Applications for Summer Studios 2020 will open in the new year.
Summer Studios is a free, week-long residency for music creators from all genres and backgrounds to be able to produce new work, develop their practice or prepare for a performance.
Throughout the week, musicians have access to rehearsal studios and facilities; the opportunity for a professional photoshoot and the chance to create a promotional film; as well as one-to-one sessions and clinics with industry experts. Previous workshops have featured professionals from Sony Music, NARC Magazine, i-D Magazine and Funky Fly Music amongst others.
Previous musicians include Talk Like Tigers and Futurehead’s Ross Millard who applied for a place to be able to work on some of his own project work.
The Festival is produced by Sage Gateshead in association with NARC. magazine.
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.
“We as a band felt supported, encouraged and positively challenged by the hard-working staff. The whole environment and organisation is inspiring! It’s certainly a creative hub – you can feel the energy in the air. We came away with more confidence in ourselves and more confidence in our plan on what we want to do in the future.” Talk Like Tigers
“Summer Studios really is accessible for everyone, regardless of your discipline. I’d encourage anyone new to the industry or who might already be working but who has a new idea and needs the space and time try something different, to apply for a Summer Studio place.” Ross Millard