Abram Wilson Foundation For Creative Arts

Future Sound: developing diverse musical talent

Our flagship music education programme provides 11-18 year olds from underrepresented backgrounds in Hackney with unique opportunities to work with inspirational professional musicians. With your support, we can ensure that these young people can unlock and develop their full creative potential.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 14 June 2022 to 12:20 PM, 28 June 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1158781)

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Championed by The Childhood Trust


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


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups


United Kingdom


The effects of the pandemic have compounded existing inequalities in our society - disadvantaged young people are now even further behind their peers, and the music industry is still too often closed to all but the most privileged.


Future Sound responds by focusing on supporting talented young people from diverse & disadvantaged backgrounds who would otherwise lack the opportunities for high quality music learning and development due to the family circumstances and/or background. We provide them with access to professional musicians they can see themselves in, relate to and learn from. We aim to inspire a lifelong engagement with music and the arts, while also building confidence, resilience and other key life skills.

  • “There’s potential in everybody, in life. No matter where you’re at when you’re 15 or 16, there’s potential in you; if you’re dedicated enough and motivated enough, then you’ll be able to do what you want to do.”

    — Jas Kayser, musician and Future Sound workshop leader

  • ​​“Abram Wilson is an inspiring organisation. It reminds me always that music is vital not just creatively, but socially – and that music can transform us all for the better.It’s a privilege to support such positive, innovative people and their musical mentees.”

    — Ilana, Abram Wilson Supporter

  • “Before Future Sound I didn’t have confidence in performing on my own or in an ensemble with other people but now that I have been doing it frequently I have managed to gain confidence in myself and realise that mistakes can be made but you can only learn from it.”

    — Future Sound 2021 Participant