Screen Australia and Instagram announce recipients of First Nations Creator Program

Fifteen First Nations social media stars have been selected for a new training and funding program.
First Nations Creators Program art Design by Jessica Johnson, Nungala Creative via Screen Australia

Move over YouTube, tomorrow’s social media stars are all on Instagram. Screen Australia’s First Nations Creator Program, launched earlier this year, is a partnership between Screen Australia’s First Nations department and Instagram Australia.

Designed to amplify and accelerate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social media creators, the First Nations Creator Program will commence from 23 September and include training sessions and workshops covering product, creativity, safety and well-being, along with mentored guidance on digital production and social media strategy.

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She was previously a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk