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Opening Out
Future priorities for the creative and culture industries, from BOP's Managing Director Paul Owens.
Opening Out
Birmingham’s Creative Ecology
Debating the 3Cs with the Creative Industries Federation, from BOP's Jonathan Todd
Birmingham’s Creative Ecology
Europe’s Creative Hubs
Europe’s Creative Hubs hold huge potential. But delivering effective support to them will be hard.
Europe’s Creative Hubs
On the Economic Necessity for Leisure
Tom Campbell on "the country’s most over-worked, exploited and time-poor professionals... those working in design and media."
On the Economic Necessity for Leisure
A Golden Age for Heritage - our major new research for HLF published
The story of £1.6bn in investment into the fabric of the UK's heritage.
A Golden Age for Heritage - our major new research for HLF published
In defense of a creative industries ecology…
A response from Martin Smith to Iain Bennett on why there is no such thing as a creative industries ‘ecosystem’.
In defense of a creative industries ecology…
Glasgow 2014: the success of the Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme
BOP Director Richard Naylor reflects on what culture brings to mega events.
Glasgow 2014: the success of the Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme
In the weightless economy, why do firms still cluster?
BOP's Dr Caterina Branzanti on the ongoing relevance of spatial proximity for tech and creative firms
In the weightless economy, why do firms still cluster?
Equity Crowdfunding in China
BOP China Associate Director Conor Roche with the latest on equity crowdfunding.
Equity Crowdfunding in China
Productivity in the UK Creative Industries: an uncertain ‘je ne sais quoi’...
A guest blog from BOP Associate Director Iain Bennett on the limits to what we really know about the creative economy.
Productivity in the UK Creative Industries: an uncertain ‘je ne sais quoi’...
Three lessons from Europe’s cultural cities
BOP Associate Director Callum Lee on the state of cultural policy in cities across Europe.
Three lessons from Europe’s cultural cities
Hurdles on the path to valuing creativity and culture
Our Chief Economist on the challenges of estimating the economic contribution of the creative and cultural sectors
Hurdles on the path to valuing creativity and culture

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We provide original research and robust evaluations that help you improve what you do, plan new programmes, test policies and make the case for your work. Learn more
We work as trusted advisors, helping you to develop effective strategies and business plans, based on rigorous analysis and modelling. Learn more
We help you to develop exciting concepts for new and enhanced cultural buildings, and to test their feasibility. Learn more
We organise and coordinate The World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF), a network of 27 cities across six continents. Learn more

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