Deadline: Register your interest by 1pm on Thursday 31 March 2022, then submit your application by 1pm on Monday 4 April 2022
Summer Studios are free, week-long residencies throughout August for musicians, producers, artists, rappers and singers of all genres to be able to create new work, develop their practice or prepare for a performance. A one week residency can provide a great kickstart or boost to a creative project.
This year’s Summer Studios will take place from 1 August – 14 August 2022, offering dedicated rehearsal studio and facilities to artists for one week, as well as one-to-one sessions and clinics with music industry professionals. Participants also have the option to have a professional photoshoot and film a live session of one of their songs (watch previous live sessions here).
Residents will be able to attend workshops on industry-relevant topics such as approaching promoters, writing funding bids, stage presence, songwriting, music publishing and management. Last year’s workshops featured professionals from Sony Music, NARC Magazine, Help Musicians and Bandcamp amongst others.
Summer Studios is for music creators from all genres and backgrounds, at any career stage. Previous residents have included Martha Hill, Ross Millard (The Futureheads), Frankie & the Heartstrings, Big Joanie, Burd Ellen and John Pope.
Please note that Summer Studios does not offer recording studios, but you are welcome to bring your own equipment and record on-site.
How to apply
Just let us know you are interested and we will email you everything you need. To register your interest, login or create an account with Sage Gateshead which will include your name, address and contact number. Please keep your log-in details safe as you will need your email and password to submit your application. We will then send you a link to the application form. In the application form we’ll ask you to write a bit about you as an artist, or your band, and what you’d like to use the Summer Studio residency to do. You can also apply by video or audio recording if you prefer.
You are welcome to ask someone to help you fill out the form if necessary.
The deadline for registering your interest is 1pm on Thursday 31 March. You will then need to complete the application form by 1pm on Monday 4 April.
If you do not receive the application form within 24 hours of registering, please check your junk folder first and then email us on firstname.lastname@example.org