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Responsible finance provider, Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has joined forces with Creative Scotland to support the growth of enterprises in Scotland’s creative and cultural industries. The CultureXcelerator Programme will provide eight ambitious cultural and creative leaders with free one-to-one strategic business support over the next six-eight months from SIS’s selected team of experienced business associates. They include entrepreneurs and experts in finance, the third sector, retail, and strategy and board development.
Dubai has created an entire architecture of support services, incentives and business and legislative enablers to ease the journey of creatives across various stages of the creative value chain.
Crowdfunder teamed up with Creative Scotland to launch a fundraising competition to provide an extra boost for creative projects in Scotland.
The African Development Bank and partners on Tuesday launched a new Investment in Digital and Creative Enterprises (iDICE) programme. The initiative, with investments totalling $618 million, will attract direct investments in more than 200 technology and creative start-ups and provide non-financial services to about 450 digital technology, small and medium enterprises. With a potential to generate $6.4 billion into the Nigeria’s economy, iDICE is expected to create 6 million new jobs for young Nigerians.
Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the President of the African Development Bank Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, and other partners will launch the Investment in Digital and Creative Enterprises (i-DICE) Program in Abuja on Tuesday, 14 March 2023. The launch marks the rollout of a flagship initiative that will drive vital funding for Nigeria’s digital and creative industries.
The initiative dubbed Books on Bike aims at building and promoting a strong reading culture among children aged between three and 15.