soundLINCS' mission is about providing a quality service for music which enhances, enables and encourages the development of music in an enjoyable way, through activities, advocacy and access to information.
soundLINCS began in 1998, set up by community musician and CEO Nikki-Kate Heyes MBE. The Company’s connection with musicLINK began in the same year, and has now been a member organisation for the past since the formation of the Company.
soundLINCS is a not-for-profit community music organisation operating across the East Midlands. Working in partnership with local, regional and national organisations, soundLINCS provides and develops high quality and innovative music-making opportunities and training for all ages and communities.
soundLINCS does this by:
- Running music workshops and residencies in an array of music and multi-arts genres; from samba to singing and pop to production and technology.
- Offering training and professional development for both musicians and non-musicians.
- Undertaking research.
- Providing advocacy and information through e-bulletins, social media.
- Creating toolkits, apps and books designed to provide music-making opportunities to as many people as possible.
Over the years soundLINCS has built a national reputation for delivery and training work around Musical Inclusion, working closely with participants and staff across a wide range of strands, including early years, looked after children, youth justice services, hospitals, young parents, special education needs, older adults and rural isolation.
Our vision is that everyone has an opportunity to be empowered through music.
Want even more monthly musical updates for Lincolnshire and the East Midlands? soundEMission provides information and links to relevant services, work, development and funding opportunities, and a host of other items of interest.
soundEMission is a free e-information service for people in music development and education in the East Midlands, created as part of the MusicLeader East Midlands programme.
It contains over 60 links a month to the latest opportunities in the region and beyond, as well as inspiring soundBYTES and the latest music apps to use for all ages and abilities.
For more information about the service visit www.soundlincs.org/resources/soundemission