Members of the La Da Favelinha cultural centre in Brazil raising their hands
La da Favelinha is a cultural centre in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, that offers free music, dance and art classes to local youngsters and supports creative entrepreneurs. It partnered through DICE with London-based arts enterprise ZU-UK to bring non-binary fashion made from upcycled materials to global audiences, and inspired the creation of a sister company in Bristol called Re:Wurk ©

Courtesy of La da Favelinha

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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