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11 Apr 11

TFCC to map participation in arts and cultural activities in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

TFCC has been commissioned by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to undertake a mapping exercise to better understand the range of active participation programmes in schools, libraries, the health services, adult social care and the voluntary sector. As a result of this research the Council will be in a position to prioritise arts and cultural activities and associated practices, developing actions from its 2009 Arts and Culture Policy.

10 Apr 11

Tom Fleming keynote speaker at 'Creative Cities: Possibilities, Policies and Places' - Ljubljana, Slovenia, 14th April 2011

Tom Fleming will be a keynote speaker at the 'Creative Cities: Possibilities, Policies and Places' conference taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia on the 14th April, focusing on the significance and the potentials of cultural and creative industries in the development of European cities and regions.

The conference combines the ambitions of two European projects in which the City of Ljubljana and the entire Ljubljana urban region are actively cooperating: Creative Cities and Second Chance. Tom will also be running a round table on creative clusters as part of the conference.

"This 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. This is not to diminish the significance of the creative economy. Rather, it is to re-cast it as something that plays a different role in each context - from driving the economy to playing a more subtle role in wider social agendas."
Tom Fleming, in preparation for the Creative Cities conference

06 Apr 11

Turner Contemporary opening following TFCC's role developing a Cultural Vision for Margate

Turner Contemporary, a brand-new public art gallery will be opening on the Margate seafront on the 16th April, in an opening ceremony led by Tracey Emin. This major gallery is part of a major regeneration scheme and will attract large scale international exhibitions and audiences, as well as provide a space for artists to work with local people.

In 2008 TFCC carried out a high profile cultural visioning exercise for the distinctive coastal town, a core part of Margate's culture-led regeneration.

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.