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06 Mar 12

Future Cities Jobs publishes latest newsletter

With the 6 Local Future Cities Jobs workshops completed in December, Future Cities Jobs has been able to reflect on some of the workshop outcomes. These include:
  - The publication of two more case studies (Eco-Chic Boutique in Glasgow and Studio Pesec from Ljubljana);
  - The selection of two 'pilot' ideas ("Techno Emotional Space - innovative cultural and entrepreneurial activities" in Donostia-San Sebastian and "Creative Work Cooperative - an Associated Space Atelier" in Wroclaw) to be built up over the next 7 months;
  - A short Interim Progress Update by Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy summarising observations and learning points from the programme to date;
  - 6 guidelines for partner cities;
  - Ongoing engagement with a wider network of partners and interested individuals, through the FCJ website, Twitter feed, and the Creative Cities Facebook group.

The latest newsletter which includes our interim progress update report can be found here:

28 Feb 12

Rosalyn Benjamin speaking at 'Made in Thessaloniki' Creative Economy seminar, 4th March

As part of a week-long series of activities taking place in Thessaloniki, Greece between 2-8 March 2012, the British Council (in collaboration with the Goethe Institut Thessaloniki, Parallaxi Magazine and the 'Thessaloniki Allios' team) are organising a seminar on Thessaloniki's creative economy entitled 'Made in Thessaloniki'.

The event will attempt a multi-faceted theoretical approach to the creative economy, with the contribution of well-known Greek and international professionals from the field of creative industries and design. Rosalyn Benjamin will present the theory behind the creative industries with an emphasis on the role of design.

27 Feb 12

Andrew Erskine speaking at Kent Economic Board Creative Media and Communications Business Growth Consultation

The event, taking place on 29th February at Maidstone Studios, is the fifth in a series of sector meetings held by the Kent Economic Board (KEB) in partnership with Kent County Council, designed to discuss driving investment, shaping business development and securing a prosperous future for Kent's Creative Industries sector. The event will examine investment and development opportunities, critical success factors and entrepreneurial challenges for this sector. Andrew Erskine will discuss how or whether Kent should be competing with London in an international market.

To sign up and for details on previous events visit the KEB website:

24 Feb 12

Tracey Gregory on evaluating the London 2012 Outdoor Festival

As part of Audiences London's symposium on understanding audiences for outdoor festivals last January, Tracey Gregory introduces TFCC's work for the GLA - developing an evaluation framework that assesses the effectiveness of the London Outdoor Arts Festival 2012 (part of the Cultural Olympiad), its impact on the public and their engagement in the festival.

Watch Tracey's and other vox pops from the day here:

Download the Audiences London toolkit on evaluating outdoor events:

13 Feb 12

Creative and Cross-Sector Networks in Camden: Options Study

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has been commissioned by the London Borough of Camden to explore the current role of network and collaborative activities in the Borough and recommend ways the Borough can more effectively develop an enabling environment for sector development and growth. This includes a focus on the ways the Creative Industries delivers value to other parts of the economy.