YouTube – the Google-owned video site – launches its grant applications for its #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund Class of 2022, a global multi-year commitment focused on spotlighting and growing Black creators and music on its platform.
The #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund, launched last year, was created with the intention of ‘investing in work that amplifies the voices, perspectives, and stories of Black people around the world’.
Those applying must identify as a Black creator, artist or songwriters/producer and be interested in making an impact, and further building their voices on YouTube.
Applications for the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund is open to those based in Australia, Canada, the U.S., UK, Brazil, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.
Selected applicants will receive seed funding for content development, personalised support from a YouTube Partner Manager, access to workshops and masterclasses, and entry into exclusive social and community programmes, including many more resources.
Malik Ducard, Vice President of content partnerships, YouTube, wrote in a blog earlier this year that: “We believe that Black stories matter. That is why we created the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund, a global, multi-year commitment to center and grow Black creators and artists on our platform.
“We built the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund to invest with an intention to present fresh narratives that emphasize the intellectual power, authenticity, dignity, and joy of Black voices, as well as to educate audiences about racial justice.”
Check here for more information about the fund and how to apply. Deadline for applying is 9th July 2021.
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