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- 26th April 2016
TFCC Commissioned to Undertake Watershed Development Review, Bristol, UK
Watershed in Bristol has gained a reputation in the UK and internationally as a leading cultural centre, creative hub and innovator.
This piece of research will explore how Watershed is viewed and understood, and develop an appreciation of how it is positioned in the wider strategic and investment landscape for culture and the creative economy in the UK. It will then signal how Watershed could play a role which leverages its current strengths and enables it to link its own growth to the growth of the wider UK creative economy.
This is to ensure Watershed is not just a reference point for creativity and innovation; but a key enabler for a set of partners and funders who have as yet stopped short of fully embracing the Watershed value proposition.
- 26-27 April 2016
Tom Fleming delivering 2 presentations at the 2016 British Council Creative Industries Conference and Expo, Abuja, Nigeria
Tom Fleming is back in Nigeria with team member Tomi Oladepo to participate in this major event in the Nigerian capital. Tom will be presenting the findings of our recent research on the creative and cultural skills needs of Nigeria. He will also provide an overview of the creative industries investment landscape for the UK, drawing on our research in this field for clients such as Nesta, arts Council England and Creative Industries Finance.
TFCC is currently developing a strategic role in creative and cultural policy and investment in Nigeria, with our new team member Tomi Oladepo helping us to combine our expertise with local capacity.
- 22 April 2016
TFCC Commissioned by Arts Council England to undertake Three Year Evaluation of the Luton Investment Programme
The Luton Investment Programme (LIP) is a strategic investment in Luton to develop a sustainable, high quality cultural offer in the town. The LIP will work to engage audiences from across this culturally diverse and distinctive town in southern England. This will include a new cultural celebration, a public realm arts plan, a professional development programme and the development of a 10-year vision and strategic arts and cultural plan for the town.
TFCC will work closely with the LIP strategic partners (Arts Council England, Luton Borough Council, Luton Culture and University of Bedfordshire) providing ongoing learning throughout the three year programme.
- 19-22 April 2016
Tom Fleming in Sofia, Bulgaria, as Expert for Culture in Cities and Regions Study Visit
Tom Fleming will continue his role as creative industries expert to the Culture for Cities and Regions programme by participating in a study visit to Sofia. 10 cities from across Europe will join Tom and the team from Eurocities and KEA to explore the role of culture in development across this fast-changing capital city. This will include visits to key clusters and cultural organisations and an active debate with participating cities on next and best practice on creative industries and cultural regeneration.
- 15th April 2016
Tom Fleming featured in UNESCO article on the 2005 Convention
Tom Fleming's recent work in Vietnam is featured in a new article by UNESCO. The article focuses on progress made in Vietnam since signing the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of a Diversity of Cultural Expressions. This includes the development of an independent cultural sector and the growing influence of digital technology in enabling a dynamic creative industries sector to emerge.
In the article, Tom points to the ongoing challenges of censorship, ill-fitting reglation and the slow progress in ratifying the National Cultural Industries Strategy (written by TFCC). But he also points to a process of awakening, where cultural reform is underway and indepentent cultural practice finding its voice.