Twitter Spaces Spark Program
Launching: the Twitter Spaces Spark Program.

Love to Tweet AND Talk? We want to help the new and next generation of social audio Creators build their audience, experiment with content, and establish a foundation for future success.

The Twitter Spaces Spark Program is a three-month accelerator initiative that’s designed to discover and reward great Spaces on Twitter with financial, technical, and marketing support. We’re looking for emerging Creators who are passionate about the live social audio format and interested in creating recurring programming on Spaces. Whether you have an existing show you've been hosting for weeks, or a brand new conversation you want to try, we want to support you.

What are we looking for? 

We’re seeking audio Creators who are hosting interesting Twitter Spaces today, or have a creative idea for a new conversation they want to launch. We’re looking to support a diverse slate of Creators who tap into unique communities and conversations happening on Twitter. If accepted into the program, we’ll look for you to host your Space twice each week over the course of three months.

What’s in it for you?

Exclusive rewards 

  • Cha-ching! $2500 per month to be exact
  • Monthly ad credits to promote your Spaces (you’ll need to set up a business account and terms & conditions apply)
  • Custom Spaces swag 

Access and community

  • Virtual kick-off with Twitter product leadership
  • Early access to new Twitter products and features
  • Connection to other Creators in the Twitter Spaces Spark Program community

Visibility — see your name in lights!

  • Support from Twitter’s owned and operated social handles
  • Promotional spotlights in Twitter content series
  • Opportunities for prioritized in-app discoverability for well-performing Spaces

People on Twitter have been embracing Spaces as a new canvas for conversation and finding creative ways to lean in. We recognize the hard work it takes to create audio content that’s compelling, engaging, and keeps people coming back. And above all else, we believe in the potential of people’s ideas and the potential of live social audio, and we see an opportunity to help audio content Creators — like you — take off.

How to apply

Applications are now closed, and submissions are currently in review. All applicants will receive notification of their status via email by early November. The program will reopen and expand include to select international markets in next phase in early 2022. Follow @TwitterSpaces to stay in the loop!

FAQs

What is the Twitter Spaces Spark Program?

The Twitter Spaces Spark Program is an accelerator initiative that is designed to discover and reward great Spaces on Twitter with financial, technical, and marketing support. 

Our goal is to discover social audio talent and help them launch successful Spaces on Twitter. We want to help the new and next generation of audio Creators build their audience, experiment with content and conversations, and establish a foundation for future success.

If you’ve already experimented with Spaces, we’ll be looking at both the quantity and quality of your past Spaces, as well as your unique and distinct POV as a Host and voice on the Twitter platform.

For applicants who are new to Spaces, we still want to hear from you, especially if: 

  • You have an established show in social audio on other platforms.
  • You have an established show on radio or podcasts and want to experiment with social audio and Twitter.
  • You’re an emerging Creator with a knack for great conversations who really wants to rule social audio.

Who can apply?

To be considered for the Twitter Spaces Spark Program, you must meet the minimum application requirements:

  • You are 18 years of age or older.
  • Your account has 5,000 or more active followers.
  • You are located in the U.S. for Phase 1 of the Twitter Spaces Spark Program. 
  • You can commit to host a minimum of two Spaces each week. 
  • You have a complete profile with account name, bio, profile picture, and header image.

See full eligibility criteria here.

How long does the program run?

The initial program will run three months. At the end of this period, we’ll reopen applications for another 3-month run. Terms, conditions and eligibility requirements may change.

Can I participate in the program more than once?

Yes. If you’re a participant in the first three-month program, you will be considered for the future waves. Details on the process will be provided. Terms, conditions and eligibility requirements may change.

How will I know the status of my Twitter Spaces Spark Program application?

All applications for the initial phase of the Twitter Spaces Spark Program will be notified via email around the end of October whether accepted, rejected, or waitlisted.

What content will I be expected to offer?

You’ll be expected to host a minimum of two Twitter Spaces each week for the three-month period. Ticketed Spaces are permitted but not required.

Ultimately, the subject matter and topic of your conversations is up to you. Your conduct and content must be in compliance with the Twitter user agreement, including Twitter Rules.

How will I get paid?

In order to participate in the Twitter Spaces Spark Program, you’ll need to set up a confirmed Stripe account with our payout provider. Stripe determines payout eligibility and methods based on a Creator’s location.

You’ll receive monthly payments of $2500.00 USD while you are participating in the program. You are responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes and are subject to compliance with terms and conditions.

How do the monthly ad credits work?

If you are eligible to receive ad credits, a monthly credit will be deposited to your Twitter Ads account over the three-month program. Ad credits may be applied to a campaign within your ad account that is dedicated towards promotion of your Spaces. Terms and conditions apply.

I file taxes in the U.S., will I receive a Form 1099?

U.S. persons who meet the threshold during the year will receive an IRS Form 1099.