We are very pleased to announce that Sound Gallery CIC, through our unique Simpti work experience programme, is one of the 21 local delivery partners across the UK that have been chosen to deliver the Employability Support Programme which is supported by The National Youth Agency and Barclays Bank Community Investment team. The aim of this programme is to support existing projects that improve the employability of some of our most disadvantaged and hard to reach young people and essentially improving young people’s options, opportunities and aspirations for employment through building their employability skills. The project is hugely aspirational, aiming to benefit 100,000 young people aged 14-25 years between January to December 2015 and we are very proud to be part of it.
In recognition of his achievements in providing opportunities for young musicians, Sound Gallery's Creative Director Grice Peters has become a Fellow of the RSA.
Sound Gallery completed a project for young people with learning difficulties and autistic spectrum disorder in association with CEDA supported by Daisi Soundwaves breakthrough extension project.
Sound Gallery is one of 9 organisations that will be receiving annual core funding from Exeter City Council (ECC Arts Core funding) in 2015/2016, in recognition of our contribution to the arts and education in the city.
Partners & Supporters
Sound Gallery is excited to announce that we are part of the Passport to Export programme by the UK Trade and Investment, which aims to help expand our business abroad. Watch this space!
Sound Gallery is working in partnership with St Peter's Church of England Aided School and King Edward VI Community College as part of the SiMPTI and Access to SiMPTI programmes.
We are proud to announce that we have teamed up with Super Audio Mastering, established by legendary Mastering Engineer Simon Heyworth, to help deliver a new range of the highest quality Mastering and Stem Mixing services.
Integrity Records: independent record label founded in 1994 specialising in the indie, rock, punk, alternative genres which support Sound Gallery's SiMPTI work experience programme and the Analogue to Digital Music Expo with seminars and talks.
Native Instruments: our partners at NI have supported us right from the start as part of the Analogue to Digital Music Expo and provide on-going technical support and educational discounts as part of Sound Gallery's Educational programme.
Time + Space: a place where recording artists, songwriters, producers, engineers, DJs and recording studios can find all the sound material they need to create demos, records, remixes, commercials, jingles and soundtracks, Time + Space have kindly donated in-kind support towards Sound Gallery's SiMPTI work experience programme for young people aged 14-18 years through workshops, masterclasses and staff training sessions.
hungersleep records: indie record label and music production company that works with talented musicians, composers and producers to create artistically and musically challenging work. hungersleep records offers a label, music library and in-house production services through Sound Gallery Studios.
Exeter City Council: has supported the initial stages of the Exeter Phoenix basement redevelopment and has supported the Analogue to Digital Music Expo 2012 & 2014.
Exeter Phoenix: Exeter Phoenix is a registered charity and the South West’s foremost multi-artform venue. With hundreds of events programmed each year, spanning music, art, film, theatre and comedy as well as a whole host of learning activities, they are housed in a vibrant venue proud of its diversity and revelling in its eclectic buzz. The basement complex is home to Sound Gallery Studios and Sound Gallery CIC.
Exeter Phoenix Digital is a dedicated production, access and training resource for all forms of digital media and also home to Sound Gallery's education facilities. Our training suite is equipped with 6 iMac computers stocked with a range of audio and imaging software for all multi-media needs as well as music technology courses, masterclasses and 1-1 tuition.
PhonicFM106.8: Situated next door to Sound Gallery Studios, PhonicFM 106.8 is an independent community radio station, broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Tune in to listen to Sound Gallery's very own show, The Underground, last Monday of the month 10pm-midnight featuring live sessions from our studios and interviews with special guests.
Royal Albert Memorial Museum: Exeter's largest museum, with a diverse range of collections and educational facilities. In December 2011 Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery (RAMM) reopened after a multi-million pound refurbishment. RAMM is an exquisite jewel box of a building and one of the most appealing treasures in Britain and houses the Vincenzo Sodi harpsichord built in 1782 in Florence.
CRAMP: Crediton Rural Arts & Music Project is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to increase the range of opportunities for local people to be involved in music and the arts, and to help enable the results to be presented to a wider audience.
Playback Youth Theatre: Crediton-based not for profit organisation founded in 1989, which works with young people and stages original theatre productions.
Sound On Sound, the world's best recording technology magazine were Official Media sponsors for the A2D Music Expo 2012.
Mansons Guitar Shop is one of the most experienced independent guitar stores in the world and enjoys a world wide reputation through it's extensive guitar exclusive facilities and international client base including Led Zeppelin, Muse, Yes, Seth Lakeman, Joe Bonamassa and more. Mansons Guitar Shop provide backline equipment for Sound Gallery's studio spaces in association with Fender.
