Skills, Talent and Diversity

The PEC formulates policies and guidance to accelerate and shape growth in the UK’s creative industries through data collection and research in five overlapping areas, each led by a UK centre of expertise.

The supply of talent to the creative industries has failed to keep pace with demand – a challenge exacerbated by a lack of diversity. Further, technological, consumer and global trends are driving a shift in production methods and commercial models, creating the need for 'fused' creative, digital and entrepreneurial skills. In our work on Skills, Talent and Diversity, led by The Work Foundation at Lancaster University, we are tracking the evolving skills needs of the creative industries, researching alternative futures and understanding the barriers to labour market success for under-represented demographic and socio-economic groups.