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1st July 2020

Bright 2020 Creative Business Conference

Tom Fleming is set to participate in Bright 2020, a virtual creative business conference organised by the European Creative Business Network. Tom will discuss how Europe can respond to the COVID-19 crisis and on how we nurture a Europe which supports new creative practice, champions local culture, while at the same time co-creating a holistic Europe of cultures. This includes a focus on diverse cultural expression, on impact-facing cultural policy, and on how to fight against the politics of nationalism, racisim and fear.

30th June 2020

The Museum as an Innovator: A Platform, Space and Catalyst for Social and Cultural Development, Webinar with the British Council Greece and CoMuseum

Tom Fleming will feature in a webinar which explores the role of museums in a post-Covid landscape. The session will be moderated by Sofia Chandaka, CoMuseum Co-Founder and Curator at The Benaki Museum. It is being broadcast by British Council Greece.

Tom will discuss the vital role museums are playing in building a new social contract with communities, as well as operating as hubs for social innovation. He will draw on examples from across the world and initiate a discussion on how museums of all sizes can drive innovation.

24th June 2020

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy Contributes to UBS Webinar: Reframing art, culture and the creative economy in a post-Covid era.

Tom Fleming and Nana Lee participated in a webinar staged by UBS to explore how we might rebuild and re-frame the value proposition for arts and culture in a post-Covid Era. Joined by Dr William Lim, Founder and Managing Director of CL3, and facilitated by Nana Lee, the conversation covered multiple areas where partners in the public and private sector can collaborate toward establishing a 'new deal' for the arts where its economic value does not supersede its social and intrinsic value.

5th June 2020

Tom Fleming to speak at the Glazychev Readings, Moscow, Russia

Tom Fleming will provide a presentation and participate in a Q&A at the 2020 Glazychev Readings. These are named after the distinguished Russian scientist, public figure, and urbanist Vyacheslav Glazychev; and staged by the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences with the participation of the Department of Spatial Development.

This year the Glazychev Readings focus on urban research. Tom will discuss his career in undertaking urban research through a cultural lens. He will provide commentary on the key methodologies used and reflect on how his PhD in cultural geography was so inluential in his subsequent research interests and profession.

1st June 2020

Culture and Social Inclusion - a Development Programme. Central Alentejo, Portugal.

TFCC has been commissioned by the Communidade Intermunicipal Do Alentejo Central to provide strategic guidance in the design and delivery of a major new programme for culture and social inclusion. The central Alentejo is a largely rural area with significant social challenges linked to an aging population, reduced levels of mobility, under-employment and low wages.

This programme will build capacity in the cultural sector to deliver social impact across a range of outcomes, such as health and wellbeing, cohesion, mobility and economic productivity. It is supported by the European Social Fund and marks a major opportunity to embed culture in approaches to social development and planning.

TFCC will draw on good practice approaches internationally and help shape a tailored approach which works in the central Alentejo.