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

Getting ready for GDPR

If you collect personal data from participants in your music projects, or from your audience members or supporters, then you need to make sure that you comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This new law comes into force in May 2018, and Sound Sense has collated a list of resources to help you work toward compliance.

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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 &
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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
24 January 2018
This new report summarises the work of the Commission on Dementia and Music, set-up and coordinated by ILC-UK, with support from The Utley Foundation
11 January 2018
Voluntary Arts’ survey attracted over 1000 responses from people across the UK and Ireland and demonstated overwhelming optimism from those actively participating in creative activity
Courses & Events
21 February 2018
Join Sound Connections at Stratford Circus to delve deeper into the extraordinary role that music and the arts can play in positively affecting health and wellbeing of babies, children in early childhood, and parents and carers
27 February 2018
NYMAZ's biennial conference is open to anybody with an interest in music and Early Years
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Membership of Sound Sense offers some brilliant benefits, which are all about supporting you in your work.