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Staff retention, Brexit and other challenges facing UK’s cultural and visitor attractions

We launch our study of operations and visitor experience practices in partnership with the VE:Forum.


1. Creative Enterprise across the globe

What the music industry reveals about economics (The Economist)

Capitalising on creativity: Can Caribbean creative talent spur economic growth? (IDB)

Culture in trade: New study on European and Caribbean exchange [Report] (UNESCO)

Female voices: A gender imbalance continues in reporting on the Creative Industries (Nesta)

Colombia wants to be known for its creative economy even more than its coffee (The Fast Company)


2. New business models for cultural heritage

Revitalising Chengdu’s cultural heritage (BOP)

Accessible museums: using technology to open the doors (Blooloop)

Are attacks on private philanthropy killing American museums? (Bloomberg)

The emerging role of private donors in the preservation of cultural heritage (CNA)

How international working can support the heritage sector at home [Report] (BOP)


3. Cultural impact

The unlikely rise of book fairs in the Gulf (The Economist)

Hitting the right notes in the Midlands: Our impact study [Report] (BOP)

How international art showcasing promotes trade, investment and tourism [Report] (CPD)

Festivals transform cities: this is how they make space for marginal people & cultures (The Conversation)


4. Best of The Blog

How cultural organisations raise money

Music and development of young people

World cities respond to our climate emergency

Your BOP Newsletter - September

Staff retention and Brexit among the biggest challenges facing UK's cultural and visitor attractions

Oct 1, 2019

Green Cities helping climate change through culture and sustainability

Nov 4, 2021

How are major cities around the world responding to climate change through cultural policies and programmes?

The Green World Cities of Tomorrow: Culture and Sustainability

Paul Owens

Culture and the Climate Emergency

Apr 22, 2021

5 Priorities for World Cities in the post-covid recovery period

Culture and the Climate Emergency

Paul Owens

Culture and the Recovery: Levelling Up Culture?

Dec 4, 2020

Culture can play an important role in recovery and renewal across the UK, if the right local decision-making is put in place

Culture and the Recovery: Levelling Up Culture?

Callum Lee

Central London’s celebrated

Sep 23, 2020

This focused, coordinated set of measures can not only rescue the sector, but position it to lead the recovery

Central London’s celebrated cultural offer is in peril

Jonathan Todd

COVID-19: Government support packages for culture and creative industries #3

Aug 21, 2020

Three big questions as applications close for Arts Council England’s Cultural Recovery Fund

COVID-19: Government support packages for culture and creative industries #3

Paul Owens

COVID-19: Government support packages for culture and creative industries #2

Jul 30, 2020

The UK’s £1.57 billion recovery package: priorities for a New Deal

COVID-19: Government support packages for culture and creative industries #2

Paul Owens

COVID-19: Cities, Culture and the 3 ‘P’s: powers, partnerships, place

Jul 20, 2020

Cities are using their unique capabilities to lead recovery and renewal

COVID-19: Cities, Culture and the 3 ‘P’s: powers, partnerships, place

Paul Owens

COVID-19: Government support packages for culture and creative industries #1

Jul 7, 2020

Investing in recovery, planning for transformation

COVID-19: Government support packages for culture and creative industries #1

Paul Owens

COVID-19 is a triple blow to culture and the creative industries

Jun 30, 2020

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

Paul Owens

Take planning and collaboration to whole a new level.

Jun 3, 2020

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’

Paul Owens

Relief, Recovery and Renewal

May 13, 2020

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

Paul Owens

The Golden Thread in the 2020s

Dec 20, 2019

A cause for optimism

Weaving the Golden Thread into the 2020s

Paul Owens

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Paul Owens

Co-Founder and Director

Paul is a leading international advisor and practitioner in cultural policy and creative economy. He is Co-Founder of BOP, and alongside his fellow directors he has pioneered now well-established methods to measure the impact of cultural policy. 

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