Every voice deserves to be heard, and these nonprofits are working to ensure that so many are lifted up. Learn more about the different organizations working to create opportunity, awareness, accessibility and so much more below.
LEAD DIY is a nonprofit organization that “aims to educate artists, venues, and live-music lovers about the effects of intense lighting on photosensitive audience members. L.E.A.D. provides free signage to people who work in music to hang at shows depending on the intensity of the lighting. Learn more about LEAD DIY at leaddiy.org.
Half Access is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to making live music accessible. Their website is a database of detailed venue accessibility information on any and all venues from across the US and beyond, and anyone can contribute info! Learn more about Half Access at halfaccess.org.
Our Music My Body
OurMusicMyBody is a collaborative campaign led by Between Friends & Resilience to raise awareness about sexual harassment in the music scene. We do this work because we believe everyone deserves to feel comfortable and safe when they go to a concert or festival. OurMusicMyBody works with festival and venue staff, musicians, and music fans alike to create fun and consensual music experiences for all. Learn more about Our Music My Body at https://www.facebook.com/OurMusicMyBodyChicago/.