YouTube NextUp, which 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. Previous participants have included UK YouTubers such as Marcus Butler, Lex Croucher, Jenny Bingham, Lucy Moon, and Emma McGann.
Now, YouTube is launching a Special Edition of NextUp: #YouTubeBlack London.
Any YouTube channel in the UK that meets the eligibility requirements of the YouTube NextUp contest 2019 can enter, including channels that entered in the past but were not selected.
The eligibility requirements are that you have a channel with between 10,000 – 100,000 subscribers, your account must be in good standing (no strikes), and you must have at least 3 videos uploaded to your channel in the last 90 days.
Winners of the NextUp contest will be eligible to receive the following:
A week of intensive production classes and filming opportunities at YouTube Space in London, educational workshops and skill-sharing sessions designed by production experts, top creators and content specialists, £1500 voucher towards production gear, and at least 3 months of ongoing support from the YouTube Content Partnerships team.
If you are interested in programs that support black viewers or creators, you can apply here.