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APPLY: Snapchat 523 Accelerator Program for Black Creators | US$10,000 STIPEND

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The Black Creator Accelerator will provide 25 aspiring Black creators with a $10k/month stipend to pursue creative endeavours and get connected with opportunities to launch sustainable, full-fledged careers.

The goal is to provide them with industry knowledge, resources, mentorship, and opportunities to jumpstart their careers. Selected applicants will receive hands-on training and educational workshops from industry experts that work on a variety of products at Snapchat — from Discover, to Stories, to Spotlight, and Maps.

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Creators will learn how to use these different offerings to create great content, surface their profiles, grow their audiences, and more.

Benefits

  • The Black Creator Accelerator will provide 25 aspiring Black creators with a $10k/month stipend to pursue creative endeavors and get connected with opportunities to launch sustainable, full-fledged careers.
  • In addition, Google Pixel, Westbrook Media, and UNCMMN will work with Snapchat to enrich the educational curriculum and create tailored workshops for participants.

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Eligibility

  • Applicant should be at least 18 years old
  • Self-identify as Black
  • Emerging creator
    • Someone at the beginning of their content journey who is creating, iterating, and improving over time with little outside guidance
  • Seeking to become a professional creator
  • History of abiding by community guidelines (on Snapchat)
  • Creates positive content that aligns with Snapchat’s values (empathy, kindness, creativity)

Selection Criteria

To establish an equitable selection process, applicants will be evaluated holistically by a cross-functional group of Snapchat team members based on the following criteria:

  • Having a unique and consistent voice
  • Alignment with Snapchat’s values
  • Clear vision for future career goals

How To Apply

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You’ve already got the content creation chops, so don’t wait — apply to the 523 program now! Applications will close on August 12, 2022.

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For more information, visit 523 program

Application Deadline: August 12, 2022

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