Projects 2018 /

A Cultural Strategy and Delivery Plan for the London Borough of Waltham Forest, UK

Client: The London Borough of Waltham Forest

TFCC developed a Cultural Strategy and Delivery Plan for Waltham Forest, alongside Hatch Regeneris and We Made That. The project was fundamental to making a success of the London Borough of Culture programme, providing strategic direction and ensuring it is linked to a wider vision and approach to culture for the next five years.

https://wfculture19.co.uk/

A Place-based Arts and Cultural Strategy for Exeter, UK

Client: Exeter Cultur

TFCC developed the first place-based Arts and Cultural Strategy for Exeter, commissioned for the newly formed Exeter Culture - a pioneering partnership of organisations from across the arts, cultural, commercial and education sectors of the city.

https://exeterculture.com/

Research Programme and Plan for Creative Lincoln Shire and the Lincoln Centre for Culture and Creativity, UK

Client: Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership

TFCC was commissioned together with We Made That to develop a research and development programme to support the growth of the creative sector of the economy across the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership area, embracing arts, design, media and digital. The project was led by the Centre for Culture and Creativity at Lincoln University, together with local and regional partners including Lincoln City Council, Greater Lincolnshire LEP, Lincolnshire County Council, Arts Council England, Lincolnshire Economic Action Partnership and Investors in Lincoln.

www.greaterlincolnshirelep.co.uk/

www.lincoln.edu/

A Cultural Strategy for the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, UK.

Client: Lancashire Enterprise Partnership

TFCC was commissioned to develop a cultural strategy with the aim to locate cultural, investment and partnership opportunities which support local economic growth, inward investment and marketing, place making and the other priorities of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership strategic economic plan.

www.lancashirelep.co.uk

Technical and strategic advisers to “The Creative Economy of The Philippines: Citywide Mapping and Opportunities for Growth”.

Client: British Council and Creative Economy Council of The Philippines

Building on our 2017 role in supporting the set-up of The Philippines Creative Economy Programme, TFCC was commissioned to support partners in two pilot mapping studies: for the cities of Makati (in Greater Manila) and Baguio. Core roles included advice on the operational definition of creative industries; methodology coaching for partners; and guidance on policy opportunities and potential actions.

To deliver this we worked closely with the country’s new Creative Economy Council and the lead mapping partners for each city.

http://adobomagazine.com/tags/creative-economy-council-philippines

Developing Creative Economies in Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) Countries: A global study.

Client: British Council.

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy was commissioned by The British Council to undertake a detailed research exercise to:

a) better understand the development of the creative economy in the specific Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) countries and what the impact local and national programmes and initiative including the creative economy work of international third parties has been.

b) review and gather evidence of the outcomes of creative economy programmes and activity in up to four countries – including Vietnam and Indonesia.

c) provide innovative methods and approaches for analysing the impact of the British Council’s work and others in the creative economy sector.

This study formed part of the British Council’s Results and Evidence Framework.

https://creativeconomy.britishcouncil.org/

Evaluation of Art Connects Us, Sub-Saharan Africa

Client: British Council

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy was appointed by the British Council to evaluate the Art Connects Us Sub-Saharan Africa programme. Art Connects Us aims to increase connections between the UK creative sectors and young creative professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa and expand knowledge of contemporary African art in the UK. This is with a view to more work from Sub-Saharan Africa being seen and experienced by UK audiences and more professional collaborations between the UK and Sub-Saharan African creative sectors.

Working with British Council teams in the UK, East, West and Southern Africa, TFCC developed an evaluation framework and carried out extensive consultation to assess the impacts of Arts Connects Us to inform the development of the programme and future programmes.

https://design.britishcouncil.org/opportunities/art-connects-us-sub-saharan-africa/

Hackney Wick and Fish Island Creative Enterprise Zone: feasibility study, action plan and proposal, London, UK

Client: London Borough of Tower Hamlets, London Borough of Hackney and London Legacy Development Corporation.

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy collaborated with Regeneris and We Made That to develop a detailed plan for Hackney Wick and Fish Island to become one of the Mayor of London’s first designated Creative Enterprise Zones. These will be districts of London for which a set of targeted and tailored planning, investment and support activities will be developed. For example, Creative Enterprise Zones will involve a strategic focus on affordability of workspace, strong local partnership and governance, greater access for local people into cultural, creative & digital industry jobs, and business growth and development programmes focused on particular creative industries sectors.

Over the past two decades the Hackney Wick and Fish Island areas have together emerged as one of the leading creative and cultural areas in London, with hundreds of artists’ studios, creative businesses of all sectors and new cultural and community venues springing up. At the same time, the area is under significant development land pressure and there is a need to support this economy locally, while ensuring that growth here includes local communities. The Creative Enterprise Zone could provide a game-changing opportunity to support the sustainable and inclusive growth of this important creative district.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackney_Wick

London Borough of Lewisham Creative Enterprise Zone: feasibility study, action plan and proposal, UK

Client: London Borough of Lewisham

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy partnered with Regeneris and We Made That to develop a detailed plan for Lewisham to become one of the Mayor of London’s first designated Creative Enterprise Zones. These will be districts of London for which a set of targeted and tailored planning, investment and support activities will be developed.

