At Culture Commons, we care deeply about the UK’s creative and cultural sectors. Not only are they a major part of our economy, they also support our individual and collective health and wellbeing and help us to tell our many national stories at home and abroad too.
We campaign, convene and research, working with our clients and partners to co-design policies that are accessible, implementable and impactful. We build strategic partnerships to ensure our work is always evidence-led, seizing the moment to drive the change our clients and partners want to see in the world.
We regularly work with governments, devolved administrations, senior parliamentarians, local and combined authorities, trade unions and trade bodies, as well as universities, think tanks and independent research institutions.
Our team is made up of policy experts, creative and cultural sector practitioners, former politicians, grassroots activists, and parliamentary advisers who all have track records of taking ideas from proposal into law. We blend our in-house experiences to build impactful policy and lead dynamic campaigns that influence policy makers at the local, national and international levels.
Based in London, Manchester and Sheffield, we operate a cross-subsidy and not-for-profit model that enables us to both work with leading creative businesses and research institutions, but also support smaller and grassroots creative and cultural organisations - ensuring that all voices are heard in policy making processes.
We are kindly supported with project and core grant funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Arts Council England, Arts and Humanities Research Council, Federation of Entertainment Unions and Research England.
Meet the team