Projects 2016 /

National Arts Perception Study for the National Arts Council, Singapore

Client:National Arts Council, Singapore

TFCC undertook a major arts and cultural sector study for the National Arts Council Singapore. TFCC’s work helped to present a detailed picture of how Singapore arts and culture is understood, identified opportunities for audience and market development, and built relationships with key partners who can enhance the positioning and performance of Singapore arts and culture in priority cities and nations.

Creative Economy Situation Analysis, Cairo, Egypt

Client: British Council Egypt

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy undertook an intensive programme of interviews and desk research to establish a situation analysis of the Creative Economy of Cairo. This included partnership meetings with investment companies, NGOs and creative businesses. The results were used to inform the strategic priorities of the British Council as it expands its creative economy work in Africa's biggest city. Tom Fleming also used the opportunity to deliver a keynote speech at the Rise Up Summit, the biggest tech and creative summit in the Middle East and North Africa.

Inclusivity and Ambition: Bristol's Cultural Future, UK

Client: Bristol City Council

TFCC developed a new Cultural Strategy for the city of Bristol, which was built on a highly immersive and interactive process, with TFCC’s team working across the city with main stakeholders from every key sector and across many neighbourhoods; whilst targeting the challenge to identify shared opportunities which could connect different communities and inspire new voices to contribute to Bristol’s cultural future.

A Cultural Strategy for North East Lincolnshire, UK

Client: North East Lincolnshire Council

North East Lincolnshire Council commissioned TFCC to develop an inclusive strategy for the whole of North East Lincolnshire's cultural sector, that explored and provided guidance on how to achieve a major shift in North East Lincolnshire's cultural and leisure offer by establishing consensus between local stakeholders on the overall priorities for action; and providing a framework for collaboration.

Evaluation of the Women Make Music Programme, UK

Client: The Performing Rights Society Foundation, PRSF

The Performing Rights Society Foundation (PRSF) commissioned TFCC to evaluate their ‘Women Make Music Programme’ - a programme that supports the development of outstanding women songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at different stages of their career.

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Strategic Thinking for Arts Council England on Creative Industries Investment Priorities, England

Client: Arts Council England

TFCC was appointed to work with Arts Council England to help shape an effective investment landscape for artist-led creative industries activity. This role involved TFCCs’ contribution into research and analysis of the Grants for the Arts Programme, as well as general support and advisory on ACE’s programmes that are of relevance to their creative industries policy agenda and that are being delivered through strategic and other funds.

A Cultural Vision, Strategy & Framework for Swansea, UK

Client: City and County of Swansea

TFCC developed a Cultural Vision, Strategy and Framework for Swansea. This advised on how Swansea can demonstrably become a creative city by positioning culture and creativity as holistic solutions to long-term sustainability and success, and as vital elements to meet the city’s core strategic goals.

Evaluation of Studio Wayne McGregor Healthier Hackney programme, London, UK

Client: Studio Wayne McGregor

TFCC worked with Studio Wayne McGregor’s Learning and Engagement Team on the evaluation of their Healthier Hackney Programme. TFCC assessed outcomes for the participants and wider community. The project built on our two previous evaluation studies for Studio Wayne McGregor’s Dance Impact Project and Summer School Programme.

Watershed Development Review, Bristol, UK

Client: Watershed

Research to explore the positioning, role and perception of Watershed within the wider strategic and investment landscape for culture and the creative economy in the UK.

Evaluation Exercise for the Merseyside Music Development Fund, UK

Client: Merseyside Music Development Fund

A short evaluation exercise of the Merseyside Music Development Fund: a targeted investment and support programme for contemporary music acts in Merseyside. TFCC delivered a short summary report aimed to support partners in refining their approach to music investment in Merseyside and elsewhere.

