TikTok Accelerator for Indigenous Creators Apply

Presented by the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI)

Grow your TikTok presence by learning the key elements of storytelling and discover essential building blocks for a successful digital career.

TikTok Accelerator for Indigenous Creators

Do you want to expand your TikTok community?

Are you passionate about expressing yourself online?

Do you dream of a career as a content creator?

TikTok Accelerator for Indigenous Creators, presented by the National Screen Institute, will provide up to 30 Indigenous creators with customized, hands-on online training to succeed on TikTok and beyond.

Learn how to maximize TikTok to grow your community and share your unique stories in a safe and respectful online space. Taught by industry experts, TikTok creators and members of the TikTok Canada team, you will learn essential storytelling techniques, create a robust marketing plan and develop a series of videos to set you on the path to success.

Please read the full program information before applying.

Program dates: November 8 to December 17, 2021

Type: Part-time

Location: Online

Applications are closed

Cost: There is no application fee or tuition cost


If you have questions about the application form or about training, please contact us. We warmly encourage you to apply and share your story!

Email your questions to the program co-managers Sarah Simpson-Yellowquill and Cheyenne Bruneau at accelerator@nsi-canada.ca and they will be happy to assist you.

Important dates

  • Applications are closed
  • Successful participants notified: by Friday, October 22, 2021
  • Training dates (part-time, online): November 8 to December 17, 2021 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays


How much time do I have to commit to the program?

This is a part-time, online program that runs for six weeks. Two to three, 90-minute sessions will be scheduled each week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT, in addition to homework assignments.

You must attend all sessions and set aside personal time to work on the assignments.

Who can apply?

To be eligible you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Canada, aged 18 or over
  • Be an Indigenous person: someone who is First Nation, Métis or Inuit
  • Currently be on TikTok, be active on the platform, with a minimum of four public posts in the last 30 days

What do I need to apply?

You’ll need to include a current resume with your application.

How are participants selected?

A jury of screen industry professionals and Indigenous TikTok creators will review all applications and select participants.

We are looking for strong, creative applicants who are:

  • Passionate about storytelling and sharing their unique perspective on TikTok
  • Invested in growing a career in the digital media industry
  • Interested in developing a marketing plan

Do I need to have a certain number of TikTok followers?

No. We welcome all eligible Indigenous TikTok creators no matter their number of followers.

What is the relationship between the National Screen Institute and the successful applicant?

The relationship between the applicant and the National Screen Institute shall not be considered a partnership or joint venture. The applicant shall not have the right to incur any debts or make any financial commitments on behalf of NSI.

Does NSI provide feedback on my application after I’ve submitted it?


Our commitment to underrepresented voices

At the National Screen Institute we serve and help develop the gifts of Indigenous creators.

We are committed to training participants from a diverse community of voices including Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and two-spirit (LGBTQ2S+), people with disabilities, those outside large urban centres, those from regional and remote areas, and various religious groups.