Eight UK-based creators are among those appointed as YouTube’s Creators for Change Fellows for 2018.
Back in September 2016, YouTube announced the Creators for Change programme: an initiative focused on social change by providing resources to creators who are combatting issues such as hate, xenophobia, and extremism. Since then, YouTube has partnered with creators all over the world to help them reach new audiences.
🎉Thrilled to announce our 2018 #CreatorsforChange Ambassadors!
— YouTube (@YouTube) May 8, 2018
Earlier this month, YouTube announced the continuation and expansion of the Creators for Change programme by welcoming 47 incredible creators to the program as the 2018 class of Ambassadors. 31 of the 47 creators participating in the programme this year are new to the programme, with the other 16 returning for their second year.
This year’s programme includes eight creators representing the UK. These creators are Jazza John, Riyadh Khalaf, Em Ford, Louis Cole, and returning for their second year are Myles Dyer, Sam Saffold-Geri, Humza Arshad, and Nadir Nahdi.
Much like last year, these creators will receive support from YouTube through a combination of project funding, mentorship opportunities, and ongoing production assistance at the various YouTube Spaces around the world. Also they will participate in the second annual Social Impact Camp at YouTube Space London this summer. The Social Impact Camp is an exclusive two-day-long camp featuring inspirational speakers, video production workshops, and mentorship opportunities with experts, as well as time for the Ambassadors to connect with one another.
I'm so gassed to be coming back as @YouTube #CreatorsforChange AMBASSADOR for 2018! @YTCreators has allowed me to meet new fans and audiences all over the world and make fresh new content! 😋 looking forward to doing it all over again inshAllah #HumzaProductions pic.twitter.com/3l7J5uXoLv
— Humza Arshad (@HumzaProduction) May 8, 2018
Check out our video spotlight on Humza’s #CreatorsForChange video from last fall. Alternatively, check out which of the Creators for Change fellows is also on the Time Team for Doctor Who Magazine.