Partners & Benefactors
Sound Gallery is excited to announce that it has received a grant from the Arts Council England (ACE) for our 5th Analogue to Digital Music Expo which is scheduled to take place on Saturday 18 May at Exeter phoenix. This unique music industry event is also supported by Exeter City Council and Exeter Phoenix. The 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 this year from the Exeter Board Community Grants and has been chosen as one of the 'breakthrough' activities that will be part of Diaisi's Soundwaves Project (supported by Youth Music). This new partnership between Sound Gallery and St Peter's school in Exeter (amongst others), will seek to set up a new way for children in challenging circustances to take part in quality, sustainable and progressive music activities. The project will aim to offer recording studio experiences and music technology workshops for young people at risk of social exclusion who live in Exeter and the surrounding areas.
Sound Galley is partner member of the newly established Devon Music Education Hub which has recently been awarded 2 million pounds from Arts Council England. The Hub will play a key role in ensuring that every child has the opportunity to experience a high quality music education. The new music education hubs will see a significant shift in the way music education has been delivered to date, both in and out of school. Organisations, including schools, professional music organisations, higher and further education institutions and other Arts Council funded organisations working in a local area will be coming together to create joined up music education provision for children and young people. Sound Gallery's role would be to provide music enrichment programmes, music technology workshops, CPD for music professionals, music activities for vulnerable young people and transformational experiences through the A2D Music Expo.
Sound Gallery is member of Social Enterprise UK an organisation which gives advice and support to social enterprises in the UK. Sound Gallery is Learning partner under the Share & Learn Scheme
Sound Gallery is 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.
Our educational partners 2Twenty2 Agency produces both hardware and software for professional musicians, producers, sound designers and DJs and distributers for Native Instruments, Celemony, Arturia, Teenage Engineering and support Sound Gallery's SiMPTI work experience programme for young people aged 14-18 years.
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 support Sound Gallery's SiMPTI work experience programme for young people aged 14-18 years.
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 which includes bands from a wide range of musical backgrounds including Led Zeppelin, Muse, Queens Of The Stone Age, Yes, Seth Lakeman, Joe Bonamassa and many others. Mansons Guitar Shop are proud sponsors of Sound Gallery Studios and provide backline equipment in 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.
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 Phoenix: The recently refurbished basement complex is home to 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.
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.
PhonicFM 106.8: 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 are Official Media sponsors for the A2D Music Expo 2012.
The Thistle hotel: The four star Rougemont Hotel is situated near Exeter railway station and offers the perfect base from which to explore the historic city. The Rougemont is official hotel for the A2D Music Expo, contact us to take advantage of our special rates available for Sound Gallery clients only.
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.
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 awarded a grant by the Exeter Board Community Fund for the Access to SiMPTI programme (2012-2015).
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.
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.