Mentoring Programme

Focus on your professional and personal career development with the Development Platform’s Mentoring Programme. This 1-year Mentoring Programme will enable you to take a long look at your practice and provide you with coaching, whatever the stage of your career. The Mentoring Programme will match you with a qualified mentor with valuable experience and insight that are relevant to you.

We will select 10 mentees and then match them with mentors. So it is your profile as a mentee, which determines which mentor is most suitable for you. The mentors come from both Denmark and abroad.

See mentors and mentees in the Mentoring Programme 2018/19

See current mentors and mentees in the Mentoring Programme 2019/2020

Facts about the Mentoring Programme

The Mentoring Programme came about as a result of the Development Platform’s goal to provide career development and professional upskilling for performing arts producers, including self-producing artists. The Mentoring Programme comprises a total of 10 mentor/mentee couples and is offered free of charge to the mentees.

The current Mentoring Programme will last for one year from April 2019 to April 2020.

In the course of the programme the mentor and mentee will meet up at least seven times. There are three mandatory joint meetings, at which all the mentor/mentee couples meet (the first meeting is scheduled for 16 May 2019 at the Development Platform for Performing Arts in Copenhagen) and at least four meetings between the individual mentor/mentee couples, which can take place either physically or by phone/Skype in the course of the programme.

As a mentor or mentee in the programme you are obliged to share knowledge of the result of your programme, not only on the Development Platform, but also at a closing seminar in 2020.

The Mentoring Programme is free of charge. You are responsible for your own travel expenses for all meetings.

If you have any questions about the Mentoring Programme, feel free to contact project manager for the mentoring programme Gitte Nielsen on

The Mentoring Programme is funded by the Danish Arts Foundation and the Bikuben Foundation.