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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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Latest Insights

BOP Reports

Richard has over 25 years of applied research and consultancy expertise in the private sector and academia, and an extensive understanding of public policy. He supervises all BOP’s major research projects bringing rigour, depth and theoretical insight to create robust practical solutions for clients.


He has grown BOP’s research and evaluation work, to offer renowned specialist expertise in social and economic impact; project and programme evaluation; creative industries mapping and cultural statistics; business support and skills development; urban and regional development, intellectual property, innovation and organisational change.


Richard is engaged by projects that span multiple topics and continents. Recent initiatives he has led on include an evaluation of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Public Art Programme across five US cities; the research and data partner for UNESCO’s regular reviews of countries’ progress towards the 2005 Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (published as Re|Shaping Cultural Policies); the evaluation of the UK Research and Innovation / AHRC £80m Creative Industries Clusters Programme; an evaluation and strategic review of the German Federal Foreign Office’s Cultural Protection programme (‘Kulturehalt’); and the Creative and Cultural Industries in Urban Revitalization: A Practice Based Handbook, for the Inter-American Development Bank. Richard has also been the Research Director of the World Cities Culture Forum since its inception in 2012, and now plays the same role for BOP’s forthcoming data and insight service on culture in cities.


Richard shares a breadth of experience gained from working across four continents, in countries as diverse as Perú, Jordan, Taiwan, the US, South Africa, China, Brazil, Cuba and Vietnam.

Richard is a world leading expert in research methodologies for the culture and the creative industries, having been an early innovator in the development of frameworks for measuring the economic and social impacts of cultural activities.

Director, Research

Richard Naylor

Richard Naylor - Director, Research | 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.

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Reshaping Policies for Creativity Report

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UNESCO's Re|Shaping Policies for Creativity Report – Addressing culture as a global public good

UNESCO

AI Cultural and Creative Industries

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Opportunities and Challenges of AI for the Cultural and Creative Industries

European Commission

Conscientiousness, optimism, and curiosity

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Conscientiousness, optimism, and curiosity

Museums Galleries Scotland

Creativity in health settings

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Creativity in health settings

GOSH Arts

International working builds stronger heritage sector at home

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International working builds stronger heritage sector at home

National Lottery Heritage Fund

Protect urban heritage

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Protect urban heritage to prevent growth in inequality

National Trust

Raising £49 million in new funds for the arts

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Raising £49 million in new funds for the arts

Arts Council England

Review of the Scottish Animation Sector

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Review of the Scottish Animation Sector

Creative Scotland

What's next for a video games cluster?

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What's next for a video games cluster?

ukie

The Abbey Theatre is the National Theatre of Ireland

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Unlocking public funds and support

Abbey Theatre

Shaping Cultural Policies

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Reshaping cultural policies

UNESCO

Developing a ‘blueprint for growth’ for the sector  in the west midlands

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Review of the Video Games sector in the West Midlands

ukie