The vision of the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) is to provide independent research and authoritative recommendations that aid the development of policies for the UK's creative industries, contributing to their continued success.
The Centre provides a step-change for 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.
Since its inception in 2018, the PEC (hosted by Nesta) has established itself as a UK centre of excellence for research and evidence to inform creative industries policy. Building on Nesta’s long history of evidencing the value of the creative industries, it has become the go-to place for policymakers working in the sector and provides a vital bridge between academia, policy and industry.
In May 2022, the AHRC, part of UK Research and Innovation, announced its intention to continue funding for the Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre (PEC) for a further five years. As such, it issued a call for expressions of interest for research organisations and independent research organisations that are interested in hosting the PEC and its core team from June 2023 for a further five-year period.
Nesta has been a proud host of the PEC since 2018. The new Nesta strategy sees a focus on three core innovation missions. As such Nesta is supporting the AHRC wholeheartedly in its search for a new host for the PEC, and we look forward to the PEC continuing its essential work in bridging academic research and policymaking for the creative industries.
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