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7-11 April 14

Croatian Creative Economy Study Tour to the UK - Curated and led by Tom Fleming

In partnership with the British Council Croatia and British Embassy Zagreb, Tom Fleming is leading a one-week study tour for Croatian policy-makers. Participants are senior representatives from the Culture and Economy Departments of the Government of Croatia. The tour includes a programme of visits and meetings to help the group to explore and discuss different methods, policies and initiatives to inform policy-making in the creative and cultural sector in Croatia. This visit comes at an important time for Croatia - as the newest member of the European Union and in the build up to European Capital of Culture 2020.

In London, the tour includes visits to and meetings with the DCMS, Arts Council England, Goldsmiths, Creative United, Performing Rights Society Foundation, A New Direction, Crafts Council, BBC, British Film Institute, British Publishers Association, and London Book Fair. As a case study on culture-led regeneration, the programme includes a trip to Margate in Kent and meetings with Turner Contemporary and the Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company.

8 April 14

Feasibility Study and Consultation for Lewisham Incubator Centre, Lewisham, UK

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has been commissioned to conduct a feasibility study and develop strategic guidelines for the development of a temporary business incubator centre in the vacant Town Hall building in Catford. The centre would support start ups and early stage businesses that work across the knowledge-based, creative, and digital sectors. The initiative is supported by Lewisham Council's recently launched Business Growth Strategy to develop and improve the opportunities for creative and knowledge-based enterprise clusters in town centres and transport hubs.

This is an exciting project and draws from our expertise in creative business hubs and incubators worldwide, as well as our on-going consultancy projects in Lewisham - where we are developing options for a Creative and Social Enterprise Innovation Centre for Goldsmiths.

4 April 14

Spotlight on Digital R&D in the Arts, Edinburgh, UK on 21st of May 2014

Tom Fleming has been invited to speak at 'Spotlight on Digital R&D in the Arts', - organised by Nesta and Creative Scotland, as part of their 'Digital Development Progarmme for Arts and Cultural Sector in Scotland'.

This event brings together key cultural and creative organisations, individuals, policy-makers and creative technologists to share experiences and explore innovative ways for arts and cultural organisations to use new technology in their business models.

As the learning and evaluation partner to this programme, Tom will be delivering a keynote speech on digital developments in the arts and cultural sector, as well as presenting the final results of our evaluation. --

1 April 14

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy Featured in 'Experience UK: A guide to creative excellence in visitor attractions'

We are happy to be featured in Experience UK - a Major publication by UK Trade and Industry (UKTI) and the British Council. We are featured as the UK's leading international cultural planning and creative economy research and consultancy agency with a track record in visioning, consultation, planning and delivery for major cultural projects all over the world. Experience UK gives a case study of our work in Dubai - where we are supporting creative cluster developments. It also promotes our role in developing 'business models for new cultural districts which go on to become the go-to places for mobile creative talent and discerning cultural audiences'.

We are keen to explore how our expertise can be utilised in different contexts - building on our track record in Europe, South East Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

The Experience UK Guide can be downloaded here:

11 March 14

Hadrian's Wall - Collaboration Workshop, Northumberland, UK

Andrew Erskine will lead the Hadrian's Wall Site Directors meeting as part of a new era of collaboration for the organisation.

This will focus on how Hadrian's Wall and the museums along its way can realise their full potential as a key economic, cultural and social drivers for the North. With new sources of strategic funding and partnership coming on stream - e.g. from LEPs and Arts Council England/Visit England - it is particularly vital that we explore new and deeper ways of collaborating and co-creating. The purpose of this workshop is to explore what we should be focusing on and how best to bring this about.