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Applications for the Mentoring Programme Open Now!

Mentoring Programme: opportunity for female composers & songwriters!

The Mentoring programme is an EU-funded initiative that aims to serve as an introduction to the music industry for young female composers and songwriters that are beginning to approach their careers, with the help of female role models and with the ultimate goal of enhancing gender equality within the sector. It has been initiated by AEC - European Association of Conservatoires under the “Supporting Female Artists initiative“,  and has jointly been developed by ECSA - European Composer and Songwriter Alliance and EJN - Europe Jazz Network

The ECSA-AEC 2023 Mentoring programme is now open for applications. Both composers and songwriters are invited to apply, from which six (6) mentors and six (6) mentees will be selected. Candidates might be interviewed regarding their availability to attend the six (6)-month mentoring session, composed of 3 individual online meetings (one every two months) as well as two in-person events, should condition permit (see below). It is highly recommended that mentees use notes during each session. After completing the three sessions, both mentors and mentees will submit their final evaluation form which will serve as a basis for a final report on the programme.

Selection Process 

Submissions will be reviewed by the ECSA Diversity & Inclusion Working Group and the AEC Diversity, Inclusion & Gender Equality (DIGE) Working Group. Selected applicants will be notified by mid-December 2022.

Submission Process

Applications for the ECSA-AEC 2023 Mentoring programme must be SUBMITTED ONLINE HERE by 11:59 PM (CET) Monday, November 14, 2022, and include the following:

  1. Motivation statement (250 words max.)

  2. Special interests you have that might be helpful in matching mentors with mentees

  3. Biography and profile picture (for dissemination purposes)

  4. Links to music material (Spotify, SoundCloud, Vimeo, YouTube) and/or official website.

Applications missing any of the required materials will be disqualified.

For more information about the programme click here.

For any clarifications about the programme and/or the application process, please contact tatiana.papastoitsi@composeralliance.org and alfonsoguerra@aec-music.eu.