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VICE Canada & The TELUS Fund Launch Docuseries Incubator “Take Care”

Mar 10, 2021 | Motion Picture, News

Brought to life by VICE and the TELUS Fund, Take Care is a content incubator for the creation of docuseries aimed at inspiring young Canadians to improve their mental wellbeing.

Young people in Canada are more stressed out than ever before, and the current state of the world has only added to that. They face pressure to consume wellness products promising instant transformation, perfection, mental clarity and happiness rather than experiencing wellness as a lifelong journey — that comes with ups and downs, and that’s totally ok.

This inaugural content incubator was inspired by the findings of a research study we conducted last summer. Through a robust survey, and with the help of mental health experts, VICE and the TELUS Fund unearthed some of the key barriers to wellbeing that young people are facing today.

Applicants are invited to submit their docuseries ideas by April 9, 2021.  Complete applications will be evaluated by a panel of experts in the subject area and content experts at VICE. Final funding decisions will be rendered by the TELUS Fund Board of Directors.

The TELUS Fund will finance up to 75% of the selected docuseries production budget to a max of $140,000 or $5000 per minute, whichever is less.

Selected docuseries will benefit from an exclusive premiere on VICE Media channels. 


Important dates:

April 16, 2021: Deadline to apply
May 24, 2021: Project selections announced by TELUS Fund
August 13, 2021: Deadline for delivery of at least one rough cut episode to VMG
September 13, 2021: Deadline for final delivery to VMG of the completed
docuseries episodes.
September 21, 2021: Completed docuseries are published online for public viewing.