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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. 

The report outlines the findings from a major study into the international activity of the Arts Council England-supported cultural ecosystem.

International Activity Report

Arts Council England

Great Place was a strategic programme that aimed to achieve systemic change, the enduring impact of the program extending beyond its conclusion in mid-2021.

Great Place Programme Evaluation

Arts Council England

BOP Consulting was appointed to outline a pilot for a Creative Worker Income Guarantee for Brighton & Hove, working on behalf of the University of Sussex and the ABCD Cultural Recovery Programme. 

Cultural, Creative and Collective Recovery: Exploring a Creative Worker Income Guarantee

University of Sussex

Working alongside CRAIC, a new research and collaboration centre at Loughborough University, we conducted an extensive survey of virtual production assets throughout the United Kingdom to map the country’s growing ecosystem.

Mapping the UK's Virtual Production Ecosystem

Loughborough University

British Land and New Diorama Theatre reveal the substantial social and economic impact of their 12 month-long NDT Broadgate initiative, which saw 20,000sq ft of creative space provided to over 8,800 independent and freelance artists free of charge over 2021-2022.

NDT Broadgate, Supporting Artists in a Post Pandemic London

British Land

The World Cities Culture Report (WCCR) 2022 builds on the ground-breaking 2018 and 2015 Reports. It gives insights on the major challenges world cities facing.

World Cities Culture Report 2022

World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF)

BOP's contribution to the 2nd edition of the report UNESCO's Global Creativity Report, examining policies safeguarding the creative and cultural sectors.

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


Unique case guide is co-produced with the participating cities of WCCF, highlighting city examples and a global cities approach to evidenced-based policymaking.

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

World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF)

We investigated the potential impact of AI for European cultural and creative businesses. Explore the transformative opportunities AI brings to industries.

Opportunities and Challenges of AI for the Cultural and Creative Industries

European Commission

The report on how global cities tackle climate change with cultural policies and programmes. Insights from the World Cities Culture Forum's latest report.

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

World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF)

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

Our new report for UNESCO sets out the huge global impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector. We estimate $750 billion lost for the CCI and 10 million job cuts.

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


BOP’s report on creating a healthy night-time economy for the Nanjing City Government demonstrates the importance of cross-cutting policies.

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? China's cultural infrastructure projects are redefining the global tourism landscape.

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 and challenges of music in the Midlands report published for Arts Council England.

Hitting the right notes in the Midlands

Arts Council England

Our research for the National Trust suggests approximately 3,000 Grade II buildings at risk in urban areas and discusses the impact on heritage and communities.

Protect urban heritage to prevent growth in inequality

National Trust

Research in the Gulf Co-operation Council States in collaboration with British Council and BOP Consulting helps identify opportunities for festival development.

An evidence-base for the growing Gulf festivals sector

British Council

Explore the Cultural Cities Enquiry report and discover the transformative potential of cultural investment in UK cities.

Cultural investment key to the future of our cities

Arts Council England

The World Cities Culture Report 2018 explores the evolving role of culture in global cities. The report provides a view of the state of culture in our cities.

World Cities Culture Report 2018

World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF)

Chengdu's vision to be a global cultural city through the Belt and Road Initiative. Explore our report on its international cultural position and opportunities.

Building a global cultural city

Chengdu Media Group

BOP Consulting helped secure €80 million in government funding for The Abbey Theatre's redevelopment, enhancing its role as the National Theatre of Ireland.

Unlocking public funds and support

Abbey Theatre

Our detailed options appraisal analysis is being used to lever additional capital funding for a renowned The Albany arts centre in Deptford.

Upgrading The Albany art centre into a mixed used development

The Albany

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

Strategy & concept development for major new art foundation

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 on the live entertainment industry in Ireland, published in our groundbreaking study, Lets Celebrate.

Ireland’s live entertainment sector

Wide Awake Communications

Our new research for the Design Economy 2018 report from the Design Council, with in-depth analysis of the scope and impact of design in the UK.

The State of Design in the UK

Design Council

Our research commissioned by Film London, reveals the substantial economic impact of location filming days in London, generating 168m and supporting 1,680 jobs.

