In a bid to support Black creators on its platform, YouTube has opened applications for the next class of grantees.
Titled #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund, this initiative from YouTube is a multi-year commitment dedicated to spotlighting and growing Black creators and music by providing them with access to resources to help them thrive on YouTube.
The successful applicants will receive resources from YouTube including a dedicated support from a YouTube Partner Manager, seed funding invested into the development of their content, workshops and masterclasses throughout the year and access to exclusive social and community programmes.
In its first year, the fund assisted 133 individuals – in backgrounds such as music, beauty, comedy, teaching and more – from the United States, Kenya, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Australia, South Africa and Nigeria.
The #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund is part of YouTube’s plan to make it a platform where Black artists, creators and users can share their stories and feel protected. The tech giant aims to directly invest in 500+ creators and artists from across the world to support, grow, and fund their channels and content development.
Applications close this Friday (July 9) and you can apply and find out more about the fund by clicking here.
To see the UK’s #YouTubeBlackVoices Creator Class of 2021, click here.