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DJ Mag partners with AZ Magazine on new creative fund to support Black LGBTQ+ creatives

Applications are now open for the second round of funding

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AZ Mag have opened the applications for the second round of their Creative Fund initiative.

Over the past seven years, AZ have created a self-funded, award-nominated online community. Since it’s birth in 2015, AZ, founded by four queer Black women, has developed into an online publication and social space, as well as event organisers, for LGBTQ+ people of colour.

After raising £25,000 to support Black LGBTQ+ creatives in the summer of 2020, AZ pledged £10,000 of funds raised for individuals to create and develop a project of their choosing, with five launching those projects in 2020.

With the remaining half of the funds, five more individuals are set to be awarded £1,000 each. DJ Mag are also partnering with AZ to provide sponsorship for an electronic music-focused project, in line with our commitment to continue supporting Black creatives in the music industry.

Speaking about the fund, AZ said: "AZ Mag has and will always aim to support and amplify the work of QTBPOC and the AZ Creative Fund is another way of doing that. We are so excited to read all the applications from all the talented individuals and collectives."

You can submit an application form for the AZ Creative fund here. If you would like to find out more about the fund or if your brand would like to sponsor a creative please email [email protected].