Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre


The vision of the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (the PEC) is to provide independent research and authoritative recommendations that will aid the development of policies for the UK’s creative industries, contributing to their continued success.

The Programme

The Centre will provide a step-change for our three main stakeholders – industry, policymakers and the wider research community – in the quality of evidence for the creative industries, tasking some of the best researchers across the UK with answering some of the most pressing questions about the sector.

The centre will aim to engage everyone in our mission – from the creative freelancer to the multinational: anyone interested in research related to the creative industries.

The Partnership

The centre will be led by innovation foundation Nesta, and involves a wide consortium of UK universities including Birmingham; Cardiff; Edinburgh; Glasgow; Work Foundation at Lancaster University; LSE; Manchester; Newcastle; Sussex, and Ulster.

Alongside these institutions, the Centre will be working with a broad and inclusive group of partners from across the creative industries, including the Creative Industries Federation. Initial industry partners also include Creative England, the British Film Institute and Tech Nation.