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05 May 13

UK City of Culture 2017 - Advising the Bidding and Assessment Process

The UK City of Culture (UKCoC) 2017 bidding process was formally launched in January 2013. Tom Fleming is working as an adviser to Regeneris Consulting, which has for the second time won the contract to manage the bidding and assessment process on behalf of DCMS.

The overall aim of the UK City of Culture programme is to encourage the use of culture as a catalyst of change. The programme is expected to substantially boost the role of culture, its impact on social regeneration and economic performance.

Tom Fleming is working as expert cultural assessor of the initial bids. He is working closely with Regeneris to make recommendations to an Independent Advisory Panel chaired by Phil Redmond on a shortlist which will be announced in June 2013 and which will be asked to submit final bids for the UKCoC 2017 title.

03 May 13

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy to Evaluate the new Music Industry Talent Development Fund, Pilot Phase.

This evaluation is for the Performing Rights Society Foundation (PRSF) and Arts Council England. The Music Industry Talent Development Fund is a pilot intended to test a small grants scheme for early to mid-career musicians broadly operating in the contemporary popular music sector of the music industry.

Our role will be to provide a wide-reaching evaluation and deliver a clear forward plan for the fund with the full backing of the wider music industry.

03 May 13

Tom Fleming in Sheffield to Lead Cultural Consortium Workshop

This workshop - 'Collaborating for growth, sustainability & inclusion across Sheffield's cultural sector' - is an opportunity to explore how partners across the city's cultural sector can co-create sector development opportunities over the coming years.

It is also an opportunity to reflect on progress made since Tom's consultancy support to the new Sheffield Culture Consortium in 2012.

25 April 13

Digital 2013:creating and measuring value from digital. Glasgow, UK.

Due to our on-going project "Digital Developments for Arts and
Cultural Sector in Scotland", Laura Schmieder participated in the major event "Digital 2013", which explored the approaches of how leading organisations are "Designing their Digital Presence" and how they are generating a return on their investment - in terms of money, attention from customers, and value perceived by them.

Structured across a programme of Keynotes, Panels, Workshops and Exhibitions, Digital 2013 brings together the sector's key influencers responsible for developing the commercial, digital and creative strategies and provides the launchpad for picking up the latest approaches for Creating and Measuring Value from Digital.

April 2013

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy Commissioned to Lead a Branding Study for Charleston, East Sussex

We are delighted to have been commissioned to work with Charleston to explore how to develop and effectively position the organisations brand. Famously, Charleston was the home and country meeting place for the writers, painters and intellectuals known as the Bloomsbury Group.

Since 1981 Charleston has been owned and run by the Charleston Trust and today it remains a place of inspiration and creativity as a thriving independent house museum. Each year more than 35,000 people visit; almost 25,000 come to the house while a further 12,000 participate in the Trust's public programme, attending talks, lectures, creative workshops and literature festivals.

The challenge now is to build on the distinctive heritage of Charleston and develop a brand which mobilises new audiences, deepens relationships with existing audiences, and puts the overall organisation on a more innovative and sustainable footing.

The study, which we are developing in collaboration with place branding expert Juan Carlos Belloso, forms part of a wider programme of activities aimed to generate evidence and stimulate new thinking for East Sussex's Cultural Strategy.