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Nerdsmith is...

…a platform that creates digital entertainment .…a community of creators and entertainers who promote each other’s work. …a creator resource for music, branding, guests, advertising, and guidance. …a positive environment where people encourage and motivate each other. …run by a small “board of directors” who are also Nerdsmith creators. …generously supported by voluntary fan donations and an annual subscription drive. …NOT an investor. …NOT interested in owning the Intellectual Property of our shows and creators.

This is a Community for...

…caring and respectful people who are supportive of other creators’ successes. When one show on the network succeeds, we all benefit.

…creators who are motivated and self-sufficient. They have passion for their show ideas and can spearhead and produce them on a reliable schedule.

…existing shows and creators who are looking to expand and connect with their industry. They are passionate about making their art but don’t want to do so in a vacuum.

…artists and entertainers who may not have a show of their own but want to use their technical, creative, or professional skills to help create great entertainment.

…creators with passion projects, who are in it for the long haul.

We Value...

…PROVIDING FREE, QUALITY, NERDY ENTERTAINMENT.

…SUPPORTING CREATORS IN REALIZING THEIR PASSIONS AND IDEAS.

…PUTTING GOOD OUT INTO THE WORLD THROUGH ENTERTAINMENT AND CHARITY.

…LEARNING FROM MISTAKES AND GROWING TOGETHER.

…PROMOTING AND HIGHLIGHTING DIVERSE, CREATIVE VOICES.

…INCLUSIVITY AND KINDNESS.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Nerdsmith is run by a small “board of directors” who are also content creators. You can learn more about them on our Creator Info Page!

The network features all sorts of creators: musicians,  streamers, artists, cosplayers, storytellers, and more! Nerdsmith is an eclectic community of creators curating a ton of nerdy content. We want to explore what “nerdy” means to you!

Network-produced content is supported through Nerdsmith’s Patreon, as well as our Twitch subscribers. 

Creators also have merchandising and sponsorship opportunities through the network.

Self-Produced shows and are free to monetize and funraise however they see fit!

That’s great! Nerdsmith doesn’t ask that you shut them down. We don’t even ask that you stop promoting them! 

We hope that what you find our community and resources valuable enough to direct your fans to support Nerdsmith on Patreon, but we are not interested in restricting how you support your art.

We do ask that during Special Events (such as our Subscription Drive for two weeks in April) that you refrain from promoting your other revenue streams in favor of Nerdsmith.

Nerdsmith is a community where Creators come together to learn and grow while building their brands as content creators. The network offers many services as needed and as time permits, like music, graphic design, branding, advertising, and guests.

In addition to our network services, when you join Nerdsmith, you don’t have to create in a vacuum: many of our Creators collaborate on projects, or trade skills and services.

Nerdsmith Creator Tiers

There are three ways to join the Nerdsmith community:
 

Network-Produced Shows

These are shows produced directly by the network. Often, one of our directors is is directly (hah) involved in the production or running of the show, and it is hosted on Nerdsmith’s Twitch channel or podcasting host. These shows are monetized to support their creators, share profits with Nerdsmith’s Patreon or Twitch supports, and benefit from direct technical assistance from our livestream producers.

Self-Produced Shows

These are shows produced independently by our community of Nerdsmith creators. They are free to monetize however they wish (or not), and benefit from our sponsors and community opportunities. In exchange, the showrunners of self-produced shows provide monthly bonus content to our Nerdsmith Patreon and support our community.

Friend of the Network

A Friend of the Network does not have the responsibilities of our in name only, only responsibility is to name drop being a Friend of Nerdsmith in your content/website/etc. In exchange, your show/channel will be listed on Nerdsmith’s website as a friend! Basically, we’re allowing shows to join in our circle of friendship, promoting each other with links/logos.

Nerdsmith Benefits and Requirements

These tiers allow membership and workload to be a little more flexible and the opportunity to change your status without leaving the network puts less pressure on you when life gets crazy or whenever you find you have more time to commit to contributing to the Nerdsmith community. Shows have the capability of moving up to higher commitment tiers or reducing their position in the network on a case by case basis.

You do!

Creators own all the rights to the content they create. Nerdsmith will never look to own any portion of a Creator’s intellectual property they bring to us. We only require limited, non-exclusive rights to distribute the show, create merchandise, and to setup advertising contracts.

We are always looking for talented and/or passionate individuals who want to come on board to help out or bring their show to the network.

If you would like to apply to join Nerdsmith, click the button below, and let us know which of the following applies to your application:

An Existing Show or Brand
This option is for people who want to bring their show or brand onto the network

A New Show Concept
This option is for people who have a concept for a show, but are looking for a little help getting the ball rolling. We can help get them connected to others who are looking to do the same as well as our Contributor network of artists, V/O artists, and other talented individuals.

My Skills and Passion
This option is for those who don’t have a show (or don’t want to be on one) but still want to help contibute to shows, ideas, and concepts related to Nerdsmith. Many of our shows are often looking to hire artists or other talented people and they always check Nerdsmith first.

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