Unlock the Space

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Get access to YouTube Space in a few easy steps:

Step 1

Fill in an application

Tell us a bit about yourself and your channel. The application takes just a few minutes to complete.

Step 2

Take the online training

Learn how to use YouTube Space and make the most of your experience in this hour-long training.

Step 3

Sign the agreement

The Master Use Agreement is between you and YouTube. Signing it is the final step in the process.

Let's make sure that you qualify

In addition to having at least 10,000 subscribers (or 1,000 for registered non-profits), you'll also need to meet a few other requirements to use YouTube Space. You must:

Be 18 years of age or over

If you're under 18, feel free to attend with a parent or legal guardian.

Be strike-free

Your channel can't have any current copyright or Terms of Service strikes against it.

Not be a consumer brand

If you're a consumer brand, contact your Account Manager to use YouTube Space. Learn more about how we can work together here

Master the orientation

Complete an 'Unlock the Space' orientation online, and sign a Master Use Agreement.

The not-so-fine print

We're often asked, 'What's the catch?' The answer is, there isn't one. Participating channels get free access to our events, workshops and production resources. And just to be clear, for any of your productions, you retain all ownership over content, monetisation and creative control.

We do take matters of copyright and YouTube's Community Guidelines seriously. Therefore, every video produced at YouTube Space must pass through a legal clearance review prior to publishing. Only projects that are free and clear of copyright claims and meet our Community Guidelines pass this review.

Apply to unlock the Space only if you believe that your content will meet these guidelines. We do spend a good amount of time on this subject during 'Unlock the Space' to help you better understand these topics. YouTube retains the right to approve the concept/subject matter of the content that you intend to produce at the Space.