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The purpose of the Mentorship grant is to support the artistic growth and development of composers within the genre of art music – which for the purposes of this grant includes not only modern classical music, but also sound art, experimental electronic music and related genres.

Who can apply?

The Mentorship grant welcomes applications from all composers, who are members of Koda, and who work within the genre of art music.

What can I apply for?

You can apply to be mentored by other composers, artists or other persons with relevant high-level skills and qualifications (mentors), thereby promoting your own professional and artistic growth.

A mentor-mentee relationship requires commitment from both sides, a sense of genuine mutual interest and good chemistry. It offers an excellent opportunity to acquire new inspiration if, for example, you want a change of direction or wish to acquire new techniques, compositional skills and/or technological skills.

To qualify for funding, the mentor’s work must be of a nature that will benefit the applicant’s professional development.

What must I include in my application?

  • An application (1 page or less, to be submitted as a PDF file). Also attach a description of your artistic project and the kind of process you wish to embark on.
  • CVs for the applicant and mentor alike.
  • At least one audio file featuring an example of your work.
  • Applications for mentorship do not need to include a budget.

When is the deadline?

The Mentorships scheme accepts applications four times annually. The application deadlines are:

March 1st

June 1st

September 1st

December 1st

Who will evaluate my application?

Applications for the Mentorship grant are processed by a committee. In 2021, the committee comprises:

Jexper Holmen (member of Dansk Komponistforening)

Michael Fjeldsøe (external member)

Filip de Melo (member of Dansk Komponistforening)

Ane Østergaard (member of Dansk Komponistforening)

Details about the funding

A grant of up to DKK 5,000 is awarded. The amount is paid to the applicant once the mentorship is completed.

You cannot receive multiple mentorships with the same mentor; it must be a new mentor each time.

When can I expect a reply?

You will receive a reply to your application approximately two months after the application deadline.

An approved mentor scholarship can be paid out once the mentorship is completed, and the applicant has submitted documentation in the form of a request for payment and a brief report on the course's outcome via All documentation is uploaded under the "submit" menu under that application.

Managed by Dansk Komponistforening

If you have any questions regarding the Mentorships scheme, you are welcome to contact Katrine Gregersen Dal,

If you have any questions regarding the technicalities of your application, please contact Koda,