Consultancy news /

01 December 08

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy connects with INOVA +

We are pleased to build upon our relationship with INOVA +. Since undertaking a Creative Industries Strategy for Oporto and northern Portugal, we have been developing our relationships with creative economy and innovation companies in that region. INOVA + is a leading company in the promotion and management of international innovation projects. It is connected to the largest private network of innovation services in Europe, with associates in Rome (Innova Spa - Italy), Luxembourg (Innova Europe Sarl - Luxembourg), Prague (Inova Pro, S.r.o. - Czech Republic), Boston (Innova Consulting Group - Massachusetts, USA) and Warsaw (TechIn Sp. Zoo - Poland).

Through collaboration with INOVA +, both companies will be able to better explore the relationship between creativity and innovation and develop a sharper focus on key developments across Europe.

24 November 08

Big Bang Lab Goes Live

Tom Fleming is announced as an associate consultant to Big Bang Lab on their newly launched website:

Big Bang Lab is a leading cultural-social enterprise that creates and delivers dynamic learning programmes and high quality productions. It combines original music with archive and silent films, both contemporary and historical.

Through live performances, plus the re-use of digital media and other forms of distribution, Big Bang Lab communicates and connects people worldwide across language barriers and cultural traditions. It is one of the only creative agencies that combines digital and archive media with new music in original formats from learning to production. From concept to delivery, it engages participants and audiences alike with cultural heritage, social, environmental and contemporary issues.

21 November 08

Tom Fleming speaking at Creative Cities Prague 2008

Tom Fleming will be speaking in Prague next month at the Creative Cities 2008 conference, aimed to share experience, knowledge and ultimately build a better understanding of the impact of creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation on cities. Tom will examine models of creative cluster development and the role of cultural infrastructure in driving innovation and growth in the creative cities' economy.

Creative Cities Prague 2008 is part of the British Council project Creative Cities that aims to foster a greater understanding about the contribution creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation can make to improving quality of life in cities through a regional network of creative urban influencers who are making the case for innovation and who are actively contributing to greater economic, social and cultural prosperity in cities around Europe.

17 November 08

Tom Fleming in Warsaw - prospective European Capital of Culture 2016

Tom Fleming will be participating in a staged debate taking place in Warsaw in late November 2008, concerning the Polish city's European Capital of Culture 2016 candidacy. Warsaw is one of eight Polish candidate cities for the 2016 European Capital of Culture status, and will potentially be sharing the title with a Spanish city.

Warsaw, as a major capital city, often acts as a meeting point for cultures and artists of Western and Eastern Europe. Its rich national heritage and tradition paired with a rapidly developing cultural infrastructure, have lead to a range of large and small scale cultural events including internationally recognised festivals, concerts and artistic events.

The debate will explore the city's unique set of attributes and identify opportunities and challenges for the city's cultural sector and creative economy.

14 November 08

Cornerhouse: Rising to the Challenge

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has been commissioned by Cornerhouse in Manchester to scope its strategic role as a hub and broker for the creative and knowledge economy of the city and region. With multiple new operational and technological shifts such as digitalisation, the rise of open source culture, and the convergence of art-forms, sectors and platforms; and if Cornerhouse is to continue to operate at the vanguard of creativity and innovation in Manchester; then it is essential to explore new approaches to governance, programming and audience development.