Centre of Excellence for Policy and Evidence in the Creative Industries

Lead Research Organisation: Nesta
Department Name: Policy and Research

Abstract

The UK's creative industries are a national economic strength. Since the turn of the decade, employment, exports and output growth has easily outstripped that in the rest of the economy. Yet, behind this rapid growth lies structural challenges and business uncertainties. And while there has also been rapid growth in academic research on the creative industries, major gaps remain in the evidence base.

The PEC will seek to address these and bring about a step change in the quality and quantity of evidence used to inform decision-making with respect to the creative industries. We propose to organise the PEC's work activities in five overlapping workstrands, each led by an expert UK research centre, and coordinated through a Management Board, chaired by Nesta. We indicate our current thinking on priorities below, however in the first year of the PEC's operation we will consult extensively with industry and policymakers on research questions and beyond that keep the PEC's research agenda relevant and inclusive through ongoing engagement and a mixture of commissioning research activities.

In workstrand 1 Creative Clusters, led by the Science Policy Research Unit at Sussex University, we want to map and visualise the UK's creative clusters by mining official, open and online data sources, and plugging data gaps using a survey instrument based on that used in the AHRC-funded Brighton Fuse and Creative Fuse North East studies. We will investigate local spillovers between creative and other industries, and conduct foresight activities that will engage industry and policymakers on future opportunities and challenges.

In workstrand 2 Skills, Talent and Diversity, led by The Work Foundation, we will track the evolving employment needs of the creative industries. The supply of talent to the creative industries has failed to keep pace with demand - a challenge exacerbated by a lack of diversity. Further, technological, consumer and global trends are driving a shift in production methods and commercial models, creating the need for 'fused' creative, digital and entrepreneurial skills. The PEC will explore how industry, policymakers and educators should respond.

In workstrand3 Intellectual Property, Business Models, Access to Finance and Content Regulation, led by CREATe at Glasgow University, we want to develop digital and open data tools that consolidate the evidence on the effects of IP rights on creative production and consumption, changes in business models, and the emerging data economy. We will undertake research on the challenges for the production, distribution and international exploitation of UK AV content in the context of evolving technologies, globalisation and Brexit. We will also research barriers to finance in the creative industries and how policies should address these.

In workstrand4 Arts, Culture and Public Service Broadcasting, led by the School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University, we want to focus on the opportunities and risks for value creation in creative industries arising from public investment in cultural institutions and public service broadcasters. A priority will be to analyse the challenges arising from the use of digital technologies in the arts, entertainment and news (including platform expansion, data analytics and personalisation, and experimentation), and what policymakers, regulators and funders can do to support the creation of value.

In workstrand 5 Creative Industries and International Competitiveness, led by Newcastle University Business School, we will deliver a better understanding of the UK's creative industries in the international economy, including how FDI, immigration and trade influences the spatial distribution of the creative industries. We also propose to improve our understanding of the consequences of Brexit for the creative industries and to inform international trade and investment policies to promote their interests going forward.

Planned Impact

The principal beneficiaries of the PEC will be the UK's creative industries, who will benefit both directly from research and insight that addresses industry challenges and indirectly from policies that are grounded in a more robust evidence base.

The PEC comes at a time when the UK's creative industries face critical questions about their economic future. They will benefit from the PEC in a number of ways. First, through a programme of timely research, data and evidence gathering that addresses their most important questions, and that is communicated in ways that industry can relate to. Second, from evidence-based recommendations in all relevant policy areas that the PEC will energetically communicate to policymakers. Third, through our proposed Research Partnership and Research Co-commissioning engagement models, the PEC will help to build research capacity in industry organisations too, an essential part of the AHRC's ambition to "foster an R&D infrastructure for the creative industries" (p2, Creative Industries Clusters Programme Scope).

We believe that the industry letters of support we have included only scratch the surface: organisations who have indicated their strong interest in partnering with the PEC and co-commissioning research in particular, but who are not yet able to quantify their commitments, include Arts Council England, Creative Scotland and the British Council. The Creative Industries Federation, an important member of our consortium, will play a key role in growing the PEC's industrial partnerships, though the local business networks of all of the universities in our consortium, which span the whole of the UK, will play an equally important role.

The PEC's beneficiaries will also include UK (and other) policymakers, who will benefit from the PEC's evidence-based policy ideas and recommendations, as well as having access to the same research and data sets that will be made available to industry. The PEC will also signpost to creative industry policymakers the excellent resources on policy evaluation that are becoming available to policymakers more generally e.g. Nesta's Alliance for Useful Evidence, the Innovation and Growth Lab and the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth (where co-investigator, Dr Nathan, is Deputy Director), and it will publish additional guidance where there is a need for something specific to the creative industries.

Other beneficiaries will include the wider community of academic researchers. The PEC will be built on a dynamic, multidisciplinary, open and inclusive network, connecting researchers with policymakers, practitioners and other researchers committed to knowledge exchange. Therefore, as well as benefiting from commissioning of external research activities, academics will through the PEC have opportunities to form new research collaborations, access data and develop their research skills is new areas. The PEC will prioritise early career researchers in its skills development activities and will also reach out to the Doctoral Training Partnerships that are based in universities in the consortium.

The AHRC's Creative Clusters R&D Partnerships will also benefit from the PEC's work in areas, like cluster development, intellectual property and R&D, and from the PEC's cross-cutting activities, like market and technology foresight, as well as the open data that the PEC will publish. For its part, the PEC will actively look to make use of, and integrate into its wider programme of activities, the research conducted by the R&D Partnerships.

One of the consortium's distinctive strengths is its nationwide reach: this will ensure that creative businesses and policymakers at local, metropolitan, regional and national levels throughout the UK will benefit. We believe strongly that good policy advice depends critically on having local expertise given the diverse forms of policymaking and governance that exist in the UK's nations and regions.

Organisations

People

ORCID iD

Hasan Mujtaba Bakhshi (Principal Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0643-9925
Abigail Gilmore (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0596-6667
Catherine Anne Sleeman (Co-Investigator)
John Arthur Rhys Davies (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7037-6471
Candace Jones (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6472-0723
Heather Jane Carey (Co-Investigator)
Anne Elizabeth Green (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1583-4967
David O'Brien (Co-Investigator)
Pascal Mossay (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5233-3275
Jonathan Sapsed (Co-Investigator)
Giorgio Fazio (Co-Investigator)
Monica Masucci (Co-Investigator)
Josh Siepel (Co-Investigator)
Stuart Allan (Co-Investigator)
Sara Maioli (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9882-2392
Raquel ORTEGA ARGILES (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7783-2230
Neil Lee (Co-Investigator)
Juan Mateos-Garcia (Co-Investigator)
Rebecca Louise Riley (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2931-1788
Lesley Rebecca Giles (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1704-2787
Gillian Doyle (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1817-0684
Eliza Easton (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4921-9794
Philip Schlesinger (Co-Investigator)
Paul Moore (Co-Investigator)
Joel Klinger (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9571-9090
Jenny Kidd (Co-Investigator)
Max A Nathan (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4617-4300
Caitriona Noonan (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0202-7728
Martin Kretschmer (Co-Investigator)
Bruce Tether (Co-Investigator)
Bartolomeo Meletti (Researcher) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7573-8112
Roberto Camerani (Researcher)
Chloe Billing (Researcher)
 
Description Like all organisations in the creative industries ecosystem, the PEC has had to reflect on how the Covid-19 crisis has affected our work. We have aimed to act with agility through quick actions including establishing a popular resources page on our website signposting policymakers to different data collection efforts on Covid-19 impacts on the creative industries and publishing tips for trade bodies on survey design. We very quickly designed and launched a cohort study on digital cultural consumption behaviour during the first lockdown (and tracked the importance of culture in keeping the public engaged during the crisis).

In addition, the broader policy focus of our work has been directed by priorities which have been exposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, including a focus on freelancers and social mobility in the creative industries, where we have published a series of well-received publications, including in partnership with bodies like the Creative Diversity All Party Parliamentary Group.

