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14th January 2019

Waterford Cultural Quarter Incubation Hub Plan, Ireland

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy is once again working with Karan Thompson Consulting in the city of Waterford, Ireland. This is to develop a business model for the next step in the development of the new Waterford Cultural Quarter in the centre of the city.

This responds to the Waterford Cultural Quarter Development Plan - A Cultural Quarter for Waterford, which we developed for Waterford City and County Council in 2017. The proposed Incubation Hub is key element of the Cultural Quarter and a core building block for delivery of a culture-led agenda for economic and social development. This Hub will provide an opportunity to deliver on the clustering potential of the creative industries sector in Waterford city and county, and across the wider region as already evidenced in the Mapping of the Three Sisters, which formed part of the European Capital of Culture 2020 bid led by Waterford.

13th January 2019

Sheffield Cultural Assets Strategy, UK

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has been commissioned to develop a Cultural Assets Strategy for the city of Sheffield. One of the major cities in the UK, Sheffield has an impressive cultural offer. This includes the largest theatre complex outside London, a very vibrant visual arts sector, some incredible museums, and an infamous live music scene.

This study will explore how the cultural assets of the city benchmark against other comparable cities in the UK and across Europe. It will test with the cultural sector how infrastructure can be improved and identify opportunities to position culture to the heart of the planning and development process. This includes a focus on the next stage of the city centre transformation programme: Heart of the City 2.

We have worked in Sheffield on a range of projects for over a decade and have always been impressed by the vision, energy and innovativeness of the people their culture.

7th January 2019

Cultural Partnership Development for Buckinghamshire, UK

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has commissioned to support Buckinghamshire County Council and partners to facilitate a new partnership to deliver the Framework and Strategy for Culture which TFCC produced in 2018. TFCC will now build from this Cultural Framework and Strategy to faciliate a set of task and finish groups for each of its core themes. We will also develop the terms of reference for governance and partnership for a new Buckinghamshire Cultural Partnership.

December 14th 2018

Tom Fleming Keynote at EXAME Creative Economy Symposium, Sao Paulo, Brazil

EXAME is the leading publication and platform for the economy in Brazil. Tom was asked to provide a keynote on global trends, opportunities and challenges in the creative economy. He was also asked to reflect on the profile of the creative economy in Brazil and its links to cultural, educational and urban policy. Other speakers include the Minister of Culture for Brazil, Sergio Sa Leitao.

29th November 2018

Eurocities - Creative Competitive Cities, Edinburgh, UK

Tom Fleming will be in Edinburgh at this major event to lead a panel of 60 cities on the types of partnership needed to maximise the role of culture and creativity for city-making. This includes case studies from Manchester, Dresden and Oulu. These will be followed by a discussion on the types of tool and approach which can help build long-term creative competitiveness.