Welcome to Sound Sense – the UK membership organisation for community musicians

Coaching for creative teams

Boost your practice with our in-depth project development support

Sound Sense coaching sessions are run by Sound Sense director Åsa Malmsten, an experienced creative producer and coach with many years experience of leading creative teams through commissioning processes and business development. The sessions are aimed at anyone working in community music practice, wanting to develop a specific project or business idea.

More information on our Professional Development page >>

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Making sure you receive the support, insurance and voice you need as a community music practitioner.
We offer various categories of membership with different benefits. Find out which membership is for you.
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£10m specialist cover for Sound Sense members
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Public Liability
Sound Sense plays a key role in reporting on projects that deal with major issues.
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Advocacy &
Download Resources, Publications and Fact sheets here
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The latest Jobs, Careers and Opportunities from the Community Music arena.
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Jobs &
You can look for specific people or organisations, those working in particular areas of the country, or by key words.
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News & Views
09 May 2018
Sound Sense Board member Paul Weston describes his work as a Community Musician in this Sound Sense Blog post
24 April 2018
Co-creating Change, led by Battersea Arts Centre, is looking for partners to help build a new national and international network to explore the role which producers, cultural organisations and artists can play to co-create change with community partners.
Courses & Events
24 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
Presented by the Program in Music and Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, in collaboration with the International Centre for Community Music at York St. John University
09 June 2018
The first of a new series of Community Music Practice CPD days at Goldsmiths, led by Sound Sense member Graham Dowdall
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Membership of Sound Sense offers some brilliant benefits, which are all about supporting you in your work.