Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies
Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies (DICE) is a global programme that imagines and activates new forms of cultural and economic agency. DICE does so by placing creativity, experimentation, co-design, social purpose, action research, and international connection at the heart of its work.
Through encouraging new thinking, generosity and horizontal collaborations across disciplines, countries and continents, DICE:
cultivates essential connections between artists, entrepreneurs, policy makers, intermediaries, investors, funders, policy makers and researchers to develop inclusive economic initiatives and systems together
provides development and capacity-building of creative social entrepreneurs and enterprises
creates the space for the co-design of policy and other community-led initiatives
strengthens intermediaries, including networks, hubs, incubators and accelerators
shares the important stories of creative social change-makers
explores the underlying processes and power-dynamics that define how we connect, collaborate and create.
Collectively DICE’s bespoke initiatives are designed with and for those who are often excluded from economic opportunity – including women, young people, people with disabilities and those otherwise excluded because of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality or a combination thereof.
Led by a global team in Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Africa, and the UK, and deeply informed by a growing global network, DICE aligns itself with other programmes, organisations and efforts that support progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals and a truly inclusive, sustainable and creative global economy.
Find out more in the following pages and in Pioneers Post articles linked to DICE.
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Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies, DICE, ways of working, values
Join our global gatherings of creatives, artists and entrepreneurs seeking to reduce inequalities, collaborate, and foster hope, healing and action.
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DICE Digital R&D Fund
This fund supports the delivery of Digital Experiences to enhance the skills of creative social entrepreneurs, support 'change makers', and foster collaboration.
DICE, creative social enterprise, ways of working, El Rehla
DICE Collaboration Projects
Read about the 28 Collaboration projects supported through the DICE Fund that promote gender equality, youth employment and disability rights around the world.
DICE, Reports, creative and social enterprise, SDGs, Brazil
Explore these studies for information on the creative and social economies in each of the DICE countries and the ideas that connect them.
In May 2019, the Young Storymakers came to London to take part in a training programme and attend the 'DICE Week' and the Good Deals & Beyond Good Business conference
DICE Young Storymakers
The DICE Young Storymakers are a group of young journalists who are passionate about bringing stories of positive change in their countries to global audiences.
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DICE Artist Commission
We are commissioning 12 artists to illustrate a text about the DICE programme. Find out more about the artists and commission.
The DICE Fund awarded £2 million in grants to support the growth of creative and social enterprise in Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Africa and the UK. Applications are closed.
British Council, Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies, DICE team, ways of working
The DICE team and way of working
What questions and principles drive and guide DICE? Find out here.