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Summer Studios 2022

FREE week-long residency opportunity for artists in August.
Applications are now closed.

Applications are now closed. There will be another open call next year – if you’d like a reminder nearer the time, or to hear about other upcoming opportunities for artists, sign up to our newsletter by emailing

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 (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.

>> Click here to read more about the application process for Summer Studios <<

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In association with

Sage Gateshead is one of 40 PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development Partners. Sage Summer Studios forms part of a wider programme of talent development at Sage Gateshead that will provide opportunities for a broad range of musicians working across different music genres.

Sage Gateshead is a PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner supported by PPL and

Sage Gateshead is a signatory to Sound and Music’s Fair Access Principles