AudioUK has been Announce As a media partner, introduce and promote podcasts in the UK, and the Serious Award Fund.
The fund is already operating in the United States and Canada, supporting independent audio creators to submit works to competitions in the United States and Canada, and paying submission fees for producers, editors and others.
The fund supports independent BIPOC and LGBTQ+ audio producers to submit high-quality works to media and journalism awards. The resulting more diverse award nominees and winners increase the diversity of winners and the opportunities for winning.
For awards applied for in the past 12 months from the date of application, the fund welcomes applications for reimbursement throughout the year.
The main partners of the fund include Spotify, Acast, AIR and SiriusXM.
It will enable producers to apply for many podcast awards in the UK, including the Audio Production Award (APA) organized by AudioUK.
If any company or individual wants to donate to the fund, they can do it through Patreon.
AudioUK Managing Director Chloe Straw said:
“Supporting such initiatives is part of our ongoing commitment to making our industry more diversified and inclusive. The fund has worked well in the United States and Canada, and has received strong support from some leading podcast platforms and partners. We really do I hope people can use it to show themselves, so as to gain recognition for their work in the audio field, and make our awards more diverse and inclusive.”
Nina Robinson, a supporter of the fund in the UK and owner of Soundtruism, a member company of AudioUK, is shown in the picture:
“I have been working with Juleyka Lantigua, the founder of the Podcasting Seriously Awards Fund in the United States, to expand the fund to the UK. As a South Asian woman from Birmingham, my personal experience has inspired me to use my privileges as an industry award winner to make sense And practical ways to promote inclusiveness for the benefit of others. I hope that all producers and journalists will be recognized and rewarded for their innovative and well-crafted programs.”
After working in the media for many years, Juleyka Lantigua, who founded LWC Studios four years ago, said:
“I think the expansion of the fund in the UK is the natural next step in helping global broadcasters to rise, so we can all benefit from their work and enjoy their creative gifts.”