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StreamElements Announces the Recipients of its 2021 Creator Diversity Program

StreamElements Announces the 2021 Creator Diversity Program Recipients

Today we are excited to announce the 20 recipients of our 2021 Creator Diversity Program (CDP)!

The second annual CDP is designed to provide content creators of underrepresented groups — including, without limitation, Black, People of Color (PoC), Women, LGBTQ+, and Individuals with disabilities — with professional livestreaming services, equipment, support, and mentorship to help them optimize their content creation careers for success.

The following recipients were selected based on several factors ranging from insights they provided on why they were applying, the type of content they produce, and channel data that reflected a commitment to livestreaming and potential for growth:

The 2021 CDP marks a huge step up in size and scope than the 2020 inaugural program. The number of applicants increased six-fold with more than 3,000 submissions received, while the program benefits have expanded to include a budget for equipment and professional services that were not offered last year. This includes the following:

  • Monthly workshops and educational sessions featuring industry and on-staff experts
  • A dedicated StreamElements Creator Success manager and access to a VIP Discord Server
  • $1,500 USD in Amazon gift cards to purchase content creation equipment (peripherals, hardware, software, etc.)
  • Up to $2,500 USD paid to the third-party artist(s) of recipient creator’s choice for channel graphics (alerts, overlays, emotes, etc.)
  • Up to $1,000 USD paid to the third-party individual(s) of recipient creator’s choice for professional services (video editing, headshots etc.)

In addition, all recipients will receive a Razer Kiyo X streaming webcam and a Razer Seiren V2 X microphone courtesy of Razer, while being profiled on the company blog, promoted on StreamElements’ social media channels, and invited to participate in community events.

“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,” said Kacie Harold, Creator Diversity Program Manager, StreamElements. “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.”

To benefit the applicants who were not invited into the program, we initiated a survey to gauge their interest in taking part in larger networking events based around groups with shared interests and the types of educational materials they would find of value. The responses will be used to launch a broader program.

“Based on the volume of applicants and the moving stories they shared, it is clear programs like this serve a need,” adds Harold. “To that end, we are also focused on creating initiatives to benefit the larger pool of creators who applied.”

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To learn more about the recipients of the 2020 Creator Diversity Program go here and for all of our diversity related posts, visit this link.


StreamElements Announces the Recipients of its 2021 Creator Diversity Program was originally published in StreamElements – Legendary Content Creation Tools and Services on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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