The nonprofit 1,000 Dreams Fund (1DF) is celebrating Women's History Month with its Twitch BroadcastHER Grant for creative women who broadcast live. From March 1 to April 1, has teamed up with Twitch to carry out a charity event that will feature the participation of 10 female announcers. The goal is to encourage people to donate to 1DF to contribute to the BroadcastHER grant. The nonprofit also wants to use the event to raise awareness of the challenges women face when seeking financial support for creative projects.
The Twitch BroadcastHER Grant will last for two semesters, with the respective deadlines of May 1 and October 1. it may be a Twitch Affiliate or Twitch Partner, and the grant will be between $ 500 to $ 2,000. The funds are not intended to cover living costs, rather, they are intended to be spent on trips to conventions or conferences, hardware updates and educational material related to "creative or artistic activities".
"Applicants must meet our criteria, but what interests us the most is: What is their history and how will this funding help?" Said 1DF CEO Christie Garton in an email to GamesBeat. "This is what we focus on with all our grants decisions, there must be a demonstration of financial need, but what we are most interested in understanding is what you are doing now to achieve your dreams in broadcasting and how can our scholarship help you to spend To the next level, a clear focus and explanation of what your "final objective" will be in broadcasting will make the difference. "
1DF began in 2015 and since then has awarded more than $ 100,000 in aid to young women who are studying or doing careers. Garton connected with the members of the Twitch team and the women issuers at TwitchCon last year, and the idea of running a charity chain was born. So far, he teamed up with the Twitch Friskk, Gillyweedtv and Theluckmusic stations for the Streams for Dreams event. Not all the women presented will focus on videogames, as the charity is aimed at boosting broadcasters in all categories.
"These women are true entrepreneurs, build brands boldly and forge full-time careers in broadcasting," Garton said. "It's not surprising that many of the same challenges that these women face are some of the same challenges women face when it comes to achieving equality in the workplace, from harassment to being judged excessively. even to earn less money than their male counterparts, it covers the entire range, 1DF will actually tell the stories of some of these stations and their interviews are quite revealing in terms of these challenges. "