The #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund 2020 for Creators and Artists ($100 million)

Deadline: October 21, 2020

Apply for the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund 2020. The #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund is a $100 million fund to center and amplify Black voices and perspectives on YouTube.

The fund helps to amplify fresh narratives and content that emphasises the intellectual power, passion and joy of this brilliant community, including Black economic equity and wellbeing. This global fund will be used to acquire and produce YouTube Originals programming, focused on Black experiences around the world, and to directly support Black creators and artists so that they can thrive on YouTube.

The #YouTubeBlack Voices fund will 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. Over the next three years, the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund will be used to acquire and produce YouTube Originals programming focused on the Black experience, and to directly support Black Creators and Artists so that they can thrive on YouTube.


  • $100 million fund for Black Creators and Artists


  • Open to Black Creators and Artists around the world

YouTube is a platform that celebrates a broad and diverse set of voices that make YouTube, YouTube. Promoting the diversity of their Creator and Artist community is crucial to making sure that YouTube is inclusive and equitable.


You may choose to submit your application information below, including racial identity information, to be considered for grants and other programmes related to the Fund and to be contacted about these programmes. Your participation is voluntary.

The application window will open starting 7 October 2020 and will close on 21 October 2020 at 5.00 p.m. PST. To be considered, you are encouraged to complete your submission as soon as possible.

Click here to apply.

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