Google has announced the location of its newest YouTube Space – Mumbai, India. It's the second such creative space in Asia (Tokyo).
YouTube Spaces, a project first launched in 2012, provides places "where creators can collaborate, innovate and experiment with new content for audiences around the world to watch and love."
These spaces help foster YouTube videomakers creativity via workshops, access to high-end equipment, and studio space.
YouTube has partnered with Mumbai's Whistling Woods International film school for the new space.
"India is seeing an emergence of a new generation of YouTube creators who are capturing the color, music, humour, and drama of India more creatively than ever before. In fact, Indian creators are now amongst the top contributors in Asia when it comes to driving time spent on YouTube watching videos. Recently, we also celebrated milestones for two of our Indian creators AIB and TVF, who reached over 1 million fans within two years on the platform. To support this incredible community of YouTube creators and foster the next generation of talent, YouTube has partnered with one of Asia’s largest and most renowned film schools, Whistling Woods International, to set up a new YouTube Space in Mumbai," says David Macdonald, Head of YouTube Spaces, Asia Pacific.
YouTube has similar Spaces in Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, New York, Sao Paulo, and Berlin. Google says YouTube creators have visited those spaces over 100,000 times.