Our approach to creating radio is simple – we believe that anyone who asks to get involved is an artist, and provide the space, resources, airwaves and inspiration for them to develop and broadcast their ideas. Contact us to make your radio dreams come true.
We are one of the few specialist arts broadcasters in the UK. Through the Radia network we link up with other pioneering radio art projects around the world. Unlike other Radia members, we are based in a rural location, and this is what our listeners tune into. Radio is the ideal rural art form, bringing new work into people's homes over sparsely populated areas.
We welcome enquiries from anyone with a great idea for a radio programme, whether you have any experience or not. Soundart Radio creates a safe and friendly environment where the audience is a silent and invisible, constant presence. In this setting creativity, confidence and communication skills grow over time.
That's where Soundart Radio, a community and arts radio station for Dartington and Totnes in Devon, is so cheering: its setting couldn't be further from urban cool – you can often hear birdsong in the background – and yet its output is resolutely challenging. I've been hooked for quite a while, relishing its oddness, its risk-taking – anyone can volunteer for the station – and its blend of the highly local and impressively far-reaching.
Elizabeth Mahoney, The Guardian
Wavelength is a new showcase for community enterprises and organisations in the Totnes and Dartington area who want to change the world!
The vibe in this area attracts pioneers and innovators to locate their business here. For many the bottom line is social change, rather than just making a buck. Wavelength is the ethical alternative to commercial advertising and a real celebration of local social enterprise across all sorts of businesses and organisations.
Since 2015 a change in the law gives us the go ahead to advertise, but radio ads can be cheesy! Instead we invite your enterprise or initiative to join Our Wavelength...Learn more
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We offer informal training in the studio to anyone who is interested in voluntering with us. Over 100 volunteers of all ages and from all walks freely give around 245 hours a week to keep the station on air. If you'd like to be part of this vibrant and diverse community we'd love to hear from you.
Soundart Radio works with other learning providers, community groups, heritage and arts organisations. We can match your group to just the right sound artist or technical expert to deliver a really inspiring project. We're also a centre for the Arts Award and provide workshops and training for people of all ages and abilities.
The Soundart Radio approach to storytelling changes the way we listen to the world! Our pool of talented programme makers and producers are excited about bringing radio programmes and audio installations to unexpected settings. Please approach us with your initial briefs and ideas for commissions. Together we can shape a sound adventure, without getting lost in the woods.
We like to open the studio door to nature. The mic might pick up the sound of the rooks calling in the trees outside. We are uniquely a radio art and experimental station in rural England. We do not aspire to being an urban, masculine, electronic or highbrow project. We seek instead to find new ways to listen to contemporary rural life.