Funding body Screenwest has opened registrations for a free YouTube Fundamentals Workshop, Career Building Workshop and applications for its Creator Accelerator Program. Applications for the Creator Accelerator Program close Monday, 5 October at 5:00pm AWST.
The YouTube Creator Program has been designed to shape the new media landscape by growing Western Australia’s next generation of YouTube creators and build a stronger culture of creative entrepreneurship.
The program will be delivered by Changer Studios online in collaboration with YouTube, supported by Screenwest and Lotterywest. The new online delivery model will enable practitioners from across Western Australia to participate, including those based regionally.
The program offers two free, online workshops for emerging practitioners to hone their skills including Fundamentals of Success on YouTube and How to build a career and earn revenue on YouTube.
The program will also provide the opportunity for a up to 20 WA Content Creators to apply to take part in the advanced Creator Accelerator Program.
The YouTube Creator Program is also designed to;
- assist emerging, mid-career and established online storytellers enhance their skills and focus their ambition;
- create new, original Western Australian narrative content made specifically for global online audiences;
- drive diversity, to develop content from a variety of storytellers and stories which reflect a variety of cultures and views within Western Australia on screen.
“We are incredibly excited to be able to offer this program to Western Australian practitioners in order to support the creation of new online content which is more representative of the people within our community,” explained Chantal Chateauneuf, Interim Talent Development Manager at Screenwest.
She added, “After the positive reception of the Fundamentals of Success workshop delivered last year, and the fact that YouTube is such an incredible platform, Screenwest believes Changer Studios is expertly positioned to be able to assist WA practitioners to take their content and business models to the next level.”