Summary: A feature page collecting all of the data and blogs published as part of PEC’s COVID-19 digital consumer survey tracker in partnership with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and the research agency AudienceNet.
Researchers followed a cohort of 1,000 consumers over a six-week period of time, and track their consumption of digital media including music, film, TV, video games, books, and even filmed performances of theatre and online museum collections
Summary: Dr Inge Panneels and her colleagues describe their project mapping the geographical spread and economic activities of the Creative Industries in the South East Scotland area and Wales in order to build a picture of creative communities.
This process exposed a severe lack of employment data on freelancers in the creative industries, a gap that needs to be plugged if we want to design policy to properly support self-employed workers in the creative industries.
Summary: A brief to help policymakers understand freelancers in the creative industries, summarising all of the research that has been published to date as part of Freelancer Fortnight, and setting out recommendations and next steps for government and policy makers.
Summary: A policy brief based on consultations with PEC’s network of industry champions, in partnership with the Centre for Cultural Value. The industry champions provide insight from their own experience as creative freelancers during the pandemic, and make recommendations for how to better support self-employed workers in the creative industries. Published as part of Freelancer Fortnight
Summary: A blog describing the first set of findings from a project with the University of Westminster & ESCoE, to analyse changes in the UK’s creative workforce since 2001. The blog focuses on the experience of freelancers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Published as part of Freelancer Fortnight
Summary: A discussion paper identifying the barriers to sustaining a freelance career in film and TV, based on an analysis of Film Bang, the Scottish Film and TV employment directory. This discussion paper is a part of the PEC’s first series of commissioned research projects. It is a part of the project ‘Film Bang 1976-2020 – resilience and sustainability for freelance careers in the screen industries’, by the research team from Edinburgh Napier University, in collaboration with Marianne Mellin from Film Bang. Published as part of Freelancer Fortnight
Summary:The launch blog for the Freelancer Fortnight campaign, One Size Can’t Fit All, summarising PEC’s research on how to design policies and employment programmes to properly support freelancers and self-employed workers in the creative industry. Published as part of Freelancer Fortnight
Summary: This Feature is a collection of articles published over the past months as part of PEC’s International Council. They have provided us with insight into different challenges, experiences, and sources of inspiration found across the world in the creative sector during this time. Stories from the Council have been illuminating, concerning, and even uplifting. In this blog series, we hear experiences from Edna dos Santos-Duisenberg in Brazil, from George Gachara in East Africa, and from Laura Callanan in the United States.
Summary: This insights paper from Nesta and PEC researchers Raphael Leung and John Davies focuses on some of the highest profile on-demand media services: Netflix, Steam, Spotify, and Twitch, to examine the changes in the way people consume digital and streaming content
Summary: As part of our research agenda on the industry’s response to COVID-19, we partnered with the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Creative Diversity to convene a panel of Industry Champions and APPG partners on the impact of the pandemic on diversity in their organisations and sectors.
This briefing outlines the key points discussed by the panel. In addition to spelling out implications for industry, there are also insights for devolved and central government as well as funding bodies.
Summary: Insights from a nine-week study into consumers cultural consumption habits. The study aims to measure the impact that lockdown has had on the creative industries, by asking people about their habits of cultural consumption, such as the amount of TV they watch or how they listen to music, and whether it has changed in 2020.
Summary: This national research project is exploring the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector across the UK and highlighting the implications for policy making. Delivered in collaboration with the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) and The Audience Agency, the project will run for 15 months from 1st September 2020.
Summary: To understand how COVID-19 continues to affect the creative industries, we have consulted our Industry Champions about their experience of business model disruption and innovation within their own organisations during the pandemic. This brief summaries the views and experiences raised by a panel held in June 2020
Summary: New research that provides an up-to-date picture of workforce demographics in the creative industries. In particular, it considers class and social mobility, and finds widespread and persistent class imbalances, that have been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Summary: Findings from the extension of a six-week study with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and Audience Net, that seeks to understand how people were consuming digital content at home and how their habits of cultural consumption had changed since pre COVID-19.
Summary: Ten reflections on some of the insights on cultural consumption during the UK's COVID-19 lockdown from our Consumer Tracking Study, a collaboration with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and the research agency, AudienceNet.
Summary: Insights from PEC's International Council into different challenges, experiences, and sources of inspiration found across the world in the creative sector during the pandemic. In the second in this blog series, Edna dos Santos-Duisenberg shares experiences from Brazil.
Summary: Andy Pratt, Professor of Cultural Economy, City, University of London, discusses what the government needs to do to support the creative industries through the lockdown, and why the creative industries are so vital for society and economy.
Summary: The Birmingham Live Music Project (BLMP) interactive map is the first ever comprehensive map of Birmingham’s music venues.Patrycja Rozbicka, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Aston University describes how her team created the map, and how it can be used to identify the most acute needs of local creative organisations.
Summary: This policy briefing highlights research from recent papers and puts forward policy suggestions to help the creative industries to recover from the economic impact of the recent pandemic and subsequent shut down.
Summary: Hasan Bakhshi and Ian Livingstone CBE discuss the challenges facing children and the education sector over lockdown, and how policy makers can create new digital education platforms to make sure that children continue to learn through the pandemic.
Summary: In this blog by Dr Dave O’Brien, University of Edinburgh, discusses the the longstanding issues of inequality in the cultural sector, highlighting what research can tell us about longer term issues facing cultural occupations.
Summary: A blog by Hasan Bakhshi, introducing a new project, in partnership with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and research agency, AudienceNetm to follow a cohort of 1,000 consumers over a six-week period of time and summarising the findings from the first week of data collected.
Summary: In this blog, Dr Josh Siepel, James Murray and Hasan Bakhshi offer their top tips for how to approach survey design, based on years of experience of designing creative industries business surveys, including a major new survey on creative clusters later this year from the PEC.
Summary: Raphael Leung and Eliza Easton discuss PEC and Nesta's latest research, Charities speak, an analysis of the role played by the creative charities during COVID-19, and the impact of the pandemic on the sector