The DICE Digital R&D Fund offered grants to support the delivery of ‘digital experiences’ that, among other objectives, will explore new ways of engaging audiences ©

Courtesy of Juliana Peppl

The DICE Digital R&D Fund is supporting the co-development and delivery of 20 Digital Experiences, co-designed by 20 pairs of organisations known as the DICE Digital Partners. 

Detailed in the DICE Digital R&D Fund - Project Portfolio booklet available for download below, the 20 initiatives aim to directly serve 2,500 people by:

  • introducing and developing new technical skills for creative social entrepreneurs
  • supporting individuals to become ‘change makers’ 
  • facilitating collaboration, co-creation and dialogue between and among artists and entrepreneurs.

True to the experimental spirit of DICE, these Digital Experiences range in their approach and are delivered by different types of organisations in six countries. Collectively, however, they are addressing economic exclusion through creativity, enterprise and social impact.

The 20 Digital Experiences are led by and for women, young people, people disabled by society and those otherwise excluded from economic opportunity because of race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender, geography or likely some combination thereof. Ultimately ‘exclusion’ has been defined by the Digital Partners.

Building communities and cultural relations online

Through the DICE Digital R&D Fund, we are co-designing and delivering a community of practice with all the Digital Partners. 

To that end, we are providing the DICE Digital Partners with a variety of spaces to share and learn from the wealth of experience and expertise that they bring. This community is facilitated by experts in inter-cultural group dynamics, creative social enterprise and peer learning. 

We are exploring together how we foster values such as inclusion, connection, experimentation and co-design in online environments. 

This is also enabling us to build expertise for digital collaboration and convening, and explore what international cultural relations looks like online. 

To capture and make the most of the learning, we have also commissioned research focusing on what international cultural relations can look like online based on the 19 Digital Experiences.