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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.
3rd in a series from our International Council: inclusive, sustainable recovery fueled by creativity
2nd in a series from our International Council: challenges & sources of inspiration from Brazil
The need to reform the cultural labour market & support the recovery of the ‘live’ culture crisis
1st in a series from our International Council: impact of COVID-19 on East Africa’s creative sector
A research project commissioned by the PEC tracks impact of major events on the live music industry
The importance of collaboration between artificial intelligence researchers & the creative sector
Counting makers in our economic estimates to support the value craft adds to our economies & lives
An opportunity to steer a generation towards learning skills that are both creative and digital
Equality needs to be considered in new organisational models for the cultural sector during COVID-19
How we consume culture at home is changing. We're following it for 6 weeks to better understand it.
Why govt, funders & industry should come together to support cultural consumption during Covid-19
Helping government and trade groups to understand the impacts of the crisis on the sector
Our new research with Nesta highlights the importance of government support for these organisations
Tracing the story behind the 2018 announcement of the Creative Industries Sector Deal
A lecture series from our researchers at The University of Glasgow
Positive links between the growth of creative industries activity & elsewhere in urban economies
What the newly expanded Shortage Occupation List might mean for a future migration system
The difficulties of public service broadcasters in attracting and retaining young audiences
Exploring questions of accessibility, cost, the environment, data protection, re-creation & emotion
The emerging immersive industry can and must reach today’s audience, at scale
How the Court decides cases, the amount it awards and who commonly brings claims
Regulators need to crack Facebook's vertically-integrated advertising & microtargeting capabilities
It's not too late to reverse the decision for England to opt out of the PISA Creative Thinking study
The lessons drawn from five years of commemorative activity and the implications for cultural policy
Report argues that safeguarding the future of PSB will require substantial changes in its provision
There is rich potential but also some way to go before we truly understand the value proposition
Three key areas which are crucial to understand the contribution of the creative industries to trade
Our Industry Champions identify the policy changes needed to help their organisations & sectors
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.
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.
Economic value of our creative industries is clear, but are they prioritised by political leaders?
We need to put pressure on HE providers to make the public value of creative vocations explicit
Higher education 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