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18 Nov 10

TFCC to evaluate Artsmark test phase for Arts Council England

TFCC has been appointed by Arts Council England to evaluate the Artsmark test phase with education settings. Artsmark is a national awards scheme, managed by Arts Council England, which recognises schools commitment to the arts. The future of Artsmark is currently under review and a 'new look' scheme will be tested from October 2010.

The evaluation of the will look at the renewed scheme and present findings and develop recommendations to improve the existing offer.

16 Nov 10

Tom Fleming to Chair British Council Russia and Northern Europe Creative and Cultural Economy Media training programme, Manchester, November 17th

Tom Fleming will work with media representatives from Russia, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark, Slovakia, Estonia and Poland to explore the role of the creative industries in these different countries, identify common opportunities and challenges, and discuss options for cooperation. This is a working seminar organised by the British Council to coincide with the Manchester International Media Festival.

10 Nov 10

FILMCLUB 'Closing the Gap' debate: keynote speeches now online

Yesterday's 'Closing the Gap' debate, organised by FILMCLUB, Save the Children and the Times Educational Supplement (TES) saw a large and varied crowd gather to discuss the persistent gap in educational achievement between children from different economic and social backgrounds.

One of the key messages emerging from the debate was the essential role both access to and ownership of cultural and creative activities plays in closing the educational gap from a very young age.

Through the evaluation being carried out by TFCC, FILMCLUB is seeing early indications that its work is helping address these important issues in ways that could offer a blueprint for future approaches.

All the keynote speeches are now available to view online:

To join the discussion about Closing the Gap Tweet at @FILMCLUBUK and add hashtag #closingthegap to ask a question, or join FILMCLUB's Facebook discussion thread by searching for FILMCLUBUK on Facebook.

08 Nov 10

Tom Fleming in Sochi & Moscow to advise on Russian Museum Tokens Project, November 11-15

As part of an extensive visit to Moscow and Sochi, on Russia's Black Sea coast, Tom Fleming will be advising partners at the Russian Association of Cultural Managers on how to develop an entrepreneurial culture in the museums sector. This includes approaches to improving the souvenir market and opening up institutions to a wider public. This is as a precursor to an international exchange programme that links Russian museums to partners in the UK, Norway and Holland.

08 Nov 10

November 9 - 12, Sochi, Russia: Tom Fleming to Lead a Round Table on Developing a Cultural Olympiad for Sochi, Host City for the Winter Olympics 2014

Tom Fleming will explore with Russian partners the opportunities and challenges in developing a cultural programme as part of the Winter Olympics Programme for Sochi in 2014. Tom will draw on examples from London 2012, Turin 2006 and Vancouver 2010 to identify how Sochi can embed a cultural programme that engages the whole nation and provides a real lasting legacy.

The Round Table is led by the Russian Association of Cultural Managers and will involve participants from the Sochi municipality, Olympic Organising Committee and wider regional and national stakeholders.