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21 Mar 11

Tom Fleming selected to be part of UNESCO's international pool of cultural experts

Tom Fleming has been selected to form part of UNESCO's pool of experts in the field of governance, culture and development. The pool of experts has been created in relation to the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions aiming to reinforce the national human and institutional capacities of developing countries. This will result in the design and implementation of policies that address the role of culture in social and economic development, particularly through the cultural industries.

Tom is in Rabat, Morocco this week for an intensive workshop which will facilitate experience and knowledge sharing to support developing countries in their work to elaborate policies for culture, to strengthen corresponding institutions as well as other capacity building interventions in the fields of activity addressed by the 2005 UNESCO Convention.

www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/CLT/pdf/ConvEU_factsheet_En_Fr.pdf

Photo of all the experts attending the workshop:
click here

15 Mar 11

'Building Digital capacity for the Arts' videos now online

On March 10th, Arts Council England and the BBC Academy launched' Building Digital Capacity for the Arts' - a development programme aimed at helping arts organisations with the creation and distribution of arts content on digital platforms. The programme will host a number of seminars and masterclasses over a period of 18 months, which will be filmed and made available as an online resource.

Videos from the day - including Tom Fleming's panel discussion - are now available online. Tom introduced some of the challenges and opportunities facing arts organisations as they adapt their business models and strategic agendas in a digital age as part of a panel session chaired by Will Gompertz, Arts Editor, BBC News.

Building digital capacity for the arts Pt 5 - panel discussion Q&A

www.artscouncil.org.uk/about-us/conferences-training/building-digital-capacity-arts/building-digital-capacity-arts-videos/

09 Mar 11

Tom Fleming to speak at the launch of 'Building Digital capacity for the Arts' - a major symposium led by the BBC and Arts Council England

On March 10th, Arts Council England and the BBC Academy are set to launch' Building Digital Capacity for the Arts' - a development programme aimed at helping arts organisations with the creation and distribution of arts content on digital platforms. The programme will host a number of seminars and masterclasses over a period of 18 months, which will be filmed and made available as an online resource.

Tom Fleming will speak as part of programme that includes Mark Thompson, Director General of the BBC; Alan Davey, Chief Executive of Arts Council England; and Sir Nicholas Kenyon, Director of the Barbican Centre. Tom will speak as part of a panel session chaired by Will Gompertz, Arts Editor, BBC News. Tom will introduce some of the challenges and opportunities facing arts organisations as they adapt their business models and strategic agendas in a digital age.

Follow the symposium live on Twitter: #digicaparts

www.artscouncil.org.uk
www.bbctraining.com

download programme

07 Mar 11

TFCC to take on creative industries advisory role for Hackney Wick Fish Island Creative Industries Business Centre

TFCC has been commissioned to undertake a creative industries advisory role for London Thames Gateway Development Corporation (LTGDC) that provides advice and guidance on the focus, scope and content of an Expression of Interest for the proposed Hackney Wick Fish Island Creative Industries Business Centre.

This will take into account the sector development opportunities of Hackney Wick and Fish Island, the role of the creative industries in a wider local and sub-regional context (and thus the importance of the Business Centre), and the set of technical and social factors that will ensure success. This will be done by providing technical and strategic support at all stages of this process, resulting in the identification of an appropriate route forward and next steps.

This commission builds on TFCC's previous work in the area, scoping creative growth opportunities for Hackney Wick and Fish Island.

www.ltgdc.org.uk

28 Feb 11

TV interview with Tom Fleming on Warsaw's European Capital of Culture 2016 bid

Tom Fleming has been interviewed for Polish TV 'TVN Warszawa' about his role as lead international consultant to Warsaw's bid to be European Capital of Culture 2016. Following Tom Fleming's strategic consultancy role the city was shortlisted and is now in the process of finalising their bid.

Watch the interview here:

www.tvnwarszawa.pl/stolica,news,-bez-cenne-rady-w-walce-o-stolice-kultury,79930.html

To view Warsaw's initial bid which leads to the shortlist, click here:

www.tfconsultancy.co.uk/reports/Application%20Warsaw%20ECoC%202016.pdf