More recently, our policy interventions have been designed with changing policymaker priorities as a result of the pandemic, as set out in key government documents like HMT's Plan for Growth, BEIS's Innovation Strategy and the Levelling Up White Paper. For example, we have published a series of research reports on R&D in the creative industries, supporting our recommendation that the definition of R&D used by the government for R&D tax relief purposes be amended to recognise R&D in the arts, humanities and social sciences. This recommendation has received the support of leading industry bodies including the Creative Industries Council, Creative Industries Federation and British Film Institute, and are the subject of ongoing discussions with HMT. Our research on AI in the creative industries revealed a disconnect between the UK's international academic research strengths in AI fields relevant to the creative industries and the relative number of UK creative industries firms using AI. On the back of this finding we proposed the creation of a UK centre of excellence in AI for the creative industries which received strong support from the likes of the Creative Industries Councils and AI experts at Edinburgh University and University of the Arts London.

PEC research has helped track in which parts of the arts and culture sector the pandemic has had the most damaging impacts. Cultural organisations have naturally been looking to digital means of reaching audiences. To help organisations rebuild from the crisis, we need to do all we can to understand how and why the public engages with digital culture in all its forms, from film, music, books and video games to digital collections and online theatre. We partnered with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) in initiating a cohort study in the first national lockdown to track the changing behaviour of the same group of individuals as they moved into and out of lockdown in order to gain insights into how the public engages with digital culture. In the study, we learned that the public spent more time on average watching TV than on watching film, listening to music, playing games or reading books. Thanks to follow-on funding from the Intellectual Property Office and UKRI we showed how this gap increased further in the weeks when the first national lockdown ended. We learned that the long-run shift from downloading to streaming film, TV and music received a boost in the lockdown, though downloading recovered some of the gap after lockdown eased. The bounce back in the percentage of adults purchasing physical content like console games, CDs and DVDs after lockdown ended reminded us that despite the digital revolution the retail market remained important to a significant minority of consumers. And we also learned that lockdown introduced many to the experience of watching filmed performances of theatres and concerts online and of viewing digital images of artwork and paintings for the first time. Beyond these descriptive statistics, we were also able to make stronger statements about how behaviours changed as a result of lockdown. For example, we found that individuals in England in our cohort who lived in areas that moved into local lockdown increased their consumption of film and TV whereas individuals who were not in lockdown did not, suggesting that on average individuals increased their film and TV consumption as a result of lockdown.
Exploitation Route The PEC is an experiment in addressing the challenge of producing relevant research and actionable advice to policymakers. To do this, it has employed a networked research centre design, developing new models of partnership, engagement and impact, broadening and deepening connections between the creative industries, policymakers and researchers, and identifying areas where partnerships can inspire new thinking.

In particular, the PEC has with the help of its Policy Unit embedded itself in the policy planning and delivery processes of its stakeholders. This policy embeddedness is unlocking the opportunity to help academics become more policy-literate, and supporting policymakers to become more adept at using research evidence.

In setting its priorities, the PEC uses a number of channels: its Advisory Board, its Director's representation on the Creative Industries Council and PEC participation on its Working Groups, open calls and meetings with industry bodies and policymakers. It also gauges priorities through its 100-strong network of Industry Champions and engages them in depth through Industry Panels on the burning policy issues facing the creative industries.
Our embeddedness also facilitates our 'research translation' activity between the creative industries, policymakers and academic researchers. It is what allows us to fashion detailed and timely evidence-led contributions to policy planning and design, facilitated by forging greater mutual understanding across our three key stakeholder groups.
Sectors Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL https://www.pec.ac.uk/
 
Description The PEC is an ongoing project whose full policy impacts are likely yet to be seen, but the breadth of these impacts are already becoming clear andare being documented by the Policy Unit and shared with our Advisory Board on a quarterly basis. We have illustrated a wide range of our policy impacts in the section on 'Influence on Policy, Practice, Patients and the Public' section. Here we give a supporting narrative account by focusing on two cases: EDI in the creative industries and Levelling up.. Equality, Diversity & Inclusion The PEC has a number of key pieces of research already published which focus on questions of equality, diversity and inclusion. These include 'Getting in and getting on: class participation and job quality in the UK's creative industries', which received wide press coverage and was used as part of the rationale for a new programme of work by Jerwood. It was also highlighted by Lord Vaizey Of Didcot (Con) in House of Lords questions on Covid-19 and social mobility : "My Lords, as highlighted in a recent report by the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre... only 16% of people who work in the creative industries are from working-class social origins. Covid has had a devastating impact on the opportunities of people from that background and from black and minority-ethnic backgrounds. Will my noble friend look at the recommendations of the policy and evidence centre-including, for example, reforming the Kickstart programme-and work with it, as we come out of the pandemic, to increase life chances?". In addition, we recently held an industry panel roundtable in partnership with the Creative Diversity All Party Parliamentary Group, which led to publication of a joint paper. Work Advance, who lead on the PEC's Skills, Talent & Diversity workstrand, have recently secured funding from DCMS for an additional sector deep dive (fashion) as part of their work on Class in the Creative Industries, so our impact narrative in this area will continue to mature in the coming year. The PEC's Skills, Talent and Diversity Workstrand evidence synthesis identified diversity as a key challenge for the Creative Industries. Since then, PEC researchers have progressed a wide-ranging research agenda to advance equality and inclusion across the Creative Sector. This has included the PEC's substantial, multi-year, collaborative Class in the Creative Industries programme. Through this, the PEC has powerfully demonstrated the extent of class inequality within the creative workforce and shaped an ambitious and wide-ranging programme of change to enhance social mobility into Creative roles, including detailed policy recommendations for the Screen Industries and a ten-point Social Mobility Plan for the Creative Economy. This research has led to the prioritisation of socio-economic diversity in the policy discourse; influenced policy changes and programme design, for example Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme (WJCB); and informed the development of the Social Mobility Commission (SMC) Employer Toolkit for the Creative Industries. The PEC's work on this important agenda is ongoing. This includes a new partnership with XRStories and the Screen Industries Growth Network which will advance place-based approaches that promote inclusive growth of creative clusters; and an independent review of job quality and working practices, co-funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Levelling up A constant focus of the PEC is how we can improve the underpinning evidence base for the creative industries. With that impact aim in mind, a number of PEC projects have been aimed at helping policy makers to better understand the geography of the creative industries. Our findings are starting to shed more light on how we can support growth and enterprise across the country, and powerfully connect the cultural and creative industries with the Government's 'Build Back Better' and 'Levelling Up' agendas. For example, in our last submission we highlighted how our 'Creative Radar: Mapping the UK's Creative Industries' had been well received by the DCMS and bodies like Arts Council England. It has become the foundation stone of much of our subsequent research on geography, which is all aimed at enabling a better understanding of the political economy of CI development. That study used survey data and novel website scraping techniques to identify where the UK's creative businesses are located, to what extent they are grouped together in 'microclusters', and the benefits to clustering. As such the PEC's work is contributing vital research insights at the hyperlocal level and informing the design of new place-based policies. We published Radar alongside a number of other pieces in a communications 'spotlight week' which involved concentrated policymaker engagement and communications work. Behind the scenes we have met frequently with policymakers in Westminster and at National and local levels to discuss how they can use the research. Recently, the paper was referenced in the UK Government's flagship 'Levelling Up in the United Kingdom' White Paper - one of the cornerstones of this Government's agenda. It was used as supporting evidence for a focus on the creative industries within the levelling-up agenda, something which we had called for on the strength of our research. Our other recommendations in this area have focussed on the need for investment in the creative industries across the whole country including in microclusters. This is because we have found that innovative, creative organisations can be found in unexpected places, and benefit considerably from being part of a microcluster. In our policy briefing on levelling-up we highlighted the success of the continuation of the Creative Scale Up programme, which we argued had helped to develop and test new approaches to supporting small and micro businesses. The announcement of the expansion of this programme was subsequently announced in the Government's 'Levelling Up in the United Kingdom' paper. In our last Researchfish submission we highlighted another demonstration of the impact of this portfolio of work - that the AHRC agreed to fund follow-up work on the Creative Radar firm survey to recontact the cohort on two further occasions to assess the impact of Covid-19 lockdown on their businesses. The next paper in this series is now published. Publications which build on this strong foundation of impact include a PEC insights briefing which looks at the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on placemaking initiatives and a discussion paper looking at the relationships between cultural organisations and local creative industries in the context of a cultural district. We expect to have significant impact with these papers as well, particularly as we feed in to the upcoming Creative Industries Sector Vision through DCMS as well as our membership of the clusters working group in the Creative Industries Council. We have also fed into the DCMS Committee's Inquiry on cultural placemaking.
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description A submission from PEC researcher Dave O'Brien about the Impact of COVID-19 on DCMS sectors was mentioned in the DCMS Select Committee's paper.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/work/250/impact-of-covid19-on-dcms-sectors/publications/written-evi...
 
