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01 Sep 11

TFCC commissioned to evaluate First Light

First Light has commissioned TFCC to carry out an evaluation of the organisation's first 10 years of operation. The evaluation will provide evidence of the beneficial outcomes of First Light's work with young people nationwide and consider future strategic directions which will strengthen its position within the informal media training sector.

First Light helps young people from all backgrounds to develop their skills, talent, creativity, confidence and entrepreneurial capabilities by providing opportunities to work together on high quality, youth led digital media projects with industry professionals.

30 Aug 11

Eastbourne Cultural Framework published for public consultation

TFCC has developed a Cultural Framework for Eastbourne. The framework identifies key themes, a large number of specific actions and medium and long term goals for Eastbourne. The research period involved in depth consultation with over 200 people through a number of events, workshops and interviews.

The draft framework and feedback form can be found here:

22 Aug 11

Guimaraes 2012 receives national press coverage

Portuguese national press has been following progress in Guimaraes as it prepares for the launch of its European Capital of Culture 2012 programme. TFCC has been supporting Guimaraes by Designing, programming and commissioning the 'Cidade' element of the 2012 programme.

Press highlights include:

SOL national newspaper interviewed Tom Fleming who discussed the role of 'pop-up projects' in regenerating areas of Guimaraes through running a series of events in the city.

The man who changes cities: Fleming, the creative revolutionary
'In 2012 we want to be the most important creative small European city. At the moment, the Portuguese national cultural agenda is almost non existent. The termination of the Ministry of Culture is not helping revive the economy.' (Tom Fleming)

Lusa Agency interviewed Tom for its publication Correio do Minho. Tom explained that his fascination about Guimaraes comes from the perfect mix of history and industrial modern landmarks, and that the European Capital of Culture title must be seen as an opportunity for the city to reinvent itself.

Visao national magazine quotes Tom:

'We intend to work with locals who will help us realise the individuality of the region. Every project combines the talent from Guimaraes with an international perspective. Guimaraes will become the ideal platform where different creative visions can collide.'

Tom was also interviewed on national TV by channel SIC as part of their weekly arts and culture update. The video can be viewed here:

14 Aug 11

Tom Fleming featured on British Council Creative Economy website

Tom Fleming is featured on the new British Council Creative Economy website as one of the UK's leading policy makers. The British Council's Creative and Cultural Economy programme connects people who work in and inform the creative and cultural industries around the world with those in the UK.

11 Aug 11

'Supporting Growth in the Arts Economy' receives national and international press coverage

In the weeks following ACE's publication of the TFCC report 'Supporting Growth in the Arts Economy', the report has been featured in a range of national and international press, including an interview with Tom Fleming for leading performing arts magazine The Stage:

Culture sector should use Spotify for inspiration, says report
Speaking to The Stage, Fleming added: 'What we are not very good at in the arts is building on good practice and then translating it into different elements and different parts of the arts sector, so where we see stuff like Spotify, and we see a business model that works in that context for that sector of the arts, why aren't we applying that and exploring what that might mean in the performing arts?"

Other highlights include:

IFACCA (International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies)
Arts Development UK Participatory Arts
Chris Unitt: Art, digital, culture and social media
Culture World