Call for applications: YouTube Black Voices Fund 2023

Launched in 2020, the program is a multi-year commitment by the video-sharing platform to shine a light on and directly support black artists, songwriters and producers around the world. Since its inception, the program has welcomed over 300 beneficiaries from South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, USA, UK, Brazil and Australia.

This announcement follows the induction of some 54 international artists, songwriters and producers, including eight Africans, into the class of 2022. The list of African artists includes CKay from Nigeria, Omah Lay, P.Prime and Telz, Azawi from Uganda as well as DJz from the Major League, DJ Lag and Elaine from South Africa. Other alumni include Sho Madjozi, Sauti Sol and Fireboy DML.

Selected applicants will receive a variety of resources, including:

  • Dedicated support from a YouTube Partner Program manager.
  • Seed funding invested in content development.
  • Workshops and masterclasses throughout the year focused on cultivating new content ideas, video production skills, wellness, and more.
  • Access to exclusive social and community programs.

Who can apply?

Black creators who are members of the YouTube Partner Program (creators only) and which are located in one of the eligible markets.

How to register

Interested artists and creators can apply for funding here.

The selected class of 2023 will be announced no later than October 2022.

View original call here.

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