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29 May 14

Advisory Board for University of Warwick Global Research Priorities Programme for International Development

Tom Fleming has been invited to join the Advisory Board for the University of Warwick's Global Research Priorities Programme for International Development. This is a real privilege for Tom - enabling him to assist in co-designing a major research programme for cultural policy and the creative economy in a leading university.

Agenda areas include the role of culture in development, culture and creativity in city-making and diaspora communities in the global creative economy.

21 May 14

Tom Fleming speaking at Digital R&D for the Arts, Scotland

The Digital R&D for the Arts Symposium - to be held in Edinburgh - is a major event to explore the development needs of and opportunities for the sector in Scotland. It is a critical time for review and future-thinking - as the Nesta and Creative Scotland Digital R&D for the Arts Programme draws to a close.

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy were evaluation and learning partners to the Programme. Tom will reflect on the development needs of the sector and ask if digital is the core issue or a proxy for other agendas in the arts such as innovation, sustainability and growth.

16 May 14

Tom Fleming keynote speaker at the conference 'New Sources of Business Competitiveness and Territorial Development', Tomar, Portugal

NERSANT, the Business Association of the Region of Santarem, is holding a major symposium to explore strategic priorities for economic development, innovation and culture. This is to generate partnership-driven priorities in advance of the next round of European structural funds. The event will be held in Tomar, a lovely historical city.

Tom will talk about the ecologies of business development in the creative and wider knowledge sectors. This is as part of our growing portfolio of activities in Portugal and southern Europe, where we are involved in a number of creative economy and cultural planning activities.

May 15 14

Tom Fleming keynote speaker at CENTRES final conference on Creative Entrepreneurialism in Schools, Brussels, Belgium

This half day conference marks the end of CENTRES - an international network programme bringing together partners in eight European countries to explore approaches to Creative Entrepreneurship in Schools. This important event will share the findings of the international pilots and launch a series of policy recommendations for entrepreneurship education in the future.

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy is innovation partner to CENTRES - offering advice, critical thinking and reflections on best practice. Tom Fleming will explore the relevance of creative entrepreneurship in schools, describe the merits of the CENTRES programme, and introduce ideas for 'what next'.

08 May 14

Dragon Hall - Making a Step Change. Feasibility Study and Business Plan, Norwich, UK

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has been commissioned to develop a Feasibility Study and Business Plan for Dragon Hall - a Grade 1 listed building and cultural venue in Norwich.

Dragon Hall was a Medieval trading hall dating from 1420. It currently operates as a heritage museum, cultural venue and community hub. It is a key feature in the King Street cultural quarter - a fast-changing area of Norwich.

Our role will be to explore how Dragon Hall can develop a role as a dynamic centre for cultural and associated commercial activities. This will major on opportunities to generate revenue and establish long-term sustainability.

This is the latest in our growing portfolio of projects focusing on organisational development, new business models and sustainability.