We engage musicians in the work of civic renewal. Join us!
Braver Angels is trying to spark a social movement that will hold the country together during the dark times that are sure to come with the presidential campaigns and beyond. It’s not about trying to change deeply held beliefs or pushing partisans to meet in the “mushy middle.” Instead, the aim is to make sure disagreements are based on reality, not lazy stereotypes; that people see the humanity of those they disagree with. It’s about giving people tools to coexist and providing a space where it is safe to interact with those from the “other side.”
— “This is the music America needs,” Farah Stockman, New York Times, August 5, 2023
We’re currently working on four main projects. If you have ideas or connections that might help with any of these efforts, please contact our team at email@example.com
We work with college students and youth.
Artist of the Month
After months of gathering song submissions, partnering with other organizations, working with our incredible volunteer response, and an outstanding cast of judges, the Braver Angels Music team is ready to announce the winners of the 2023 Braver Angels Song Contest.
The song contest is back! We’re on the hunt for songs that engage across the aisle. Songwriters across America are invited to apply.
Braver Angels has several music-centered initiatives, including concert programming & a growing Facebook community of songwriters. The artist of the month program is intended to bring visibility to grassroots musicians who are currently using their artistry & platforms in the spirit of our organization’s mission.
Nominate yourself or someone else to be a Braver Angels artist of the month!
Meet our Team
Our team is made up of about a dozen core volunteers, most of whom focus on one specific project area. We are so grateful for their generosity!
In addition to these volunteers, we have three staff leaders:
In 2020, the music team organized a Braver Angels songwriting contest. More than 200 songwriters answered our call to submit songs in the spirit of Braver Angels. You can view the full contest collection here, and you can read a series of red/blue dialogues on selected entries here (part 1, part 2, part 3).
Guess what?! We’ve decided to host a song contest in 2023 as well! The only entry fee is Braver Angels membership, which costs a minimum of $12/year. Learn more here and apply now!