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The BOP Newsletter - May

Culture and inclusive growth

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

1. Creative industries and inclusive growth

- Will Metro Mayors bring new leadership to the CCIs? (BOP)
- No Hollywood ending for the visual effects industry (Freakonomics)
- Why we should be taking note of Kuwait’s creative industries (World Bank)
- A new growth strategy for the Midland’s video games sector [Report] (Ukie and Coventry & Warwickshire LEP)

2. Investment and impact of the CCIs

- How do world cities finance culture? [Report] (WCCF)
- The first comprehensive review of the Scottish animation sector (BOP)
- How much are museums worth? (ASEF Culture 360)
- Ireland’s live entertainment sector generates €3.8bn for its economy [Report] (Wide Awake)

3. Reaching new audiences

- Digital music tools reshape music education (The Economist)
- How cultural organisations can thrive on disloyalty (Wolff Olins)
- VR will break museums (Medium)
- Audience development starts with education, argues new EU study (Engage Audiences)

4. Best of The Blog

- The Creative Industries need their own Industrial Strategy

- What is the future of culture in cities?

- Moving towards a more diverse music industry

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