative and Social Enterprise Innovation Centre for Goldsmiths, London UK

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy (TFCC) has been commissioned to undertake a scoping study to explore options at Goldsmiths for a new approach to enterprise, innovation and knowledge exchange.

Goldsmiths is one of the UK's leading creative universities, with an incredible track record in developing creative talent and generating ideas and business models which change the nature of the creative economy.

But the nature of universities is changing, with an increasing need to be more open, agile, collaborative and engaged. The opportunity is there for Goldsmiths is to play an even stronger role for London's creative economy and to be a real hub of creativity and innovation that attracts high value talent and investment.

At TFCC we are excited to be playing a role in the future success of Goldsmiths, building from our existing portfolio of work with leading edge education and business institutions.

Nov 26-27 13

Tom Fleming Curates and Facilitates the Nigerian Creative Expo, 2013 - Lagos, Nigeria

Building on the success of the 2012 Creative Expo, Tom Fleming is back in Lagos to co-lead the Nigerian Creative Expo of 2013. This is the British Council's major policy and partnership summit for the creative economy, bringing together the leading players from across the Nigerian creative economy, plus a sharp cohort of UK experts.

This year the event majors on the issue of 'capacity': i.e. how to develop the skills, confidence and overall capacity for Nigeria to more effectively support the potential of its vast population of creative talent. This includes a focus on creative education, creative skills, industry partnership, and management and entrepreneurialism.

With the support of the British Council and Enterprise Creative, Tom has led on crafting the programme, recruiting UK speakers and developing the strategic narrative for the event. He will also facilitate the event, including a set of Q&As with government ministers.

This is part of our expanding programme of activities across Africa - where we are also currently active in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.

Nov 21-23 13

A Creative Economy Policy and Strategy Masterclass Programme for Nigeria

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy (TFCC) has designed a Policy and Strategy Master Class for leading policy-makers and investors in Nigeria. In partnerhip with the British Council and Enterprise Creative, TFCC is staging a 3-day-long master class in Lagos, followed by a 5-day master class and study visit to London and Bristol in the UK.

This programme of activities is designed to raise awareness of the creative economy as a policy area for Nigeria - a country bursting with talent and accelerating toward a more dynamic and mixed economy. It is also positioned to introduce the practical tools, case studies and models relevant to Nigeria - drawing on our experience working in over 40 countries internationally.

The programme is led by Dr Tom Fleming, working alongside Enterprise Creative and the British Council to generate genuine appetite, knowledge and partnership which will benefit the Nigerian creative economy at federal and state level.

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.