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We support the creative, cultural & research sectors to design policy, influence decision makers & drive positive change.

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 Artwork by Jess Pemberton 

 Commissioned by Culture Commons for 'Creative Workforce Workshops', 2023 

At Culture Commons, we care deeply about the creative and cultural life of the United Kingdom. That's why we work strategically across multiple sectors to co-design policy that is evidence-led, implementable and impactful.


We work with businesses in the creative industries, the publicly funded cultural sector and the research community, keeping them abreast of parliamentary, legislative and political developments and broker dialogues with policy makers at the local and national levels.

We're an organisation made up creative and cultural sector workers, politicians, policy advisor and activists, and our team has extensive experience of bringing policy from idea into law. Whatever change you want to see for your business, sector or community, we can help you in a variety of ways.

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We've wanted to have more influence on policy making for years. Culture Commons opened that door. We've now put across our views to the Home Office and had a meaningful response and that's just major for us.
Rosie MacPherson

Director of Stand and Be Counted

I look forward to working with other metro mayors and Culture Commons to ensure that London’s creative industries is even more accessible, rich and vibrant after the pandemic than it was before.

Sadiq Khan

Mayor of London

Culture Commons have really affected a step change in the traction that our research is getting with key policy stakeholders at all levels. I can't recommend them highly enough.

Prof Ben Walmsley

Director of the Centre for Cultural Value


We support clients and partners from across a variety of sectors to design, deliver and evaluate bespoke programmes of activity. The main sectors we work with include:

We provide our clients with a whole host of policy, regulatory and public affairs related activities, including policy design; stakeholder mapping and engagement; policy focussed roundtables, debates and outreach events; government, regulatory, and parliamentary analysis; 1-2-1 senior leaders counsel; and communications and public affairs support

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We're working with local authorities, Metro Mayors and national policy makers to shape local and national narratives around the role of culture and creativity in different areas and communities.



We're working with national policy bodies, research institutions and the National Health Service to inform policies that can promote health and wellbeing through creative and cultural practice.

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We're working with national campaigns, networks and trade unions to promote better working conditions for the UK's creative and cultural workforce.

Current projects

We're working with some of the foremost creative, cultural & research organisations in the UK, as well as supporting grassroots and emerging creatives and projects.


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