British Council, DEMO announce grant for empowerment programme


The British Council and DEMO have announced the opening of applications for the Creative Communities Empowerment programmes – DICE Creative Hubs. Under the British Council’s Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies (DICE) programme, this empowerment programmes will support and curate eight meaningful activities enriched with powerful industry specific content. Enabling like-minded people to come together to dream, share, imagine, innovate and explore ideas.

A grant of PKR 1,070,000 each will be given to eight creative organisations in the following categories: Fine Arts and Handicrafts, Software Development, Music and Performing Arts, Literature, Film-making, Architecture – Interior design and Industrial design, Fashion and Textile and lastly Graphic Design.

DEMO together with the selected organisations, will be co-designing creative hub activities in the form of meet-ups, workshops, dialogues, online marketplaces, performances, showcasing, screening events and more to strengthen the sustainability of their creative practices in the ecosystem.

Talha Chishti, Head of Programmes at British Council Pakistan added: “DICE Creative Hubs is a wonderful opportunity for the Pakistani creative industry to collaborate and work together on the pressing issues of their communities and create a meaningful impact for the community members”

Muhammad Bin Masood, CEO at DEMO, while speaking at the virtual launch commented: “Creative hubs are not just ingenious solutions providers, they are institutions that foster and breed creativity towards a prosperous creative economy by recognizing potential and igniting growth through innovation.”


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