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
31 July 2018
The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM), co-founder of FreeMoveCreate, has launched a report this morning in Westminster on Musicians and Brexit
30 July 2018
The Scottish Government’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI) programme offers grants to organisations and individuals to create access to high-quality music-making opportunities for young people
Courses & Events
06 October 2018
A knowledge exchange forum, supported by the AHRC, hosted by the ICCM at York St John University
11 October 2018
Europe’s largest conference for music and drama education returns to Manchester
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Membership of Sound Sense offers some brilliant benefits, which are all about supporting you in your work.