Abel Selaocoe and Daniel Kidane join PRS Foundation’s Power Up programme

Congratulations to alumni Abel Selaocoe (cello) and Daniel Kidane (composition), two of 20 music creators chosen for the PRS Foundation’s Power Up Participation Programme.

Launched in February and shaped by over 80 Black music professionals, the long-term initiative was devised to address anti-Black racism and racial disparities in the music sector.

Abel Selaocoe playing the cello

Over 500 applications were received, with 20 music creators and 20 industry professionals being chosen as programme participants. Now, with an aim to elevate exciting Black talent, Power Up will provide holistic support, specifically designed to fit their needs, assisting them in the development of their careers and practice to break through glass ceilings and accelerate change.

This includes grant support of up to £15,000, masterclasses, mentoring (working with mentoring managers, shesaid.so), coaching, mental health and wellbeing support and access to added value support from Power Up partners and the peer network which is integral to breaking down barriers.

Learn more about the programme through the video below:

21 May 2021