Resident Advisor

We believe in the power of music to unite and inspire people to take action in their communities. This is a chronological overview of how we have historically used our platform for good, this will be updated on a regular basis.




Running total: £289,000




2021


RA x Black Minds Matter
As part of our pledge to make an ongoing financial commitment to organisations benefiting Black and other minority communities, in 2021 RA will commit to at least £50,000 through partnerships. The first of these, launched in January, is a partnership with Black Minds Matter, which includes a year-long series of editorial features.








2020


RA x BLM Company Pledge
In June we made a pledge of US$15,000 to a range of foundations supporting Black communities and protests in the US. This was split between Black Lives Matter Global Network ($5,000), Donation For Bail Funds For Protestors ($2,500), The Okra Project ($2,500), LGBTQ Freedom Fund ($2,500) and The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust ($2,500).
(Total donated: US$15,000)

RA Staff x BLM
RA staff made personal contributions of £4,500 to organisations of their choice. This amount was matched by RA and donations were made to the following organisations:
Jordan Smyth / Black Trans Freedom Fund, Solidarity Funds for Refugee Women Group in Berlin-Brandenburg, Black Lives Matter Global Network, Official George Floyd Mem Fund, Anti-Police Terror Project, Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Black Visions Collection, Reclaim the Block, Equal Justice Initiative, BLM UK, Community Justice Exchange, Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, Justice for David, Dungay Junior, Emergency Relief Fund, Access UK, Detroit Justice Centre, Portiamo il cibo a tavola ma abbiamo fame, French Kiss, Black Minds Matter, Amos Bursary, NCAACP, National Bail Out, Louisville Community Bail Fund, LGBTQ Fund, Stand up sundays, MPD150, Justice for Breonna Taylor, CTUL, ACLU Minnesota, Emmanuel Gomes crowdfunder, AccessUK, Change.org, Homeless Black Trans Women Fund, Unicorn Riot, Black-Fem Inc, Black Owned Business Relief Fund
(Total donated: £9,000)

RA Advertising x BLM solidarity causes
We have dedicated on-site advertising campaigns directing our readers to a number of funds supporting BLM solidarity causes, As of June 2020, more than 11 million impressions have been donated (figure accurate as of 24.11.2020). This will continue for the foreseeable future.









2019


RA x ICRC
In December 2019, RA accepted money to run an advertising campaign for MDL Beast Festival. The full amount was donated to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
(£30,000 donated to the ICRC).

RA x Reach LA
In 2019, RA launched the ravelove series in LA and London, with 100 percent of proceeds (including booking fees) from each event raising money for two local charities. The LA edition at El Cid was in support of Reach LA, a long-running non-profit that works with young LGBT people of colour, aged 16-29, providing artistic, social and sexual health services.
($2,158.75 donated to Reach LA)

RA x Young Urban Arts Foundation
The second instalment of ravelove took place in London at Tottenham club Five Miles with donations made to the Young Urban Arts Foundation. This local Hackney charity helps to keep young people safe in London by empowering and improving mental health through their creative, music and artistic outreach programmes, such as their mobile multimedia studio, the Outreach Media Bus.
(£3,009 donated to Young Urban Arts Foundation)

RA x Extinction Rebellion
2019 saw the 4th edition of the annual RA industry football tournament taking place in Amsterdam during ADE. 100 percent of proceeds and funds raised from the event were donated to the local Dutch branch of Extinction Rebellion.
(£5,878 donated to Extinction Rebellion)

RA x Help Refugees
Staff volunteering and RA in-store at the Choose Love Christmas gift shops in London and New York. RA launched Christmas playlists with Robyn, Mr G, Fred P, The Black Madonna, Call Super & Palms Trax to support the opening of the Christmas pop-up shops and to drive traffic to the online stores.

RA x Bridges for Music
The Bridges for Music school opens in a township in Langa, South Africa. The Bridges Academy was initially funded by RA’s #Cycle2ADE, a 300-mile cycle to ADE in 2014. As a result, £101,866 was raised for the project, which helped it progress into the planning and construction phases.

RA Booking Fees
Booking fees were donated to charity events run by local promoters in 2019.
(£13,395 donated to multiple charities)

RA x MIND
All booking fees from advance tickets at The Cause in London were donated to MIND Haringey.
(Total donated included in booking fees above)

RA x Stonewall
RA x Alternate Cuts 3.0 event series in collaboration with Absolut. All ticket proceeds were donated to Stonewall.
(£4,270 donated to Stonewall)

RA x Stitchting Gaandeweg
Donation to Dekmantel Cycle.
(€500 donated to Stitchting Gaandeweg)

RA x Institute of Contemporary Arts
In 2018, Resident Advisor partnered with the Institute Of Contemporary Arts (ICA) to run a competition for people aged 16-25 to submit film ideas focused on electronic music. Nearly 100 applications were whittled down to five finalists, who pitched their idea in front of a panel of industry judges. The winning idea, See What I Hear, is an experimental film by the Bristol-based filmmaker Lucy Werrett exploring the ways in which visuals can enhance both the experience and the production of music.

