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YouTube Announces Class of 2023 Black Voices Fund Application

  • By The YouTube Team
  • Jun.14.2022
YouTube Announces Class of 2023 Black Voices Fund Application
The 2023 Black Voices Fund Application opens on June 14!

As a content creator a lot of your work is often isolated. #YouTubeBlack gave me the opportunity to build a community with people who not only looked like me, but deeply understood my journey as a creator.”

Sofi Ibrahim (TheOdditty) Creator and current BVF cohort

Two years ago we announced the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund to amplify Black perspectives and experiences. We also wanted to directly support Black creators, artists, songwriters and producers so they can be equipped with the resources to thrive here on YouTube. Our hope is to continue to support and celebrate these creators as they show their talent and uniqueness throughout our platform. If that sounds like you, then submit your Black Voices Fund Application for the class of 2023!

Alumni from this program include Grammy Award-winning producer Jay Versace, E! People's Choice Award Nominee The Odditty and Webby Award winning group the Critics Company, These are just a few of the many talented creators and artists who are shaping the culture.

“As a content creator a lot of your work is often isolated. #YouTubeBlack gave me the opportunity to build a community with people who not only looked like me, but deeply understood my journey as a creator. Thanks to the Black Voices Fund program, I’ve made lifetime friends and learned so much about my content and YouTube in general. I’d do this a million times over — thank you YouTube!!” — Sofi Ibrahim (TheOdditty), Creator and current BVF cohort.

Black Voices Fund has allowed me to express a deeper level of my creativity and I'm thankful YouTube has built a platform for creatives like me.”

Nija Charles GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter and BVF alum

"Black Voices Fund has allowed me to express a deeper level of my creativity and I'm thankful YouTube has built a platform for creatives like me. It was great being a member of the BVF class of '21 and connecting with the other members." — Nija Charles, GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter and BVF alum.

Grant applications are officially open for the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund Class of 2023! Creators, artists, songwriters, and producers are all encouraged to apply. Check out our FAQ for eligibility information.