The economic value of location filming

Findings from our work at Great Ormond Street Hospital reveals how visual arts enhance the patient, visitor, and staff experience.

Creativity in health settings


In 2015, BOP was tasked by BBC Wales with forecasting the economic impact of the relocation of their broadcasting centre to Central Square, Cardiff. As BBC Wales have now taken the keys to this new building, designed by Foster + Partners, they asked us to update our analysis.

The relocation of BBC Wales and its economic impact


Our Liverpool Music Strategy published for The City of Liverpool was awarded UNESCO World City of Music status in 2015.

A City of Music

Liverpool City Council

How U.K. Cities and Regions can nurture their Creative Industries. Creative Industries Toolkit by BOP, in collaboration with the Creative Industries Council.

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

Knowledge Transfer Network

New handbook 'Making Space for Culture' explores how world cities address the challenge of preserving cultural infrastructure while promoting growth.

How can cities make space for culture?

World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF)

Explore recommendations for UK-China equity crowdfunding collaboration in our report published with Nesta. Download the briefing note and market study.

Opportunities for China-UK Cooperation through Equity Crowdfunding


Gain insights from the groundbreaking World Cities Culture Finance Report, the first global study on cultural financing in world cities.

World Cities Culture Finance Report

World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF)

We were commissioned by Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF) to conduct independent evaluation of it's arts and culture portal's impact and guiding future development.

Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF)

Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF)

Our ‘blueprint for growth’ strategy has just been published for the video games sector in the West Midlands.

What's next for a video games cluster?


Developing a ‘blueprint for growth’ for the sector. Research into the West Midlands video gaming sector reveals growth potential.

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

Exploring how creativity and culture contribute to sustainable global development for the British Council's 'Golden Thread' Cultural and Development projects.

British Council ‘Golden Thread’ Evaluation

British Council

What we've learnt from the Catalyst Programme in it's 3-year journey. An insight into successful fundraising practices in the arts sector.

A Catalyst for Change?

Arts Council England

Our research into the English Theatre landscape is published. Gain insights into the funding reductions and technological changes on the theatre sector.

15 years of change for English Theatre

Arts Council England

Our research into the museum workforce is launched, emphasizing the importance of conscientiousness and advocating for a diverse and well-supported sector.

Conscientiousness, optimism, and curiosity

Museums Galleries Scotland

Our report quantifies the quality of life, economic, social, and cultural impact of the Edinburgh Festivals in the Edinburgh Festivals 2015 Impact Study.

Edinburgh Festivals 2015 Impact Study

Festivals Edinburgh

Discover Limerick's journey towards European Capital of Culture status in 2020, exploring culture's transformative role and its impact on the city's future.

What makes a European Capital of Culture?

Limerick Arts Office

Discover the true value of music and its impact on the UK music industry through our comprehensive annual study. Explore the Measuring Music study by UK Music.

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 and how Battersea Power Station Company is transforming this iconic London site

Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station

Simplifying and automating how China licenses copyright material. China Digital Copyright Exchange project.│​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

BOP Consulting research paved the way for a future UK-China cross-border equity crowdfunding solution, ensuring legal and technical feasibility.

UK China cross-border equity crowdfunding


Explore our Year 2 evaluation of the Arts Council England’s £68m Catalyst programme, coinciding with the launch of Catalyst Evolve.

Raising £49 million in new funds for the arts

Arts Council England

Sustainable approach to China’s museum and performing arts boosting international competitiveness through infrastructure development in China’s cultural sector.

Sustainable cultural infrastructure development in China

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)

Our latest research commissioned by The Reading Agency uncovers the broader benefits of year-round reading for pleasure and empowerment.

Reading is for life, not just for August

The Reading Agency

Our work unlocked £1 million in government funding, aiding the London Symphony Orchestra in planning a new concert hall by forecasting economic impact.

Planning for a New Concert Hall

The City of London

The story of Heritage Lottery Fund's £1.6bn investment in the UK's heritage. Revealing transformative impacts on attractions, tourism, jobs, and education.

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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