The Lewisham Creative Enterprise Zone focuses on the districts of New Cross and Deptford – which have undergone a rapid process of culture-led change in recent years. Anchored by Goldsmiths University and cultural institutions such as Laban, Albany and Cockpit, the district is becoming a vital cluster for London’s creative economy. The Creative Enterprise Zone could provide a game-changing opportunity to support the sustainable and inclusive growth of this important creative district.

www.lewisham.gov.uk/news/Pages/Mayor-of-London-awards-us-%C2%A350,000-to-develop-a-creative-enterprise-zone-in-New-Cross-and-Deptford-.aspx

Hatton Garden Creative Enterprise Zone: feasibility study, action plan and proposal, UK

Client: London Borough of Camden

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy partnered with Regeneris and We Made That to develop a detailed plan for Hatton Garden to become one of the Mayor of London’s first designated Creative Enterprise Zones. These will be districts of London for which a set of targeted and tailored planning, investment and support activities will be developed.

The Hatton Garden Creative Enterprise Zone is in an area historically known as London’s jewellery district: a place of jewellery making and a major centre for buying and selling. It is also an area with a growing reputation for design and architecture, with some major firms and festivals such as Clerkenwell Design Week. The Creative Enterprise Zone could provide a game-changing opportunity to support the sustainable and inclusive growth of this important creative district.

www.hatton-garden.london

A Cultural Infrastructure Plan for Thamesmead, London, UK

Client: Peabody Trust

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy, with Regeneris and We Made That, worked to develop a cultural infrastructure plan for the district of Thamesmead in south east London. Thamesmead was an ambitious high density housing project launched 50 years ago to tackle over-crowding in inner London and set out a bright and brave new future for community development and place-making in outer London. However, the district has in recent years struggled to deliver on its original ambition and is undergoing a process of revitalisatoon and re-imagination. This includes a strategic approach to culture.

The focus of this piece of work was on future cultural provision, future audiences and future facilities. TFCC provided evidence-based creative guidance and a robust overview of partnership opportunities between Thamesmead and organisations that are bringing cultural infrastructure projects forward – such as Bow Arts.

www.thamesmeadnow.org.uk

Creative Hubs in Armenia: Assessment Study

Client: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit

This significant project assessed the feasibility of developing creative hubs in the three largest cities of Armenia: Yerevan, Gyumri and Vanadazor. It also made recommendations on future support for the creative industries in four key sectors - Film, Fashion, Software and Games.

www.smeda.am

A Creative Economy Development Programme and Review for Brazil

Client: British Council

This major project involved an assessment of the profile and dynamics of the creative economy of Brazil; an international best practice guide on creative economy support programmes; an evaluation of three creative entrepreneurship projects in Brazil; and an evaluation framework and guide for the ongoing evaluation of these entrepreneurship projects. The work was supported through the British Council-led Newton Professional Development and Engagement Programme. This supports research and innovation partnerships between countries to facilitate economic development and sustainable growth. The TFCC team worked with the entrepreneurship project partners ADESAMPA and Servico Brasileiro de Apoio as Micro e Pequenas Empresas (SEBRAE) on consultations with creative entrepreneurs, development agencies and regional and local governments across five regions of the country: Sao Paulo, Rio de Janero, Alagoas, Pernambuco and Minas Gerais.

www.britishcouncil.org/education/science/newton

A Cultural Strategy for the City of Preston, UK.

Client: The City of Preston

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy was commissioned to undertake a Cultural Strategy for the City of Preston, with the objective to develop an ambitious and quality vision for the city for the next 10 years and a clear strategy that would identify headline themes or priorities and key objectives to enable progress to be effectively monitored and for success to be recognised.

www.preston.gov.uk/

A Refreshed Cultural & Creative Industries Study for Tunbridge Wells, UK

Client: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and Kent County Council

Following on TFCC’s previous study from 2012, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and Kent County Council commissioned TFCC to update the sector baseline and to develop a refreshed cultural and creative industries study for Tunbridge Wells in Kent, UK. The aim of this work was to ensure continued support for the sector to enable business growth, and encourage the benefits that the sector contributes to the cultural and place-making ambitions for Tunbridge Wells.

www.tunbridgewells.gov.uk

Global City Networks: Research Programme for the British Council Global Cities Strategy

Client: British Council

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy was commissioned by the British Council to research and analyse the main UK-wide and global city networks, to identify their unique offer and focus, and to identify where there is potential overlap with relevant strategic priorities, and where there are opportunities for partnership and collaborative working.

www.britishcouncil.org

Evaluation of Connections Through Culture, China and UK

Client: British Council China

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy was appointed by the British Council China to develop a ten-year evaluation of the Connections Through Culture programme - a vital programme for nurturing UK and China cultural relations through a focus on professional development exchange, mutual learning and capacity building.