Description Ahead of the General Election the PEC published a Policy Briefing on How Evidence Should Guide Manifesto Promises on the Creative Industries. All main parties included elements of this in their manifestos.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://pec.ac.uk/policy-briefings/how-evidence-should-guide-manifesto-promises-on-the-creative-indu...
 
Description An open letter to the Chancellor in support of our proposal that the UK establish a centre for AI and the Creative Industries, signed by creative and tech leaders.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://pec.ac.uk/news/calling-for-a-uk-centre-for-ai-and-the-creative-industries
 
Description Arts Council England: guidance to help different kinds of cultural institution determine their value using the research's methodology: local museums
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/sites/default/files/download-file/ACE%20Local%20Museums%20Guidance%20...
 
Description Arts Council England: guidance to help different kinds of cultural institution determine their value using the research's methodology: regional art galleries
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/sites/default/files/download-file/ACE%20Guidance%20Note%20for%20Galle...
 
Description Arts Council England: guidance to help different kinds of cultural institution determine their value using the research's methodology: regional theatres
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/sites/default/files/download-file/ACE%20Guidance%20Note%20for%20Theat...
 
Description Assistance to Baroness Bull in preparation of House Of Lords question
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://hansard.parliament.uk/Lords/2021-03-25/debates/232EB398-FDE4-4EFC-BF38-85A00AE1B021/PostBrex...
 
Description BEIS evidence
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/25369/pdf/
 
Description Baroness Deborah Bull request for PEC research
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://hansard.parliament.uk/Lords/2021-09-16/debates/6A2E0A26-580B-45C6-9E79-F5396E68153B/Net-Zero...
 
Description Cardiff University, provided evidence for a report from the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications and Digital about the importance of public service broadcasting.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201919/ldselect/ldcomuni/16/16.pdf
 
Description Chi Onwurah - citing PEC statistics in House of Commons debate
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2021-11-01/debates/2E8594EB-0497-4314-A67C-1DA4F6657A74/ArtsCo...
 
Description Citation in Creative Industries Council papers
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Cited in Crafts Council Policy Brief
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/about/research-and-policy/policy-brief/february-2021
 
Description Creation of Culture and Heritage Capital framework
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
 
Description Creative Industries Council Work Plan Update and Future Priorities
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Creative Industries Council introduction letter to Secretary of State of Education
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Creative Industries Foundation 2021 Spending Review Response
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.creativeindustriesfederation.com/index.php/publications
 
Description DCMS Committee enquiry on Promoting Britain Abroad
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description DfE consultation - National Skills Fund
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Eliza Easton - Arts Education All Party Parliamentary Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Eliza Easton - Freelancer Fortnight - Scottish Government
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://web.archive.org/web/20211016231430/https://www.gov.scot/groups/creative-industries-advisory-...
 
Description Guidance document for regional museums included in government guidance for applicants to Towns Fund
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
URL https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5ef3391483c1fe1e25c1e871/t/6167ea941158d95a235a8024/163420021...
 
Description HM Treasury responded positively in the 2021 Budget to the recommendation in our submission and in our supporting research publications that it should consider how the scope of R&D tax relief and R&D definitions can be revised to make them fit for purpose for the creative industries.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact HM Treasury responded positively in the 2021 Budget to the recommendation in our submission and in our supporting research publications that it should consider how the scope of R&D tax relief and R&D definitions can be revised to make them fit for purpose for the creative industries.
 
Description Hasan Bakhshi meeting with Sir Ian Diamond
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Heather Carey - DCMS release - class in creative industries
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/news/employers-welcome-smc-guidance-to-tackle-class-crisis-in-the-crea...
 
Description House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee Economics of music streaming Second Report of Session 2021-22
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/6739/documents/72525/default/
 
Description IPO Innovation and Growth report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/promoting-innovation-and-growth-the-ipo-at-work-2020-21/i...
 
Description Jo Stevens MP in House of Commons Covid 19: Culture and Entertainment sectors debate
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2021-03-02/debates/E5DFD54A-7B00-4806-8EFF-592DD71A346D/Covid-...
 
Description Josh Siepel - Evidence to CIC panel
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Max Nathan - Paper on Multiplier Effects for DCMS
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://pec.ac.uk/discussion-papers/do-creative-industries-generate-multiplier-effects
 
Description Nadine Dorries - citing Social Mobility in the Creative Economy research
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.thebookseller.com/news/support-libraries-and-increase-accessibility-dorries-charges-publ...
 
Description Northern Culture All Party Parliamentary Group The Case for Culture Report
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://northernculture.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/NCAPPG-The-Case-for-Culture-Report.pdf
 
Description Office For Students consultation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description PEC Head of Policy Unit Eliza Easton was invited to present the PEC's research (including on the future of work and on skills) to the Arts Education All Party Parliamentary Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description PEC Researchers present to DCMS specialists on international policy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description PEC endorsed by partners on R&D
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description PEC research - Social Mobility Commission - Social Mobility Toolkit
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://socialmobilityworks.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/SMC-Creative_Industries-Toolkit_Sept2021....
 
Description PEC research on 'Getting in and getting on: class participation and job quality in the UK's creative industries' cited in House of Lords debate
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://hansard.parliament.uk/Lords/2020-12-07/debates/B9AC80BB-F3AC-4A25-AD7B-033BB96585AD/Covid-19...
 
Description PEC research report paper 'Charities Speak' and accompanying blog on impact of Covid-19 on the sector accepted as evidence by CMS select committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description PEC research was cited in CIC papers related to the Spending Review submitted to the Secretaries of State for DCMS and BEIS.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description PEC researcher Dave O'Brien is acting as academic advisor to the Creative Diversity APPG
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description PEC was mentioned in the Creative Industries Council's Creative Industries Transition and Recovery Plan, which sets out proposals for a range of key measures to enable the UK's creative industries to recover quickly from the impact of COVID-19, once restrictions are lifted.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.thecreativeindustries.co.uk/media/556524/cic-recovery-plan-final-sub.pdf
 
Description PEC's Representation to the Autumn Spending Review
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.pec.ac.uk/assets/publications/Creative-Industries-Policy-and-Evidence-Centre-Spending-Re...
 
Description Response to Ofcom Consultation on BBC Children's news and first-run UK originations and the BBC's request to change its Operating Licence
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0036/189396/steemers-carter-messenger.pdf
 
Description Response to consultation on decriminalising of the BBC licence fee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.dropbox.com/s/vasfcoa63fcc3tl/BBCLFconsultation%20-%20CardiffUni.pdf?dl=0
 
Description Submission to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee inquiry into 'The future of public service broadcasting'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/8241/html/
 
Description Submission to the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications and Digital inquiry into the future of journalism
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/2224/html/
 
Description The PEC's Skills Monitor highlighted that the number of employers in the creative industries engaging with apprenticeships increases with employer size. In September, the Government announced a change of direction in policy to aim to address this point by improving uptake in smaller businesses.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact - Lifetime Skills Guarantee to give adults the chance to take free college courses valued by employers - New entitlement to flexible loans to allow courses to be taken in segments, boosting opportunities to retrain and enhancing the nation's technical skills - PM acts to boost productivity and help the country build back better from coronavirus
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/news/major-expansion-of-post-18-education-and-training-to-level-up-and...
 
Description Tom Chivers and Stuart Allan - Evidence to DCMS Channel 4 Review
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Tom Chivers and Stuart Allan - Evidence to House of Lords Channel 4 Inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Towns Fund Best Practice Guide
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Unpublished PEC policy briefing by Josh Siepel referenced in and included as an addendum in an investigation by the Small Business Commissioner into Poor Payment Practice in the Creative Sectors.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.smallbusinesscommissioner.gov.uk/news/poor-payment-practice-in-the-creative-sectors-acti...
 
