(prnewswire) atlanta – In April, Black Web Fest – a nonprofit organization highlighting Black creators – launched the Black Web Fest x Web Monetization program to educate creators about web monetization. Through the program, the organization provides several independent Black filmmakers unrestricted grant funding and marketing support.
According to an article by the Americans for the Arts, “The Impact of COVID-19 on Internationally Marginalized Artists and Creative Workers,” BIPOC creators are less likely to monetize their work online.
” We created this program out of necessity. As venues, businesses, and in-person events shuttered during the pandemic; many Black creators struggled economically. Due to the digital divide, some artists did not have access to technology, the internet, or the skills to transition from traditional methods.
“Through this program, we provided over 40 Black filmmakers the tools to monetize their work online” said Victoria Coker, founder of Black Web Fest.
This year marks Black Web Fest’s sixth annu- al festival. The event, held from Sept. 30- Oct. 1, will feature films and series from the web monetization program.Visit blackwebfest.org.