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15 Dec 11

Guimaraes European Capital of Culture 2012 programme launched

Earlier this week, Guimaraes 2012 presented next year's European Capital of Culture programme in the recently refurbished ASA factory/space. The programme will see over 600 cultural events take place throughout 2012:

- Time to Encounter (21 January - 23 March)
- Time to Create (24 March - 23 June)
- Time to Feel (24 June - 20 September)
- Time to be Reborn (22 September - 21 December)

The launch event showcased the latest developments within the Guimaraes 2012 foundation, including an innovative multimedia installation telling the story of 2012 and establishing Guimaraes 2012's brand.

Guimaraes 2012 programme launch multimedia installation:

Q&A with the Guimaraes 2012 Board (in Portuguese):

Guimaraes 2012 website:

13 Dec 11

2nd Russian-British Creative Economy Forum, 16th December 2011

The 2nd Russian-British Creative Economy Forum - organised by the British Council Russia and supported by the Creative Industries Agency Russia - will take place on 16th December 2011 in Moscow (British Council Office, 1, Nikoloyamskaya Street, Moscow). Tom Fleming will be facilitating the forum which will bring together British and Russian experts to discuss the conditions necessary to support growth and development for the Russian Creative Economy, as well as programmes of governmental support for the Russian Creative Industries.

To register and for further information on the Forum visit:

For information on the 1st Russian-British Creative Economy Forum visit:

08 Dec 11

Tom Fleming speaking at the 'Creative Industries Policies for a Social Era' conference in Kosice, Slovakia, 8-9 Dec 11

This week Tom Fleming will be in Kosice, Slovakia, as a key note speaker at the 'Creative Industries Policies for a Social Era' conference. The conference, organised by Kosice 2013 European Capital of Culture, will open a wider discussion about Creative Clusters and act as a starting point for the European Creative Business Network's (ECBN) expansion of activities into the Central Europe. The conference will also include practical lessons on marketing, branding, online and social media, project management and audience development.

Tom will deliver a keynote speech and lead a session identifying the 10 recommendations for Kosice to become a welcoming, attractive and open city for talent and creativity. The session will approach the recommendations from different perspectives to identify the next steps for Kosice.

The conference will be broadcast live here:

Conference programme:

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07 Dec 11

The Future of Graves Gallery, Sheffield

Tom Fleming is set to facilitate a workshop to explore options for the future of graves Art Gallery in Sheffield today. Graves is Sheffield's oldest and most established art gallery. Based in the centre of Sheffield above the Central Library, it shows permanent displays from the city's collections of 19th and 20th century British and European art as well as a programme of temporary exhibitions. Tom woill be exploring with partners how the gallery can be redeveloped in the near future - as part of the wider development plans for a new or refurbished central library.

06 Dec 11

Introducing the Tallinn Manifesto - a Tool for Strategic Development across the Creative Economy

TFCC is proud to announce the publication of the Tallinn Manifesto - the product of a major international conference on Creative Entrepreneurship - held in Tallinn in October 2011 (programmed and facilitated by TFCC). The Manifesto has been co-created by delegates and speakers at the conference - with 25 nationalities represented overall. The Manifesto was written by Tom Fleming.

With the economic crisis, plus crises in confidence and identity, we need a rethink on the role and value of the Creative Economy and a refreshed approach to policy and strategy. The purpose of the Tallinn Manifesto is therefore to provide a stimulus and focus for debate, which then develops as a driver for strategy and action across the world.
Download the Tallinn Manifesto

Download the Tallinn Manifesto press release (pdf)

Download the Tallinn Manifesto press release (word)

Creative Entrepreneurship for a Competitive Economy conference: Tallinn, October