Description 'Createch' R&D Mapping - funding for PEC researchers at University of Sussex and Nesta
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2021 
End 06/2021
 
Description British Council contribution to work on Future of the Creative Industries project
Amount £24,000 (GBP)
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 12/2020
 
Description COVID-19: Impacts on cultural industries and the implications for policy
Amount £780,350 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/V00994X/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2020 
End 12/2021
 
Description Class in the Creative Industries - DCMS funding
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 03/2021
 
Description Considering the implications of the ONS's SOC 2020 framework for the DCMS's definition of creative occupations
Amount £4,550 (GBP)
Organisation Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2021 
End 09/2021
 
Description Creative England contribution to work done by Cambridge Econometrics
Amount £24,000 (GBP)
Organisation Creative England 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 01/2021
 
Description Creative Radar follow-on funding for Covid19 impacts survey
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Description Enhancing Creative Education
Amount £19,960 (GBP)
Organisation Arts Council England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2021 
End 08/2021
 
Description Extension of the OCI 2020 - Monitoring the impact of COVID-19
Amount £17,100 (GBP)
Organisation Intellectual Property Office (IPO) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2020 
End 07/2020
 
Description Extension of the OCI 2020 - Monitoring the impact of COVID-19 (additional waves)
Amount £17,999 (GBP)
Organisation Intellectual Property Office (IPO) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 01/2021
 
Description Extension of the OCI 2020 - Monitoring the impact of COVID-19 (additional waves)
Amount £30,601 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2020 
End 12/2020
 
Description Independent Review of Job Quality and Working Practice in the Creative Industries
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Funding ID A2607 
Organisation Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2022 
End 03/2022
 
Description ScreenSkills funding - Deep-dive on class imbalances in screen
Amount £19,950 (GBP)
Organisation ScreenSkills 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Title A map of the UK's creative industries 
Description To create a map of the UK's creative industries, researchers scraped data from the websites of 200,000 creative businesses, allowing them to pinpoint where organisations were based. This helped them to identify 'clusters' of creative firms within walking distance of each other. The concept of 'creative clusters' or 'clustering' refers to groups of businesses in a particular industry benefiting from being near to each other, for instance the potteries of Stoke-on-Trent. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Too early to identify 
URL https://www.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=007e1de4a01a46b196ad2ccaed20eb3b&extent=-20.3307,4...
 
Title Comprehensive Participant list for project of Festivals Edinburgh, British Council and Creative Scotland to broker and build creative networks 
Description Created comprehensive Participant database of Momentum 2011-2019 on 10th anniversary of Momentum--project of Festivals Edinburgh, British Council and Creative Scotland to broker and build creative networks 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Momentum's data were inconsistent across various databases--Masterlist did not include participants that were on events list, or received surveys from people not on Masterlist. This took a considerable amount of time to identify every participants and which sources of information were attached to them, given the numerous data records and their inconsistency across them 
 
Title Copyright Evidence Portal 
Description A complete catalogue of all empirical studies relevant to copyright policy, developed by CREAte in partnership with the PEC 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This portal gives access to the world's current knowledge about copyright law and its effects - as a data-minable Wiki catalogue and through visualizations. 
URL https://www.copyrightevidence.org/
 
Description A foresight analysis of the Future of Creative Industries 
Organisation British Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The PEC co-funded the commission of a foresight analysis on the Future of Creative Industries by Philippe Schneider (independent consultant). This is match funded to the tune of £24k by the British Council as research co-commissioner, and will draw on inputs from the PEC's International Council. It will be completed in mid-2020.
Collaborator Contribution This is match funded (£24K0k) by the British Council as research co-commissioner
Impact Foresight Analysis draft due to published mid-2020.
Start Year 2019
 
Description COVID-19: Impacts on the cultural industries and the implications for policy 
Organisation Centre for Cultural Value
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The PEC has recruited a part time policy officer to support the project and PEC researchers are contributing
Collaborator Contribution Led by Centre for Cultural Value Director, Professor Ben Walmsley, a national consortium of researchers and cultural sector partners will analyse existing datasets and conduct targeted new research on the impacts of the pandemic on cultural organisations, practitioners and audiences
Impact Culture in Crisis: impacts of Covid-19 on the UK cultural sector and where we go from here (https://www.culturehive.co.uk/CVIresources/culture-in-crisis-impacts-of-covid-19/ ) The impact of Covid-19 on jobs in the cultural sector - part 2 ( https://www.culturehive.co.uk/CVIresources/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-jobs-in-the-cultural-sector-part-2/ ) The impact of Covid-19 on jobs in the cultural sector - part 3 ( https://www.culturehive.co.uk/CVIresources/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-jobs-in-the-cultural-sector-part-3/ )
Start Year 2020
 
Description Creative Freelancer Business Models and Place-based Growth 
Organisation Coventry University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Awarded project following the PEC's first open call for research proposals. Funded costs of £30,104. The PEC hosted an inception workshop for all funded projects and the project has an assigned PEC lead to ensure co-ordination of research and impact across the consortium.
Collaborator Contribution The project will address an important evidence gap around the contribution of freelancers to the economic and place-based impacts of the creative industries. It will generate new insights into the business models of creative freelancers and their relationship to local labour markets, creative networks, supply chains and innovation ecosystems - as well as identifying the challenges that they face. Designed to produce 'deep dive' qualitative evidence on creative freelancers, this research will increase understanding of the economic relationships, dynamics and business personas of freelancer models in order to directly support locally-based investment and policy responses to creative industry business models. Led by Coventry University in collaboration with Creative United, Waltham Forest Borough Council, Coventry City of Culture Trust and the Warwick Institute of Employment Research.
Impact No outputs as project has just started.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Creative Industries Innovation in Seaside Resorts and Country Towns 
Organisation University of Exeter
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project is funded through the PEC's second open call for research proposals at £29,118 The PEC will hold an inception workshop for award holders and through the PEC Partnership Manager will ensure research and impact co-ordination across the consortium.
Collaborator Contribution Pre-pandemic, policy interventions and funding have emphasised the value of intensive clustering to creative industries, and assumed dispersion and rurality are disadvantages. This research will investigate what opportunities the pandemic has produced so far and might create in the future for dispersed CI SMEs; what prevents them from seizing these opportunities; and how rural and semi-rural regional policy makers, universities, technology infrastructure providers and investors can capitalise on the pandemic reset to stimulate CI innovation in seaside and country towns and villages. The geographic context is Devon and Cornwall.
Impact Still at early stages
Start Year 2022
 
Description Creative industries and the Preston Model 
Organisation University of Central Lancashire
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The project is funded through the PEC's first open call for research proposals at £47,466. The PEC has hosted an inception meeting for the award holders and the project has been assigned a PEC lead contact to ensure research and impact co-ordination across the consortium.
Collaborator Contribution This project will examine to what extent the Preston Model facilitates the growth and development of the creative industries, within Lancashire. It will focus mainly on the effect of procurement by anchor institutions and the findings will provide an evidence base to local policy makers of potential drivers for successful creative clusters, and the degree to which generic initiatives such as the Preston Model, need to be tailored to enhance support given to specific sectors. Lead investigators: Professor Philip Whyman and Dr Adrian Wright in collaboration with Dr Julian Manley, Dr Richard Weston, Dr Alina Petrescu and Dr Philip Kostov. UCLA is contributing £11.2k fo the projects' staff time.
Impact No outputs as the project has just started.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Digital opportunities for the UK independent music industry: towards building sustainable regional music industry clusters 
Organisation Loughborough University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project is funded through the PEC's second open call for research proposals at £19354. The PEC will hold an inception workshop for award holders and through the PEC Partnership Manager will ensure research and impact co-ordination across the consortium.
Collaborator Contribution This research seeks to answer three questions 1) To what extent did the digital platforms now available to music industry companies enable their survival during the pandemic? 2) Is a 'hybrid' future, which combines elements of the physical and digital in business and cultural practice, the most likely outcome and what does this mean for future business models? 3) How are digital technologies facilitating the development of intra-regional, inter-regional and international formal and informal networking, and providing access to new markets and audiences?
Impact Project in early stages
Start Year 2022
 
Description Evolution of the UK's Creative Clusters, 1991-2018 
Organisation Creative England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This is a research co-commission with Creative England to commission Cambridge Econometrics to undertake a study on the evolution of the UK's creative clusters. The PEC co-funded the project from its research commissioning budget and provided expert advice/reviews on the brief and findings.
Collaborator Contribution Creative England co-funded the study and provided expert advice on the brief and the findings.
Impact Draft report received and due for publication May 2020 to link with Creative England's Creative Nations event.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Exploring post-Brexit migration barriers to attracting international workforce among SMEs in the Creative Industries 
Organisation Liverpool John Moores University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project is funded through the PEC's second open call for research proposals at £35,947.30. The PEC will hold an inception workshop for award holders and through the PEC Partnership Manager will ensure research and impact co-ordination across the consortium.
Collaborator Contribution This research seeks to identify barriers to international talent sourcing in the Creative Industries, using thematic analysis. The primary concern is to explore the nature of post-Brexit migration barriers, with an initial focus on SMEs employing at least 5 workers. Existing reports do not seem to distinguish regional or sectoral differences in the obstacles per se, the proposed study anticipates that the extent of the impact of Brexit will differ across regions and sectors.
Impact Early stages
Start Year 2022
 
