Sound Gallery CIC is a social enterprise founded in 2007 by Grice Peters and a team of driven and experienced musicians, educators and technicians. Sound Gallery CIC runs Sound Gallery Studios in the cultural heart of the city in Exeter.

Our Vision

To nurture and develop musicians and musical projects in Exeter and the surrounding areas.

Our Mission

Sound Gallery is dedicated to the development of original creative works produced by talented musicians and to the provision of music-making and training opportunities, especially for young people aged 12-25 years who are at risk of social exclusion.

Our Theory of Change

We provide music-making and training opportunities in a professional environment for young people who live in challenging circumstances, which build up their confidence and improve their life skills. This increases their employability and opportunities to reach their full potential in life.

Our Social Objectives

Sound Gallery’s principal objective is to carry on activities which benefit the community and in particular, to enable music-making, music education, training and volunteering opportunities for young people aged 12-25 who are socially or financially disadvantaged and lacking in creative opportunities. Our Social Objectives can be found here.  

History

Sound Gallery was originally founded as a not for profit organisation in 2000 by social entrepreneur and musician Grice (Jim) Peters with support from the Elmgrant Trust and Lord Young (founder of Open University). This new venture gained momentum and attracted a team of volunteers and freelance musicians who channelled their enthusiasm and talents into organising small festivals, live music showcases, music enrichment programmes, multi-media projects and happenings. These key people are now valuable staff members and Directors of Sound Gallery CIC and as a result of their passion and dedication our organisation has forged strong links with the music industry, high profile musicians, arts organisations, businesses, schools, colleges, local authorities and our local community of musicians and music professionals.

Support your local social enterprise

By choosing to use Sound Gallery Studios, you are making a contribution to our social objectives and you are playing a part in changing lives and putting something back in the community. 

We employ professional sound engineers and producers with many years experience in the music industry, who are also approachable, friendly and fun to work with. 

We have high standards, acoustically designed rooms and high-end equipment which means that we deliver professionally sounding recordings which will help musicians to get noticed in the music industry. 

We have our unique links with the music industry through the Analogue to Digital Music Expo that we have hosted for 6 years.

We offer competitive rates and concessions where possible without compromising results. 

Sound Gallery is founded and run by musicians and artists who love music and are passionate about what they do.