- Broccoli Productions Announces Five £1,000 GBP Podcasting Grants to Celebrate Its Industry E-learning Subscription Service BUILD
- Aug 21, 2023
London, UK, Tuesday 22nd August – UK production company Broccoli today announces the launch of the BUILD Grant, an incubation programme which will provide a grant of £1,000 GBP each to five selected applicants looking to grow their podcasting careers. Applications can be submitted at www.broccoli.productions/build from 10am (BST) on 22nd August 2023 until 23.59 (BST) on 21st September 2023. The BUILD Grant is open to UK and international applicants.
The Grant celebrates Broccoli’s e-learning subscription platform, BUILD, available on Patreon, Spotify and Apple Podcasts. BUILD is an expansive programme of over 40 podcast masterclasses delivered by experts in their field.
BUILD offers five channels of lessons to subscribers across Marketing, Business, Personal Development, Storytelling and Production. Its experts range from VOX and Today Explained’s Sound Engineers and Financial Times’ audio critic to the business coaches of top podcast hosts and a lawyer who specialises in protecting IP.
With a focus on hands-off creative development, the BUILD Grant will offer individuals the opportunity to expand their skills or attempt projects that would otherwise be unfeasible. Grant categories are paired to the five BUILD pillars: Marketing, Business, Personal Development, Storytelling and Production.
Applicants can submit their proposals by detailing the project they would create with the assistance of the BUILD Grant and how they would allocate the BUILD Grant funds. Grant applications will be shortlisted after a first-round review by Broccoli. The shortlisted applications will then be evaluated by the following expert representing each category: Arielle Nissenblatt (Marketing), Megan Tan (Production), Danielle Desir Corbett (Personal Development), Twila Dang (Business) and Eleanor McDowall (Storytelling).
Successful applicants will be notified in January 2024. In addition to the £1,000 GBP BUILD Grant which must be used for their proposed project, they will receive a 12-month subscription to the BUILD e-learning subscription platform and an hour session with a guest expert to offer guidance.
As the barrier to entry and gatekeeping of information continues to grow in the audio industry, Broccoli has created BUILD and the BUILD Grant to help the next generation of podcasters.
Renay Richardson, Founder and CEO of Broccoli Productions, says: “We are excited to launch the BUILD Grant to underscore the value we put on education and building up nascent talent within our industry. That’s why BUILD was developed in the first place – to create an accessible and affordable platform of masterclasses by established experts working within the creative industries to develop aspiring professionals skillsets.”
Visit www.broccoli.productions/build to find out more about the BUILD Grant