Events 2020—2021 /

Creativity Now: A New Era for Imaginative and Inclusive City-making, Cidade Lugar Com, Vila Real, Portugal

Tom Fleming provided a keynote address and participated in a Q & A as part of the Cidade Lugar Com series with Fundação da Casa de Mateus and Município de Vila Real. This seminar explored how, with Covid-19 such a game-changer, cities are looking to apply creative practice to enhance resilience, secure inclusive economic development, and drive innovation. It focused on smaller cities such as Vila Real - cities which may yet rise again as talent looks to leave larger urban centres. It set out some emergent ideas for a creative city manifesto for Vila Real and other smaller cities, shaping ideas for a brave and radical value proposition for cities which is fired by their creative talent.

Date: 15th September 2020

Bright 2020 Creative Business Conference

Tom Fleming participated in Bright 2020, a virtual creative business conference organised by the European Creative Business Network. Tom discussed how Europe can respond to the COVID-19 crisis and on how we nurture a Europe which supports new creative practice, champions local culture, while at the same time co-creating a holistic Europe of cultures. This includes a focus on diverse cultural expression, on impact-facing cultural policy, and on how to fight against the politics of nationalism, racisim and fear.

Date: 1st July 2020

The Museum as an Innovator: A Platform, Space and Catalyst for Social and Cultural Development, Webinar with the British Council Greece and CoMuseum

Tom Fleming was special guest in a webinar which explores the role of museums in a post-Covid landscape. The session was be moderated by Sofia Chandaka, CoMuseum Co-Founder and Curator at The Benaki Museum. It was broadcast by British Council Greece. Tom discussed the vital role museums are playing in building a new social contract with communities, as well as operating as hubs for social innovation. He drew on examples from across the world and initiate a discussion on how museums of all sizes can drive innovation.

Date: 30th June 2020

UBS Webinar: Reframing art, culture and the creative economy in a post-Covid era.

TFCC designed and led a webinar staged by UBS to explore how we might rebuild and re-frame the value proposition for arts and culture in a post-Covid Era. Joined by Dr William Lim, Founder and Managing Director of CL3, and facilitated by TFCC Associate Nana Lee, the conversation covered multiple areas where partners in the public and private sector can collaborate toward establishing a 'new deal' for the arts where its economic value does not supersede its social and intrinsic value.

Date: 24th June 2020

Glazychev Readings, Moscow, Russia

Tom Fleming provided a presentation and participated in a Q& A at the 2020 Glazychev Readings. These are named after the distinguished Russian scientist, public figure, and urbanist Vyacheslav Glazychev; and staged by the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences with the participation of the Department of Spatial Development. For 2020, the Glazychev Readings focused on urban research. Tom discussed his career in undertaking urban research through a cultural lens.

Date: 5th June 2020

Intermuseum, Moscow

Four years after providing a keynote at Intermuseum, Moscow, Tom Fleming participated in an online version of Intermuseum. On the invitation of the Pro Arte Foundation and supported by the Vladimir Potanin Foundation, Tom focused on the role of museums in renewing the social contract post-Covid. Drawing on examples from his work internationally, Tom set out a series of challenges for museums as they reframe their approach. He was joined by Natalia Fedyanina of the Norilsk Museum. The conversation was facilitated by Veronica Misiutina of the Skolkovo Institute.

Date: 28th May 2020

Guest Speaker, Cultural Policy MA, City University, London, UK

Tom Fleming was guest speaker for the Culture, Policy and Management MA at City University. He provided an overview of policy trends and perspectives from his work internationally. This included a discussion on the tensions between traditional cultural policy and the cultural or creative economy; on cultural regeneration; and on inclusive and impact-facing approaches.

Date: 23rd March 2020

Keynote at by: Larm Festival, Oslo, Norway

by: Larm is the most essential meeting point for the Nordic music industry. It involves a music festival and conference held annually at different locations in Norway since 1998. Since 2008 the festival has been held in Oslo. The conference is a meeting place for the Norwegian and foreign music industries. A series of lectures, seminars and debates are held during the day. Tom presented initial findings of our research for Arts Council Norway on the potential for a creative economy strategy for the country.

Date: 27th February 2020

Towards a Creative Economy Framework for Egypt, Keynote Address Cairo

Towards a Creative Economy Framework is a two-year project implemented by the British Council on behalf of the EUNIC network during 2018 and 2019. The objective of the project is to raise awareness on the importance of the cultural and creative economy and to emphasise its role in social development, inclusive growth and wellbeing. The project also provides a platform for exchanging information and expertise, for planning among stakeholders in Egypt and informing them about European experiences in the field. The Conference showcased the outcome of the two-year discussions between governmental and non-governmental stakeholders active in various creative industries sectors in Egypt.

Date: 11th January 2020