Artist Development & Mentorship Program in Enhanced Practice

Enhanced Practice is a new transdisciplinary artist development and mentorship program for artists who have recently graduated from one of the seven national institutions for higher art education in Denmark. It is organized by the cross-institutional International Center for Knowledge in the Arts to give young artists across music, film, performing arts and visual arts possibilities for developing their practice in research-based, collaborative and socially engaged ways.

Application deadline: July 29th (midnight)
For the first run of this 9-month program, we are particularly looking for candidates who wish to engage with the theme of Transformation & Interdependence, which broadly addresses the challenges of art, society and culture in a pandemic and post-pandemic time.
As a participant in this program, you will be appointed an individual mentor from a cultural institution and/or context relevant to your practice and follow a series of modules common to all the applicants including lectures and workshops. The goal is to support the development of sustainable working methods for artists who increasingly need to situate themselves in a hybrid cultural field that does not necessarily conform to established genres and disciplines.
Theme: Transformation & Interdependence
The current pandemic moment has exposed the vulnerability of the interconnected global world system as well as heightened the awareness of ecological crisis. How can artists respond to and be part of much needed and interconnected transformation processes in culture, economy, technology and the environment? The overall theme of Transformation & Interdependence suggests that any sustainable transformation process by necessity occurs as interconnected and collaborative. We invite the participants to map and rebuild structures of interdependence, both within their own artistic practice as well as in their interaction with other societal fields. The goal is to develop transformations of scale and methodology in artistic practice that correspond to a hybrid cultural landscape.
The program will run from September/October 2021 to May 2022 for 10 selected artists.
A second call will be published in 2022.
Application process
You apply with a first draft of your ‘program statement’, which describes the intention and direction of your artistic development drawing on your current practice and relating to the overall theme Transformation & Interdependence. This draft version of the program statement is preliminary, and should function as a declaration of intent for further artistic development.  
Applications can be submitted in both Danish and English. Please note that the program will be held mainly in Danish. Read more about the program and apply here:
Who can apply?
The program is open for artists who have graduated within the last year (class of 2020 and 2021) and who are motivated to unfold their practice across genres and artistic formats and interested in a collective dialogue with the other participants.
You must have graduated from one of the following Schools:
The National Film School of Denmark
The Danish National School of Performing Arts
The Royal Danish Academy of Arts
The Royal Academy of Music
Rhythmic Music Conservatory
Danish National Academy of Music
The Royal Danish Academy of Music
For questions please write to Coordinator Annemette Friis:
You can read more about International Center for Knowledge in the Arts here: