Introducing the Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre Led by

The vision of the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) is to provide independent research and authoritative recommendations that will aid the development of policies for the UK's creative industries, contributing to their continued success.

The Centre is led by innovation foundation Nesta and involves a consortium of UK-wide universities, comprising Birmingham; Cardiff; Edinburgh; Glasgow; Work Foundation at Lancaster University; LSE; Manchester; Newcastle; Sussex, and Ulster. The PEC's Director and Principal Investigator is Hasan Bakhshi, who is also Executive Director, Creative Economy and Data Analytics at Nesta.

A map of the UK displaying the locations of the universities involved with the centre

The Centre will work with a broad and inclusive group of partners from across the creative industries, including the Creative Industries Federation. Initial industry partners also include Creative England, the British Film Institute and Tech Nation.

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The PEC is part of the Creative Industries Clusters Programme led by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and funded through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

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The Consortium

The University of Manchester
University of Glasgow
Cardiff University
University of Sussex
Work foundation
Newcastle University
Ulster University
The University of Edinburgh
University of Birmingham

Supported by Arts and Humanities Research Council | UK Research and Innovation

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