Projects 2014 /

Creative and Cultural Visioning for the Central to Eveleigh Transport and Urban Regeneration Programme, Sydney, Australia.

Client: Urban Growth New South Wales and Arup.

A role to explore the potential role of the creative industries sector and overall cultural sector for this large-scale regeneration and development project. TFCC participated in a visioning exercise to scope the role of culture in the development plus to identify specific opportunities for the creative industries.

Sing to Live, Live to Sing - Mapping Exercise. Kensington and Chelsea, London, UK.

Client: The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

A Mapping Exercise and Potential Needs Study for the Sing to Live, Live to Sing Programme, exploring the existent singing activities across the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, as well as identifying the role these activities can play in delivering outcomes such as improved health and wellbeing.

Creative Industries 'Under 40 Dialogues' Green Paper for Nigeria.

Client: British Council Nigeria

Providing a strategic overview and leading on the development of a Green Paper for the 'Under 40 Dialogues' project - led by the British Council, Nigeria. With the support of Gen Voices, the British Council led a crowd-sourcing programme from under-40s (the 'Government in waiting') for developing the Nigerian Creative Industries. The content generated through this process was analysed by TFCC and positioned as a Creative Economy Green Paper - from the perspective of younger people.

Creative Scotland: Creative Industries Strategy 2015-17.

Client: Creative Scotland

Consultants and strategic advisors on the development of a Creative Industries Strategy for Creative Scotland - the national development body for the arts, screen sectors and creative economy in Scotland. This included a process of sector consultation and high level discussions to shape a shared strategy for the Creative Industries in Scotland.

An Evaluation Study of the Impact of Dance Interventions on Young Learner's Resilience, London, UK.

Client: Wayne McGregor / Random Dance and Sadler’s Wells

Evaluating a pilot project that explores the impact of dance in formal educational settings. The evaluation was based on Project Oracle's academically rigorous Standards Framework and also intended to generate new evidence data that could be replicated by further studies.

A Feasibility Study for South East Ireland as European Capital of Culture 2020, UK.

Client: Waterford City and County Council

Led by Waterford City and County, TFCC assessed the potential for a successful bid to be European Capital of Culture (ECOC) in 2020. This explored how the three cities and counties of Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny can collaborate to put forward a shared regional bid. It included analysis of the strategic value this could deliver - economically, socially and of course culturally. It also provided an outline thematic structure and project plan for a potential bid process.

ReCreate Kent - advisor and critical friend to creative business support programme - Kent, UK.

Client: Kent County Council

Strategic advice to Kent County Council to shape their creative industries business support programme. This forms a major part of their Interreg Channel project to support the creative industries across the County and to link with activities in Northern France and Belgium.

Creative Industries Investment Plan for SMEs and micro businesses in Lebanon.

Client: European Commission

Leading a European Commission’s delegation in Lebanon on identifying and formulating a plan for private sector development in the Creative Industries. Andrew Erskine was working on-site as the senior consultant on Creative Industries, analysing and advising on infrastructure, priorities for cluster development, key support methods for SMEs and micro-businesses, and the necessary connections between the creative, cultural and Higher education sectors. The work was complemented by a detailed Action Plan that defined how to best develop the creative industries into a flourishing and sustainable sector.

Film Strategy and Programming Framework for the City of Hull, UK.

Client: Hull City Council

Advising on the development of a film strategy and programming framework for the City of Hull, selected as UK City of Culture (UKCoC) 2017 and aims to reach a strong, distinctive and wide-ranging cultural programme for 2017.

Evaluation of Culture Change, UK.

Client: Royal Opera House with Thurrock Borough Council, Julie’s Bicycle, High House Production Park and Creative & Cultural Skills

Acting as independent evaluators and critical friends to the Culture Change Programme - a free business support programme that provides advice and guidance about environmental and financial sustainability for small and medium scale enterprises operating within the creative industries in the East of England.

Arts Business Adviser to the Cardiff Creative Partnership, Cardiff, UK.

Client: Cardiff Creative Partnership

Strategic advice to Cardiff Creative Partnership’s project to develop Chapter Arts Centre into “a vibrant, innovative, multidisciplinary centre for artistic presentation, production and participation”. Cardiff Creative Partnership is a partnership of leading cultural and creative organisations. The project’s vision is to generate new types of practice and thinking, to leverage different types of social capital, and to stimulate innovation and research - reaching institutional aims and objectives of partners and also consolidating the creative economy credentials of Cardiff and Wales.

