Summer Studios are free, 6-day residencies throughout August for artists; musicians, bands, producers, rappers and singers of all genres. The programme helps provide time for artists to create new work, develop their music 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 31 July– 12 August 2023, offering dedicated rehearsal space and facilities to artists for 6 days. As well as one-to-one sessions and masterclasses with music industry experts, artists also have the option to have a photoshoot and film a live session of one of their songs (watch previous live sessions here). Artists will be able to attend workshops on industry-relevant topics such as stage presence, management, funding and more. Last year’s workshops featured speakers from Sony Music, Arts Council and Bandcamp amongst others.
Summer Studios is for artists from all genres and backgrounds, at any career stage. Previous artists have included Martha Hill, Ross Millard (The Futureheads), Big Joanie, and Me Lost Me. (read blog by 2022 Summer Studios artist CHAINES here, and read Northern Echo interview with 2022 Summer Studios artist Daisy Chute here).
Please note that Summer Studios does not offer recording studios, but you are welcome to bring your own equipment and record on-site.