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A live music map for Birmingham in times of COVID-19

Recent research from UK Music has highlighted the economic contribution that music tourism has …

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The implications of AI for the creative industries and how we should respond

The use and influence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the creative industries is growing. AI tech…

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Counting craft

So I never thought I’d become a SIC and SOC code nerd. Neither an economist, nor a statistician, I’m…

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We need a creative EdTech revolution in the COVID-19 lockdown

The overnight migration of schooling to the home in lockdown has re-energised interest in the idea o…

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Class, COVID-19, and cultural occupations

Yesterday’s publication of the latest DCMS Economic Estimates on Employment during 2…

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Cultural consumption in the UK during the COVID-19 lockdown

The sudden outbreak of COVID-19 and the lockdown has led to unprecedented changes in how we live, in…

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Home is where the art is

Why the government, funders and creative industries should come together to support cultural consump…

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10 tips for designing business surveys to understand the impacts of COVID-19 on the creative industries

The COVID-19 crisis has generated an unprecedented level of economic disruption in a short space of …

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Accessing new ideas on intellectual property

How can creative businesses make the most of IP? How has technology affected the way we access scien…

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The impact of COVID-19 on arts and cultural charities

With many arts and cultural charities having to restrict activities as a result of COVID-19, it is m…

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Revisiting the creative industries: contestable narratives, the Sector Deal and the Policy and Evidence Centre

In early 2018 the then Secretaries of State for Business, Greg Clark, and Digital and Culture, Matt …

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A first look at connections between the presence of creative industries and the wider urban economy

Creative industries have long been a focus of urban researchers and policymakers. There is a good re…

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The hopes and fears that creative employers have for “points-based” skilled immigration post-Brexit

One bright spot in an otherwise uncertain year for immigration policy, was the expansion in October …

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The challenge of engaging young audiences

Coinciding with the publication of the House of Lords’ report Public Service Broadcasting…

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What are the ethical implications of immersive experiences in arts and heritage sites?

In our recent PEC Discussion Paper, Immersive experiences in museums, galleries and heritage si…

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Immersive media in the UK: reaching present-day audiences should not be an afterthought

As a wealth of immersive creative talent emerges in the UK, Catherine Allen and Chris Sizemore of Li…

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Shedding light on the workings of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court

What happens when your copyright is infringed and the infringer won’t pay up or won’t stop infringin…

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Facebook’s advertising model threatens democratic values but regulators do have options to intervene

As we learn from the recent Ofcom and House of Lords Committee on Communications…

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An opportunity for England to learn about the creativity of its people

There is a rapidly growing body of international evidence that employers, as they navigate…

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The continuing significance of the centenary

What does the nature of a centenary commemoration tell us about collective memory and current social…

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House of Lords Communications and Digital Committee recommend greater safeguards for public service broadcasting

The House of Lords Communications and Digital Committee has published its report ‘Pub…

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Capturing the value of immersive experiences in museums, galleries and heritage sites

Interest in immersive experiences in museums, galleries and heritage sites has increased in recent y…

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Discontent industries? Creative works and international trade law: making sense of ‘analogue’ IP rules in a digital age

The global economic order fails to understand the creative industries as producing trade. Trade stat…

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An industry take on policy changes needed in the creative industries

Our Industry Champions identify the policy changes needed to help their organisations and sectors I’…

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The value of arts and culture

Defining culture, defining value Arts and cultural institutions must strive to be nimble in a fast-c…

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How do we safeguard public service media? Collaboration may be the answer

A new AHRC-funded Research Network, InnoPSM, at the University of Westminster brings together E…

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Getting creative with big data to examine gender inequality

The term “big data” may bring to mind swaths of private information held by tech companies. But lots…

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Why public media matters

The number of journalists killed worldwide in retaliation for their news reporting nearly doubled in…

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Heritage, community and opportunity: a lesson on how to understand the value of culture

The broad scope of the PEC’s arts and culture area of work is orienting us in many directions;…

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Why is understanding inequality important to understanding the creative economy?

The PEC is a fascinating opportunity to connect a whole range of different research approaches, answ…

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Silence speaks volumes

The economic value of our creative industries is clear. But are they a priority for Britain’s politi…

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Accounting for creative graduates

As economic studies in the UK and Australia develop increasingly granular accounts of the financial …

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The public values of public service broadcasting

In our area of work, my fellow researchers and I are exploring a set of research questions inspired …

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Design: a “General Purpose Creativity” which the UK is extremely well placed to leverage

I was recently reminded of a ‘think piece’ that I wrote in 2005, for the then Department of Trade an…

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How internationally competitive are the creative industries?

Creative industries in the global economy Recent international trends show that the creati…

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Regulating a platform economy

The Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) offers a unique opportunity to respond to a…

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Driving more successful creative industries through diversity and investing in talent

The creative industries, from film and the wider screen industries to design, advertising and the di…

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How location impacts the creative industries

Location matters, especially in the creative industries. The area of work I am leading will be looki…

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A policy and research agenda for the creative industries

The economic statistics for the creative industries speak for themselves The UK’s Industrial Strateg…

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Creative accounting

New report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies on higher education subsidies in the loan system sh…

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