Description Film Bang 1976-2020 - resilience and sustainability for freelance careers in the screen industries 
Organisation Edinburgh Napier University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project is funded through the PEC's first open call for research proposals at £35, 266. The PEC has held an inception workshop for award holders and assigned a PEC project lead to ensure research and impact co-ordination across the consortium.
Collaborator Contribution This project seeks to identify ways to support progression, resilience and sustainability for freelance careers in the screen industries. The study draws on over four decades of data contained in the Film Bang directory relating to the numbers and composition of production personnel and technicians working in Scotland. The information in the listings will be coded to capture the changing profile of this community of practice and track continuity of employment. This will provide information about career pathways that can inform future policies to support freelance talent development. Led by Edinburgh Napier University (Lead investigator: Alistair Scott) in collaboration with Marianne Mellin from Film Bang. The university is contributing a proportion of the PIs salary plus estates and indirect costs.
Impact No outputs as the project has just started.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Managing transition in the UK fashion sector: design-led micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) as catalysts for net zero goals, resilience, and sustainable prosperity 
Organisation University of the Arts London
Department LCF London College of Fashion
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project is funded through the PEC's second open call for research proposals at £49459.59 The PEC will hold an inception workshop for award holders and through the PEC Partnership Manager will ensure research and impact co-ordination across the consortium.
Collaborator Contribution This proposal acknowledges the pivotal role of the UK's design-led fashion MSMEs in pioneering sustainable practices. Most policy attention is devoted to the mass market segment of the industry, not recognising the value of MSMEs, focusing on end-of-pipeline waste initiatives above creative innovation in product, services and systems. This study will apply findings from recent research into the sustainable practices of fashion MSMEs, with new research mapping the changing geographical configuration of the industry, to provide vital new evidence of best practices across UK regions, assessing the most critical areas in terms of policy.
Impact Early stages
Start Year 2022
 
Description Mapping supply chain developments within fashion micro clusters to capture and evidence emerging value chains. 
Organisation Royal College of Art
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project is funded through the PEC's second open call for research proposals at £37,785 The PEC will hold an inception workshop for award holders and through the PEC Partnership Manager will ensure research and impact co-ordination across the consortium.
Collaborator Contribution As part of the Future Fashion Factory (FFF) AHRC Creative Cluster programme, the RCA has been exploring the re-shoring of UK Fashion Manufacture and has identified a gap in evidence representing the scale and type of specific Fashion Design and Manufacturing activities of micro and SME businesses within microclusters. This project will aim to identify examples of creative supply chain development, and probe the value to fashion designers, businesses and communities supported by these supply chain activities.
Impact Early stages
Start Year 2021
 
Description The UK Live Music Industry in a Post-2019 Era; a Globalised Local Perspective 
Organisation Aston University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The project is funded at £ 45,638 through the PEC's first open call for research proposals. The PEC hosted an inception workshop for all funded projects and a PEC lead contact has been assigned to the project to ensure coordination of research and impact across the consortium.
Collaborator Contribution This project aims to increase understanding of key socio-political factors with the potential to influence the prosperity and sustainability of the creative industries. The focus for the research will be the live music sector in Birmingham and the study will map the ecologies in order to uncover the interdependencies across different local and global stakeholders. The team will also explore both the potential vulnerabilities to global/political shifts for the sector and the ways in which actors within the value chains anticipate and respond to these challenges by developing mitigation or adaptation strategies. Led by Aston University (Lead investigator: Dr Patrycja Rozbicka) in collaboration with Dr Adam Behr from Newcastle University and Craig Hamilton from Birmingham City University. The core network for the project includes Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Music Coalition, Un-Conventional, the Musicians Union, UK Music, Birmingham Music Archives and BOP Consultancy. Aston University is providing in-kind support of 2 RAs (estimated value below).
Impact No outputs as the project has just started.
Start Year 2019
 
Description The impact of cultural institutions on local creative industries: Culture Mile and five UK benchmarks 
Organisation AEA Consulting
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This project is funded through the PEC's first open call for proposals at £49,990. The PEC hosted an inception workshop for award holders and a PEC lead contact has been assigned to the project to ensure research and impact co-ordination across the project.
Collaborator Contribution This project seeks to deepen national understanding of urban clusters in which not-for- profit cultural organisations and creative industries coexist. The study will also examine whether there are ways in which such co-location may act as a framework for mutual growth. Culture Mile in the City of London is the core case study district for an in depth inter organisational networks analysis and the team will also conduct comparative analyses of five other cultural districts across the UK: Better Bankside (London), Salford Quays, Newcastle/Gateshead Quays, Bristol Harbourside and Dundee Waterfront. Led by AEA Consulting (Lead investigator: Natalia Vartapetova) in collaboration with Culture Mile, Geoffrey Crossick and Global Cultural Districts Network.
Impact No outputs as the project has just started.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Transitioning to Sustainable Production across the UK Theatre Sector 
Organisation Arts Council England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This project is part-funded through the PEC's second open call for research proposals at £19,678 The PEC will hold an inception workshop for award holders and through the PEC Partnership Manager will ensure research and impact co-ordination across the consortium.
Collaborator Contribution This research will produce evidence-based knowledge about the infrastructural, training, professional development and resource requirements to support the theatre industry's contribution to the UK's target of achieving a net-zero economy by 2050, by analysing the impact of voluntary industry-wide standards and guidelines on the carbon footprints of individual productions and the compounded impact of Covid and Brexit on sustainable practices and business models in a variety of theatre-making contexts. This will complement PEC's existing portfolio which does not currently seem to include research that addresses the development and impact of environmentally sustainable creative and cultural practices. Addressing the themes of 'Moving towards net zero' and 'Developing new behaviours and solutions', our project meets UKRI's commitment to partnership research that responds to the challenges of climate change and is able to underpin the UK's 'new, green industrial revolution' (https://www.ukri.org/our work/responding-to-climate-change).
Impact Early stages
Start Year 2022
 
Description Transitioning to Sustainable Production across the UK Theatre Sector 
Organisation Royal Holloway, University of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project is part-funded through the PEC's second open call for research proposals at £19,678 The PEC will hold an inception workshop for award holders and through the PEC Partnership Manager will ensure research and impact co-ordination across the consortium.
Collaborator Contribution This research will produce evidence-based knowledge about the infrastructural, training, professional development and resource requirements to support the theatre industry's contribution to the UK's target of achieving a net-zero economy by 2050, by analysing the impact of voluntary industry-wide standards and guidelines on the carbon footprints of individual productions and the compounded impact of Covid and Brexit on sustainable practices and business models in a variety of theatre-making contexts. This will complement PEC's existing portfolio which does not currently seem to include research that addresses the development and impact of environmentally sustainable creative and cultural practices. Addressing the themes of 'Moving towards net zero' and 'Developing new behaviours and solutions', our project meets UKRI's commitment to partnership research that responds to the challenges of climate change and is able to underpin the UK's 'new, green industrial revolution' (https://www.ukri.org/our work/responding-to-climate-change).
Impact Early stages
Start Year 2022
 
