Music Creators Mentoring Programme now accepting applications

The Music Creators Mentoring Programme will run from September 2020 to March 2021, and forms part of a pilot project which will influence the development of Help Musicians’ National Mentoring Bank.

Maya Radcliffe
  • By Maya Radcliffe
  • 22 Jul 2020
  • min read

The Ivors Academy and Help Musicians, with support from The Ivors Academy Trust, have launched the Music Creators Mentoring Programme.

The Music Creators Mentoring Programme facilitates access to the wider music-making community, matching skills and knowledge. It provides creators with a space to learn, develop and maximise their potential.

Successful mentoring partnerships change lives by drawing out and developing talent, by providing career development advice and the impetus for lifelong professional relationships. They benefit mentors as well as mentees by providing opportunities to consider new ideas and perspectives and developing coaching skills.

The programme will match 50 emerging music creators with 50 suitable mentors, providing a huge range of benefits for both groups including:

  • Guaranteed eight hours of 1-1 online mentoring
  • Six months free The Ivors Academy membership for all mentors
  • Online training sessions
  • Access to online resources, and much more

Each group will have different start and end dates for the mentoring process, as well as different dates for participation.

Group 1

Applications open:  15 July 2020
Application deadline: 12 August 2020
Notification: 21 August 2020
Training: w/c 7 September 2020
Mentoring start date: 14 September 2020
Mentoring end date: 28 February 2021

Group 2

Applications open: 15 July 2020
Application deadline: 12 August 2020
Notification: 18 September 2020
Training: w/c 5 October 2020
Mentoring start date: 12 October 2020
Mentoring end date: 31 March 2021

The Music Creators Mentoring Programme aims to represent the diverse nature of the UK music sector and is open to music creators from all social and cultural backgrounds. The programme specially welcomes applications from women and gender minorities, and those with disabilities.

For more information visit The Ivors Academy Mentoring Programme webpage