Three Year Evaluation of the Luton Investment Programme, UK

Client: Arts Council England

A three-year evaluation of the Luton Investment Programme, aimed to develop a sustainable, high quality cultural offer in the town by engaging audiences from all sections of the ‘super-diverse’ community, contributing to improved life chances for residents, and supporting business growth. TFCC worked closely with the programme’s strategic partners – ACE, Luton Borough Council, Luton Culture and University of Bedfordshire – providing ongoing learning throughout the three year programme which included a new cultural celebration, a public realm arts plan, a professional development programme and the development of a 10-year vision and strategic arts and cultural plan for the town.

Expert Advisory Role to the European Union Programme Culture for Cities and Regions

Client: Eurocities

Culture for Cities and Regions is a major new 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 experts. This includes a role in developing case studies and to advise on and participate in study visits to Nantes, Sofia, Northern Portugal and Vilnius.

Evaluation of the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts Accelerator, England

Client: Arts Council England and Nesta

Evaluating a three-month programme of accelerator support for leading digitally driven arts organisations to help become ‘investment ready’, with the aim of attracting new forms of finance beyond traditional routes.

Interim Evaluation of Momentum Music Fund, UK

Client: PRS for Music Foundation

Interim Evaluation of Rounds 9-12 of the Momentum Music Fund; comparing outcomes to those of the pilot phase (Rounds 1-8) which TFCC completed previously. The Fund was led by the Performing Rights Society Foundation (PRSF) for Arts Council England, with support from Spotify.

The Career Needs of Musicians in the UK. A Review for Help Musicians UK.

Client: Help Musicians UK (HMUK)

Commissioned by Help Musicians UK (HMUK) and working in collaboration with Sound Diplomacy, TFCC developed a strategic report that set out key recommendations and priority actions for the music sector in the UK; more specifically for the different career needs of musicians in the UK. The project involved an extensive research, review and analysis of the actual music industry; and emphasised its research into the sector’s changing technology and business models that affect all levels of the music industry’s value chain.

Rapid Skills Assessment of Creative Industries Skills in Nigeria.

Client: British Council Nigeria

In partnership with the British Council Nigeria, TFCC delivered an overview of the current creative industries skills provision in Nigeria. Focusing on three sample cities (Lagos, Calabar and Abuja), the work explored a set of demand-side and supply-side issues for effective skills development - necessary to match the needs of a country growing both economically and demographically, and which is establishing a dynamic marketplace of micro and SMEs, a large domestic market, a growing diaspora and a strong creative influence internationally.

Caribbean Creative Industries Management Unit: A Business Plan

Client: Caribbean Development Bank

Funded by the Caribbean Development Bank and commissioned by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA), TFCC developed a Business Plan for the proposed new Caribbean Creative Industries Management Unit (CCIMU). The overall purpose of the CCIMU was to address the needs of the regional creative industries, while fostering creativity, developing businesses, creating opportunities and improving trade, and ensuring that the rights and obligations of stakeholders are respected and legally protected. Working closely with Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA), the project involved several study visits, strategic workshops and prioritisation meetings with a wide range of cultural and creative organisations, governmental agencies and creative practitioners across the Caribbean.

Creative Economy Study Tour for Egyptian Delegation, London and Liverpool, UK

Client: British Council Egypt

TFCC curated, coordinated and led a one-week Creative Economy Study Tour to the UK for an Egyptian delegation of officials, educators, entrepreneurs, and business leaders representing organisations such as the Industrial Modernization Centre (IMC), Creative Egypt, the Drosos Foundation , and the British Council Egypt. With a bespoke agenda of visits and meetings with London’s and Liverpool’s leading Creative Industries organisations and practitioners, the study tour played an important role in opening new dialogues on next and best practice, as well as sharing ideas, exploring new policy and investment opportunities and nurturing new partnership opportunities between the Egyptian and UK creative industries.

Lead Advisory Role to Three Sisters 2020, European Capital of Culture candidate, Ireland

Client:Waterford City and County Council

Following the successful shortlisting of the Three Sisters (Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny) as a candidate to be European Capital of Culture 2020, Tom Fleming continued his Lead Advisory Role. This focused on building a strong final bid to reflect and connect the region’s distinctive strengths, mobilise new partnerships and engage as many parties as possible to help position culture into the heart of the wider economic and social development agendas of the region.