FAQ

 

 

WHAT IS THE BLACK & BROWN PODCAST COLLECTIVE?

A: Learn more HERE 

 

I'M A PODCASTER/CONTENT CREATOR OF COLOR, HOW CAN I JOIN?

A: Join free by signing up here: THE BLACK & BROWN PODCAST COLLECTIVE

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF JOINING THE BLACK & BROWN PODCAST COLLECTIVE AS A PODCASTER/CONTENT CREATOR? 

  • Access to exclusive grant opportunities only available to members of the Black & Brown Podcast Collective

  • A dedicated, structured and organized space where podcasters/content creators can promote and display their content 

  • A dedicated, structured and organized space where podcasters and content creators can promote their events to current and potential listeners

  • A dedicated, structured and organized space for podcasters loyal listeners to see important updates - (rolling out soon)

  • A dedicated, structured and organized space where potential listeners can discover podcasts or content creators

  • Access to media-oriented service providers 

  • Access to opportunities and event listings via the community

  • Access to a network of podcasters and creators to communicate, collaborate, network, cross-promote, promote, and share meaningful advice and tips!  (Building Community)

  • Access to exclusive opportunities powered by BBPF and partners

  • No fee to join

  • and more...

IS THERE A FEE TO JOIN?

A: No. There will never be a fee to join. We are not a fee-based platform. We do not solicit money from podcasters or content creators. 

I AM A PODCASTER/CONTENT CREATOR. BUT I'M NOT A PERSON OF COLOR. MAY I

JOIN THE BLACK & BROWN PODCAST COLLECTIVE?

A: Yes, allies are always welcome to join and support!

I'M NOT A PODCASTER OR CONTENT CREATOR, MAY I BECOME A MEMBER?

 

A: Great question. You can be a part of the platform NOW!  Head over to LISTEN NOW and discover a new podcast to listen to. After you have listened to the podcast, leave a smart review HERE. If you're a member of the press or connected to a credible publication and would like to leave a review as a verified "podviewer" visit HERE to fill out a CRITIC APPLICATION.

 

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WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS OF MEMBERS? 

Podcasters and content creators who join The Black & Brown Podcast Collective are expected to remain active podcasters, and actively creating content.

If a member becomes inactive for a period of time due to personal circumstances, but will continue after the hiatus, and wish to still remain a member, a podcaster/content creator must notify us for awareness. If we find that a podcaster/content creator has been extremely inactive (e.g. not podcasting) and haven't notified us, that member may lose access to the platform.

I AM A PODCASTER AND/OR CONTENT CREATOR, HOW MAY I GO ABOUT APPLYING FOR GRANTS?

A: First, become a member of The Black & Brown Podcast Collective. Press HERE. To find out more information about our grant opportunities for podcasters and content creators of color please visit HERE and press GRANTS on the resource page.

DO I HAVE TO PAY A GRANT APPLICATION FEE?

A: No. There will never be a fee to apply and/or to receive a grant. 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAR BACK FROM THE COLLECTIVE AFTER I SUBMIT A GRANT APPLICATION?

A: Grant programs will be different. Therefore, there will be different time frames.  Applicants will be made aware of time frames after submission. However, if the grant application is rolling (no deadline), applications will be reviewed in the order in which it was received. Applicants will be notified of their status once applications are reviewed.

 

I WAS PICKED TO RECEIVE A GRANT. DO I HAVE TO PAY THIS BACK?

A: No. Grants are not loans. Therefore, you will not pay this back. 

CAN I USE THE GRANT THE WAY I WANT TO?

A: During the height of COVID-19 (2020 - 2021) we were very flexible in the way that we awarded grants. Meaning, all of our grants were unrestricted which gave the grant recipient the liberty to utilize the grant as they needed for their podcast/content. Therefore, we did not require grantees to produce reports

or receipts to prove how they utilized the funds. In 2022 - 2023, there will be new requirements. For example, podcasters/content creators will be required to fill out a short report detailing how they utilized the funds. Additionally, there will be opportunities for the listening public to also assist in choosing podcast grantees. 

I WASN'T PICKED TO RECEIVE THE GRANT I APPLIED FOR. CAN I APPLY AGAIN?

A: Yes. There will be different cycles for many of our grants. When a new cycle is available, apply again. However, applicants will not be able to apply more than once in a cycle for a specific grant. Applications will be disqualified. 

WHAT IS THE REPORT CARD?

A: Yes. Find out more HERE

 

HOW CAN I BECOME A VERIFIED PODCAST CRITIC?

A: Click HERE 

I AM NOT A VERIFIED PODCAST CRITIC CAN I STILL SUBMIT A REVIEW?

A: Yes. There will be different cycles for many of our grants. When a new cycle is available, apply again. However, applicants will not be able to apply more than once in a cycle for a specific grant. Applications will be disqualified. 

I'M NOT BIPOC. CAN I SUBMIT OR BECOME A VERIFIED PODCAST CRITIC?

A: Yes. We welcome all culturally competent individuals! 

 

WHAT IS THAT WHITE CHECKMARK ON PODCASTERS PROFILES?

A: Podcasters who have been BBPC verified.  

 

HOW DO I GO ABOUT BECOMING A BBPC VERIFIED PODCASTER?

A:  The podcast must be a BBPC member, active, associated with a recognized organization individual or brand (e.g., prominent NGO, publication, government or media & entertainment entity) and must submit interest HERE (applications projected to open in February). 

 

I WAS A GRANTEE CAN I BE A BBPC VERIFIED PODCASTER?

A:  Being a grantee will support your application to be BBPC verified. 

I HAVE A SERVICE OR PRODUCT THAT I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER TO PODCASTERS AND CONTENT CREATORS. WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

A: Contact us HERE

I HEARD ABOUT THE BLACK & BROWN PODCAST FESTIVAL; HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?

A: Please head over to www.bbpodfestival.com (our in-person festival is currently on pause due to Covid-19/Omicron. we will keep you posted if we "un-pause")

I'M INTERESTED IN EMPLOYMENT, STIPEND BASED INTERNSHIPS, OR VOLUNTEERING WITH THE COLLECTIVE.

A: Please visit HERE

I WANT TO PARTNER/SPONSOR/DONATE. HOW CAN I GO ABOUT DOING SO?

A: Great! Contact us HERE. Donations are tax deductible. 

MY QUESTION ISN'T HERE. WHO CAN I CONTACT?

A: Contact us HERE