Fender has touched and transformed music worldwide. Legendary Fender instruments such as the Telecaster® and Stratocaster® guitars and Precision® and Jazz® bass guitars are universally acclaimed as design classics that embody the best of form and function; of style and substance; of muscle and finesse.
Benefactors & Honorary Members
Sound Gallery wishes to thank:
C. J. Peters for his support and faith in our cause.
Elisabeth Peters for her support towards Sound Gallery, hungersleep records and the SiMPTI bursary scheme.
Jo Gedrych for his enthusiasm, expertise and encouragement.
Marie Belsten (co-founder of Sound Gallery CIC) for her dedication and contribution to our social objectives.
Micheline Dewdney for her support towards the SiMPTI bursary scheme.
Jo Jamieson: funding angel, for her support and expertise
Sound Gallery are proud supporters of WaterAid, an international non-governmental organsation which aims to provide access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world's poorest communities.
Sound Gallery is excited to announce that it has received support from Exeter City Council and a grant from the Arts Council England (ACE) for its 5th Analogue to Digital Music Expo 2013. This annual event aims to raise the profile of the city and provide invaluable networking opportunities for musicians through music industry seminars, masterclasses and live performances.
Access to SiMPTI has received support from the Exeter Community Board and has been chosen as one of the 'breakthrough' activities that will be part of Daisi's Soundwaves Project (supported by Youth Music). This new project will aim to set up new partnerships and will seek to encourage children in challenging circustances to take part in quality, sustainable and progressive music activities in order to increase confidence and teach new skills through a range of recording studio experiences and music technology workshops.
Access to SiMPTI is also supported by The Hele's Educational Trust and the Gibbons Family Trust.
Sound Gallery is awarded a grant by the Exeter Board Community Fund for the Access to SiMPTI programme (2012-2013).
Sound Gallery was nominated finalist as part of the Express & Echo Business Awards in the Best Creative Business category in April 2012.
Sound Gallery was nominated finalist as part of the National Science and Engineering Awards Week (Community category) in March 2012 by the British Science Association.
Awards for All
We are pleased to announce that the work experience strand of SiMPTI, our new training programme for disadvantaged young people living in Exeter, will be funded by Awards for All (Big Lottery Fund) from Sept 2011- till Sept 2012.
PRS for Music Foundation
Sound Gallery acknowledges support from PRS Foundation for New Music towards a new music commission by hungersleep and a range of innovative music technology & APPS workshops as part of the Analogue to Digital Music Expo 2012
Sound Gallery CIC has been awarded the Reach Achieved Certificate by the Youth Action Network which is a quality practice framework for organisations doing youth-led volunteering. It reflects our focus on good practice involving young volunteers as well as having the right policies in place for working with young people.
The PRS Foundation for New Music, the UK's only independent funder of new music across all genres, has supported Sound Gallery's live music showcase events (PHOENIXSOUNDS) from July 2007-July 2008 and The Analogue to Digital Music Expo in 2009 & 2010.
V, The Youth Volunteering Charity
In 2008, Sound Gallery was awarded £120,000 by Vinvolved to run a three year programme of volunteering opportunities in the music industry for young people aged 16-25.
In 2009, Sound Gallery received support from The Co-operative Membership Community Fund to run music enrichment programmes for young people (11-18yrs) under the umbrella of Exeter Rising Artists. The programme had 3 strands: Form A band, Sing It and Digital Sounds.
The Devon Community Foundation's Local Network Fund and Awards for All supported the Exeter Rising Artists (ERA) programme in 2007 and the ADDER programme in 2008.
Arts & Business: After being granted a small award for the State of the Arts event, Sound Gallery were invited to The Barbican for cocktails, awards and a performance by the London Symphonic Orchestra in April 2007. The Awards ceremony was hosted by Arts & Business and sponsored by Gordons Gin amongst many others. This networking celebration was extremely inspiring. 2000 artists and businesses met and were pampered by the A & B team.
UNLtd invited Sound Gallery to a networking lunch for social entrepeneurs at the Glass boat restaurant in Bristol, to discuss the COBRA (City of Bristol Rising Artists) music enrichment project.
Other funders and Supporters
Youth Opportunities Fund, Co-operative Membership Community Group, O2, Awards for All, Devon Community Foundation (Local Network Fund & Positive Steps Fund), UnLtd, Arts & Business, shop@Panasonic, Gemini FM, Margaret Pike Charity, City of Bristol College, Aim Higher, Exeter City Council, PRS Foundation for New Music, Exeter Arts Council.