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Tomorrow comes today

This comprehensive new report provides evidence and commentary to highlight the key features of the …

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The State of Creativity

Download and read the State of Creativity in Arabic قم بتحميل وقراءة التقرير باللغة العربية The…

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Creative industries and the climate emergency

Ahead of COP 27, this landmark new report brings together for the first time a sector by sector over…

Policy Briefings
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How evidence should guide manifesto promises on the Creative Industries

The creative industries – from film, to fashion, to creative technology – are rightly la…

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Beyond bailouts: three ways the upcoming Spending Review should support the creative industries

The creative industries – from film, to fashion, to creative digital – are now widely re…

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Three ways to support growth in the creative industries

Three ways to support growth in the creative industries The Creative Industries are an economic powe…

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A global agenda from the PEC’s International Council

You can now read the report in A Global Agenda for the Cultural and Creative Industries is the …

Press Releases
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Rewatch the State of Creativity

Missed the State of Creativity? Now you can watch the whole thing online You can watch below, or go&…

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Press release: Landmark Creative Industries report says: prioritise creative education, end unequal access to the arts and focus on the regenerative power of the creative sector

27 April 2023 – Today, the Creative PEC launches a landmark report – The State…

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Press Release: New Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre co-hosts announced

Newcastle University and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) have been announced as new hosts of the Cre…

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How to use up the Levelling Up Resources

The welcome page for our Levelling Up resources for local authorities This collection of resources i…

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Levelling Up and the Creative Industries: Resources for Local Authorities

Data and evidence to help local authorities understand levelling up and the creative industries Thes…

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National Statistics on the Creative Industries

A page collecting statistics from PEC’s research and other sources about the Creative Industri…

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Further reading and references about levelling up and the Creative Industries

First study from the PEC uses 35 million UK job adverts to look at creativity & the future workf…

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Call for Expressions of Interest: Hosting the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre

The PEC are looking for a new host after AHRC announced their intention to continue funding our work…

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PEC announces the launch of six new commissioned research projects

The research will cover everything from fashion and music, to migration and seaside towns The PEC’s …

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A new partnership between the PEC and Julie’s Bicycle

Julie’s Bicycle is a pioneering charity that uses arts and culture to take action on climate change.…

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The PEC’s new research focus on climate change

A page collecting all of our work on climate change and the creative industries. The UK’s Crea…

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How the PEC has responded to COVID-19

A look at PEC’s work over the last year to see how we have responded to the COVID-19 crisis Th…

Creative PEC’s response to the Spring Budget 2024

Creative Industries in the 2024 Spring Budget The creative industries are a significant part of the …

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The PEC’s response to the 2023 Spring Budget

The creative industries are a vital part of the UK economy. There are, however, some continued chall…

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What the Autumn Budget means for the Creative Industries

With the UK almost certainly entering a recession – Q3 has seen negative GDP growth – and inflation …

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Creative Clusters Case Studies

Creative Clusters – Case Studies The creative clusters in these case studies share some common…

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How Research and Innovation can help level-up the Creative Industries

The Levelling-Up White Paper produced by the Department for Levelling-Up, Housing and…

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Eight things to know about the Creative Industries

What are the Creative Industries? The Creative Industries are a diverse and complex sector made up o…

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How to find out more about your local Creative Industries

How those bidding for levelling up funds can find out more about their local Creative Industries Alt…

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How our Industry Champions helped define our policy priorities for 2022

The creative industries is a wide and evolving sector. As such, when developing policy recommendatio…

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How to support the creative industries around the world

‘We need a change in mindset’ On 7 December 2021 the PEC’s International Council launched …

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How theatre can contribute to the UK’s net-zero targets

“It is with ambition, courage and collaboration as we approach the crucial COP26 summit in the UK th…

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Managing transition in the UK fashion sector

The UK fashion industry, like other sectors, is experiencing significant transformation due to the c…

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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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