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Creative Industry Leader Bimma Williams Is On A Mission To Help Creatives Claim A Seat At The Table

We all know that creatives have been running the world, but now they can also run up a check thanks to technology! Creative industry leader and host of Claima (which is short for “claim a seat at the table”) Stories, Bimma Williams knows exactly what it means to be able to use technology to your advantage to claim a seat at the table. “It’s changed everything,” he told Black Tech Green Money host, Will Lucas. “I think back to the time of this creator kind of community that’s happening in the midst of creative economy.” He further explains that from his point of view, around 2010 and 2011, the world saw Facebook mature, Instagram began to come online and Twitter was already mature. He said people had pretty large followings but didn’t have a chance to really cash in from a monetization standpoint. “When you think about today and how those tools have really advanced to how you can literally have something like a Patreon account where you can get a subscription model going for yourself...

Jul 6, 2021

'Claima Stories with Bimma' And Vistaprint To Provide $250K To BIPOC Small Businesses

Claima Stories — the podcast committed to telling stories about careers of BIPOC creatives– is putting its money where its mouth is! Claima (which is short for “claim a seat at the table”) Stories has been committed to addressing the disparities of BIPOC-youth in creative industries. Now they have partnered with Vistaprint to provide $250,000 in funding to Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) behind small businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to information provided to AfroTech, when it comes to those creative industries, it has been estimated that during the pandemic, more than 2.7 million jobs were lost with an additional loss of over $150 billion in sales of goods and services for the industry nationwide. This represents nearly a third of all jobs within the creative industries which include art, fashion, film, sneakers, and more. The multi-dimensional partnership is a part of 99 Days of Design, a 99designs by Vistaprint initiative that was...

May 12, 2021