We've moved!

15 September 2014

BOP’s Edinburgh team have a new home…

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Three lessons from Europe's cultural cities

08 September 2014

BOP Associate Director Callum Lee on the state of cultural policy in cities across Europe.

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BOP appointed to deliver Thundering Hooves 2.0

11 August 2014

The Festivals Forum, the strategic high-level body that oversees the maintenance of Edinburgh as the world’s leading Festival City, has appointed BOP, in partnership with Festivals and Events International, to review the success of the first ever long term strategy for Edinburgh’s Festivals, known as Thundering Hooves. FEI and BOP Consulting will work with the festivals and their stakeholders on planning a course for the next ten years, which will continue to ensure Edinburgh’s place as the world’s leading Festival City.

The new study, Thundering Hooves 2, will assess the achievements of the festivals, Festival Edinburgh and the Festival Forum in delivering the action plan of Thundering Hooves 2006, the long-term development strategy for the Festival City. The work will include a rigorous and extensive analysis of the challenges, opportunities and context within which Edinburgh’s Festivals operate, individually and collectively. Working with the Festivals Forum, through Festivals Edinburgh, FEI and BOP will develop a new strategy and action plan for future development and success.

You can find out more in this piece on the Herald Scotland website and here from The Scotsman.

Productivity in the UK Creative Industries: an uncertain ‘je ne sais quoi’...

03 July 2014

A guest blog from BOP Associate Director Iain Bennett on the limits to what we really know about the creative economy.

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Equity Crowdfunding in China

25 June 2014

BOP China Associate Director Conor Roche updates with the latest on equity crowdfunding.

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Culture, Cities and Migration Flows

24 June 2014

BOP Associate Ulrike Chouguley on what we know about the cultural and social connections between world cities.

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Great opportunity for arts organisations seeking to re-locate

19 June 2014

BOP is managing an appointment process to find an arts or creative organisation to take on a fantastic new space within the Nine Elms redevelopment area.

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Creative Industries 'Spillovers': do we understand them?

13 June 2014

BOP Associate Director Callum Lee reports on the discussion at this week’s Forum d’Avignon Ruhr

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Sport and arts: poetry in motion

09 June 2014

SportsDog, BOP’s in-house canine sports fan, is also a lover of the arts. He likes nothing more than when the two collide. Having immersed his paws in the Cultural Olympiad, he is a big advocate for how cultural activities can drive participation in and support for major sporting events. Here he reports on a few of the latest sports-arts mash-ups…

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Data 3.0: the holy grail for the arts

04 June 2014

BOP Researcher Dr. Amy Nettley reports on last week’s lecture at King’s College London, Everything you ever wanted to know about BIG DATA but never dared to ask.

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