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We deliver over 100 projects a year. Explore a selection below to see the range of our expertise in action across the sectors and around the globe. 

Building on our contribution to the second edition of the report in 2018, BOP has led as the Data and Research partner on this report to help find out how policies can protect people working in the creative and cultural sectors.

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


We investigated the potential impact of AI on the cultural and creative industries.

Opportunities and Challenges of AI for the Cultural and Creative Industries

European Commission

Our strategy will guide the creation of a new digital service aiming at supporting and developing the creative scene in Downtown Kingston.

Leveraging the creative potential of Downtown Kingston through technology

Inter-American Development Bank - IDB

Our research into the UK's high streets found that 69% of people think culture on their high street makes their area a better place to live.

Culture: The cornerstone of the UK’s high streets

Arts Council England

Our evaluation of the British Council’s Sub-Saharan Africa Arts programme has informed the 2021/2022 strategy of the programme.

Co-creation and collaboration in the time of Covid

British Council

Based on our impact analysis we estimate $750 billion in lost GVA for the CCI as a result of the pandemic so far.

Economic impact of COVID-19 on the Cultural and Creative Industries


BOP’s report for Nanjing City Government demonstrates the importance of cross-cutting policies with a compelling cultural offer at the core

Creating Healthy Night-time Economies in World Cities

Nanjing Creative Center

BOP’s updated Handbook for the Inter-American Development Bank sets out strategies for sustainability and urban resilience

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

Inter-American Development Bank - IDB

How is China influencing the future of Cultural Tourism?

Cultural Infrastructure for the 21st Century

Chengdu Media Group

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

National Lottery Heritage Fund

UK-wide study of visitor experience practice provides new benchmarks for cultural and visitor attractions

Sharing Operations and Visitor Experience insight


Our analysis of the strengths & challenges of music in the Midlands is published

Hitting the right notes in the Midlands

Arts Council England

Building skills and confidence through music

Evaluation of ArtsTrain


Our new research report for the National Trust

Protect urban heritage to prevent growth in inequality

National Trust

New skills research in the Gulf Co-operation Council States

An evidence-base for the growing Gulf festivals sector

British Council

Liverpool Biennial 2018 brings the world to Liverpool and Liverpool to the world

Contemporary art connects the local and global

Liverpool Biennial

Our evaluation of the London Creative Network published

Supporting mid-career artists

London Creative Network

New enquiry finds new opportunities for culture in cities

Cultural investment key to the future of our cities

Arts Council England

Major international report highlights a new direction for culture in world cities

World Cities Culture Report 2018

World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF)

Assisting Chengdu to assesses its cultural position internationally and where opportunities lay

Building a global cultural city

Chengdu Media Group

Evaluating the Goethe-Institut's Collecting Europe programme

Exploring visual art and European identity


Our detailed options appraisal analysis is being used to lever additional capital funding

Upgrading The Albany art centre into a mixed used development

The Albany

Our work helped unlock €80 million in government funding for The Abbey Theatre's redevelopment

Unlocking public funds and support

Abbey Theatre

Understanding the impact of creative practitioner development programmes

Evaluation of London Creative Network

London Creative Network

Our research for UNESCO's major report on Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

Reshaping cultural policies


Our research into the sector’s economic and cultural impact

Ireland’s live entertainment sector

Wide Awake Communications

Assessing the impact of the world’s largest transnational fund for culture

Evaluation of Creative Europe, European Commission

European Commission

Organisational strategy and development support for major new cultural foundation in the Gulf Region

Strategy & concept development for major new art foundation

Assessing local and regional economic impact

The value of a residency by Secret Cinema

Secret Cinema

Our new research for the Design Economy 2018 report

The State of Design in the UK

Design Council

Our new research for Film London

The economic value of location filming

Findings from our work at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Creativity in health settings


BOP updates 2015 analysis

The relocation of BBC Wales and its economic impact


Our Liverpool Music Strategy published

A City of Music

Liverpool City Council

How U.K. Cities and Regions can nurture their Creative Industries

A New Toolkit for Creative Cities Across the U.K.

Knowledge Transfer Network

New handbook published for city leaders

How can cities make space for culture?

World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF)

Our new report with Nesta published

Opportunities for China-UK Cooperation through Equity Crowdfunding


How cultural organisations could respond

World Cities Culture Finance Report

World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF)

Our evaluation of a cross continental arts and culture portal

Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF)

Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF)

Our ‘blueprint for growth’ strategy has just been published

What's next for a video games cluster?


Developing a ‘blueprint for growth’ for the sector

Review of the Video Games sector in the West Midlands


Our review of the Scottish Animation Sector, commissioned by Creative Scotland, has just been published

Review of the Scottish Animation Sector

Creative Scotland

Understanding Liverpool Biennial’s economic, social and cultural impact.

Evaluation of Liverpool Biennial 2016

Liverpool Biennial

Exploring how creativity and culture contribute to sustainable global development

British Council ‘Golden Thread’ Evaluation

British Council

What we've learnt from the Catalyst Program in its 3 years. BOP evaluated Arts Council England’s strand of investment.

What we've learnt from the Catalyst Programme in its 3 years

A Catalyst for Change?

Arts Council England

Our research into the English Theatre landscape is published

15 years of change for English Theatre

Arts Council England

Our research into the museum workforce is launched

Conscientiousness, optimism, and curiosity

Museums Galleries Scotland

Quality of events and record numbers drive the world’s Festival City

Edinburgh Festivals 2015 Impact Study

Festivals Edinburgh

Limerick 2020

What makes a European Capital of Culture?

Limerick Arts Office

Personal and place-based

The True Value of Music

UK Music

Our research revealed opportunities for collaboration between UK and China’s Museum and Theatre sectors

UK China collaboration moves up the agenda after Brexit

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)

Research into how different types of cultural projects affect visitor behaviour

Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station

Simplifying and automating how China licenses copyright material│​中国版权授权许可的简化和自动化

China Digital Copyright Exchange│中国数字版权交易

Arts and Humanities Research Council

Our research paved the way for a future UK China cross-border equity crowdfunding solution

UK China cross-border equity crowdfunding


Our evaluation of Year 2 of the Catalyst programme is published

Raising £49 million in new funds for the arts

Arts Council England

Supporting sustainable approaches to museum and performing arts infrastructure

Sustainable cultural infrastructure development in China

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)

Our latest research for the Reading Agency shows we should read year-round

Reading is for life, not just for August

The Reading Agency

Our work helped unlock £1 million in government funding for London Symphony Orchestra.

Planning for a New Concert Hall

The City of London

The story of £1.6bn in investment into the fabric of the UK's heritage.

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

National Lottery Heritage Fund

BOP's Sabina Strachan on ‘Thundering Hooves 2.0’, the BOP-FEI strategy for Edinburgh’s Festivals Forum.

Edinburgh’s 10-year strategy to sustain and strengthen its world leading festival city status

Festivals Edinburgh


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