To support women empowerment, youth employment, as well as growing of inclusive enterprises by people with disabilities and marginalised groups, the British Council established a multi-year programme called Developing Inclusive Creative Economy (DICE).
Through supporting the development of creative and social enterprises, DICE seeks to support the progress on the Sustainable Development Goals by addressing two critical issues:
1. Rising unemployment, underemployment, and poor quality employment prospects for young people in emerging economies
2. The lack of inclusive growth in emerging economies which is translating into instability, political disaffection and affecting growth
As one of the countries with emerging economy, this year, our team is working with Creative Hubs based in Surabaya.
With the strong spirit of collectivism in Indonesia, organisations and communities in Surabaya are closely linked to the wider ecosystem throughout the country. We aim to work with local organisations and government to put Surabaya on the map of Indonesia’s creative economy, by increasing their international work with UK organisations, and implementing national-level projects in Surabaya, drawing people into the city. Surabaya’s agreement with Liverpool as sister-city also offers a range of opportunities to scale up DICE programmes.
Here are three of the Surabaya based Creative Hubs selected as receiver of our DICE grants.