NZ On Air, Screen Australia and TikTok initiative for a new generation of online storytellers

Posted Tuesday 20 Jul 2021

Aiming to create original New Zealand and Australian content that resonates with global online audiences, Every Voice is an initiative for TikTok creators or creators who want to expand to work on TikTok. 

Interested practitioners are strongly encouraged to register to attend the upcoming Q+A webinar on Tuesday 3 August 2021 at 12pm NZST. Registration is essential - Please register here.

NZ On Air’s Head of Funding Amie Mills and Screen Australia’s Senior Online Investment Manager Lee Naimo will join the team from TikTok to host the webinar.

New Zealand and Australian applicants will be eligible to apply for up to AUD$50,000 (NZ$52,886) per project, with between three to five projects anticipated to be funded per country. Projects must comprise episodic content designed to be told in 6-15 episodes of no more than one minute each, aimed at audiences aged between 16 and 35. Projects can be of any genre of scripted or documentary content.

Successful teams must also be available to attend a virtual workshop on 4 and 5 November 2021 to develop story skills and best practice for creating for TikTok.

This partnership will support a range of screen projects from New Zealand and Australia, and is intended for creators from under-represented backgrounds including First Nations, Māori, Pacific Peoples, Pan-Asian, LGBTQIA+, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), female or trans/gender diverse, those living with a disability and creators based in regional and remote areas.

NZ On Air will manage applications for New Zealand projects, while Screen Australia will manage applications for Australian projects.

Full eligibility and assessment criteria for New Zealand applicants is available in the guidelines here. New Zealand creators can apply for Every Voice here.

Applications are open now and will close 4 pm NZT Thursday 26 August, 2021. Please ensure you read the guidelines here before contacting with any remaining enquiries.