An exciting opportunity for young women, trans and non-binary folk (aged 14-19) based in the North East to explore your creativity and experience life as a professional young artist.
This free 5-day in-person project will give you the opportunity to:
- Collaborate with other young musicians to create new music
- Record your work at a professional recording studio
- Perform on a live stream from a world class music venue (Sage Gateshead)
Led by Newcastle-based artist, musician and composer Me Lost Me, you’ll also:
- Develop and build on your existing song ideas and material
- Experiment with new equipment, tools and techniques to take your music further
- Learn from professional musicians, songwriters, producers and music industry professionals
- Gain an insight into different elements of music performance, recording and production
- Receive taster sessions in sound engineering, and how to create visuals for live performance
“I’m really excited to be leading on this residency, and looking forward to listening to and developing the creative ideas that emerge throughout the sessions. Opportunities like this are brilliant for young people, a great chance to meet other like-minded musicians and find new people to collaborate and share ideas with. It’s also a brilliant way of finding out more about the music industry, hearing about different approaches to making music and getting some hands-on experience, all for free!” – Me Lost Me
Delivered in partnership by Brighter Sound (as part of Both Sides Now), Sage Gateshead (as part of Turn Up The Quiet) and We Make Culture.
Who it’s for
Women and people from marginalised genders are hugely underrepresented within the music industry. We want to take positive action to help to change this.
This project is open to:
- Young women, non-binary and trans folk
- People aged 14-19 who live in the North East of England
- Singers, songwriters, musicians and producers working in any genre
This project will take place over 5 days across June and July.
The dates/locations are as follows:
Mon 31 May and Tue 1 June – Sunderland (Field Music Studio, 19 Villiers Street, Sunderland, SR1 1HA)
Sat 26 Jun – Online (over zoom)
Tue 20 and Wed 21 Jul – Gateshead (Sage Gateshead)
Travel bursaries are available to help you get to and from the residency. Please tell us in the sign-up form if you would find this useful.
How to apply
If you’re interested in taking part, please tell us a bit about you and your music by completing the form below*. If you prefer you can send us a video or audio file.
As there are a limited number of places available, once you’ve filled in the form and the deadline has passed we’ll be in touch to confirm your place.
If you are under 16, we will require consent from a parent or guardian. We’ll ask for this in the sign-up form.
Get in touch by Mon 24 May, 10pm
*If you have any specific access needs relating to the sign-up process or if there’s anything we can do to help you apply, please let us know. You can contact us by calling 0161 546 5334 (leave a message and we will get back to you) or emailing email@example.com
If you’re unsure about anything or have any questions please contact our Both Sides Now Programme Manager Lucy Scott at LucyS@brightersound.com
About Me Lost Me
Me Lost Me is an interdisciplinary artist, musician and composer based in Newcastle upon Tyne (UK). She is currently Artist in Residence with Sage Gateshead. Described by BBC Radio 6’s Tom Robinson as a “brilliant peculiar noise”, Dent delights in experimenting with genre, taking influence from folk, electronica, art pop, ambient and noise music to create a beguiling mix of soaring vocals, synth, field recordings and hypnotic rhythms. The recent release of her second album ‘The Good Noise’ in November 2020 was met with great support from the industry and audiences, with Electronic Sound dubbing it “one heck of a potent brew”, while prompting Sounds Good to comment that it “cemented Dent’s capability and creativity as an artist as one of the best in the industry”. Her work has been exhibited and performed across the UK and Europe, gaining recent attention for her livestreams and online works. Dent also leads community music workshops and is a host of regular open mic nights and a monthly show on CAMPFR radio.