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The BOP Newsletter - December

Bridges, not walls

Our newsletter features our favourite new articles on culture and the creative economy, as selected by the BOP team.

1. Culture and our cities

- Urban regeneration: can cities stay unique? (WCCF)
- Can night mayors make cities’ dreams comes true? (City Metric)
- UNESCO report says culture makes cities safer and stronger (Blouinartinfo)

2. The impact of culture

- On culture and caring (ACE blogs)
- Creativity proven to boost happiness (Medical Daily)
- Benefits of dance for older people not fully appreciated (People Dancing)

3. Philanthropy & fundraising in the arts

- Should charities commit to crowdfunding? (Cause 4)
- Investing in creativity, and the greater good (NY Times)
- From arts to cause-led fundraising (Culture Hive)

4. Our recent reports

- ERDF investment in culture (European Commission)
- Analysis of Theatre in England (Arts Council England)
- World Cities Culture Summit 2016 Policy Briefing (WCCF)
- Edinburgh Festivals 2015 Impact Study (Edinburgh Festivals)

5. Best of The Blog

- Bridges, not walls

- Culture at the periphery

- It’s great up north

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