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Meet the people who work with you to plan, design and deliver sustainable cultural projects, demonstrate their impact and identify opportunities for you to evolve and grow.

RE | SHAPING POLICIES FOR CREATIVITY – Addressing culture as a global public good; UNESCO Report

RE | SHAPING POLICIES FOR CREATIVITY – Addressing culture as a global public good

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World Cities Culture Forum – Culture Counts 2021

Culture Counts: New Approaches to Evidence Based Cultural Policymaking
in World Cities

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World Cities Culture Report 2014

World Cities Culture Report 2014

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Evaluation of SubSaharan Africa Arts – 2018-21 Impact report

Evaluation of SubSaharan Africa Arts – 2018-21 Impact report

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Culture and High Streets – Final Report

Culture and High Streets – Final Report

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Culture and Sustainability Green cities Report Prepared for WCCF

The Green World Cities of Tomorrow: Culture and Sustainability – Special Report Prepared for WCCF Global Conversation

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BOP Reports

He leads BOP’s international work on flagship projects across Asia, MENA and Latin America and his approach and insight on developing and implementing cutting-edge cultural initiatives is sought by policymakers, city leaders and creative businesses worldwide. 


His recent clients include the European Commission; the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports; InterAmerican Development Bank; and the Chengdu Municipal Government.


As a dedicated advocate of the role culture can play in enhancing economic development outcomes, Paul established the World Cities Culture Forum to share best practice on promoting culture within urban policy in cities all over the world. Working with the Mayor of London’s team he has grown and managed a network of more than 40 major cities and an important independent soft power city network worldwide.

Paul's passion is channelled into every aspect of BOP life, to share ideas and know-how on all culture projects in the BOP portfolio and in community projects at home and abroad.  He is Chair of The Video College, a training and production facility for young people in West London; on the Board of Alchemy World a charity which promotes creative entrepreneurship on Ethiopia; a Trustee to the Achates Foundation advocating for greater philanthropic investment in culture and the arts; and a Visiting Lecturer at Shanghai Theatre Academy, School of Creative Studies.

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. 

Co-Founder and Director

Paul Owens

Paul Owens - Founder and Director | BOP Consulting

We work around the world to build and support new cultural and creative economies. We have created a set of tools that give leaders and decision-makers an unparalleled understanding of their cultural and creative assets and how to make the most of them. Here is a selection of our projects.

Projects

Leveraging the creative potential of Downtown Kingston

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Leveraging the creative potential of Downtown Kingston through technology

Inter-American Development Bank - IDB

Creative and Cultural Industries and Urban Revitalisation in the post-COVID era

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Creative and Cultural Industries and Urban Revitalisation in the post-COVID era

Inter-American Development Bank - IDB

A Golden Age for Heritage

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A Golden Age for Heritage - our major new research for HLF published

National Lottery Heritage Fund

90 Years of the RSA Student Design Awards

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A History of Bright Ideas: 90 Years of the RSA Student Design Awards

The Royal Society for Arts (RSA)

How can cities make space for culture?

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How can cities make space for culture?

World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF)

The challenges of being a World Design Capital

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The challenges of being a World Design Capital

World Design Capital (WDC)

World Cities Culture Finance Report

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World Cities Culture Finance Report

World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF)

World Cities Culture Report 2018

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World Cities Culture Report 2018

World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF)

Developing a UK China cross-border equity crowdfunding solution

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UK China cross-border equity crowdfunding

ShareIn

Performing arts, film and digital media sectors in Peru

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Activating the creative economy in Peru

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (UK)