Description Working together: co-ops as a creative industry business model 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The project is funded through the PEC's first open call for research proposals at £ 27,621.83. The PEC has hosted an inception workshop for all award holders and the project is assigned a PEC lead contact to ensure research and impact co-ordination across the consortium.
Collaborator Contribution This project will examine co-operatives as an alternative business model to solely commercial firms. The study will also look at how effective public policy has been in promoting co-operatives as a way of working in the creative industries and the variations in adoption across sub-sectors. To do this, the focus will be on Scotland, where the devolved government has an explicit policy to promote co-operative ways of working. The research will also consider whether co-operatives offer a vehicle to counter issues of diversity and examine how well the model is understood amongst creative workers. Additionally the study will explore what skills and training people think they may need to set up co-operatives, and how public policy, higher education and business support can respond to that. Led by University of Glasgow (Lead Investigator Professor Kate Oakley) in collaboration with Cultural Workers Organize with contributions from Innovate UK/KTN who are providing the costs of a workshop.
Impact No outputs as the project has just started.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Series of workshops on research on creative and cultural ecologies as part of the preparation for a special issue of the journal, European Urban and Regional Studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The PEC and King's College London ran a week of workshops on research on creative and cultural ecologies as part of the preparation for a special issue of the journal, European Urban and Regional Studies being edited by Hasan Bakhshi and Dr Roberta Comunian.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Association of Colleges annual conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact presented and took part in a panel on the importance of employer engagement to the Skills for Jobs strategy and how to achieve it - used creative industries as a case study to shape future DfE work schedule/implementation plan and to include CIs as pilots
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description British Computing Society virtual festival of digital skills. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact What do we need from the college of the future? Panel & presentation - used creative industries as a case study of where colleges need to work more closely with industry to enhance quality & relevance of creative technical education
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description British Council Global Skills Spotlight event: What do colleges need to prioritise and focus on to fulfil their purpose and what do they need from Policy Makers and partners including employers to thrive? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Panel & presentation - used creative industries as a case study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description British Screen Forum (BSF) Insight Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation of the findings from the first phase of the Policy Review Series on Class in the Creative Industries. This aimed to build awareness of class imbalances in the Creative Industries and begin to explore underlying causes & current interventions: promoting engagement in phase 2 of the research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Candace Jones - presentation at Edge Conference - Berlin 22 November 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Candace Jones presented at Edge Conference - Berlin 22 November 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Candace Jones - presentation at Organized Creativity conference Berlin on 11 July 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Candace Jones presented at the Organized Creativity conference Berlin on 11 July 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Chatham House Future of work conference: skills of the future 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact chaired skills session
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Consultation with IPO and stakeholders on Research Expert Advisory Group (REAG): Kretschmer & Easton presented the PEC to this group on, 17 Jan 2019, CIPA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Consultation with Intellectual Property Office and industry stakeholders to inform research plans via the IPO Research Expert Advisory Group leading to further events/roundtables.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Creative Industries Federation's Creative Coalition festival: Josh Siepel spoke on panel on creative towns 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Multiple Towns, Maximum Impact

As the creative diaspora continues to migrate from major towns and cities post-Covid, how will this affect our understanding of creative clusters? While the big creative clusters in major metropolitan areas continue to dominate the headlines, new creative clusters are springing up around smaller towns across the UK with shared ideas, characteristics and development goals.

PEC Workstrand Lead Josh Siepel spoke on this panel on creative towns for the Creative Industries Federation's Creative Coalition festival,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://creativecoalitionfestival.com/festival-programme/
 
Description Creative Industries Research Frontiers Seminar Series (Seminar 2) - Understanding the Value of Creative Arts Higher Education 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact PEC researchers from workstrand 2 chaired policy discussion reflecting on the research capturing value through economic and wider social benefits
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Creative work and gender 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This event was for researchers, academics and policy organisations working on the creative and cultural industries. It considered current research on the theme of creative work and gender and engaged both academic and policy makers in current knowledge, reflecting further on policy implications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pec.ac.uk/events/creative-work-and-gender
 
Description Culture 2022: What should we expect 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 9 June, the PEC partnered with the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths, University of London and the Creative Industries Federation in hosting the Culture 2022: What should we expect event, including a keynote by Pier-Luigi Sacco.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description DCMS hearing on the future of public service broadcasting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact PEC researchers were witnesses at the hearing of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee on the future of public service broadcasting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/e999b67c-f171-46dd-9979-ac13a4170463
 
Description Does leadership matter in today's world? Presentation to Business Academy of Management 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presented a paper on the importance of management in driving performance improvements through skills & sat on a panel - had CIs as a case study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Eliza Easton - Panel on using data to level-up - Beyond Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Using Data to Level-up: How Research Can Improve the Government's Place-based Agenda-
You don't need to be an academic to see how important the creative industries are in defining and supporting growth in places across the UK. However, research can be used to stimulate complex and necessary conversations with policymakers and industry about the creative industries' relationship to their environment. This session, hosted by the AHRC-funded Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) will explore what data tells us about creative clusters from the Shetland Islands to Cornwall, and how policymakers and industry can use that evidence to make better choices.

Eliza Easton, Head of Policy Unit, Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre, Nesta

Hyojung Sun, Research Associate, Ulster University

Tarek Virani, Associate Professor of Creative Industries, UWE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://beyondconference.org/b21/schedule/
 
Description Eliza Easton - Roadmap to recovery: creating the conditions for small firms to lead the economic recovery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Eliza, spoke alongside John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury at the Centre for Policy Studies even "Roadmap to recovery: creating the conditions for small firms to lead the economic recovery". He closed his remarks by saying "Many of the things that Eliza said in particular are useful ideas to actually feed into specific sectors". The priorities mentioned by the Head of Policy were on R&D, AI, skills and levelling up.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX5GOc2V6Vs
 
Description Eliza Easton - World Conference on Creative Economy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 7 December, Eliza Easton spoke at the World Conference on Creative Economy at the Dubai Expo
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description First Industry Champions Panel on the Value of Creative Higher and Further Education 16 July 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact First Industry Champions Panel. The findings are summarised in a blog - linke provided below.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://pec.ac.uk/policy-briefings/insights-from-our-industry-champions-the-value-of-creative-higher...
 
Description First Industry Champions networking event 19 September 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact First Industry Champion networking event - 21 champions attended along with a number of representatives from the PEC's Advisory Board, Management Board, consortium and DCMS. Facilitated network of champions and further engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://pec.ac.uk/news/introducing-the-pecs-network-of-industry-champions
 
Description Giorgio Fazio - WIPO panel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 27 July, Giorgio Fazio participated in a panel discussion hosted by WIPO on Creative Economy and IP: Supporting Creative Businesses and MSMEs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Global Agenda for the Cultural and Creative Industries launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 7 December, the Global Agenda for the Cultural and Creative Industries from the PEC's International Council was launched at the World Conference on Creative Economy held at the Dubai Expo in a session sponsored by the British Council.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Government events: FE leadership: managing in uncertain times 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact presented and took part in a panel on what reforms are necessary to the UK skills system to ensure its effectiveness in a modern/future economy - included CIs as a case study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Hasan Bakhshi - AHRC workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 18 June, Hasan Bakhshi participated in an AHRC workshop with CICP Directors where topics included creative R&D and place, business collaboration and interdisciplinarity. Ottoline Leyser joined for part of the day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Hasan Bakhshi - AHRC's Boundless Creativity initiative Roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Hasan Bakhshi participated in the final roundtable for the AHRC's Boundless Creativity initiative to discuss its forthcoming recommendations as to how research and innovation can shape the experience of culture in and beyond the Covid19 pandemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Hasan Bakhshi - CIC Technical Working Group on Data and Measurement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 12 January, Hasan Bakhshi participated in the CIC's Technical WG on Data and Measurement that he co-chairs with Loren King from DCMS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Hasan Bakhshi - Creative Industries Council meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 21 July, Hasan Bakhshi participated in the Creative Industries Council meeting where the main agenda item was the Council's forthcoming Spending Review recommendations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Hasan Bakhshi - HMT's R&D tax relief consultation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 7 April, Hasan Bakhshi participated in the Creative Industries Council's Task and Finish Group on HMT's R&D tax relief consultation, set up by the AHRC in partnership with the PEC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Hasan Bakhshi - Innovation, Commercialisation and the Application of Research in Scotland Roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 1 April, Hasan Bakhshi participated in a roundtable hosted by the Scottish Funding Council and the Royal Society of Edinburgh on Innovation, Commercialisation and the Application of Research in Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Hasan Bakhshi - Itau Cultural and UNESCO 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 6 October, Hasan Bakhshi gave a keynote address on indicators for creative industries policy at an international seminar co-hosted by the Brazilian foundation, Itau Cultural and UNESCO
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Hasan Bakhshi - roundtable for members of ICE consortium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 9 March, Hasan Bakhshi participated in a roundtable for members of the German-led ICE consortium bidding to run a new Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) for the creative industries that will be funded by the Horizon Europe programme (ITT will be published in January 2022).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Hasan Bakhshi, Director of the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre in interview with John Knell 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The AHRC published an interview by Hasan Bakhshi with John Knell where Hasan set out some of the strategic challenges for an evidence centre presented by the Covid19 crisis and how the PEC is addressing these.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://ahrc.ukri.org/research/readwatchlisten/features/hasan-bakhshi-interview-with-john-knell/
 
