Thursday, April 18, 2024

StreamElements reveals the 20 2021 Creator Diversity Program recipients

StreamElements Creator Diversity Program was a huge hit back in 2020, and now the second annual program is back to spread the love, with 20 new recipients picked.

The Creator Diversity Program from StreamElements is an initiative that is designed to provide content creators of marginalized groups – such as black, people of colour (PoC), women, LGBTQ+, as well as individuals with disabilities – with professional live streaming services, such as equipment. Not only that, but the program is designed to provide its recipients with support and mentorship in order to help content creators optimize their careers for success.

Unlike the 2020 Creator Diversity Program, this year the scope is a lot bigger. Not only did the program receive more than “3,000 submissions”, but the benefits that StreamElements will provide creators has expanded too. This includes a “budget for equipment and professional services” which was not previously offered.

These services include monthly workshops and educational sessions – which feature industry and staff experts, a dedicated StreamElements Creator Success manager, access to a VIP Discord sever, a $1.5k USD in Amazon gift cards for content creation equipment like hardware, peripherals, etc, up to $1k USD for third-party individuals of the creator’s choice for professional services such as video editing, headshots, etc, and up to $2.5k USD paid to third-party artists of the creator’s choice for channel graphics such as alerts, overlays, and emotes.

Additionally, all recipients will receive a Razer Seiren V2 X microphone, and a Razer Kiyo X streaming webcam from Razer, and will be profiled on Razer’s blog, promoted on StreamElements social media channels, as well as be invited to participate in community events.

The recipients that have been selected are:

Kacie Harold, the manager behind the Creator Diversity Program from StreamElements stated “the goal of our Creator Diversity Program is to help marginalized groups in the content creation community have the tools, mentorship, and resources that can help address and surmount challenges they face in the industry.”

They added, “with an abundance of talent to choose from, the 20 creators we selected represent a lot of amazing and diverse voices that are essential to this industry, so we look forward to being part of their journey.”

Aimee Hart

[She/They] Aimee Hart specializes in queer fandom, video games and tabletop, having started her career writing for numerous websites like The Verge, Polygon, Input Magazine and more. Her goal now is to boost LGBTQ+ voices in the video games industry.