The TikTok Accelerator for Indigenous Creators, presented by the National Screen Institute, is returning for a third year opening 40 spots for Indigenous participants in 2023 – applications are open now and, new this year, the program will be expanded to Indigenous-owned small businesses as well!
The impact of Indigenous creators on the #TikTokCommunity has been profound, generating billions of views on the platform through hashtags like #IndigenousTikTok (3.5Billion), #IndigenousOwnedBusiness (4.9Million) and #IndigenousMade (15.1Million) through which creators share their stories, knowledge and culture with a global community. To date, the program has successfully supported the growth and development of Indigenous creators like model @willow.allen), Powwow dancer and instructor Deanne Hupfield (@deannehupfield), actress Julia Ulayok Davis (@juliaulayok – who is currently playing Ariel in Winnipeg’s Rainbow Stage adaptation of the film) and artist/designer Christina King (@taalrumiq), to name a few. Their participation in the program provided an opportunity for us to amplify their stories and generate impact-focused coverage.
All eligible Indigenous TikTok creators are welcome to apply until Thursday, September 21, 2023, regardless of follower or view count. To learn more about the program and eligibility, click here.