Skip Ahead offers $120k to creative Australian Youtubers

Youtubers will be eligible for up to $120,000 in production funding through Skip Ahead, which is funded by Screen Australia and Google Australia. Applications are open now.
Before Netflix, Auntie Donna won funding through Skip Ahead. Image: Netflix

Screen Australia and Google Australia have partnered again on the Skip Ahead program, now in its seventh year. The program is designed to support established Youtubers who would use the extra funding to further support their creative ambition and production values.

Youtubers with an existing audience are eligible to apply for up to $120,000 in production funding per project. Both scripted and documentary applications are welcome for Skip Ahead 7, and up to four projects will be funded. Applications are open now until 5pm, 16 September.

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Jini Maxwell is a writer and curator who lives in Naarm. They are an assistant curator at ACMI, where they also host the Women & Non-binary gamers club. They write about videogames and the people who make them. You can find them on Twitter @astroblob

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