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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.

27 May 11

Culturepreneurs in the Creative Industries

Rosalyn Benjamin took part in Kingston University's event on Culturepreneurs in the Creative Industries - the first in a series of events in the series Connecting Creativity and Business. The series brings together professional and academic speakers who are influential in their fields to share experiences and insights, and to discuss what makes an effective and successful intermediary.

The discussion debated the definition of a 'Culturepreneur' - if in fact there is one - and endeavoured to better understand Culturepreneurs' unique characteristics, skills and needs. This mix of culture and entrepreneurialism is introducing a whole range of opportunities and increasingly successful ventures in the creative industries.

19 May 11

Tom Fleming keynote speaker at First CREA.RE Inter-Regional Creative Economy Forum 2011

Tom will be speaking at the First CREA.RE Creative Economy Forum to take place in Poznan, Poland on 23rd May. Tom will be discussing "Investments in Culture and Creative Industries: Added value and potential for European Regions and Cities". His 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, aiming to re-cast the creative economy as something that plays a different role in each context - from driving the economy to playing a more subtle role in wider social agendas.

CREA.RE (Creative Regions) is the European network of local and regional authorities for the better involvement of cultural and creative industries in EU regional programmes. Currently, the programme has partners in Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden and Spain.

16 May 11

Tom Fleming interviewed by Mladina: Slovenia's leading political and cultural magazine

A feature length interview with Tom Fleming was published in Slovenia's leading political and cultural magazine, Mladina. Tom was asked to give his perspective on the role of the creative industries in the country's development. The interview discusses challenges and opportunities in a small, transitional country that is well located, has a great mix of cultural assets, yet is struggling to find a voice and distinctive role.

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