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Callum Lee, Managing Director

Callum Lee

Callum is an expert in the cultural and creative industries and provides high-level advice to cultural organisations and policymakers.

His projects range from the development of a major new arts foundation in the Middle East to the evaluation of Creative Europe – the world’s largest transnational funding scheme for culture and film.

He has a particular interest in strategic planning, in evaluation, and in the role of culture in economic development.

He is a board member at KIT Theatre. Between 2013 and 2015, he was also the Deputy Director of the European Creative Business Network.

He has spoken at conferences in the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and Singapore. He has been in the Guardian and on Germany’s ZDF TV.

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COVID-19 is a triple blow to culture and the creative industries
Recovery and renewal will depend on how we address the three dimensions of the crisis
COVID-19 is a triple blow to culture and the creative industries
‘Plans are useless, planning is essential’
In the face of radical uncertainty leaders and policy-makers will have to take planning and collaboration to whole a new level
‘Plans are useless, planning is essential’
Relief, Recovery and Renewal: navigating our way to a new kind of future
Nobody knows what will happen next, but we have a good idea of the three necessary steps out of the crisis
Relief, Recovery and Renewal: navigating our way to a new kind of future
Cultural Infrastructure for the 21st Century
How is China influencing the future of Cultural Tourism?
Cultural Infrastructure for the 21st Century
Getting your board onboard
Seven top tips for engaging your board in fundraising, from our Catalyst:Evolve programme evaluation
Getting your board onboard
Your BOP Newsletter - September
Staff retention and Brexit among the biggest challenges facing UK's cultural and visitor attractions
Your BOP Newsletter - September
From pioneering city to world city
Revitalising Chengdu’s cultural heritage
From pioneering city to world city
International working builds stronger heritage sector at home
Our report sheds new light on how building the capacity of the heritage sector can assist working internationally
International working builds stronger heritage sector at home
Sharing Operations and Visitor Experience insight
UK-wide study of visitor experience practice provides new benchmarks for cultural and visitor attractions
Sharing Operations and Visitor Experience insight
Transforming Birmingham’s Symphony Hall
Our work helps unlock large LEP investment in culture
Transforming Birmingham’s Symphony Hall