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17 Sep 10

TFCC to produce study on Sheffield's Digital Cluster

TFCC has been commissioned to carry out a study building data and intelligence on Sheffield's creative and digital cluster. The study will comprise of high level data analysis to give a clear overview of the social, cultural and commercial drivers that influence the profile and behaviour of the CDI sector in Sheffield, as well as intelligence on the opportunities for maximising growth and levering a greater value-adding role for the sector. The overall outcome of this will be a detailed and practical appraisal of the dynamics and profile of Sheffield's CDI sector.

14 Sep 10

Andrew Erskine links culture to place marketing in Novosibirsk, Siberia

Andrew Erskine has been appointed as a judge for The First Russian International Place Marketing Competition "Golden Sandpiper Awards". These presitigious awards celebrating innovation and creativity in place marketing, now in the second year, received over 40 entries from countries and places as diverse as Dubai, Illinois and Great Yarmouth.

As well as judging the awards, Andrew will be running a masterclass in culture and place making at the the Smart Region conference in Russia's 3rd biggest city, Novosibirsk, from the 23rd to the 25th September. This major conference features international speakers on city and regional development from Europe, the USA and Russia

14 Sep 10

Tom Fleming to advise the Irish Government on Creative Economy Policy

On September 21st, Tom Fleming is set to visit Ireland to undertake a set of consultations with the Irish Government. This is through an invitation of the National Campaign for the Arts, Ireland.

Tom will draw on international good practice to explore with Irish partners the most appropriate role for the Creative Economy as the country emerges from a particularly sharp downturn. This includes identifying the relationship between the traditionally subsidised 'arts' and the more commercially driven creative industries. It will also concern how to maximise the value of creative activities, goods and services for the competitiveness of the wider economy.

13 Sep 10

Tom Fleming speaking at International Tourism Conference, Tallinn, Estonia

Tom Fleming will be speaking at the 5th International Tourism Conference in Tallinn, Estonia on 24th September 2010. The conference, taking place at the Song Festival Grounds will look at the tourism industry as the "Engine of the Economy". Tom will discuss the impact of Creative Industries on tourism in his talk: Passive Vs Active? Indulging in 'Creative Industries Tourism'

The draft conference programme is available here:

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08 Sep 10

TFCC to develop Visioning and Management Framework for Creative Colchester

TFCC has been commissioned to develop a vision for Creative Colchester and a Management Framework for the Creative Business Centre - a pivotal element in the Cultural Quarter which will also deliver on the vision for Creative Colchester. The vision will develop an identity for Colchester as a creative town by bringing together a number of creative initiatives and networks.

Colchester has already seen great benefits including levering £50 million into the Cultural Quarter. Firstsite - a £25million new visual arts facility of excellence will open its new building in 2011. The building will have spaces for art, conferencing, education, cafe/restaurant, retail and artists workspaces.

The study's two strands will explore how the opening of firstsite's new building and development of the Cultural Quarter will position artistic talent and develop creativity as a lever for jobs creation, economic growth and sustainable communities in Colchester.