Culture in Crisis

Updated: Oct 26

Clients and partners: Centre for Cultural Value, The Audience Agency, Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC), Research England, Arts and Humanities Research Council, Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Culture Commons is providing long term policy development, public affairs and advocacy support through a partnership with the Centre for Cultural Value, funded by Research England, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

We are primarily focussed on the Centre's major study into the impact of Covid-19 on the UK's cultural sector, resulting in the 'Culture in Crisis' report which was co-authored by Culture Commons Director, Trevor MacFarlane FRSA. We believe this to be the largest and most comprehensive study of its kind anywhere in the world. The research was led by the Centre in partnership with The Audience Agency and the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre.

Culture Commons have since led on the development of a suite of 12 targeted policy recommendations based on research findings and we're now providing rolling policy and political analysis, producing bespoke policy briefings for external stakeholders, convening regular meetings with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and senior parliamentarians, and organising a series of high level roundtables, including a policy event in the UK Parliament in May 2022.

Culture Commons will be supporting the Centre to set strategic policy objectives for a wider programme of activity focussed on culture, health and wellbeing and everyday creativity through to 2023.


You can find out more about the 'Culture in Crisis' project in the video below.