Summer Studio is part of Sage Gateshead’s Talent Development programme for music creators from all genres and backgrounds.

From 6 August – 26 August Sage Gateshead are opening the doors to their rehearsal studios and facilities and offering FREE short residencies (up to one week) for musicians, singers or artists of all genres to create new work, develop their practice or prepare for a performance.

Not only will you feel part of a thriving and exciting musical community here at Sage Gateshead but you will have the opportunity to network with and learn from industry experts and build relationships with like-minded artists. Your experience will be tailored by you, with support from Sage Gateshead to make sure that you gain what you need out of it.

There will also be the opportunity to perform at New Year New Artists, a 3 day festival which brings together rising stars from indie, folk, jazz and classical here at Sage Gateshead.

Don’t miss out on this rare chance to take advantage of Sage Gateshead’s world class facilities free of charge and make the connections to take your career to the next level.

During the week you will have the chance to:

  • Rehearse, create and collaborate for one week in a dedicated space at Sage Gateshead
  • Attend a one-to-one session with an industry professional for example, working on stage presence, concert programming, how to write successful funding bids, songwriting, PR, management or production
  • Attend a professional photoshoot
  • Record a demo
  • Perform in a two-day showcase in Sage Two at the end of your residency in front of family, friends, and invited members of the music industry (date TBC)
  • Opportunity to perform at New Year New Artists 2019


To apply please fill out the form below, or send a one minute video on what you would like to achieve to

The deadline for applications is Friday 25 May.