Projects 2017 /
Creative Economy Blueprint for Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley, Malaysia
Client: My Performing Arts Agency (MYPAA) and Government of Malaysia
This landmark study of the creative economy of the largest city and conurbation in Malaysia involved detailed mapping to establish a creative industries baseline; extensive sector consultation to explore the opportunities and barriers to growth; and an advocacy programme to build policy commitment. Led by Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy, this was developed in partnership with My Performing Arts Agency with the support of Frost & Sullivan. It builds on the initial situation analysis undertaken by Tom Fleming in late 2015, supported by Think City and the British Council.
Expert Coach to the European Union Programme Culture for Cities and Regions
Culture for Cities and Regions is a major collaborative research and development programme to explore the role of culture in city and regional development across Europe. Led by Eurocities and funded by the Creative Europe programme, the programme involves the development of best practice case studies, knowledge exchange and professional development in culture-led cities and regions. Tom Fleming is one of four specially commissioned expert coaches. In 2017 this involved a coaching role in cultural policy and the creative industries for the cities of Angers (France), Loule (Portugal) and Oulu (Finland).
Assessment of Arts and Creative Industries Potential in Ghana, Senegal and Sierra Leone
Client: British Council
Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy was commissioned by The British Council to explore the potential of the arts and creative industries in three West African countries: Ghana, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Consisting of desk-based research, a survey and an interview and workshop programme in each country, the project explored the profile and dynamics of the arts and creative industries, pointing to strategic opportunities for the British Council as it expands its operations across West Africa.
Mapping of Key UK Creative Industries Businesses & Organisations for the Canadian High Commission
Client: Canadian High Commission
Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy developed a directory of key UK creative industries businesses and organisations for the High Commission of Canada. This provided a knowledge resource for the Trade Commissioners to identify UK creative contacts for Canadian businesses looking to pursue trade and collaboration opportunities in the UK.
Creative Industries Expert Mission to Armenia
Cient: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GIZ
TFCC Senior Consultant Andrew Erskine, alongside Sound Diplomacy and local experts from Deem Communications, led a week-long series of workshops and interviews targeted at four key creative sectors in Yerevan: Design, Film, Software and Games, and Advertising. The mission was financed by the EU through their programme: ‘Private Sector Development for the Southern Caucus: Support for SME Development in Armenia’.
Internationalisation and Export Study of the Estonian Creative Industries
Client:Government of Estonia
TFCC, working with Civitta, the leading economic and social development consultancy of the Baltic region, was commissioned by the Government of Estonia to analyse the internationalisation and export activities of Estonian creators and creative companies, with the aim to assess the international reputation, breakthrough potential and collaboration possibilities of the Estonian Creative Industries.
Creative Industries Strategy for Glossop, UK
Client: High Peak Borough Council
High Peak Borough Council appointed TFCC to produce a Creative Industries Strategy for Glossop, with the objective to understand and provide strategic guidelines on how the cultural and creative capital of Glossop can be better harnessed to benefit the social and economic life of the former mill town in Derbyshire.
Evaluation of Hull 2017 UK City of Culture
Client: Hull City Council
TFCC is part of the team selected to undertake the evaluation of Hull 2017, the UK's 2nd Capital of Culture. Hull is a city undergoing culture-led transformation, with 2017 providing the opportunity to showcase the city's distinctive cultural offer, develop talent and grow audiences. TFCC is working with the evaluation lead - Regeneris - to measure a set of qualitative and quantitative outcomes which have been defined by the University of Hull and the Hull 2017 Culture Company. The final evaluation report will play an important role in understanding the role and value of cultural investment in city-making.