Donate to FBi
Now more than ever, FBi Radio has an essential role as a strong, independent advocate for Sydney’s cultural life. Sydney’s status as a cultural capital is being challenged like never before. Venues that support local artists and live music are closing, arts funding is being squeezed and the debate around these issues is fuelling an atmosphere of division, despair and disengagement.
Each year we run training programs for new broadcasters and volunteers, creating pathways to the creative industries for passionate young people. We’ve taken our Music Open Day on the road for Tracks, a Western Sydney artist development series complete with industry Q&A and showcase of the best new talent. Plus FBi Radio’s Dance Class returned this year. Six trainees were given a crash course on mixing and the ins and outs of the industry in a unique, comprehensive program designed to uncover, train and mentor a new crop of talent in the electronic music industry.
While we’re always on the lookout for ways to better ourselves and push the envelope, we’re trying to manage a fine balance between forging new paths and ensuring sustainable growth. Our current income allows us to keep the station rolling – and we’ve perfected the art of making great radio with a tight budget. But to keep doing new things beyond just staying afloat, we’re looking for donations from people who want to invest in the future of FBi. We need you to get behind us, so we can stay in front.
Here are some ways your donation could help us:
$100 could get us two new pairs of headphones or new cables for the studio
$1000 could get us new screens for our studio playout system or updated software
$10,000 could allow us to broadcast new content on digital radio for 3 months, ensuring our audience can access FBi content in multiple ways.
$100,000 could allow us to refit our studios
$500,000 could… okay so we’re getting ahead of ourselves, but you know what we mean!
If you’d like to talk to someone about making a donation, get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (02) 8332 2908.
Free Broadcast Incorporated (FBi Radio) is a deductible gift recipient and so all donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. All donors will receive a tax deductible receipt.