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12 Sep 11

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy addresses a major Creative Economy Conference in Seoul, South Korea

Tracey Gregory, our Senior Associate, will be speaking at International Forum for Service Sector Advancement in Seoul, South Korea on 19th September 2011. Tracey will be presenting a paper "What Next for the Creative Economy - International Lessons and Guidelines for the Future". The paper calls for a re-appraisal of the role and rhetoric of the creative industries and presents the need for a more nuanced, rigorous and grounded approach that will ensure real sustainability and growth in specific creative clusters such as South Korea.

The forum is being hosted by the Korean MOSF (the Ministry of Strategy and Finance) and KDI (Korea Development Institute) to discuss future policy directions for improving the competitiveness of the creative economy and the service sector in the country.

The event marks the beginning of a collaboration period between Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy and policy-makers in South Korea.

09 Sep 11

The Creative Economy in Russia - a new collaboration between the UK and Russia led by Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy (TFCC) has been appointed by the British Council as advisers to and facilitators of a new programme of conferences and workshops which will build expertise, confidence and capacity for the Russian Creative Economy. The events will also develop stronger and more sustainable collaboration between the Russian and UK creative economies. TFCC brings close to 10 years of experience working across Russia to give a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities for the Creative Economy in Russia and on how best to collaborate with the UK.

The first event will take place in Moscow, September 30th 2011. Andrew Erskine will lead the debate and facilitate presentations from UK and Russian experts - recruited by TFCC.

A further 2 events will take place in late 2011 and early 2012 - both led by Tom Fleming. They will also open up a wider programme of joint projects and sector development opportunities with TFCC at the helm.

02 Sep 11

Tom Fleming keynote speaker at 'Where Next for Big City Culture?' Birmingham, 15th September 2011

Tom Fleming has been invited to be the keynote speaker at Birmingham Cultural Partnerships' event that will discuss the future of Birmingham's Cultural Strategy 'Big City Culture'. The event, 'Where Next for Big City Culture?' will take place on 15th September 2011. Tom's speech will stimulate debate and critical thinking, help partners to consider how best to collaborate and deliver positive change through culture, and deliver a perspective on the challenges and opportunities for cultural strategy and development in big cities as the economy shuffles out of recession.

Birmingham's Cultural Strategy can be found here:

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: