Our creative economy programme works with policy-makers, institutions, and individual creative people. We are leading the delivery of a European Union-funded project, on behalf of the EU National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC), to raise awareness of the importance of the creative economy for job and wealth creation and encourage collaboration between local stakeholders in the creative economy. It will create a forum for exchanging information, sharing experiences and action planning between Egyptian and European Union creative economy stakeholders, and support Egyptian leaders in advocating for the creative economy. Through our partnership with Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, we are developing the business skills of young creative entrepreneurs.

The Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies programme supports the development of creative and social enterprises in partnership with the UK and five key emerging economies, including Egypt. Partnerships – at policy, institutional and individual levels - mix culture, creativity, technology and enterprise in a way that improves the lives of marginalised members of society.