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29 Jul 11

TFCC commissioned to explore the value and potential of the CAV Network

TFCC has been commissioned by the CAV (Creative Arts Venues) Network to produce a paper that explains the case for investment in the network. The paper will express the multiple types of value that this high-speed digital network brings culturally, economically and socially to the CAVs, their cities and regions, and the wider cultural sector.

This paper follows on from TFCC's previous work: The Case for 'Mixed Art-form and Media Venues in the Digital Age' - an in-depth study to develop a better understanding of the role of 'bricks and mortar' infrastructure at a time of increasing digitisation. The study explores the role of these venues, as 'cultural intermediaries' and places of knowledge exchange and transfer within their cities and regions, how that role is evolving through digitalisation, and what the potential future role of the venues could be.

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The CAV network is currently made up of five venues:

Cornerhouse (Manchester)
FACT (Liverpool)
Tyneside Cinema (Newcastle)
Showroom (Sheffield)
Broadway (Nottingham)

25 Jul 11

Arts Council England publication of 'Supporting Growth in the Arts Economy' by Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy

Tom Fleming and Andrew Erskine have produced a major piece of strategic research for Arts Council England made up of three areas: 'The arts economy', 'Place infrastructure and digital' and 'Towards an arts and creative economy'. Three papers are published together to illustrate synergies and strengthen links between the arts and the creative economy. This includes a focus on the role of the Arts Council in supporting innovation and growth across the creative economy through the delivery of its Strategy: Achieving Great Art for Everyone. It also includes a focus on the role of arts organisations, local authorities and a wider range of partners and investors in blending arts and business development.

The papers are introduced by Alan Davey, Chief Executive, Arts Council England; and Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative industries.

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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.