StreamElements has announced a $100k creator diversity fund that aims to support streamers from underrepresented groups.
The cash will be split to provide $5000 of graphics and services to 20 different applicants. The services will be provided by StreamElements' in-house creator success team.
This team will provide design elements and technical support to successful applicants, free of charge. The design package includes logo, emotes and sub badge designs, as well as free social media headers, offline screen graphics and channel info panels - all the visual assets a streamer needs to stand out.
In order to apply for the grant, streamers must be part of a minority demographic. This includes black and PoC creators, those on the LGBTQ spectrum, and streamers with disabilities. They must also have Affiliate or Partner status on Twitch, and aim to stream at least 20 hours a week or 80 hours a month.
“The challenges surrounding underrepresented groups have been prevalent for a long time, whether it’s dealing with sexism, racism, or other forms of prejudice,” said Doron Nir, CEO, StreamElements.
“Although livestreaming is a very nascent industry, it provides the same hurdles for members of these groups. While our tools and services are free to use, our team also builds high impact custom graphics for many of the top creators in the industry which enables their channels to stand out.
"It is this level of production, design, and service we will be using to elevate the aesthetics and engagement of creators aspiring to be among those at the top, but are facing more adversity getting there.”