https://www.britishcouncil.cn/en/programmes/arts/connections-culture

South Downs National Park Authority - Cultural Heritage Mapping, Data and Research Gathering and Analysis, UK

Client: The South Downs National Park Authority

The South Downs National Park Authority appointed TFCC to help them identify and understand cultural and creative industries in relation to the UK's most recently established national park. This work included mapping and surveying artists, designers and crafts people whose work is influenced by the unique landscape and environment of the park, as well as capturing the wider cultural and creative industries which lie just outside its boundaries in places such as Winchester, Eastbourne and Brighton.

www.southdowns.gov.uk/

Thames Estuary Production Corridor Case for Investment, UK

Client: Greater London Authority, Kent County Council, London Borough of Bexley, London Borough of Lewisham

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy, Regeneris, We Made That and Urban Foresight were commissioned to undertake 'The Thames Estuary Production Corridor (TEPC) Vision and Case Making'. The vision for the TEPC is to establish "A world class centre for production: leading global innovation, developing talent and cultivating world changing ideas". This is an internatiinally significant cultural infrastructure project.

http://www.southeastlep.com/images/uploads/resources/TEPC_VISION.pdf

Creative Coast and Brighton Cultural Framework, UK

Client: Brighton and Hove City Council

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy was commissioned to develop a Creative Coast value proposition for the Greater Brighton region. The piece of work aimed to articulate how culture, creative industries and tourism are inter-dependent via networks, value chains and locational factors and included a sharp focus on the gaps and barriers to success that currently exist for SMEs.

www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/leisure-and-libraries/arts-and-culture

2018 Evaluation of Criw Celf for Arts Council Wales, UK

Client: Arts Council of Wales

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy was re-appointed to work with Arts Council of Wales on the 2018 evaluation of Criw Celf. Run in partnership with schools and galleries, Criw Celf provides young people who have demonstrated a particular talent or potential in the visual and applied arts, the opportunity to develop their artistic skills working alongside professional artists in a variety of gallery and site-specific settings.

www.criwcelf.co.uk/

Cultural Partnership Development for Buckinghamshire, UK

Client: Buckinghamshire County Council

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy was commissioned to support Buckinghamshire County Council and partners in developing a new Framework and Strategy for Culture. TFCC’s role was to develop a draft Cultural Framework and Strategy based on a short consultation programme with key stakeholders via interviews and a large-scale workshop

www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/culture-and-leisure/

Five Year Evaluation of the Momentum Music Fund, UK

Client: Performing Rights Society Foundation

This final five-year evaluation provided a detailed overview of the whole Momentum Fund 2013-18. It also reflected on how the UK music industry is changing and the investment and support mechanisms which can support talent to thrive in the future. The Momentum Music Fund is an extensive scheme which provides small grants for early to mid-career musicians operating in the contemporary popular music sector. Over 1.9 million pounds has been invested, supporting over 200 artists and generating over £7 for every £1 invested. It has played a particularly important role in supporting artists from cities and regions outside London, on championing genre diversity and on increasing the reach and confidence of artists.Momentum is run by PRS Foundation using public funds from Arts Council England, support from PPL, and is in association with Spotify.

http://prsfoundation.com/funding-support/funding-music-creators/next-steps/momentum-music-fund/momentum-artists/

A Culture, Creative and Tourism Baseline and New Terms of Reference for the Culture Creative and Tourism Group, West Midlands Combined Authority, UK.

Client: West Midlands Combined Authority

The development of a detailed baseline of the culture, creative and tourism sectors for the West Midlands combined authority to establish the business case for targeted investment. In addition, a new terms of reference for the culture, creative and tourism group which brings together local authorities from across the region. The overall aim was to set out the case for culture and the partnership and investment mechanisms to deliver outcomes for place-making, economic development and wellbeing as a combined authority proposition.

www.wmca.org.uk/

Adviser to Oulu as Candidate City for European Capital of Culture 2026, Finland.

Client: City of Oulu

The city of Oulu is a city of over 200,000 people in the north west of Finland. Once known for wood tar and salmon, Oulu has evolved into a major high-tech centre, particularly in IT and wellness technology. The city is also a major cultural centre, with a growing festival sector and some excellent cultural organisations and infrastructure. The city has played a pioneering role in children's creative education - for which Finland is recognised as a world leader. The city has ambitious plans to develop, grow and innovate across its cultural sector and to play a leadership role in cultural planning at a national and European level. As part of this journey, Oulu is bidding to be European Capital of Culture in 2026. Tom Fleming is expert adviser role to the city's bid, drawing on his experience successfully bidding and delivering programmes for European Capitals of Culture in other parts of Europe.

www.ouka.fi/oulu/tapahtumat/oulu-2026

Cultural and Creative Economy Policy Situation Analysis for Kuwait

Client: National Council for Culture, Art and Letters and British Council

A situation analysis on the design, partnership dynamic and strategic approach to culture and the creative economy in Kuwait. This is the first step in a cultural policy review process where TFCC provided expert advice on the key strengths and opportunities in Kuwait, challenges to overcome and best practice models to draw from.

www.nccal.gov.kw