During the Covid 19 pandemic, a digital transformation happened in all areas of life, including cultural relations. The DICE (Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies) Digital Research & Development Fund emerged in this context as part of a wider Digital Skills Programme and an effort by the British Council to keep the flow of international cultural exchanges going. 

The DICE Digital Research and Development Fund supported 40 organisations from six countries (Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Africa and the UK) to collaborate together and create 20 digital partnerships and experiences.

Between February and June 2021, the digital partners also participated in 7 digital sessions of a Community of Practice to learn from each other and participated in a research study. 

The overarching question of this research and this piece of research is: what can international cultural relations (CR) look like online based on the experience of the fund?

Four of the 20 partnerships have been included in the report as case studies, with accompanying illustrations and graphic stories by Eileen Lemoine. Two case studies are in the form of graphic stories and are available below. Two case studies are in the form of animated videos, which can be found here and here.

Download the report below, and to find out more about DICE, click here.