Description Heather Carey - SMC Creative Industry Toolkit Launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 11 October, Heather Carey presented at the SMC Creative Industry Toolkit Launch - this was the joint launch with the SMC, chaired by Farah Storr, with an attendance of over 200.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Heather Carey - Screened Out launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 22 April, Heather Carey chaired and presented at the PEC/BFI Class Crisis event in the Screen Industries with 100 participants as part of the launch of the Screened Out report
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Heather Carey - Skills Bootcamps. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 14 December, Heather Carey attended a meeting with the Creative Industries Council's Apprenticeship, Technical Education and Skills Group and DfE regarding Skills Bootcamps.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Heather Carey - Social Mobility Commission Data Masterclass 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 25 March, Heather Carey ran a Social Mobility Commission Data Masterclass with over 260+participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Heather Carey - social mobility in the creative economy - Scottish Government, Creative Scotland and Skills Development Scotland roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 21 October, Heather Carey presented on social mobility in the creative economy at a roundtable with the Scottish Government, Creative Scotland and Skills Development Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Heather Carey and Dave O'Brien - active learning session 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 25 November, Heather Carey and Dave O'Brien led an active learning session to explore the role that the AHRC, as a major funder, can play in addressing the challenges identified in the PEC's social mobility research and in driving EDI across the Creative Industries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Hyojung Sun - launch of Music Creators' Earnings in the Digital Era 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 29 October, the Music Creators' Earnings in the Digital Era report had an official launch event at Tileyard Studios with speakers including PEC researcher, Hyojung Sun (Ulster) and representatives from the IPO. Other government officials were also in attendance, and much of the IPO's new research agenda that was announced was inspired by the findings of the report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/music-creators-earnings-in-the-digital-era
 
Description Industry Champions Panel on local creative industries growth in Liverpool at Liverpool World Museum 23 January 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Second panel of 12 Industry Champions met to consider what local policy interventions work for Creative Industries. A blog of the findings is included below.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pec.ac.uk/policy-briefings/how-policymakers-can-support-local-growth
 
Description Innovation by Creative Economy consortium workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 8 February, Hasan Bakhshi participated in a workshop on R&D as part of the Innovation by Creative Economy consortium that is preparing to bid to run the EU's Creative Economy Knowledge and Innovation Community in January 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Josh Siepel - World Cities Culture Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 30 June, Josh Siepel spoke to the World Cities Culture Forum about Creative Radar and mapping.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Josh Siepel - panel on rural creative industries - Beyond conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Wide Open Spaces: Building Rural Creative Networks-
A third of creative business hubs are outside of the UKs big cities, and beyond them lie thousands of small innovators, entrepreneurs, creative practitioners and businesses, many in remote places. Regions where creative economies are dispersed face unique challenges as they grow, but are also ideally placed to reinvent themselves for the digital age, create new jobs, bring investment and provide a unique sense of place and place-making. This panel looks at what is needed if we're to support and grow the creative economy in these places.

Emily Sorrell, Innovation Designer

Joanne Evans, Creative Industries Impact and Partnerships and Development Manager, University of Exeter

Josh Siepel, PEC Work Strand Lead for Creative Clusters, Innovation and Access to Finance, SPRU, University of Sussex and Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre

Karen Cross, Academic Strategic Lead for Fashion Management, Events, Tourism and Hospitality, Robert Gordon University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://beyondconference.org/ondemand/?e=19
 
Description Josh Siepel - AIM Connected Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 11 March, Josh Siepel spoke at the annual conference of the Association for Independent Music.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.aim.org.uk/#/events/aim-connected-2021
 
Description Josh Siepel - CIC/Local Authority Online event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 5 May, Josh Siepel spoke at the CIC/Local Authority Online event about data sources available to Local Authorities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Josh Siepel - Future Fashion Factory at the Royal College of Arts 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Josh Siepel presented insights from PEC research to the CICP cluster, Future Fashion Factory at the Royal College of Arts
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Josh Siepel - Leading forwards creatively' event organised by Golant Innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 13 July, Josh Siepel spoke at the 'Leading forwards creatively' event organised by Golant Innovation with Cornwall and IoS LEP about rural microclusters.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Josh Siepel - Speaker - Why are the creative industries vital to the economic recovery? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In the week that sees the UK's creative industries celebrated on SXSW's international stage and recognised within Tech Nation's Report on UK Tech, we invite you to join us as we discuss how the creative industries are turbocharging innovation across the sector, as a driver for future growth.

Prior to the pandemic, the creative sector was growing at four times the rate of the UK economy as a whole and experienced strong growth across all parts of the UK. With the right measures in place, the UK's creative industries will be well placed to recover swiftly and strongly and play a central role in the UK's future economic success.

Our purpose in hosting this webinar is:

Highlight the value and jobs that creative industries can bring to local economies across the country, from major cities to market towns and rural clusters
To brief you on the findings of the first of our CreaTech research with Tech Nation
Set the findings in the context of existing collaboration with creative clusters around the UK
Invite your support for the development of creative industry clusters in your area
Invite your participation in helping to develop our UK CreaTech narrative for the second stage of research
Invite you to nominate companies and case studies for our CreaTech Ones to Watch
Speakers:

Tim Davie CBE, Industry Co-Chair, Creative Industries Council & Director General, BBC
Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture
Jessica Driscoll, Head of Immersive Technology, Digital Catapult
Janet Hull OBE, Chair, CIC CreaTech & Director of Marketing Strategy, IPA
Dr Josh Siepel, Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC)
Sarah Windrum, Chair of Digital Creative, Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP)
Dr George Windsor, Head of Insights, Tech Nation
Host:

Rosa Prince, Editor, The House magazine
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.politicshome.com/events/view/why-are-the-creative-industries-vital-to-the-economic-recov...
 
Description Josh Siepel - Westminster Media Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 28 April, Josh Siepel spoke at the Westminster Media Forum event on recovery and levelling up in the creative industries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Kings College London (KCL) / PEC Seminar: Creative industries and intersectional barriers: exploring race and class 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation of the findings from the first phase of the Policy Review Series on Class in the Creative Industries. This aimed to build awareness of class imbalances in the Creative Industries and begin to explore underlying causes & current interventions: shaping phase 2 of the research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Lesley Giles - Association of Colleges annual conference. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Lesley Giles presented on the importance of employer engagement in the Skills for Jobs strategy at the Association of Colleges annual conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Lesley Giles - Creative Education and Careers Working Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 24 March, Lesley Giles presented at the Creative Education and Careers Working Group for the Creative Industries Federation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Lesley Giles - Creative Industries Federation Education Strategy Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact On 6 July, Lesley Giles gave a presentation at the Creative Industries Federation - Education Strategy Group meeting discussing strategic importance in higher education and its implications for creative higher education.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Lesley Giles - Growth through skills: a case study on the Thames Estuary - Cultural Development Fund networking event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 9 November, Lesley Giles presented her PEC research report, Growth through skills: a case study on the Thames Estuary at the Cultural Development Fund networking event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://pec.ac.uk/discussion-papers/growth-through-skills-lessons-from-the-thames-estuary-production...
 
Description Lesley Giles - OECD Skills Strategy Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 8 April, Lesley Giles attended the OECD Skills Strategy Group discussing pressing issues around the future of work and developments in lifelong learning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Lesley Giles - Presentation at Creative Education Strategy Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 4 March, Lesley Giles presented at the Creative Education Strategy Group for the Creative Industries Federation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Lesley Giles - Presentation at Government Events 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 3 March, Lesley Giles presented at a 'Government Events' session discussing Further Education leadership in uncertain times and the importance of meeting industry needs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Lesley Giles - Thames Estuary Creative Estuary strategic steering board 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 6 May, Lesley Giles gave a presentation to the Thames Estuary Creative Estuary strategic steering board on the emerging research findings from the PEC's study 'Driving future regional growth for the creative industries through skills: Lessons from the Thames Estuary Production Corridor'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Martin Kretschmer - Interview with TECHReg TV: UK's Platform Regulations Need More Scrutiny 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Interview with TECHReg TV: UK's Platform Regulations Need More Scrutiny
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.pymnts.com/news/regulation/2022/uks-platform-regulations-need-more-scrutiny
 
Description Martin Kretschmer - Interview with Wall Street Journal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with Wall Street Journal for article "Facebook Fight Over Media Payments Shifts Focus to Europe: As EU adopts a new copyright law, some call for stricter measures against big tech firms". Cited as: copyright law is the wrong tool because it shouldn't prevent news content from being linked to or quoted. "To tackle this issue, you need to shift market power. The Copyright Directive is already yesterday's law." (25 February 2021)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-fight-over-media-payments-shifts-focus-to-europe-11614264170
 
Description Martin Kretschmer - The emergence of platform regulation in the UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact BY INVITATION: "The emergence of platform regulation in the UK", CIPPM public lecture, Bournemouth (3 February 2022)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Martin Kretschmer - Towards an integrated EU media policy that facilitates an enabling environment for media freedom 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact BY INVITATION: Towards an integrated EU media policy that facilitates an enabling environment for media freedom, Policy Roundtable, Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam (online, 10 December 2021)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Martin Kretschmer - European Copyright Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 21 May, Martin Kretschmer spoke at the European Copyright Society on 'Copyright Challenges During the Pandemic (and Beyond)'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Martin Kretschmer - Westminster Media Forum policy conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Martin Kretschmer spoke at the Westminster Media Forum on Next steps for UK copyright policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description New empirical research on Intellectual Property litigation and launch of Platform regulation project 26 February 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Workshop on platform regulation that has led to approaches from DCMS and Ofcom re future collaborative work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pec.ac.uk/blog/shedding-light-on-the-workings-of-the-intellectual-property-enterprise-court-...
 
