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October 1, 2021

TikTok Accelerator for Indigenous Creators

The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) has partnered with TikTok Canada to offer the TikTok Accelerator for Indigenous Creators – a new, part-time online training program designed to empower up to 30 Indigenous content creators to grow their TikTok presence and learn the necessary skills for off-platform success.

Through the TikTok Accelerator for Indigenous Creators, presented by the National Screen Institute, participants will learn the key elements of storytelling and essential building blocks for a successful digital career. The program provides customized, skills-based education sessions, hands-on exercises and connections with professional industry experts and peers. The curriculum is designed with traditional and spiritual elements.

To be eligible, an applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Canada, aged 18 or over; be an Indigenous person: someone who is First Nation, Métis or Inuit; currently be on TikTok, be active on the platform, with a minimum of four public posts in the last 30 days. All eligible Indigenous TikTok creators are welcome to apply, no matter their view count or number of followers.

Apply by October 1 at 5 p.m., ET


At the National Screen Institute we serve and help develop the gifts of Indigenous creators.

We are committed to training participants from a diverse community of voices including Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and two-spirit (LGBTQ2S+), people with disabilities, those outside large urban centres, those from regional and remote areas, and various religious groups.