Here’s the Class of 2023 Black Voices YouTube Creators, Artists, Singers, and Songwriters
We are honored to equip talented creatives with resources to fuel their creativity. Over the next few months, we’ll be working closely with these creators, providing dedicated YouTube partner support and seed funding to help them grow their channels and grow on our platform. They will also have the opportunity to participate in tailored training, workshops and networking programs.
We created the YouTube Black Voices Fund to invest in the intent to present new narratives that emphasize the intellectual power, authenticity, dignity and joy of black voices, as well as to educate audiences about the racial justice. This initiative also includes investing in the impact of our platform, and during the program we have directly enabled over 500 creators and artists around the world to support, grow and fund their channels and content development. . In addition to YouTube Black Voices Fund grantees who partner directly with YouTube, we will continue to support and connect with the diaspora and broader global Black communities through a wide range of programs and events.
The YouTube Black Voices Fund is just one facet of the overall work currently underway to make YouTube a place where black artists, creators and users can feel empowered to share their stories. We continue to make product and policy changes to achieve this goal and recently provided an update about our work to make YouTube a more inclusive platform, including how we deal with harmful and hateful comments.