Be a Front Runner in the Music Business

To celebrate Sound Gallery's 7th anniversary as a social enterprise, we are launching our Front Runner Programme this year.
Sound Gallery CIC, the not for profit arm of Sound Gallery Studios, needs you to be part of its music outreach program.

Even if you don't know a tambourine from a tin whistle you can make your mark in the music industry 

Here is how:


Help young people make music
Help emerging talented musicians reach their full potential

Help young people who are at risk of social exclusion to build their confidence

Help support young people who are hardest to reach develop their musical skills

Help make Exeter and Devon lead the way in music development

Help make the Southwest a beacon for excellence in music and innovation


Music making plays an important part in people's lives. It can help heal injured souls, metaphorically and actually. The opportunity to make music, individually or together helps young people to restore self esteem, realise goals and develop skills. For many this is life changing and life enhancing. Providing this to people who are disadvantaged or at risk means that it has to be heavily subsidised.


The pressure on funding bodies means that every penny has to be fought for, and although Sound Gallery invests income from its commercial work into the CIC, still more is needed; which is where you can come in. Being a Sound Gallery Front Runner your contributions will help us continue vital work with young people for whom music represents a major life enhancing opportunity.


Sound Gallery Studios provide high level professional recording services to a large number of high profile clients. Income generated here is used to help support  our social inclusion and enrichment programmes for young people who live in challenging circumstances. Sound Gallery offers a unique working and training environment that motivates and inspires disillusioned and disengaged young people to reach their full potential. 


Access to SiMPTI (Access to Standards in Music, Production, Technology and Industry) is a new programme designed by Sound Gallery CIC for young people aged 14-19 living in Exeter and the surrounding areas who are considered to be 'at risk of social exclusion', including those who are NEETs, are in care, have mental health issues, physical disabilities, special learning needs, young people living in poverty, young people who are rurally isolated and those who are home-educated.


Ways you can get involved


Become a Friend of Sound Gallery: from as little as £5 a month you could make a big difference: subsidise a placement for a young person who lives in challenging circumstances in the Access to SiMPTI programme, help us maintain equipment, support the Analogue to Digital Music Expo and more.


The ideal gift for an aspiring musician

If you know someone aged between 14-19, who would like to to find out more about what goes on behind the scenes in a recording studio, you can enrol them in Sound Gallery’s SIMPTI work experience programme or purchase a recording studio experience gift voucher.


Donate unused musical equipment

Looking to put in good use dormant musical equipment and help emerging musicians and bands practise and record original music?


Sponsor a young musician



Contact us now to find out how you can be part of this vital work:

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Phone: 01392-495301

Mail or Visit us in person: Sound Gallery Studios, Exeter Phoenix (basement floor), Gandy street, Exeter, EX4 3LS, Devon UK