A Creative Economy Study Tour to the UK for Leading Vietnamese Policy-Makers.

Client: British Council and the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism

Hosted by the British Council, Tom Fleming curated and led a one-week study tour in London and Liverpool for a delegation of leading policy-makers from the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism of Vietnam. The programme - that complemented Tom Fleming’s input in Vietnam’s New National Strategy for the Cultural Industries - included meetings to leading cultural and creative organisations serving as examples for best practice and collaboration-focused activities.

A Visual Arts Strategy for Vietnam.

Client: UNESCO

As UNESCO’s appointed expert for the first Cultural Industries Strategy for Vietnam, Tom Fleming developed a parallel Visual Arts Strategy for this transforming nation. This was an outcome of a two week programme of consultation and policy discussion on the current profile and dynamics of the visual arts sector in Vietnam - including workshops and meetingswith leading artists and organisations in Ho Chi Minh City, Hue and Hanoi.

Dragon Hall - Making a Step Change. Feasibility Study and Business Plan, Norwich, UK.

Client: Dragon Hall, Norwich.

A Feasibility Study and Business Plan for Dragon Hall -a unique, Grade 1 listed medieval trading hall that also works as a heritage museum, a cultural venue and community hub in Norwich.TFCC explored how Dragon Hall can develop a role as a dynamic centre for cultural and associated commercial activities, pursuing new opportunities to generate revenue and to establish long-term sustainability.

A Creative Economy Briefing: Nigeria.

Client: SAE Institute London

Developing a creative economy briefing gazette for the SAE Institute of Creative Media Education, introducing and assessing strategic opportunities for creative and media education provision in Nigeria.

SAE is the world’s largest practical creative media educator with 54 campuses in 26 countries and an expanded course portfolio in creative media technologies with a strong tradition of practical application and industry recognition.

Evaluation of the Momentum - the Music Industry Talent Development Fund, Pilot Phase. April 2013-March 2015.

Client: PRS for Music Foundation

Providing a wide-reaching evaluation and delivering a clear forward plan for the Momentum Fund, a pilot small grants scheme for early to mid-career musicians broadly operating in the contemporary popular music sector of the music industry.

Croatian Creative Economy Study Tour to the UK - Curated and led by Tom Fleming.

Client: British Council Croatia and British Embassy Zagreb

In partnership with the British Council Croatia and British Embassy Zagreb, Tom Fleming led a one-week study tour in London and Margate, Kent, for senior representatives from the Culture and Economy Departments of the Government of Croatia to help the group to explore and discuss different methods, case studies and initiatives of policy-making in the creative and cultural sector.

Feasibility Study and Consultation for Lewisham Incubator Centre, Lewisham.

Client: Lewisham Council

A feasibility study and piece of work defining the strategic guidelines for the development of a temporary business incubator centre in the vacant Town Hall building in Catford, aimed to support start ups and early stage businesses that work across the knowledge-based, creative, and digital sectors.

This project is a supporting initiative for Lewisham Council’s 'Business Growth Strategy 2013-2023' to develop and improve the opportunities for creative and knowledge-based enterprise clusters in town centres and transport hubs.

Evaluation of Transparent Boundaries Programme, Europe.

Client: University of the Creative Arts

‘Transparent Boundaries’ is a trans-national, inter-disciplinary and cross-generational cultural project designed to develop links across cultures and between generations to find ways to increase the visibility of the Elder. It is supported by the EU Culture Programme and is a cooperation between four European partners: the University for the Creative Arts in the UK, the Aalborg University from Denmark, Associazione Marchigiana Attività Teatraliand (AMAT) from Italy and the Hellenic Regional Development Centre from Greece.

Learning Partners to the Associate Bridge Programme of Roundhouse, Camden, UK.

Client: The Roundhouse, Camden, UK

Providing strategic advice, critical reflection and an overall evaluation narrative for the Associate Bridge Programme of Roundhouse. This programme aimed to explore the benefit of a more coordinated and collaborative approach to arts and creative education activities in north London.

Cultural Strategy Executive Paper for East Sussex County Council, UK.

Client: East Sussex County Council

Presenting an Executive Paper that connected three pieces of work commissioned by East Sussex County Council in 2013. These are a Brand Review for Charleston House (written by TFCC), an Economic Impact Study of Glyndebourne, and a Social Capital Study of De La Warr Pavilion.