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Big Sing - Song Commission

Call to artists – Expression of Interest

Sage Gateshead wishes to commission 5 new songs for this year’s Big Sing schools project.

Project Background
A much-loved annual event, supported by The Kavli Trust and in association with Sing Up, this year’s Big Sing takes on the theme of singing in support of health and wellbeing, bringing calm and happiness to your day. The Big Sing offers schools a great opportunity to learn new repertoire and expand pupils’ musical horizons in a fun and engaging way, culminating in an uplifting summer term performance in Sage One at Sage Gateshead.

The Big Sing package includes:

Artist Opportunity
Sage Gateshead wishes to commission Artists to create 5 new songs for this year’s Big Sing. The Artists will collaborate with the project team at Sage Gateshead and engage with key stakeholders throughout the process.

The songs will be:

We will consider new arrangements of traditional songs, raps and poems turned into songs where we do not need to seek copyright approval.

Each song will have:

The anticipated fee for each commission will be £500.

Commissions need to be completed and submitted by Monday 3rd of December.

Submission Requirement
Prospective Artists must ensure that all information provided is correct.

How to apply:

Artists interested in this opportunity must submit an Expression Of Interest via e-mail by: Friday, 9th Nov, 2018 by 4:00 p.m. EST.

E-mail to:

Subject title: E.O.I Big Sing: Big Smile Song Commission

Expressoins of Interest (E.O.I.) must contain the following: