UNM 2021, Aarhus: Call for Workshop Leaders


Call for people to create and lead an outreach workshop for a group of students from the local music school under the mentorship of Lasse D. Hansen.

The call is open to composers, musicians, sound artists, musicologists, theorists, artists, educators, and anyone in between. We are not only looking for experienced educators, but encourage anyone who considers outreach, education, and the participatory to be part of their practice to apply. The goal is not only to stimulate community in Aarhus, but also to provide the workshop leaders with tools to do similar work in their own communities.

Ung Nordisk Musik is a festival for young composers, sound artists, and performance artists based in any of the Nordic countries. In 2021, the festival will be held 16–22/8, and the workshop will take place 13–17/8, both in Aarhus, Denmark. It UNM’s goal that the annual festival leaves a lasting, positive impact on the local community where it takes place, despite changing location every year. This outreach project is an integral part of this goal. In the months leading up to the festival, the participants will be planning and leading a workshop under the guidance of mentor Lasse D. Hansen.

Travel and accommodation expenses up to 8.300 DKK will be covered by the festival. Selected participants must be present during the entire workshop period, as well as the ensuing festival. An independent jury of 3 professional composers/musicians/educators will select a total of 5 participants. The identities of the jury members will be revealed along with the 5 chosen workshop leaders in October 2020. As far as possible, priority will be given to one participant from each of the five Nordic countries.

The application should contain:

  • A motivational letter (max. 250 words)
  • A sketch of, or thoughts on, what the workshop could look like and what it could contain, as well as what longer-term effects that would have on the local community. This can take any form, but should not exceed 400 words and/or 5 minutes of material.
  • A portfolio of previous work representative of the applicant’s current practice

The applicant must be under the age of 30 or currently studying. The applicant must also be a resident and/or citizen of one of the five Nordic countries—Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.