Creative Manchester’s research with the PEC

Creative Manchester is working with the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) to facilitate pioneering research within the creative sector.

Ongoing

Partners: The Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC)

One of Creative Manchester’s core objectives is to facilitate pioneering research that has a direct impact on the creative sector. One of the ways that we are doing this is through our partnership with the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC), which provides independent research and authoritative recommendations that aid the development of policies for the UK's creative industries.

Policy and Evidence Centre workshop
Policy and Evidence Centre workshop

The University of Manchester is one of 10 universities within the PEC’s UK-wide consortium, and we have collaborated on many research projects. In October 2019, for example, Creative Manchester worked with the PEC Team in Manchester (including Dr Zoe Bulaitis, Research Associate in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures) to organise the research workshop: Policy for the creative industries: Challenges for the 21st century.

Held on campus, this workshop brought together academics, policymakers and practitioners from the Greater Manchester City-region to discuss the challenges, impacts and strategies for the UK’s policy framework for the Creative Industries. The event sparked some vital discussions, which looked at the UK policy model from the viewpoint of the UK’s devolved nations and regions.