YouTube Space

A YouTube Space is the name given to virtual and pop-up events designed to aid content creators hosted by the video hosting platform YouTube.[1]

The exterior of YouTube Space London Kings Cross
The exterior of YouTube Space London Kings Cross in 2020, the first YouTube Space to be opened in 2012

Originally, YouTube Spaces were physical location provided by YouTube for content creators to learn about producing content as well as providing them with facilities to create content for their YouTube channels.[2] For eligible content creators, YouTube Spaces were completely free to use and including the use of equipment, studio space, post production facilities, trainings and workshops provided by YouTube. There were ten physical YouTube Spaces around the world.[3] The first YouTube space was opened at Google's London Kings Cross offices in 2012.[4] These physical locations closed temporarily 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, on 18 February 2021, YouTube chief business officer Robert Kyncl announced that the physical YouTube spaces in London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo would remain closed permanently.[1][5] Physical YouTube spaces remain open in São Paulo, Berlin, Mumbai, and Dubai.[6]

LocationsEdit

LondonEdit

YouTube's first space was opened in London Kings Cross in 2012. It includes three soundproof studios, editing suites, and a store for YouTubers to sell their merchandise. It also has a community area with a coffee bar.[4]

Los AngelesEdit

LA was the second location to have a YouTube space and opened up in 2013. It is located minutes away from Los Angeles International Airport.[7]

TokyoEdit

Tokyo's YouTube space opened in 2013.[8] It includes a traditional Japanese home set, a classroom set, and a modular set that functions for game shows. Located in Roppongi Hills, the facility also boasts also a training room and recording studio for creators.[9]

New YorkEdit

New York's YouTube space opened up in 2014, and was the fourth Global YouTube Space and second one based in the US.[10] The 20,000 square-foot space, opened on the sixth floor of New York's Chelsea Market.[11][9]

São PauloEdit

Brazil's first YouTube space opened in 2014.[12]

Rio de JaneiroEdit

Brazil's second YouTube space opened in 2015. It features 22000 square feet of space.[3]

BerlinEdit

Berlin's YouTube space opened in 2015.[13] YouTube partnered with MET Film School for a Berlin campus. For creators to get in and start shooting, they only need 1,000 subscribers, making it a much more easily accessible space than many of the other offerings.[9]

ParisEdit

The Paris space was opened in 2015.[14]

MumbaiEdit

Mumbai Space was opened in 2015. It boasts 1400 square foot space within Whistling Woods International (WWI) sprawling production complex, which includes a 400 square foot studio, a lounge and workshop space for creators to relax and socialize in, and an edit bay with two machines that are capable of 4K editing.[15]

DubaiEdit

The Dubai Space opened up in 2018, becoming the tenth global YouTube Space. Like other studios, it features a fully equipped studio and post-production and community support for creator’s content, in partnership with YouTube.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Reaching more creators and artists through YouTube Spaces". blog.youtube. Retrieved 2021-02-20.
  2. ^ March 2018, Abbas Jaffar Ali 20. "Calling all Vloggers and content creators: YouTube Space is now open in Dubai". TechRadar.
  3. ^ a b Gutelle, Sam. "Make It Ten: YouTube To Open A Production Space In Rio de Janeiro". Tube Filter. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  4. ^ a b Shead, Sam. "We visited Google's new YouTube lab — here's what it's like inside". Business Insider.
  5. ^ "YouTube is permanently closing its creator-focused city 'Spaces'". finance.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  6. ^ Porter, Jon (2021-02-19). "YouTube won't reopen remaining creator Spaces as company shifts to new model". The Verge. Retrieved 2021-02-20.
  7. ^ Yeung, Ken (July 4, 2013). "An Inside Look at YouTube's Creators Studio In Los Angeles". The Next Web.
  8. ^ Lawler, Ryan. "YouTube Opens A Production Space In Tokyo To Help Creators Make Better Videos". TechCrunch. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  9. ^ a b c Votta, Rae. "The definitive guide to YouTube's 9 global production spaces". Daily Dot. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  10. ^ "YouTube Space New York". sites.google.com.
  11. ^ Buxton, Madeline. "YouTube's NYC Space Will Make You Want To Quit Your Day Job". www.refinery29.com.
  12. ^ Sawers, Paul. "YouTube Space arrives in Brazil's São Paulo, its fifth video-production hub globally". The Next Web. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  13. ^ "YouTube Space opens in Berlin". Berlin.de. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  14. ^ De Waal-Montgomery, Michael. "YouTube opens its new Space in Paris to help creators collaborate, innovate, and experiment". Venture Beat. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  15. ^ Macdonald, David. "#IfIHadSpace? India asked for it, and got it — YouTube Space Mumbai now open". Google. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  16. ^ "YouTube opens new Dubai studio that's free for those with more than 10,000 subscribers". The National.