Foundry is YouTube Music's global artist development programme. Foundry serves the independent music community, giving artists access to resources to help them thrive on YouTube and build careers on their own terms. If you're an independent artist looking to grow your voice on YouTube, we want to hear from you.
The Foundry Class of 2022 application window is now closed.
We are no longer accepting applications for Foundry at this time. We will keep the community updated on future opportunities.
More questions? Take a look at the FAQ below.
Frequently asked questions
Independent artists selected for Foundry receive dedicated support from a YouTube partner manager, seed funding invested into the development of their channels, marketing and promotion opportunities and access to new product features and opportunities to provide feedback.
We hope to inform our selected Class of 2022 by no later than July. If you are not selected for funding, don't fret! We'll have other opportunities to connect with us, your peers, receive training and more. Additionally, this is a multi-year programme, so there will be more opportunities to receive grants in years to come.
We will keep the application information that you provided for no longer than three months from the date of collection, unless you are awarded funding or choose to hear more about various programmes, events, campaigns and promotions related to Foundry, in which case data will be retained for as long as necessary to your participation.