Description Newcastle consultation event to outline the evidence base around creative industries international competitiveness and gather feedback on research priorities from key stakeholders 23 July 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Consultation event to gather stakeholder views on international competitiveness. Views fed into ongoing and future research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description OECD Seminar - Post-covid recovery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Josh Siepel spoke at the OECD Seminar on support for the creative industries post-pandemic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description PEC Seminar: Creative industries revisited: contestable narratives, industrial strategy and the research agenda (Goldsmiths) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact PEC collaboration with Goldsmiths, University of London and lecture by Dr Martin Smith followed by guest blog.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://pec.ac.uk/blog/the-creative-industries-revisited-contestable-narratives-the-sector-deal-and-...
 
Description PEC Seminar: From Culture 1.0 to Culture 3.0: Cultural, Economic and Social Value and European Cultural Policy (Nesta) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact PEC research seminar at Nesta's offices on 22/02 by Pier Luigi Sacco, Professor of Cultural Economics at IULM, Milan and Advisor to
Commissioner for Education & Culture at European Commission. Sacco characterised the past, present and future of cultural policy in terms of social,
economic and cultural value. This led to further requests for information about PEC and interest in engaging.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description PEC Seminars: Local challenges and policy priorities for the creative industries (Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff, Queen Mary University of London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Series of 4 workshops bringing academics, policymakers and industry together to examine policy challenges for creative industries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description PEC Stakeholder Event: Class in the Creative Industries: Emerging Findings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact "Presentation of emerging findings from the first phase of the Policy Review Series on Class in the Creative Industries. The event aimed to explore the picture of social class in the creative industries; the underlying barriers to inclusion; the interventions we've tried; and what we need to do next to ensure the sector provides opportunities for everyone, irrespective of their socio-economic background.
Through this session, we:
- showcased new research from the PEC on the participation, job quality and progression of those from different class backgrounds working in the creative industries;
- heard from a panel leading figures from government, academia and industry, who will share their views on the issues and what we need to do to address them;
- explored evidence gaps and future research priorities for the PEC and wider research community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description PEC's Head of Policy Unit spoke at the Art, Craft and Design in Education APPG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact PEC's Head of Policy Unit, Eliza Easton, spoke at the Art, Craft and Design in Education All-Party Parliamentary Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Participation in panel discussion hosted on the value of online cultural engagement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact PEC Director Hasan Bakhshi participated in a panel discussion hosted by the Centre for Cultural Value on the value of online cultural engagement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Participation in panel event on "How to Revive the Arts Work When Crowds are Banned?" as part of the Bristol Festival of Economics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Professor Giorgio Fazio took part in a panel event on "How to Revive the Arts Work When Crowds are Banned?" as part of the Bristol Festival of Economics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Policy breakfast event around digital technologies in relation to community heritage (Cardiff, 5 July 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The 'Heritage, Community and Opportunity' policy breakfast was held at Cardiff West Community High School - a brand new school located in communities with significant talent and heritage, but which face social and economic challenges - this event was embedded in the school and local community, and led by the pupils as a 'barriers down' conversation.

Incorporating food and lively debate, it was organized by local community development workers and facilitated by a local artist, bringing together pupils, parents and policy makers - including Mark Drakeford, the Welsh First Minister - in an equal and reciprocal co-production partnership that explored how to widen participation and progression to higher education through heritage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://pec.ac.uk/blog/heritage-community-and-opportunity-a-lesson-on-how-to-understand-the-value-of...
 
Description Presentation at DCMS Cultural and Heritage Capital Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presented research findings and created guidance documents for sector participants on how to use the economic valuation techniques developed in the research at their own cultural or heritage organisations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Presentation to IROC Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A presentation showcasing the research on economic value of culture and heritage as an impact case study to the IROC network of Independent Research Organisations in the cultural and heritage area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Professor Jen Snowball from Rhodes University discussed the employment opportunities for women and young people in South Africa's creative economy 3 September. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop on gender and diversity in the Creative Economy to build international links and awareness of PEC research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Public lecture hosted by CREATe: "Improving Deliberation, Improving Copyright: Reflecting on the Public Voice in Copyright Consultations". 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact PEC researchers spoke at a public lecture hosted by CREATe entitled "Improving Deliberation, Improving Copyright: Reflecting on the Public Voice in Copyright Consultations".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.create.ac.uk/blog/2020/12/03/create-public-lecture-on-youtube-reflecting-on-the-public-v...
 
Description Seminar in Manchester where Max Nathan (UCL) presented his forthcoming paper on the additional economic impacts of the BBC Salford part relocation. 18 February 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The seminar introduced findings from Max Nathan's forthcoming discussion paper on the impact of the BBC's move to Salford.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Social Market Foundation event on the survival of the UK's Creative Industries after Brexit and COVID-19 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Lesley Giles and her team at Work Advance presented at a Social Market Foundation event on the survival of the UK's Creative Industries after Brexit and COVID-19 and developed five tailored briefing papers on Outreach, Hiring, Leadership, Progression, and Data and Advocacy as part of the Social Mobility Commission's "Employer Toolkit for the CIs" initiation event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Social Mobility Commission (SMC) Employer Toolkit in the CIs: Initiation Event (Group 1) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Introduction to Class & Social Mobility in the Creative Industries. This presentation was a 'scene setter' and aimed to inform the development of the first part of the SMC's Toolkit for the Creative Industries, supported by series of 'Briefing Papers' developed by the PEC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Social Mobility Commission (SMC)Employer Toolkit in the CIs: Initiation Event (Group 2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Introduction to Class & Social Mobility in the Creative Industries. This presentation was a 'scene setter' and aimed to inform the development of the second part of the SMC's Toolkit for the Creative Industries, supported by series of 'Briefing Papers' developed by the PEC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Stakeholder event - Cluster Policy in Northern Ireland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This stakeholder event focused on the work of Dr Eoin Maginnis through the Ulster University Economic Policy Centre. The work involved the production of a DfE commissioned cluster analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description The Work Foundation hosted a consultation event on Skills, Talent and Diversity in the creative industries, drawing on its forthcoming evidence synthesis on 17 July 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Stakeholder consultation event based on an evidence synthesis. Stakeholders views shaped future research plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Tom Cahill-Jones - Beatfreeks Gen Z creativity and data breakfast. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 29 September, Tom Cahill-Jones spoke at the Beatfreeks Gen Z creativity and data breakfast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Training sessions for the Future Fashion Factory on creative industries measurement and policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact PEC Workstrand Lead Josh Siepel delivered two training sessions for the Future Fashion Factory on creative industries measurement and policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Ulster University hosted a stakeholder consultation event with Future Screens Northern Ireland 5 August. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Stakeholder consultation event to inform future research priorities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Westminster Forum: Lifelong learning 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presented a paper on the importance of lifelong learning to future workforce & sat on panel - had CIs as a case study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Westminster Media Forum policy conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Lesley Giles presented on skills challenges and opportunities at the Westminster Media Forum policy conference, "Priorities for cultural recovery and renewal across the UK".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Westminster Media Forum policy conference, Priorities for cultural recovery and renewal across the UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact presented as afternoon keynote around skills challenges and opportunities and took part on a panel - key to shape future DfE skills strategy work schedule/implementation plan and to include CI pilots
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021