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Image: Ruth Patterson, currently Sage Gateshead’s Artist in Residence

As part of their continuing commitment to support musicians, Sage Gateshead have unveiled two initiatives for North East-based artists.

The Artists In Residence programme, which aims to support four artists over a period of 10 months to develop an ambitious creative project, is open for applications. Their priority is to support musicians who are at a ‘pivotal point’ in their career, and who could benefit from the facilities and advice available from the Sage Gateshead team. Taking place from September to June, the package would include a £3,000 fee plus creative development financing of £500, a residential retreat to work on ideas and implementation, access to rehearsal space at Sage Gateshead, advice and contacts from the team and well-being support. Video footage and a concert or virtual event to showcase the finished result is also part of the package.

The venue are also looking for musicians across all genres to take part in Sage Sessions, a series of stripped-back sets which will take place in Hall One. The venue are keen to hear from musicians who may not have had access to the venue or been represented in the past, including those who consider themselves to be from a disadvantaged background.

Both initiatives have an application deadline of 12th June. Visit the venue’s website for full information.

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