UK and foreign organisations will work together through DICE to develop and deliver innovative actions that support the growth of social and creative enterprises in the UK and five emerging economies. These interventions will aim to empower women and girls, foster youth employment or support people with disabilities or other marginalised groups. © Courtesy: connect za project

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 connects, collaborate and create

Collectively DICE's bespoke initiaves 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.