Areas of work
Ideas and opinion about the UK’s creative industries from our researchers, our policy unit, and from people working in the creative industries.
The PEC's blog provides a platform for independent, evidence-based views. All blogs are published to further debate, and may be polemical.
Our new Discussion Paper highlights scale of the policy challenge in reducing regional inequalities
Defining the value of arts and culture to help clarify the policy priorities at stake
Never before has the scale of challenges facing public service media institutions been so great
Exploring how big datasets can shine new light on gender representation in the creative industries.
Contribute to independent evidence which supports the success of the UK's creative industries
A policy breakfast on how universities, communities & cultural institutions can best work together
Global Conference for Media Freedom brought together international contributors in dialogue & debate
Recent work in this area shows challenges and opportunities for the PEC’s research programme.
Industry engagement is crucial to our success as a policy & evidence centre for creative industries.
Economic value of our creative industries is clear, but are they prioritised by political leaders?
The Policy Unit of the PEC is consulting across the creative industries on research priorities.
We're delighted to announce the British Council has convened an International Council for the PEC.
We need to put pressure on HE providers to make the public value of creative vocations explicit.
IFS report on HE subsidies in the loan system shines a light on long-term costs of creative arts.
Economic statistics for the sector speak for themselves, yet headline statistics mask challenges.
The PEC looks at two ways location impacts the creative industries: creative clusters & innovation.
Creative industries are a UK success story, growing at double the rate of the rest of the economy.
Understanding public value creation in the creative industries, arising from public investment.
Are the creative industries becoming a subset of data intensive industries?
International competitiveness of UK’s creative industries will become more important in the future.
The design industry is arguably under-performing, with huge opportunity to apply design to services