Facebook Gaming on Tuesday unveiled the Black Gaming Creator Program for young creators to attend training summits, digital gaming events and receive monthly pay.
The new gaming project Black Creator Program Application by Facebook is directed at black streamers on the platform and the company says it plans to spend $5 million a year in helping the Black community over the next two years.
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If you’re chosen to be a part of the program, then in return you will be receiving some perks. You will get collaborations with Facebook Gaming, early access to the product, get involved in feedback sessions, community support, including invites related to digital and in-person activities, and mentorship.
Through this program, the creators will be getting guaranteed monthly payment, which differentiates it from other programs of creator mentorship.
In a statement, Leo Olebe, Facebook global director of games partnerships said the new project was part of Facebook’s $200 million pledge to help Black-owned companies and organizations, revealed by the company this summer.
“Game streaming brings people together over a common love for games in a powerful way, and we hope to inspire more people through gaming to express their innovation,” he said.
It’s an interesting change from Facebook, not least because it’s unusual for a business to place money where it says its values are. Facebook, on the other hand, didn’t state how many creators would be allowed into the program.
However, the company explained that monthly compensation will differ based on the quality of their content and the scale of their audience.
Nevertheless, it’s an example that other players in the live-streaming community will do well to pursue, and on certain other sites, Black creators still need support.