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10 Jul 11

Rosalyn Benjamin invited to take part in Creative Industries Summer School, Moscow

Rosalyn Benjamin was invited by the Creative Industries Agency Russia to participate in the Creative Industries Summer School in Moscow as an international expert, lecturing and leading the English speaking workgroup. This intensive 10 day programme saw the participants generate innovative ideas leading to real research projects while making use of their unique set of skills and experience. The projects will generate new knowledge and advance the creative and knowledge economies in Russia. The results of the research projects will be presented in a high profile conference taking place in early 2012.

The annual summer school promotes interdisciplinary research projects aimed to support the development of creative industries and the creative economy all across Russia.

Further information on the participants and the programme can be found here:

27 Jun 11

Tom Fleming speaking at the Arts Council's Culture Club series

Tom Fleming will be discussing the relationship between the creative economy and the arts at the upcoming Culture Club organised by Arts Council England. The event features TFCC's ongoing strategic work on this theme for the Arts Council.

03 Jun 11

TFCC to develop Enterprise Strategy for University of the Arts' Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon partnership

TFCC have been appointed to produce an Enterprise Strategy for the Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon (CCW) partnership. The Enterprise Strategy lies within the context of the overall Enterprise Strategy of University of the Arts London (UAL) and the requirements of the Higher Education Innovation Fund round 5 (HEIF 5), which will enable them to grow from their already extensive range of knowledge transfer activities resulting in a creative enterprise hub.

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.