Abram Wilson Foundation For Creative Arts

Abram Wilson Foundation Future Sound Appeal

We need to continue to reach vulnerable young people while offering employment to musicians. Help us design and deliver a blended programme of music learning which will include digital alternatives to allow our programmes to continue in the short term and expand our reach in the long term.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 23 June 2020 to 6:00 PM, 3 July 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1158781)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£6,000

Amount raised

£7,340

Donations

61

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

  • “Future Sound gave the students a unique opportunity to work with professional jazz musicians, young & similar to them, that in a school setting you just can’t get. Several are now interested in pursuing music further. The gig blew expectations out of the water, it was a very a special evening!"

    — Head of Music, Mossbourne Community Academy School, Hackney

  • “It really broadened my horizons and let me understand how music is behind all the closed doors. Knowing that every idea you come up with is important, I can develop myself and I’m not limited. It made me feel more confident."

    — Future Sound, participating student

  • "The great thing achieved is putting kids in professional spaces, showing them what a day in the life of a professional musician looks like. It's giving them permission to take it seriously. It's really inspiring for them, the idea that they're working towards a proper gig at the end of it!"

    — Musician, Mercury-nominated SEED Ensemble

Situation

Musicians’ incomes have disappeared as a result of venue and school closures. Yet music is one of the best ways of providing unity and supporting our mental health in difficult times. This is in addition to substantial evidence that an arts education is beneficial for academic attainment and soft skills development. Now more than ever we need to continue to reach young people who are experiencing challenges at home while offering ongoing employment and support to our community of musicians.

Solution

We are working towards developing a blended programme of music learning which will include digital alternatives that will allow our programme to be delivered in the short term and expand our reach in the long term. This will ensure that we can continue to offer our inspirational and aspirational music education programme to young people, who don’t access extra-curricular activities outside of their school environment, whilst also providing vital employment for musicians to lead our workshops.