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Your BOP Newsletter - June

Urban planning for culture

‚ÄčOur newsletter features our favourite new articles on culture and the creative economy, as selected by the BOP team. You can subscribe here.

Connecting urban planning to culture and citizens

London’s new Cultural Infrastructure Plan has been published, including our mapping of London’s theatre sector. The plan’s details and rigour represents a shift in how cities plan for culture.

1. Global update: cultural policy

Do cultural plans lack teeth? (CityLab)

Culture brings a new civic spirit to world cities [Report] (WCCF)

A lurch between aggression and apathy: Arts and Culture under the Coalition (The Conversation)

2. Embracing our cultural heritage

The moral maze of museum management (The Economist)

Protect urban heritage to prevent inequality [Report] (BOP)

What makes museums great in the Netflix era? (Art Agency)

3. Industry insights: USA

Global art can kick-start local economies (The Art Newspaper)

The growing importance of the arts to rural America (Governing)

The arts contribute more to the US economy than agriculture (artnet)

4. Other recent highlights

The boom in pop-up galleries is only just getting started (Artsy)

Brexit more significant than skilled labour for the screen sector (Screen Skills)

As festivals boom in the Gulf, can skills shortages be addressed? [Report] (BOP)

Soft Power and subtlety take centre stage for this year’s Chinese Pavilion (artnet)

5. Best of The Blog

City Compacts for culture

Liverpool Biennial connects the local with the global

Creativity and regional development

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