I love Halsey because she is an artist that doesn’t just talk about a problem when she sees one; she acts. I have the utmost respect for her because she stands up for what she believes in and fights for those who are often overlooked. That’s what she has done with her latest project the Black Creators Funding Initiative or BCFI.
Back in June at the height of the Black Lives Matter protests, Halsey launched the BCFI which was designed to give funds, resources, and a platform to black creators. Halsey and her team understand how difficult it is for people of color to get their careers going. This initiative helps them to have their voices heard while showcasing their incredible talents.
The best thing about Halsey launching this project is the fact that she is listening to her fans. All you have to do is head to Halsey’s instagram or twitter and tag black creators you think deserve to be recognized with the hashtag #BlackCreatorsFund. She and her team will then choose the recipients. If you yourself are a creator, you can tag yourself as well. Whether you are a writer, filmmaker, fashion designer, painter, any and all forms of creativity are recognized. Take a look at the first-round picks below.
So much talent, right? Currently round two of the searches is taking place, and this time around Halsey has teamed up with Magnum Ice Cream for this one. I’m not sure how long this round will last but the previous one was announced 11 days after it launched so if you want to be part of this one, start tagging yourself or your friends by heading to Halseys twitter and Instagram and don’t forget to use the #BlackCreatorsFund hashtag.