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What we do


Creative PEC started in 2018 at Nesta, and in 2023 we moved to Newcastle University, evolving to a twin-hub structure with the southern hub based at RSA House.

Creative PEC provides a step-change for our three main stakeholders – industry, policymakers and the wider research community – in the quantity and quality of evidence available for the Creative Industries.

We consult industry on research needs – from limited diversity, to skills gaps, barriers to trade, and local economic growth – and bring the collective brainpower of our Research Unit and Policy Unit and our Research Consortium – to generate the evidence and feed policy advice back to policymakers. This unique model ensures that our research and policy recommendations are timely and relevant, and meet the needs and priorities of the people working in the sector.

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Creative PEC is led by Newcastle University, with the RSA. We operate a north-south, twin-hub to bring benefits to the creative industries across the whole country.

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