YouTube has provided additional information about how its new YouTube For Creators program will impact the use of its YouTube Spaces across the globe. Announced at VidCon, YouTube For Creators is a multi-level benefits program that helps creators grow their channels at various points throughout their YouTube careers.
The program has been divided into four different tiers: Graphite, Opal, Bronze, and Silver. The more subscribers that a channel has amassed, the higher it appears on the tier — and, thus, the more benefits it is eligible to receive from YouTube. All channels start out at the Graphite level — followed by Opal (more than 1,000 subscribers), Bronze (more than 10,000 subscribers), and Silver (more than 100,000 subscribers). Check out the full benefits breakdown at each tier right here.
And now, these levels will also be implemented within YouTube’s Spaces — or the facilities where creators are able to produce video content, learn new skills, and network with fellow YouTubers. Those at the Graphite level can attend Open Houses at the YouTube Space New York, for example, while Opal creators can attend channel workshops. Bronze creators receive one production day each month, and Silver creators are eligible to host their own events. There is also a tier for Gold creators with more more than 1,000,000 million subscribers, who can receive an Official Space Badge.
While access levels are fairly similar across the globe, YouTube has outlined how the tiers will reflect usage of its Spaces in Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, New York, São Paulo, Berlin , Paris, Mumbai, and Toronto. While the names of the tiers have changed, YouTube says that the opportunities and resources offered by its Spaces will remain the same.
YouTube For Creators was just one of the new support initiatives announced by the company at VidCon. At the same time, YouTube announced one-on-one email support to every creator who has joined the Partner Program, a redesigned Creator Hub, a comment control system that lets creators delegate moderation, and adjustments to how it handles Content ID claims and penalty strikes.