Artists in Residence 2023-24
Artists in Residence 2023-24
Do you need time, space, and money to work on a new musical project? We’re looking for two artists with an exciting idea that needs somewhere to grow.
If this sounds like you, you’re an ideal candidate for the Artist in Residence programme:
- I’m committed to making exciting and ambitious work
- I think I’ll benefit from the support of Sage Gateshead’s Artist Development team
- I write my own original music
- I have experience of performing, recording, collaborating with other artists and leading my own creative projects
- I’m based in the North East or Cumbria
- I’m over 18
About our Artists in Residence Programme
If you’re selected as one of our Artists in Residence, over 10 months you’ll receive support designed to help you fulfil your artistic ambitions. Your residency runs from September 2023 until June 2024, culminating with your end of year performance at Sage Gateshead. You lead your project with support from our team. You decide how to use the time and money available to create the final performance or digital project.
- A support grant of £4,000 towards your time
- £750 to buy equipment
- £500 for creative support, such as mentoring or tuition
- A residential retreat to work on your project away from the distractions of everyday life
- Access to the rehearsal spaces at Sage Gateshead
- Performance at Sage to showcase the project at the end of the residency in June 2024
- Video footage of the final performance for promotional use
- Guidance and ongoing support from our dedicated Artist Development team
- Wellbeing support – for example time with a GP dedicated to supporting musicians and performers
- Access costs – see our answers section below for more info
If you still have questions before you apply you might find the answers you need on our dedicated website page – HERE
And if you want to chat to one of our team please contact Adele or Matthew on email@example.com or call 0191 443 4569/0191 443 4649 (Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm).
We recognise that some communities have not been represented in our previous work. We want to make sure this opportunity is available to everyone, no matter what your background or the challenges you’ve faced. For example, we would love to hear from you if you:
- Are d/Deaf, have a disability, learning difficulty or significant long-term health condition which affects your daily life
- Describe yourself as neurodivergent (this might include dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD, autistic spectrum, Tourette’s syndrome and others)
- Consider yourself to be from a working class background
- Received free school meals in secondary school
- Grew up in a family receiving Universal Credit or state benefits
- Have ever lived in council or social housing, been on the housing register
- Have ever lived in sheltered accommodation or experienced homelessness
- Experienced being in care at any point
- Were a young parent or young carer
- Have been a refugee or asylum seeker
- Are from the African, South, East and South-East Asian, Middle East, Latinx or North African diaspora, or have experienced racism
These are some common examples of challenging circumstances but there may be others.
How to apply:
Create an account with Sage Gateshead which will ask your name, address and contact number, if you already have an account you do not need to create another one, you can log in HERE. Please keep your log-in details safe as you will need your email and password to submit your application. You are then all set up and ready to apply!
Please fill the application form out by Tuesday 6 June, 5pm.
Click here to go to the application form
What Will We Ask In The Application form?
In the form we’ll ask you to write a bit about you as an artist, and what project you’d like to work on during the residency. You will also need to provide a reference as part of the application process. We will ask for the name of someone who can act as a referee. We will only contact them if your application is successful. This should be a working connection, someone who knows you and your work as a creative. For example, someone you’ve worked with on a previous project or a Music Leader from a course or programme you’ve participated in.
Please note, you can also answer the questions by video or audio recording. Details for this are on the form and a Word document of the form will also be available for your reference.
What Happens Next?
You will receive an email confirming it has been submitted. A small number of artists will be invited for an informal interview by video/phone call on 26thJune. All applicants will hear from us by mid-July.
Feedback will be provided on request for unsuccessful applications.
Making an application:
Additional money is available for access costs when applying to the programme. This might include a personal assistant to help you fill out the application form or information in large print. For more information about this please contact Matthew or Adele on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0191 443 4569/ 0191 443 4649 (Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm).
On the programme:
We have additional money for access costs to support musicians on the programme. This is to help improve the experience, which might include transport costs for d/Deaf and disabled artists, a personal assistant or care worker, BSL interpretation, information in large print or another language etc. If you would like to speak to someone about access requirements before applying, please contact Matthew or Adele on email@example.com or call 0191 443 4569/ 0191 443 4649 (Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm).
Check out the answers to some frequently asked questions here. If you would like to find out more about the residency, speak to someone about access requirements, or have any trouble applying, please contact Adele or Matthew on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0191 443 4569/0191 443 4649 (Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm).
Sage Gateshead is a PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner supported by PPL