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15 July 13

Tom Fleming re-selected as Expert for British Council Creative Economy Programme

Tom is pleased to continue his relationship with the British Council Creative Economy Programme. This programme is working across the world to advise on creative economy strategy and policy, lift sector capacity and leadership, and encourage creative entrepreneurship.

Tom works as an official expert to the Creative Economy Programme - including a policy leadership role for Focus Countries such as Nigeria, Vietnam, Russia, Brazil and Spain / Portugal (which, as Focus Countries, will receive extra support and investment from the British Council).

Tom and the wider TFCC team are also delivering expert consultancy and support in partnership with The British Council in addition to the Creative Economy Programme. This includes collaborations between TFCC and the British Council in Croatia, Slovenia, Poland, Czech Republic, Estonia, Lebanon, Lithuania and Denmark.

10 July 13

Smaller Creative Cities: Tom Fleming Delivers Workshop in Obidos, Portugal

On the invitation of the Mayor of Obidos, Telmo Faria, Tom Fleming led a workshop on smaller creative city-making. This was staged to coincide with a workshop for local creative entrepreneurs - talent which has chosen to locate in this distinctive historic city.

Obidos has been a pioneer for smaller creative city-making - leading an URBACT programme on creative clusters in low density urban areas and implementing a holistic and participatory approach where economic, social, education and cultural policy converge on a creative agenda.

Tom had the pleasure of meeting creative entrepreneurs and he visited COlab Obidos - the new creative workspace and hub for the city. He was also privileged to stay in Rio Do Prado - a genuinely innovative hotel which majors on up-cycled materials and sustainable design.

This event formed part of TFCC's growing programme of interventions for smaller creative city-making - where we are offering workshops and strategic development services to establish a new body of knowledge and agenda for smaller creative cities across the world.

June 2013

Tom Fleming Makes Front Page News in Arkhangelsk, Russia

Tom Fleming and Andrew Erskine recently visited the city of Arkhangelsk to collaborate with the local city-makers and design 'The Arkhangelsk Creative Manifesto'. Their visit attracted significant attention from local media, including a front page feature in Magazine Plus - the leading culture and lifestyle magazine for the region.
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July 2013

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy's profile available in German

A German version of TFCC's company profile and activities is now available to download from our website. Tom Fleming has undertaken a range of speaking engagements in Germany over recent years.

TFCC works internationally and is continuously building its presence and reputation globally. TFCC's company profile is available in Mandarin, French, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese and now German:

09 July 13

Tom Fleming Keynote Speaker for Coimbra International Creative Economy Seminar, Portugal

Tom is in Coimbra to deliver a presentation entitled: 'Toward the distinctive creative city: heritage, identity, knowledge and sustainable growth'. Tom will also participate in a round table and a set of meetings with colleagues working for the municipality, university and business.

This is Tom's first visit to Coimbra - a famous historic university city which was recently given UNESCO World Heritage Status.

The programme for the workshop complements TFCC's ongoing work in smaller creative cities internationally, plus our specific activities in Portugal - where we have worked in 8 cities overall.