YouTube’s second edition of its $100 million #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund has announced 135 worldwide winners.
YouTube has announced the names of the 135 creators who will take part in this year’s $100 million #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund.
The fund, now in its second year running, provides grantees with dedicated partner support for one year. The extended support includes seed funding for channels, development programs with a focus on training in production, community engagement and well-being, ongoing workshops, and networking opportunities.
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“Black creators have played an important role in shaping the culture on YouTube. From fashion and comedy to politics, learning, and wellness, Black creators have propelled our platform forward,” the company said in the announcement.
Creators of this year’s class of #YouTubeBlack Voices creator grantees are from various backgrounds like lawyers, athletes, lifestyle vloggers, comedians, dermatologists, and pop culture commentators. Among them are 40 creators from the US and Canada, 35 from Brazil, 26 from the African continent, and 34 from the UK.
“The #YouTubeBlack community is filled with so many talented, brilliant, passionate, and driven creatives, and we’re honored to equip these awesome creators and artists with additional resources to match their drive,” YouTube explains.
YouTube created the fund in 2020, with the promise to expand the presence of Black creators on the platform in three years. According to YouTube, the fund seeks to “directly support Black creators and artists so that they can thrive on YouTube.”
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