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26th May 2022

Middle East Education Thought Leadership Workshop

Tom Fleming will address this Gulf Conferences event at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London. He will discuss the growing need for creative and arts education as a way of building a workforce capable of thriving in the 'fourth industrial revolution'. This is with a focus on the Middle East, where the higher education arts and creative offer is still emergent and where creative employment is still not widely validated. The event comes too soon for Tom to reflect on our work for the Government of UAE of future creative education and skills provision. However, some headline themes will be shared.

26th May 2022

Launch of Culture Drives Impact, National Centre for Writing, Norwich, UK

Tom Fleming is set to speak at the launch of Culture Drives Impact, the Norfolk and Suffolk Culture Board Manifesto. This sets out the shared ambition of the Norfolk and Suffolk Culture Board for culture to drive impact as we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and as we foster opportunities for long-term renewal. It is based on an 18-month journey led by TFCC which has involved consultation, listening and development to explore the priorities and aspirations of the cultural sector in and across Norfolk and Suffolk.

A strong, dynamic, confident cultural sector can drive impact which delivers sustainable wellbeing to the communities of Norfolk and Suffolk. This is based on four types of strategic impact each of which is a priority theme for this Manifesto. This includes a focus on people and community, health and happiness, dynamism and innovation and environment and planning. Download the report to see the overall mission, themes and priority actions of the Manifesto.

17th May 2022

Goldsmiths’ Centre: Make the Maker Market Ready Evaluation, UK

TFCC is delighted to be working with the Goldsmiths’ Centre in London to evaluate the Make the Maker Market Ready programme. This involves business development support for over 120 creative makers.

Our work will develop understanding of the impact of initiatives to support maker market readiness; to explore makers’ ongoing skills and learning needs; and to enable an overall assessment of the investment value.

Goldsmiths' Centre is the UK’s leading charity for the professional training of goldsmiths. They support jewellers, silversmiths and the wider precious metal industry to improve skills and shape careers.

15th April 2022

A Creative Industries Strategy and Road Map for the Republic of Moldova

TFCC has been commissioned by the Government of Moldova via Chemonics (and supported by USAID and the Swedish Government) to develop the first National Strategy and Road Map of the Moldovan Creative Industries.

This comes at a critical time for Moldova, which is currently hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees from the war in Ukraine and facing cyber-security and military threats from Russia. The Moldovan Government is determined to build on its distinctive cultural heritage and become an international hub for creative enterprise. This is as part of a wider plan to nurture a progressive future built on tolerance, respect and cultural expression.

The Creative Moldova programme provides the overarching vision and mission for this Strategy and Road Map. TFCC will be working with partners across Government, civil society and enterprise to drive progressive culture-led opportunities in the face of external aggression.

5th April 2022

An Evaluation of Creative UK’s Investment Programmes 2017 – 2021

TFCC has been commissioned by Creative England to evaluate its investment programmes over the last 5 years. Through surveying and a programme of interviews, we will evaluate the impact of three dedicated funds:

- The Creative Growth Debt Finance Fund
- The RGF Fund (debt finance)
- The Equity Investment Fund.

Access to finance is a crucial mechanism to enable any business to grow, however creative businesses and entrepreneurs often experience difficulties accessing the finance they need to develop and realise their growth plans. Creative UK works to address the market failure that prevents small creative businesses from getting the early finance they need to scale-up. Our work will measure the impact of this investment.