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Calling All Crows
2022 Impact Report

In our 2022 Annual Report, you will find a summary of Calling All Crows’ activities and impact from the past year, while hearing directly from the community of musicians, impact leaders, music fans, funders, and industry partners who work with our staff and board to help realize our vision of a world where all people’s full humanity is realized, and local and global communities are equitable, just, and thriving. But first, we’ll give you a reminder of who we are and why we do what we do.

Mission and Strategy

Calling All Crows connects and mobilizes music fans to join feminist movements for justice and equality.

 

Creating meaningful, lasting, large-scale change requires culture-makers, legislators, businesses, families, organizers, and individuals to all contribute and work together. 

 

Musicians hold a unique power to inspire change, build community, and contribute to imagining a better world. As a musician-founded organization, we leverage our relationships in the music industry to partner with people who want to use their art and platform to fight for a world where women and girls can thrive.

 

There are incredible feminist organizers and leaders already working to build an equitable and just world, who need more support to realize their vision. We direct resources to these community organizations by working with musicians, venues, and festivals to educate and mobilize their audiences.

 

Our pre-show and virtual service projects, benefit concerts, and concert outreach activities create a community of empowered and engaged music fans and musicians working toward more equitable, just, and thriving local and global communities.

Overall

MOBILIZING MUSIC FANS TO JOIN FEMINIST MOVEMENTS FOR JUSTICE AND EQUALITY

We are proud of our work to build creative and impactful ways for musicians and fans to support feminist movements during this year of political unrest, humanitarian crises, a continued major pandemic, and ongoing economic challenges. Our collective work for social change that centers learning, actions, and community-building alongside feminist movement leaders is as urgent and important as ever.

This year, 20 musicians connected 750,000 music fans to feminist movements and directed $65,000 to
31 community organizations.

"My time spent volunteering with Calling All Crows gave me the invaluable opportunity to speak up about issues that concern everyone."

Our Community

Our Impact Partners

Our community partners work tirelessly to create a just and thriving world where all people’s full humanity is realized. Learn more about them here.

Our Artist Partners

The musicians we work with power our work to connect and mobilize music fans to join feminist movements for justice and equality.

Community

Our Team

Our board and staff make all of this impact possible. Learn a bit more about who they are here.

Unlocked Voices

Through our multi-year partnership with the Multifaith Initiative to End Mass Incarceration, Unlocked Voices has worked to build empathy for currently and formerly incarcerated people. We increased people's desire to meet mistakes with compassion across racial and economic lines, and mobilized music fans & faith communities to demand concrete policy change.

In 2022, we also worked with ASO Communications to develop and test messages to bolster the work our groups already do so well - bring new people into movements by helping them learn, grow, act, and connect with each other. You might have seen some of this messaging at our booth in Bonnaroo, on the Dispatch-OAR summer tour, at our Boston and Chicago Music & Lecture Series, or on our socials (especially our virtual service projects!)

Unlocked Voices

"No matter what we look like or where we come from, most of us want our communities to be places where we treat each other as equals."

Dispatch, O.A.R., G. Love

We asked festival attendees to imagine and share what a world without prison would look like

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We partnered with the Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project to display art made by incarcerated community members, alongside quotes from some of our Unlocked Voices partners!

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We asked festival attendees to imagine and share what a world without prison would look like

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#HereForTheMusic

Since we launched our #HereForTheMusic campaign in 2017, we've seen the industry begin to respond to our calls to build safe live music experiences for everyone- music fans, venue staff, security, band and crew, and so many others. We're grateful to everyone who's come on board with this work by crafting policies around violence prevention, staff training, calling for increased accountability,  and so much more.

 

 2022 brought incredible opportunity for us to expand this work and its impact in many different ways:

 

Clairo:

We offered education and trauma-informed supported to her fans during the North American dates, and worked with local groups in the EU/UK to provide similar support and education.

The 1975 and La Dispute:

We provided educational materials and an opportunity to voice support for the campaign through our open letter to the music industry.

Dispatch/OAR and Here & There Fest:

Bands and crew were given our signature Sexual Violence Prevention and Response training.

National Independent Venue Association & Foundation (NIVA/NIVF):

We worked with NIVA/NIVF to lead a huge anti-harassment policy and training program offered to independent venues and festivals across the country.

Bonnaroo:

We offered safety training and support to Bonnaroovians through direct outreach,  workshops, and 24/7 crisis counseling.

 

& Shangri-La Festival:

We educated and supported attendees by training festival staff and vendors, updating the festival's anti-harassment policy, and doing direct outreach.

"Calling All Crows brings so much hope to the music industry.”

Kristina London,
Amplify Her Voice

“Over the years, we’ve been amazed seeing Calling All Crows make the music industry safer, more accessible, and more inclusive. With their help, we’re able to provide artists and venues with essential and comprehensive training and information on venue safety.”

Geoff Morrissey, The Ally Coalition

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Financials

Financials

Income Sources:

Grants: $142,500​​

Individual donations: $86,010

Music partner donations: $73,733

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Services: $39,253

Sponsorships: $30,041

Total Income: $371,537

Expense Classifications:

Program Services: 78%

General and Administrative: 22%

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