RA x Point Blank
Resident Advisor and Point Blank announce a second music scholarship. The 12-month scholarship, which is free and open to anyone aged 18-25, provides a unique platform for a new generation of artists who might not otherwise have the opportunity to pursue their passion. Tailor Jae was selected as the winner in July 2018 of the first scholarship.

Full Circle
Full Circle, a series of talks celebrating womxn in music, launches at the London office and is later published as an Exchange. Free event open to anyone in the local community.









2018


RA x Mama Cash
The 3rd edition of the RA Cup, our annual football tournament taking place during ADE, was in aid of Mama Cash, a local dutch charity that supports and fights for the rights of women, girls, trans and intersex people. 100 percent of the proceeds including booking fees were donated to Mama Cash.
(£10,078.00 donated to Mama Cash)

RA x Young Urban Arts Foundation
In 2018, RA hosted the official After Party for London's Indie Music Cup. Funds raised were in aid of the Young Urban Arts Foundation, a local charity that helps to keep young people safe in London by empowering and improving mental health through their creative, music and artistic outreach programmes, such as their mobile multimedia studio, The Outreach Media Bus. 100% of the proceeds including booking fees were donated to the Young Urban Arts Foundation.
(£1,093.30 donated to Young Urban Arts Foundation)

RA x Help Refugees
As part of the 18-month partnership, which raised £25k for Help Refugees, RA hosted two Choose Love events in London and Berlin. RA London staff also volunteered at the Choose Love Christmas gift shop in London.
(£8,315.34 donated to Help Refugees)

RA Staff donations
Staff bake sales and donations in aid of Bubble Club and Bloody Good Period.
(£325 donated across both charities)

RA Booking Fees
Booking fees were donated to charity events run by local promoters in 2019.
(£5,000 donated to multiple charities)

RA x MIND
All booking fees from advance tickets at The Cause were donated to MIND Haringey.
(Total donated included in booking fees above)

RA x Absolut Vodka
RA x Alternate Cuts 2.0 event series in collaboration with Absolut. All ticket proceeds were donated to Stonewall.
(£4,819 donated to Stonewall)

RA x Institute of Contemporary Arts
Resident Advisor partnered with the Institute Of Contemporary Arts (ICA) to run a competition for people aged 16-25 to submit film ideas focused on electronic music. Nearly 100 applications were whittled down to five finalists, who pitched their idea in front of a panel of industry judges. Pitching workshops photos.









2017


RA x Help Refugees
As part of the RA x Help Refugees partnership, vital funds were raised from two events: the second edition of the RA Cup at ADE and the inaugural RA Choose Love London party. 100 percent of proceeds, including booking fees from both events, were donated to Help Refugees. RA London staff also volunteered at the Choose Love Christmas gift shop in London.
(£12,722 donated to Help Refugees)

RA x Syria Relief
As part of the Indie Music Cup, RA hosted an afterparty in aid of Syria Relief. 100 percent of the proceeds, including booking fees, were donated to Syria Relief.
(£1,082.56 donated to the Syria Relief)

RA x War Child
RA hosted a charity evening at the Everyman Cinema in Baker Street, London, with talks and a film screening as part of the War Child Film Screening.

RA Booking Fees
Booking fees were donated to charity events run by local promoters in 2019.
(£5,935.13 donated to multiple charities)









2016


RA x Help Refugees
Launch partnership with Help Refugees included staff volunteering and skills sharing and fundraising. The first RA Cup charity football fundraiser is hosted at ADE. 100 percent of proceeds raised, including booking fees, are donated to Help Refugees.
(£4,809.44 donated to Help Refugees)

RA Booking Fees
Booking fees were donated to charity events run by local promoters in 2016.
(£7,599.05 donated to multiple charities)









2015


RA x Help Refugees
RA staff drove to Calais with staff donations of food and clothes. Staff volunteer at Islington donation sorting office.

RA x Bridges For Music
Planning gets underway for the Bridges For Music music and entrepreneurship school in Langa, South Africa.








2014


RA x Bridges For Music
RA staff, artists and industry friends cycled from London to Amsterdam for the inaugural #Cycle2ADE. RA covered all logistical costs associated with the cycle for all 35 riders to ensure that 100 percent of the proceeds raised were donated to Bridges For Music, which was fundraising to build a music and entrepreneurship school in Langa, South Africa. RA's #Cycle2ADE raised £101,866.00.
(£101,866.00 donated to Bridges For Music)