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15 April 13

Film Nation UK Launched

Greg Dyke, BFI Chair, has announced that FILM NATION UK has been awarded lottery funding of GBP26 million over four years by the BFI to deliver the BFI's 5-19 Education Scheme. Film education will be transformed across the UK with the creation, for the first time ever, of a single unified programme for watching, making and learning about film.

Supported by over 100 industry partners from national, regional and grass-roots organisations, FILM NATION UK is a new charity, which builds on the work of leading film education organisations FILMCLUB and First Light.

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy provided the evaluation studies for both FILMCLUB and First Light and supported the planning process for the new FILM NATION UK organisation - so we are doubly delighted of the opportunity to develop film education to such scale and reach.

15 - 25 April 13

National Creative Economy Strategy for Vietnam - First Strategic Visit

Tom Fleming is currently in Vietnam where he is working for The British Council to support the Government of Vietnam to develop its first National Creative Economy Strategy. The 'big picture aim' is to establish Vietnam as a leading South East Asian Creative Economy by 2020. The aim is also to identify a set of strategic priorities for The British Council as it positions Vietnam as a 'Focus Country' for 2014. This is the first of Tom Fleming's visits to Vietnam in 2013 and it builds on his ongoing work for UNESCO in the country.

10 April 13

Tom Fleming speaking at the launch of the inaugural African Creative Industries Investment Summit (ACIIS), Africa Centre, London

The objective of the ACIIS is to deliver evidence-based scenarios using African start-ups (pre and post VC funding) within high growth creative sectors. It aims to showcase the economic opportunities to the network of development financial institutions, private equity, limited partners, venture capitalists, and family offices across London.

Tom will introduce his work supporting strategy and policy for the Creative Economy in Nigeria - supported by The British Council. He will introduce some of the investment challenges faced by the sector in Nigeria and point to the many opportunities for growth.

08 April 13

Tom Fleming Leads Creative Economy Master Class for Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.

Tom will be presenting an overview of the UK approach to Creative Industries development. Hosted by London Artscom Ltd. - the international course development programme for the University of the Arts London - Tom's intervention is part of a programme to introduce Chinese business leaders to potential investment opportunities in the Creative Industries. It will also focus on shifting business models, intellectual property and skills.

March 25 13

UNESCO Culture for Development Indicator Suite for Vietnam

Tom Fleming is currently collaborating with UNESCO to establish a Culture for Development Indicator Suite (CDIS) for Vietnam.

The UNESCO CDIS is a research and advocacy initiative that aims to establish a set of indicators highlighting how culture contributes to development at the national level fostering economic growth, and helping individuals and communities to expand their life choices and adapt to change. This project contributes to the implementation of Article 13 (Integration of Culture in Sustainable Development) of the Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

Tom Fleming's role is to interpret data provided by UNESCO and present a set of overview papers on the current profile of the cultural sector in Vietnam. It complement's our wider work in Vietnam - as advisers to the National Creative Economy Strategy, working with UNESCO and the British Council - with a set of consultation visits planned for 2013.