About the Program
Each year, AIR identifies and cultivates a diverse roster of early-career talent to arm them with the skills to better understand their role as mission-driven storytellers and emerge with a clearer picture of how they can catalyze change within the industry.
In addition to a $1,000 stipend, New Voices receive mentorship, professional development support and structured networking sessions with leaders in the industry. More importantly, New Voices join an incredible network of program alumni who represent all levels and careers in the audio industry. It is your key to career mentorship, collaboration and inspiration.
Since 2009, New Voices has provided space, opportunity and community to underrepresented independents in audio. Defined by AIR's commitment to a vibrant range of diverse voices and experiences, the New Voices program nurtures pathways for independents to be heard, amplified and understood.
In prior years, selected individuals convened at industry conferences like PRPD and Third Coast. In 2020, the program moved online to best support New Voices throughout the U.S. due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19.
Applications for our Fall 2022 program are now open. Apply today!
The deadline to apply is May 25, 2022 at 8:59PM PT / 11:59PM ET.
Watch the recording of our 2022 New Voices Info Session and view the slides:
Meet the New Voices from each year:
New Voices Network
The New Voices Network brings together an alumni community of 200+ alumni to share, reflect and engage in critical dialogue and networking opportunities through their continuous journey as media-makers, storytellers and advocates. The alumni network presents a recurring webinar series on various aspects of the audio industry covering craft, technical, business and more.
The recordings from the New Voices Presents webinar series can be found below:
- Making Radio Ambulante
(Daniel Alarcón '12)
- “An Anti-Racist Future”: New Voices Network Panel Discussion
(Ayana Contreras '15, Emily Kwong '14, Morgan Givens '18)
- Amplifying Youth Voices with RadioActive Youth Media
(Kyle Norris '16)
- Translating Print Pieces for Audio
(Cheryl Brumley '13)
- How Solutions Journalism Can Revamp Your Reporting
(Michelle Faust Raghavan ‘11, Lewis Wallce ‘15)
Who is eligible to apply?
What do you mean by “underrepresented voices”?
How much experience are applicants expected to have?
What is the total value of the stipend?
Is there anything I need to do if I am selected
If you are chosen, you will be given specific instructions about what to include in the report at that time.
If I am selected, when will I receive my funds?
What can I expect from the New Voices experience?
More importantly, you join an incredible group of peers as well as a network of program alumni who represent all levels and careers in the audio industry. It is your key to career mentorship, collaboration, and inspiration.
When do applications open for 2022?
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