Applications have opened for creators wishing to be a part of the YouTube NextUp class of 2016.
NextUp, first launched in 2011, is a programme designed to provide content creators with the funding, equipment, and experience to help support and grow their channels.
The programme is open to creators with between 10,000 and 100,000 subscribers. Previous graduates have included UK YouTubers such as Marcus Butler, Lex Croucher, and Sanne Vliegenthart in 2011, and Jack Howard, Jenny Bingham, and Jamie Spicer-Lewis in 2012.
The first NextUp programme in 2011 saw 25 creators from across Europe receive $35,000 to help fund future production costs and allowed them to attend a four-day creator camp in New York.
— Hex Croucher ✨💀 (@lexcanroar) February 22, 2016
Up to 360 creators will be chosen to win a place on the 2016 programme. They will receive a week of production classes and filming opportunities at the YouTube Space, £1750 in vouchers towards production gear, and at least three months of ongoing support from the YouTube Content Partnerships team.
The contest is restricted to creators based in countries with operating YouTube Spaces. The creator camp for UK contest winners will take place at the UK YouTube Space in London on 11 April. Similar camps will be held in the US spaces in LA and New York on 18 April. Dates are yet to be announced for Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Berlin, Paris, Toronto, and Mumbai.
Want to be part of the NextUp class of 2016? Find out more about the programme, eligibility restrictions, and how to enter on the YouTube NextUp page.