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06 May 14

A Creative Economy Briefing: Nigeria

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy (TFCC) has been commissioned to develop a creative economy briefing gazette on Nigeria for the SAE Institute of Creative Media Education.

SAE is the world's largest practical creative media educator with 54 campuses in 26 countries and an expanded course portfolio in creative media technologies with a strong tradition of practical application and industry recognition. It is expanding its operations in emergent markets and our work is to brief SAE on opportunities for creative and media education provision in Nigeria.

TFCC has been working in Nigeria for several years - shaping strategic thinking and sector development. SAE is keen to explore how it can make a difference in this fast-growing creative market.

06 May 14

Tom Fleming Speaking at Deptford Lounge Event, London, UK

As part of our work undertaking a feasibility study for a creative incubator space in Lewisham, south east London, Tom will address a networking event for local creative businesses.

Tom will introduce the scope of our work and explore ideas and aspirations for creative workspace in the Borough - including incubator and meanwhile space in town centre locations.

The event is arranged by Deptford Albany and staged at Deptford Lounge - the award-winning community hub in the heart of Deptford.

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. --