Announcing the TikTok Accelerator for Indigenous Creators 2022 participants

TikTok Accelerator for Indigenous Creators 2022

Rachel Young

Outreach and Engagement Lead

Forty (40) Indigenous content creators from across Canada begin training tomorrow through the TikTok Accelerator for Indigenous Creators, presented by the National Screen Institute.

This part-time, online training program offers customized, hands-on instruction designed to empower storytellers to succeed on TikTok and beyond. Participants learn how to maximize the platform to grow their community and share their unique stories in a safe and respectful online space.

This is the second edition of the accelerator, developed by the National Screen Institute and TikTok Canada, with curriculum guidance from Indigenous content creator and program advisor, Sherry Mckay (@sherry.mckay).

“I’m excited for this new group of participants to embark on their journey through the TikTok Accelerator for Indigenous Creators,” says Sherry Mckay. “Decolonizing our digital spaces and Indigenous representation is so incredibly important. I look forward to working alongside these creators as they tell their stories.”

An independent selection committee of Indigenous screen industry professionals selected this cohort based on their interest in learning the skills and tools needed to tell their stories on TikTok and beyond.

The 2022 TikTok Accelerator for Indigenous Creators participants are:

Read more about the participants.

Taught by industry experts and led by program manager Sarah Simpson-Yellowquill and co-manager Erica Wilson, participants learn TikTok best practices, content development, working with brands and digital wellbeing. The curriculum is designed with traditional elements.

About TikTok

TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Toronto, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo.

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TikTok Accelerator for Indigenous Creators, presented by the National Screen Institute is made possible by TikTok Canada. National Screen Institute Core Funders are: Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage, the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.

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About the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI)

Propelled by a visionary network of donors, private and public organizations, board members and staff, the National Screen Institute supports creators from across Canada to tell unforgettable stories. Through industry-informed training and mentoring in film, television and digital media, students and alumni find their voice and place on the global stage, inspiring us to shape a better world.

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 in regional and remote areas and various religious groups.

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The National Screen Institute is supported by: Core Funders: Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage, the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council; Benefactors: TELUS, Telefilm Canada, Canada Media Fund (CMF), Department for Women and Gender Equality (WAGE); Patrons: CBC, Creative Saskatchewan; Builders: APTN, TikTok Canada, Indigenous Screen Office (ISO), The Winnipeg Foundation; Indigenous Training Programs Partner: Directors Guild of Canada; Strategic Sponsors: Manitoba Film & Music, Bell Media, RBC Emerging Artists, documentary Channel, CBC Gem, Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD), Alberta Film Commission, Manitoba Arts Council; Industry Partner: National Film Board of Canada; Friends: Ontario Creates, Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), Bell Fund, Stantec, William F. White International, Company 3.