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 is for performing arts producers or self-producing performing artists who wish to further develop their producer-practice. Through the programme you will be matched with a qualified mentor with valuable experience and insight relevant to you.

 


NEXT DEADLINE FOR THE MENTORING PROGRAMME 2022/23:  September 8. 2022.


We will open for applications on our Danish website in August 2022.


 

Strengthen your producer-practice 

The Mentoring Programme is designed for performing arts producers and self-producing performing artists that work within the free and independent performing arts sector, project funded theatres and lesser established theatres.

You can have several years of experience in the field or be at the beginning of your career. Though it is expected that you have relevant experience as a professional producer or performing artist in the performing arts sector.
You are a performing arts producer or self-producing performing artist and can have an ambition to strengthen:

 

  • Business development and economic growth. Exp. cooperation between the arts, business, and possibilities for revenue.
  • Internationalisation, communication with international presenters, expansion of an international network.
  • Organisational development and establishment.
  • Leadership. Independence. Believing in yourself as a producer. Awareness of your own private and professional ability. The hard conversations. Prioritising.
  • Audience development and a need for a mentor who has had success with this particular subject.
  • Increasing the lifespan of the artistic project and focus on processes that can help realise it.
  • Or other ambitions, that you define in your application.

 

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 8-10 mentor/mentee pairs per year and is offered free of charge to the mentees.
During the programme the mentor and mentee meet at least seven times. There are three mandatory joint meetings, at which all the mentor/mentee pairs meet, and at least four meetings between the individual mentor/mentee pair, which can take place either physically or by phone/Skype during the course of the programme.

As a mentor or mentee in the programme you are obliged to share knowledge of the results of your participation in the programme, not only on the Development Platform’s channels and website, but also at a closing seminar.
The Mentoring Programme is free of charge. You are responsible for your own travel expenses for all meetings.

 

How to apply

Performing arts producers and self-producing performing artists can apply to The Mentoring Programme. In your application you must describe your current project and what challenges and ambitions you have and want to work on as a mentee.

You can only apply as an individual not as a group.

It is possible, but not a requirement, to propose a mentor in your application. We will use this as a guideline for which mentor you will be paired with.

The application can be 1 page with a 1-page CV. 2 pages total, in a single PDF file, must be uploaded through the application form.

 


DEADLINE FOR THE MENTORING PROGRAMME 2022/23:  September 8. 2022.
We will open for applications on our Danish website in august 2022.


SEE MENTOR/MENTEE PAIRING FOR 2021/22 HERE (in Danish) +

 

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SEE MENTOR/MENTEE PARINGS FOR 2020/21 HERE (in Danish) +

 

Interview with mentors and mentees

You can read about how the mentoring programme helped Betina Rex, producer at Rapid Eye, who was matched with mentor Louise Richards, producer at Motionhouse

 


Contact

If you have any questions about the Mentoring Programme, feel free to contact project manager for the mentoring programme Ulla Katrine Friis on ullakatrine@udviklingsplatformen.dk

 

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