Broccoli launches BUILD Grant for next generation podcasters

Production company Broccoli has launched a programme giving a grant of £1,000 to five selected applicants looking to grow their podcasting careers.

The BUILD Grant is open to UK and international applicants. It’s being launched to celebrate Broccoli’s e-learning subscription platform, BUILD, available on Patreon, Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

BUILD is a programme of over 40 podcast masterclasses delivered by experts in their field. It offers five channels of lessons to subscribers across Marketing, Business, Personal Development, Storytelling and Production.

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.

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 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.

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.”

Applications can be submitted at the Broccoli website from 10am (BST) today, 22 August 2023 until 11pm (BST) on 21 September 2023.

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