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3-4 Oct 13

Tom Fleming Keynotes at: Place! Major Creative Cities Summit - Kosice, Slovakia

Place! is the key creative city-making event for Kosice, European Capital of Culture 2013. It is a platform for internationally respected experts to explore the next generation challenges and opportunities for creative city-making.

It also provides a platform to reflect on the progress made by Kosice in its development from a steel city to more diverse and balanced economy. This has included a set of capital investments in creative clusters, reform to the cultural and education sector, and a programme of branding activities.

Tom Fleming has been involved as an adviser to Kosice - supporting the city's Creative Economy Masterplan. Tom is facilitator to the whole Place! programme and he will deliver a keynote presentation and run a workshop.

22-27 Sept 13

Cultural Planning & Creative City-Making - Expert Mission to Ulyanovsk, Russia

Tom Fleming is leading an expert mission to the city of Ulyanovsk as part of our ongoing collaboration with this city and region on the Volga in central Russia. With the support of the British Council, Tom has designed a workshop programme for key cultural workers and city-makers. This includes contributions from specially selected UK experts.

Tom will also deliver a keynote speech to the Ulyanovsk Cultural Forum on September 27th: this is a major summit on cultural policy for Russia. The other keynote speaker is Androulla Vassiliou, the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.

The next stage of our work with Ukyanovsk will be to support the city in developing concrete actions such as a creative industries incubator and cultural entrepreneurship programme.

05 Sept 13

The Garage gets ringing endorsement for its new future

Our client, The Garage in Norwich, has successfully secured GBP 180,000 from Arts Council England to support the development and implementation of key elements of its new business plan.

This funding represents a real endorsement of the business plan which we developed alongside The Garage's senior management team earlier this year. This funding will enable the continued development of The Garage's core artistic programme, Curtain Up!, and its commitment to being a hub for high quality artistic production for and with young people.

13 Sept 13

Tom Fleming expert adviser to the Vietnam Cultural Industries Strategy

Tom Fleming is set to return to Vietnam to complete his work advising the Vietnam Government on its Cultural Industries Strategy. This is supported by UNESCO - as part of their EU-funded programme to support the 2005 UN Convention on a Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

Tom will continue to support cultural and wider creative economy agendas in Vietnam throughout 2013 and into 2014 - with an additional role advising The British Council as Vietnam becomes a 'Creative Economy Focus Country' in 2014.

03 Sept 13

A Creative Economy Strategy Paper for The British Council in Asia

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy is pleased to announce a new creative economy research programme in Asia. We will be developing a high level paper which explores the current strategic development agendas for the creative economy in Asia; introduces case studies of innovative practice; and highlights how regional collaboration can be mobilised with the support of the British Council.

The Paper will be written for the British Council, which aims to add value to creative economy agendas in Asia and to explore mutual benefit between the creative industries of the UK and Asia. It will provide intelligence and strategic direction at a time when policy development in the Asian creative economy is accelerating. It will also support the British Council to play a more effective enabling and partnership role in the region.

The Paper will be launched at the Asia Europe Foundation Experts' Meeting on Cultural Policy in Hanoi, Vietnam, in early December 2013.