“Creative mentorship” affirms mentoring as a tool of personal and professional development, strengthens the capacities of the cultural sector and provides support to prospective professionals interested in developing, networking and sharing knowledge and experience. We want to build, gather and support a community of motivated and socially responsible individuals that will contribute to the development of a society based on creativity, culture, knowledge and mutual cooperation.



In November 2022, the Creative Mentorship team started work on the second Erasmus + programmeMusic4Change.

The main goals of this project are to improve the quality of doctoral education in the field of music through innovative and interdisciplinary teaching and learning and to contribute to sustainable development by focusing on the role of music and art. The project will result in a range of digital and blended learning resources aimed at PhD students, including a These learning resources will form part of the new Curriculum for Change in Doctoral Education (C4C) which will serve as an innovative model for
doctoral education in the arts both nationally and across Europe.

The Creative Mentorship team will work to create an innovative and first ever mentoring programme for PhD students in music, which will help them transition from the academic to the work/market environment. The mentoring program officially starts in January 2024, after several months of preparation. Among the activities in the same year we will have the International Summer School, as well as the Living Lab workshops in Austria. From June 19 to 23, 2023 the first Summer School and Mentoring Hub was successfully held in Bergen, where workshop participants learnd more about our work and the mentoring programme.

The University of Bergen (Norway) is the lead of the project, and besides Creative Mentorship, partners on the project are The University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom), University of Groningen (Netherlands), the private Gustav Mahler University of Music (Austria), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), and the European Music Council of Bonn (Germany).

We are very much looking forward to what the Music 4 Change project and the next 3 years will bring to new mentees, mentors and to the Creative Mentorship organization!