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01 Dec 11

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy facilitating Latvian Culture Minister's visit to London

Newly appointed Latvian Minister of Culture Zanete Jaunzeme-Grend will be visiting London with her advisors on a study visit facilitated by Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy in partnership with the British Council Latvia. The research visit will provide an overview of the UK's Creative Industries, a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities presented by the sector and help shape the future of Latvia's creative industries. This is a critical turning point for Latvia's creative and culture sector as the Ministry of Culture has shown a real interest in developing the country's Creative Industries, generating significant political interest and rethinking cultural policy and strategic planning.

29 Nov 11

Developing Mongolia's Creative and Cultural Industries

Tom Fleming is in Mongolia this week to facilitate and chair a four day seminar on development issues for the Mongolian Creative Industries, focusing on policy, infrastructure and regional developments. This is part of TFCC's wider work with the Mongolian government, Arts Council and Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture to support strategy and policy development for the Mongolian creative and cultural economy.

23 Nov 11

Andrew Erskine facilitating first Future Cities Jobs workshop in Glasgow

The first of six local Future Cities Jobs (FCJ) workshops started in Glasgow on 23rd November. The event will use the Future City Game format, first used in the British Council's Creative Cities programme (2008-2011). Facilitated by Andrew Erskine, this two day workshop will bring together a diverse group whose task is to generate project plans for new, creative start-ups which will generate jobs for young people in their city. The other five cities (Prague, San Sebastian, Sodertalje/Stockholm, Tallinn and Wroclaw) will also host their workshops in November and December 2011.

Led by the British Council, Future City Jobs is an EU-funded pilot programme aimed at strengthening youth employment through the Creative and Cultural Industries. TFCC, as transnational expert for Future City Jobs, is providing strategic guidance, brokering stronger collaboration between partner cities, introducing models of good practice, facilitating meetings and study tours, and providing advocacy and analysis.

Live feedback from the Glasgow workshop can be found on Twitter: #fcjglasgow

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18 Nov 11

Tom Fleming speaking at Matera European Capital of Culture 2019 conference

Next week Tom Fleming will be a keynote speaker and will participate in the round table discussions taking place at the "Matera 2019 European Capital of Culture - Candidate City: culture as a driver towards Europe 2020 strategy" conference. The conference, taking place in Matera, Italy on 24-25th November 2011, will focus on the contribution that culture and creativity can provide to the objectives and challenges of the EU 2020 strategy:

Smart growth - urban integrated planning of a culture and knowledge city which combines economic development, culture, creativity and digital technologies
Sustainable growth - combining creativity and technologies for energy efficiency and better use of environmental resources
Inclusive growth - social inclusion and intercultural dialogue, taking into account the changes in the Mediterranean basin.

The conference is part of a public consultation to support the candidature of Matera as European Capital of Culture and to design a programme of cultural and economic regeneration that has the potential to position the wider region of Matera as an area to experiment, drive innovation and to attract talent.

Conference information:

Europe 2020 - the EU's growth strategy between 2010-20:

07 Nov 11

TFCC to develop evaluation framework for London Outdoor Arts Festival 2012

TFCC will be working with the Greater London Authority (GLA) and Allium Opus to develop an evaluation framework that will assess the effectiveness of the London Outdoor Arts Festival 2012 (part of the Cultural Olympiad). The evaluation will document the festival programme and measure the impact on the public, participants and other stakeholders with the purpose of developing better practice and identifying future opportunities. The festival itself offers a unique opportunity for public and private sectors to work together, build lasting partnerships and pool funds, content and resources.

On Friday 4th November the London 2012 festival programme was launched, announcing the 12-week long nationwide festival: