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About Us

Who are we?

soundLINCS is a not-for-profit community music organisation delivering high-quality and innovative music making opportunities.

What do we do?

Our mission is to provide 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.

  • We create and innovate bespoke music projects and workshops for a diverse range of people to suit their needs.
  • We develop and provide access to a range of music information.
  • We deliver training to encourage and empower others to provide high-quality music making opportunities.
  • We work with academics to study the social impact of music so we can learn, develop and share with others the empowering qualities of music-making.

Why do we do it?

Our vision is that everyone has an opportunity to be empowered through music.

soundLINCS began in 1998, set up by community musician and CEO Nikki-Kate Heyes MBE.

We provide music workshops and residencies in most music and multi-arts genres. You name it, we can usually deliver it!  Just call to discuss 01522 510073.

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.


Youth_Music-AC_Black_CMYK_300dpisoundLINCS are a key Youth Music strategic partner, delivering projects including their Fund C programme, three years of work with children in challenging circumstances in five distinct sectors – looked after children, youth justice services, paediatric services, young parents with children and children with special education needs, including those who are hearing impaired.


grant_png_blacksoundLINCS is now in its 20th year. soundLINCS have a long history of work and collaboration with Arts Council England spanning across the years, spending most of our history as a recognised National Portfolio Organisation. This partnership has created a range of brilliant projects and delivery and will hopefully continue going forwards.

Take some time to look back on the past 20 years with some highlights and fun facts in our brief history of soundLINCS