photo credit: Benjamin Amure
The Abram Wilson Foundation was founded in 2012 by our CEO, Jennie Cashman Wilson, in memory of her late husband. We are based in London and inspired by the values Abram embodied as a critically acclaimed, award-winning musician, mentor and educator.
The Abram Wilson Foundation inspires, connects and opens doors to the music industry so that young people from disadvantaged and diverse backgrounds have an equal chance to realise their creative potential.
We are working towards a music industry that genuinely reflects the best image of our society so any young person is able to see it as a place for them and can participate in, and collectively contribute to the next generation of talent.
We continue Abram’s legacy through our programmes of music education and artist career development through which:
• We challenge inequality,
Promoting inclusivity and equity in music.
• We pay it forward,
Sharing our knowledge, skills and networks with the next generation.
• We work tirelessly,
To encourage young people to find and use their creative voice.
• We are champions,
Of untapped, undiscovered and unrealised talent
We support disadvantaged young people and diverse emerging musicians to realise their creative potential through a blended high-quality music education programme consisting of both accessible digital content and live/in-person workshops; and a long-form career development programme consisting of regular coaching, mentoring and strategic support to create a sustainable career path in the music industry. Our beneficiaries all face barriers which include gender, race, ethnicity, lack of financial support and mental health.