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27 May 11

Culturepreneurs in the Creative Industries

Rosalyn Benjamin took part in Kingston University's event on Culturepreneurs in the Creative Industries - the first in a series of events in the series Connecting Creativity and Business. The series brings together professional and academic speakers who are influential in their fields to share experiences and insights, and to discuss what makes an effective and successful intermediary.

The discussion debated the definition of a 'Culturepreneur' - if in fact there is one - and endeavoured to better understand Culturepreneurs' unique characteristics, skills and needs. This mix of culture and entrepreneurialism is introducing a whole range of opportunities and increasingly successful ventures in the creative industries.

19 May 11

Tom Fleming keynote speaker at First CREA.RE Inter-Regional Creative Economy Forum 2011

Tom will be speaking at the First CREA.RE Creative Economy Forum to take place in Poznan, Poland on 23rd May. Tom will be discussing "Investments in Culture and Creative Industries: Added value and potential for European Regions and Cities". His presentation will call for a re-appraisal of the role and rhetoric of the 'creative cities/regions' agenda and call for a more nuanced, rigorous and grounded approach, aiming to re-cast the creative economy as something that plays a different role in each context - from driving the economy to playing a more subtle role in wider social agendas.

CREA.RE (Creative Regions) is the European network of local and regional authorities for the better involvement of cultural and creative industries in EU regional programmes. Currently, the programme has partners in Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden and Spain.

16 May 11

Tom Fleming interviewed by Mladina: Slovenia's leading political and cultural magazine

A feature length interview with Tom Fleming was published in Slovenia's leading political and cultural magazine, Mladina. Tom was asked to give his perspective on the role of the creative industries in the country's development. The interview discusses challenges and opportunities in a small, transitional country that is well located, has a great mix of cultural assets, yet is struggling to find a voice and distinctive role.

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13 May 11

Tom Fleming interviewed for Slovenian publication Bivanje

During the 'Creative Cities: Possibilities, Policies and Places' conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Tom was interviewed for Bivanje (published monthly alongside Mladina magazine). The article can be found online here:

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12 May 11

TFCC programming Creative Entrepreneurship Conference in Tallinn, Estonia

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has been working with Enterprise Estonia on a major conference "Creative Entrepreneurship for a Competitive Economy", taking place in Tallinn, Estonia in October 2011. TFCC is producing and moderating the conference which will explore how to develop creative entrepreneurship to improve innovation and competitiveness through a dynamic mix of speakers from all over the world.

The programme, list of speakers and registration details can be found on the conference website: