A 12-week training and mentorship program for underrepresented voices in podcasting. Selected participants will receive $12,000 in production funding. (Aug. 3)
Launched in 2018, the Google Podcasts creator programis guided by a mission of providing a global audio community with open resources, empowering underrepresented voices, and showcasing new work. Last year, the program welcomed early-stage producers from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Spain, and the United States.
This year, the program will serve producers with an existing podcast who want to advance their skills and take their productions to the next level. BIPOC podcasters and creators from traditionally marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.
Free to participants, the training will be entirely virtual and conducted by PRX alongside international industry experts and Google Podcasts creator program alumni.
Creators in the program will receive:
- Training on topics such as storytelling, sound design, and reaching audiences through marketing and engagement;
- Regular feedback on all aspects of their production, including editorial and technical input;
- Equipment and software to help meet independent production needs amid the challenging circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic; and,
- Up to $12,000 in funding for use as they see fit for their productions.
Applications will be accepted until 11:59 ET on August 2, 2020. All applicants will be notified either way by email by September 4, 2020. MORE