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07 Dec 11

The Future of Graves Gallery, Sheffield

Tom Fleming is set to facilitate a workshop to explore options for the future of graves Art Gallery in Sheffield today. Graves is Sheffield's oldest and most established art gallery. Based in the centre of Sheffield above the Central Library, it shows permanent displays from the city's collections of 19th and 20th century British and European art as well as a programme of temporary exhibitions. Tom woill be exploring with partners how the gallery can be redeveloped in the near future - as part of the wider development plans for a new or refurbished central library.

06 Dec 11

Introducing the Tallinn Manifesto - a Tool for Strategic Development across the Creative Economy

TFCC is proud to announce the publication of the Tallinn Manifesto - the product of a major international conference on Creative Entrepreneurship - held in Tallinn in October 2011 (programmed and facilitated by TFCC). The Manifesto has been co-created by delegates and speakers at the conference - with 25 nationalities represented overall. The Manifesto was written by Tom Fleming.

With the economic crisis, plus crises in confidence and identity, we need a rethink on the role and value of the Creative Economy and a refreshed approach to policy and strategy. The purpose of the Tallinn Manifesto is therefore to provide a stimulus and focus for debate, which then develops as a driver for strategy and action across the world.
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Creative Entrepreneurship for a Competitive Economy conference: Tallinn, October

05 Dec 11

Next Future Cities Jobs workshop taking place in Tallinn this week

Andrew Erskine will be facilitating the next Future Cities Jobs workshop in Tallinn this week. The workshop will bring together a diverse group whose task is to generate project plans for new, creative start-ups which will generate jobs for young people in their city.

Download Tallinn's Future City Jobs presentation here:

Andrew's presentation from November's workshop in Glasgow is also available online:

Led by the British Council, Future City Jobs is an EU-funded pilot programme aimed at strengthening youth employment through the Creative and Cultural Industries. TFCC, as transnational expert for Future City Jobs, is providing strategic guidance, brokering stronger collaboration between partner cities, introducing models of good practice, facilitating meetings and study tours, and providing advocacy and analysis.

Further Future City Jobs content can be found on:
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01 Dec 11

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy facilitating Latvian Culture Minister's visit to London

Newly appointed Latvian Minister of Culture Zanete Jaunzeme-Grend will be visiting London with her advisors on a study visit facilitated by Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy in partnership with the British Council Latvia. The research visit will provide an overview of the UK's Creative Industries, a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities presented by the sector and help shape the future of Latvia's creative industries. This is a critical turning point for Latvia's creative and culture sector as the Ministry of Culture has shown a real interest in developing the country's Creative Industries, generating significant political interest and rethinking cultural policy and strategic planning.

29 Nov 11

Developing Mongolia's Creative and Cultural Industries

Tom Fleming is in Mongolia this week to facilitate and chair a four day seminar on development issues for the Mongolian Creative Industries, focusing on policy, infrastructure and regional developments. This is part of TFCC's wider work with the Mongolian government, Arts Council and Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture to support strategy and policy development for the Mongolian creative and cultural economy.