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16th December 2019

Developing Creative Economies in Overseas Development Assistance Countries: UK Impact Study

TFCC has been commissioned by The British Council to undertake research to explore the impact of their work in Overseas Development Assistance countries on UK organisations, enterprises and individuals.

This complements our 2019 research which explored the value of British Council creative economy programmes in four ODA countries: Nigeria, Indonesia, Vietnam and Colombia. This research ponted to considerable value generated for UK partners. However, this value was not explored or mapped in detail.

This UK-facing fifth strand of the research will explore the types of value generated by the British Council to Uk partners. This includes access to new markets, improved understanding of ODA countries, improved confidence and new ways of working.

28th November 2019

The Creative Economy of Europe, Keynote Address, Culture Economy Symposium, Oslo, Norway

Tom Fleming will provide a keynote address to key figures from across the Norwegian creative and cultural sector. This symposium, staged by Arts Council Norway, will explore how arts and culture in Norway are contributing to a wider economy; as well as critically engage with the challenges of investing to deliver social, economic and of course cultural outcomes.

Tom will also facilitate a workshop on the Norwegian cultural economy as part of his ongoing role advising Arts Council Norway on their approach to the cultural economy.

23rd November 2019

Evaluation of Creative Central Asia Programme

TFCC has been commissioned by the British Council to evaluate Creative Central Asia. This programme was conceived in 2017 to stimulate a new type of leadership conversation between the UK and Central Asia focused on the cultural and creative economy. This international conference and networking series was designed to build an influential and engaged leadership network to mobilise new partnerships and collaborative action with the UK.

Since its inception in Astana in November 2017, Creative Central Asia has annually brought together 120 leaders from across Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and the UK representing different parts of government, the private sector and civil society. A further 150,000 people have followed the conference sessions each year through live streaming and other digital technologies.

Our evaluation will explore progress in partnership and policy development over the last three years and set out some opportunities for the future. It includes participartion by our new consultant Nana Lee at the Creative Central Asia Symposium in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in November 2019.

21st - 22nd November 2019

Crafting the Creative City: Folk traditions, innovation and transformation. Baguio, The Philippines.

Tom Fleming will provide a keynote address to a major symposium on crafts and folk art in Baguio, the first UNESCO Creative City in The Philippines. He will focus on the ways craft is reshaping cities by innovating in the use of materials, technology and approaches to planning and the environment.

Tom will also discuss the recent baseline mapping of the creative industries in Baguio - undertaken with The British Council, Asian Management Institute and Creatiive Economy Council of The Philippines. TFCC were advisers to this process, including a mapping study in Makati, the city to the heart of Metro Manila.

7th November 2019

Evaluation of Future Art & Culture at South by South West, Austin, USA

TFCC has been commissioned by British Underground to undertake an evaluation of the Future Art & Culture Programme. In 2017, Arts Council England commissioned the British Underground team to design and deliver a major programme of activity at South By South West in Austin, Texas.

SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film and music industries. The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities.

In order to position the UK as a global leader in the space where art meets tech, Future Art & Culture includes panel discussions on digital innovation in the arts, live performances, and large-scale VR installations.

As well as curating the programme for Arts Council England, British Underground manages participant logistics, business and artist development, SXSW and partner relationships, US PR and marketing, brand development and related production processes.

Our role will be to evaluate the programme over the next three years, working closely with British Underground at SXSW and in the UK to review progress and explore the impact of the programme for artists, strategic partners, and the profile of UK arts and culture.