Supporters: Where your money went and where it will go

Crossing Borders Music is committed to transparency! See our 2019 financial statement, 2020 budget, and our 2019 Strategic Plan for the years ahead.

In 2018-2019, nearly 40% of our income came from individual supporters. Thank you! We couldn’t do it without you!
Nearly 80% of our expenses go straight to creating impactful art and sharing it with folks of all ages. Well over 90% of our audience members report learning things, having preconceptions challenged, wanting to learn more, and feeling more connected to the featured culture.

Where do we go from here? Crossing Borders Music’s Board of Directors met for a strategic planning retreat earlier this year. The result is our bold vision for the future as well as plans to get there. We’re focused on our mission: making sure that more and more people feel more connected to cultures that are under-represented or mis-represented. To do that, we’re working now on growing our organizational capacity in every aspect: strengthening our board, creating a core ensemble of performers, increasing our marketing capacity, strengthening our financial processes, professionalizing our staff, formalizing our hiring processes, and growing our revenue.

Why are we doing this? We know sharing each other’s stories – especially those from folks in under-represented cultures – and understanding one another is so important in our world today. And, we know it will be even more important in our world tomorrow.