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15 June 09

Creative Industries Summer School in Moscow and Yasnaya Polyana

Andrew Erskine will be lecturing at the 'Creative Industries and Contemporary Humanitarian Knowledge as a Resource for Regional Development' Summer School organised by the Creative Industries Agency Russia, in Moscow and Yasnaya Polyana (the Leo Tolstoy estate) from June 30 to July 7 2009.

The Summer School will present and discuss the creative industries phenomenon and its contribution to city regeneration and regional development processes. This year's Summer School's focus will be the development of the creative industries as a new fusion of culture, economy and social policy, with an emphasis on professional orientation and the development of future specialists in the humanitarian field.

15 June 09

Debates on Europe's political, cultural and social challenges in Krakow

On 6th July Tom Fleming will be discussing the culture-forming role of cities and presenting the importance of Creative Cities, as part of lectures at the Visegrad Summer School in Krakow, Poland. The programme of the eighth edition of the Visegrad Summer School includes debates on current political, cultural and social challenges in the global and European perspective.

15 June 09

Tom Fleming Presents 'Embracing the Desire Lines' at 'The Art of With' Seminar - Cornerhouse, Manchester

The 'Art of With' seminar will take place in Manchester's international centre for contemporary visual arts and film, Cornerhouse, on the 24th June. This think tank event will explore the value of open working, collaboration and the strength of combined intelligence.

Tom Fleming, alongside Charles Leadbeater, will be presenting his vision on how we should be taking alternative routes to reconceptualise the role of cultural infrastructure in a digital, open source world. He will present a paper written especially for the event: 'Embracing the Desire Lines'.

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12 June 09

Tom Fleming in the Faroe Islands: Cultural and Creative Opportunities

Tom Fleming is set to lead a two day workshop in the Faroe Islands on June 16th and 17th 2009. Working alongside stakeholders from across these beautiful islands, he will explore the dynamics of the local cultural and creative ecology. The aim is to develop a policy proposal and establish a framework leading up to a Creative Economy Green Paper for Faroe Islands. The workshop will be attended by a wide range of stakeholders including musicians, actors, designers, artists, government administration officials, city administration and investors.

Participants will be invited to discuss key cross-cutting themes across the Faroese cultural and creative ecology:

- The role of the Faroese creative economy in a wider North Atlantic and Nordic context - strengths, opportunities, policy leadership
- The role of cultural infrastructure in developing activity
- The role of 'traditional culture' in developing economic value through creativity
- The value-adding role of the sector for other parts of the economy and society.

As part of his visit, Tom Fleming will also be addressing a wider audience at the Media House in Torshavn, where he will be joined by several Faroese ministers and the Prime Minister, Kaj Leo Johannesen.

12 June 09

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy to Undertake and Evaluation of Arts Council England's Grants for the Arts

We are looking forward to developing an assessment of the role and impact of Grants for the Arts, one of the major sources of arts investment in England. We will be exploring the impact of the programme to date and scoping the strategic opportunity landscape for the programme to play a more innovative and enabling role across a set of wider strategic agendas.