Presented in partnership with Inspirit Foundation, Hot Docs has announced its second year-round Podcast Development Lab, with the support of Amazon Music Canada as a sponsor. An extension of the annual Hot Docs Podcast Festival, the Lab serves emerging BIPOC creators based in Canada by pairing them with seasoned audio creators and mentors to develop their story ideas and navigate pathways to success in the podcast industry.
With seed funding provided by Inspirit Foundation, the Hot Docs Podcast Development Lab launched in July 2021 as part of the annual Hot Docs Podcast Festival, which includes other career development programs like the Hot Docs Podcast Career Accelerator, the Opening Act program, and Creators Forum. Read about the inaugural Hot Docs Podcast Development Lab projects here.
Application for the 2022 Hot Docs Podcast Development Lab will open in the Spring.