Fifteen of the best First Nations social media stars will receive up to $ 10,000 in funding each, plus training, through a Screen Australia and Instagram initiative.
Launched earlier this year, the First Nations Creators Program is an initiative to accelerate emerging local talent and amplify diverse voices in the social media landscape.
The 15 selected recipients of the inaugural First Nations Creators Program are:
The program will include training sessions and workshops starting September 23, covering products, creativity, safety and well-being, as well as framed advice on digital production and social media strategy. Creators will also receive production funding of $ 10,000 each, to help them create Reels or IGTV content for their Instagram account.
During the program, the selected creators will also be connected to key industry contacts, including representatives from Instagram and Screen Australia, management teams, leading First Nations creators and other creators of established social media. At the end of the program, participants will each be assigned an Instagram Partner Manager to continue their journey on the platform.
Screen Australia CEO Graeme Mason said the agency was impressed with the high level of applications received.
“We are constantly looking for new ways to support content creators on the platforms they connect with audiences on and the accessibility of social media allows us, through this program with Instagram Australia, to nurture new voices and advocate extraordinary creators of the First Nations, ”he said. noted.
We look forward to this year’s cohort creating new content and reaching new audiences on Instagram.
Zaac d’Almeida, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Instagram Australia, added: “The fifteen recipients of this year’s program represent the diversity of emerging Indigenous creators who use Instagram to amplify their voices and share their stories. We are proud to partner with Screen Australia and look forward to seeing this new generation of creators develop their incredible perspectives in the months to come.