About the PEC

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

The Centre provides a step-change for our three main stakeholders - industry, policymakers and the wider research community - in the quality of evidence for the creative industries, asking some of the best researchers across the UK the most pressing questions about the sector.

The PEC is led by innovation foundation Nesta and involves a UK-wide consortium of 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.

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The Centre works 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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