SQ initiatives

YouTube entrepreneurs

Screen Queensland (SQ) will support Queensland screen content creators to implement strategic plans to engage a viable audience on YouTube and elevate their digital content creation businesses through a SQ YouTube Entrepreneur program totalling $150,000.

Applicants are invited to submit proposals demonstrating how strategic investment from the SQ program would be used to take their content to the next level and pave the way for future success. This could include targeted strategies to increase or diversify content, improve skills, boost marketing, collaborations with other content creators within and beyond the YouTube platform, and innovative ways to engage new audiences. There is no limit to the scope, creativity and ambition of each strategy and all reasonable proposals will be considered. Projects that offer wider communal benefits to the Queensland screen industry and a positive legacy are encouraged.

To apply:

  1. Read the YouTube Entrepreneurs guidelines
  2. Applicants can contact Andrew Webster, VP Content (Business and Audience) to discuss your application (07) 3248 0500 / awebster@screenqld.com.au
  3. Apply online at https://screenqueensland.smartygrants.com.au/. Please note, applications open Friday, 18 August and close Friday, 15 September 2017. An automated application email will be sent to you within 30 minutes as confirmation that Screen Queensland has received your application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to contact Screen Queensland if you do not receive an application receipt email. Incomplete and ineligible applications will not be assessed.
  4. Shortlisted applicants may be invited for an interview before a final decision is made.

 

The YouTube Entrepreneur program is the second outcome of a three-year partnership between Screen Queensland and YouTube.

Launched in 2016, the inaugural round paired Queensland producers with a YouTube content maker to collaborate on a new series. Pop Culture Inspired Fashion was the recipient, with producer Adam Fowler and executive producer Steven Geddes producing the series for Brisbane-based fashion Vlogger Katie Orlowski’s popular YouTube channel.