While Google recently announced a partnership with the National Business League to help grow black businesses, the effort does not stop there. Google and PRX are now looking for podcasters and creators of color to increase the diversity of voices in the podcasting industry across the globe.
Applicants must have a fresh and compelling podcast idea as well as show an interest in their podcasts sustainable in terms of growing revenue and audience.
You have from now until 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 2, 2018 to apply for the Google Podcasts creator program. Selected teams will receive seed funding and participate in an intensive 20-week training program in Boston, MA. According to the details provided, the 20-week training will not require you to uproot your life, but it will involve some time and travel.
During the course of the training, you will be deeply engaged in thinking about the audience for your podcast, what it will sound like and how to develop a solid plan for launch and production. You will be working closely with the other teams in the training and supporting each other in the process.
Applications for the first training (taking place between January – June 2019) are being accepted through Sunday, December 2, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The next application period is expected to begin in May 2019 (taking place in late July – December 2019).