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14 Aug 11

Tom Fleming featured on British Council Creative Economy website

Tom Fleming is featured on the new British Council Creative Economy website as one of the UK's leading policy makers. The British Council's Creative and Cultural Economy programme connects people who work in and inform the creative and cultural industries around the world with those in the UK.

creativeconomy.britishcouncil.org/people/dr-tom-fleming

11 Aug 11

'Supporting Growth in the Arts Economy' receives national and international press coverage

In the weeks following ACE's publication of the TFCC report 'Supporting Growth in the Arts Economy', the report has been featured in a range of national and international press, including an interview with Tom Fleming for leading performing arts magazine The Stage:

Culture sector should use Spotify for inspiration, says report
Speaking to The Stage, Fleming added: 'What we are not very good at in the arts is building on good practice and then translating it into different elements and different parts of the arts sector, so where we see stuff like Spotify, and we see a business model that works in that context for that sector of the arts, why aren't we applying that and exploring what that might mean in the performing arts?"
www.thestage.co.uk/news/newsstory.php/33185/culture-sector-should-use-spotify-for

Other highlights include:

IFACCA (International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies)
www.ifacca.org/publications/2011/07/22/supporting-growth-arts-economy
Arts Development UK
artsdevelopmentuk.org/2011/07/arts-council-england-publication-of-supporting-growth-in-the-arts-economy-papers
Mailout.co.uk: Participatory Arts
mailout.co/news/ace-report-%E2%80%93-%E2%80%98supporting-growth-in-the-arts-economy%E2%80%99
Chris Unitt: Art, digital, culture and social media
www.chrisunitt.co.uk/2011/07/supporting-growth-in-the-arts-economy
Culture World
www.cultureworld.co.uk/2011/07/we-publish-supporting-growth-in-the-arts-economy
Wired-gov.net
www.wired-gov.net/wg/wg-news-1.nsf/0/A98F7BB8D85DF2C7802578D500445B8B?OpenDocument

29 Jul 11

TFCC commissioned to explore the value and potential of the CAV Network

TFCC has been commissioned by the CAV (Creative Arts Venues) Network to produce a paper that explains the case for investment in the network. The paper will express the multiple types of value that this high-speed digital network brings culturally, economically and socially to the CAVs, their cities and regions, and the wider cultural sector.

This paper follows on from TFCC's previous work: The Case for 'Mixed Art-form and Media Venues in the Digital Age' - an in-depth study to develop a better understanding of the role of 'bricks and mortar' infrastructure at a time of increasing digitisation. The study explores the role of these venues, as 'cultural intermediaries' and places of knowledge exchange and transfer within their cities and regions, how that role is evolving through digitalisation, and what the potential future role of the venues could be.

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The CAV network is currently made up of five venues:

Cornerhouse (Manchester) www.cornerhouse.org
FACT (Liverpool) www.fact.co.uk/
Tyneside Cinema (Newcastle) www.tynecine.org
Showroom (Sheffield) www.showroomworkstation.org.uk
Broadway (Nottingham) www.broadway.org.uk

25 Jul 11

Arts Council England publication of 'Supporting Growth in the Arts Economy' by Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy

Tom Fleming and Andrew Erskine have produced a major piece of strategic research for Arts Council England made up of three areas: 'The arts economy', 'Place infrastructure and digital' and 'Towards an arts and creative economy'. Three papers are published together to illustrate synergies and strengthen links between the arts and the creative economy. This includes a focus on the role of the Arts Council in supporting innovation and growth across the creative economy through the delivery of its Strategy: Achieving Great Art for Everyone. It also includes a focus on the role of arts organisations, local authorities and a wider range of partners and investors in blending arts and business development.

The papers are introduced by Alan Davey, Chief Executive, Arts Council England; and Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative industries.

Download the full report here:

download full report

10 Jul 11

Rosalyn Benjamin invited to take part in Creative Industries Summer School, Moscow

Rosalyn Benjamin was invited by the Creative Industries Agency Russia to participate in the Creative Industries Summer School in Moscow as an international expert, lecturing and leading the English speaking workgroup. This intensive 10 day programme saw the participants generate innovative ideas leading to real research projects while making use of their unique set of skills and experience. The projects will generate new knowledge and advance the creative and knowledge economies in Russia. The results of the research projects will be presented in a high profile conference taking place in early 2012.

The annual summer school promotes interdisciplinary research projects aimed to support the development of creative industries and the creative economy all across Russia.

Further information on the participants and the programme can be found here:

creativeindustries.ru/eng/projects/Summer-School