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04 Apr 11

Russian Creative Industries Development Agency in London

Members of the prestigious Russian Creative Industries Development Agency are in London this week on a research visit hosted by TFCC. This includes visits to a number creative industries and cultural destinations, institutions and places across London, as well as visits to Colchester and Eastbourne to participate in some of our live projects. Information, knowledge and networks acquired through this visit will be used to inform their core work, building the Russian creative economy.

31 Mar 11

Bow Arts Trust successful in Arts Council NPO funding bid!

Arts Council England announced Bow Arts Trust (BAT) as one of the successful National Portfolio Organisations. BAT is one of 110 groups who were awarded funding for the first time.

Based on Bow Road, BAT provides affordable studio space to over 300 artists across East and South East London. They have been awarded £153,630 over the three years which will enable them to build on an already innovative education and learning programme for children and young people and for artists and associated learning professionals.

Tom Fleming recently supported BAT in its business model, organisational development, and potential growth opportunities to develop as a more sustainable, resilient and growth-orientated organisation.

30 Mar 11

Tom Fleming leading meeting of the City cluster partners for Guimaraes 2012

The 'City cluster' of Guimaraes 2012 European Capital of Culture met in the city yesterday where all the partners were able to discuss their projects in more detail in a meeting that focused on the themes "Innovation", "Creativity" and "Development".

The session was run by Tom who is leading on Designing, programming and commissioning the City programme, which will ultimately create a dynamic, multidisciplinary network which will work together towards Guimaraes Capital of Culture 2012.

25 Mar 11

Cultural and Creative Industries in the Barents region

Andrew Erskine will be the keynote speaker at the forthcoming Joint Working Group (JWC) on Culture Seminar in Arkhangelsk from the 31st March - 2nd April. The JWC works under the Barents Europe Arctic Council (BEAC) and the Barents Regional Council (BRC) and is made up of the 13 Barents regions. In addition to the regional cultural administrations, the JWGC has the representation of the Finnish, Norwegian, Russian and Swedish ministries responsible for culture and of the Working Group of Indigenous Peoples.

The objective of the group as developed in their programme of cooperation New Winds in the Barents Region is to further strengthen cultural cooperation and thus increase the impact of culture in the Barents Region. The aim is to promote cultural diversity and multicultural dialogue and culture as a tool for regional, social and economic development and to create new cultural meeting places. The challenge is to boost international visibility and to develop joint projects with partners from outside the Barents Region in the framework of the EU's Northern Dimension Policy and the EU-Russia Cooperation Action Plan for Culture in interaction with other international structures.

The seminar is being held in Arkhangelsk (Arkangel in English) an historically important trading centre on the White Sea. The seminar will form an important stage in the development of future agreements and frameworks for culture across this politically and economically vital region.


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23 Mar 11

Portuguese journal Visao (Vision) publish article on Guimaraes Capital of Culture 2012 (17th March 2011)

TFCC are leading the 'Cidade Programme' (City Programme) of Guimaraes Capital of Culture 2012, developing a programme of activity for its forthcoming European Capital of Culture status (2012).

Read the full article published by Visao here (in Portuguese):