WMBR-FM Needs Artists!
- Hello Somerville artists,
WMBR is looking for designs to use on fundraising swag.
WMBR is a college/community radio station affiliated with MIT. We are a local, non-commercial station, broadcasting at 88.1fm, and online at http://wmbr.org. We are 100% volunteer, with no paid staff. This is rare - even among other local college and public stations. Our only sources of income are listener donations and a small stipend from MIT.
Each November, we host a week-long fundraising drive to replenish our capital budget and keep the station on air for another year. Typically, we offer various wmbr-branded premiums to donors as our way of saying thanks and for them to wear in support of the station.This year, we will offer:
- Embroidered knit hats
- Short sleeve shirts
- Long sleeve shirts
- An embroidered messenger bag
- A stickerIf you're interested in helping us out, please respond by Friday, August 31. Reply to me at premiums@... with a jpeg or link to your proposed design. Rough drafts are welcome if accompanied by examples of other finished work.
Each year we choose different designs for these premiums, which is where you come in! We are reaching out to the local artist community for logos or other images. While we can't provide cash payment, any designers whose images we use will receive publicity via on-air mentions and on our website, as well as ample samples of their work on the actual premiums. In addition, you'll be helping out one of the premiere radio stations in the region.
You can see examples of previously used artwork here:
(you don't need to have a facebook account to view these)
We've had a great response when we've reached out to this community in previous years. Thanks for your consideration and please feel free to pass this along to anyone you feel might be interested!