Musicboard’s Musician & Band Coaching offers selected scholarship recipients the opportunity to receive an inidividual coaching that is designed to support them in pursuing their funded project. The subject of each coaching session is tailored to the needs and goals of the musicians. The coaching can, for example, focus on Artist Career Mapping or Match Making. It can concentrate on the development of the artist’s unique »selling« points (UPS) or the looseing of blocks of creativity, and it can be used to work conceptually or on an efficient workflow. Each coaching includes six individual sessions as well as two workshops for all the scholarship holders receiving coaching in the same funding year. The workshops enable the artists to exchange ideas and experiences.
The coaching is carried out by Jovanka von Wilsdorf. Jovanka von Wilsdorf is a songwriter at BMG Rights Management, initiator and co-producer of the AI songwriting contest DIANA, board member of Music Women* Germany and certified, systemic coach. She collaborates with Music Pool Berlin or Pop-Kultur Nachwuchs, gives workshops and masterclasses at renowned festivals like Tech Open Air Berlin, c/o Pop Cologne, MUTEK Montreal, Elevate Festival in Graz or SXSW in Austin, Texas.
2 Experience Reports
»The meetings with Jovanka were extremely helpful for me in defining goals for my career. I learned the importance of clear communication with the people I work with, I learned tools about time management, how to avoid burnout and how to plan in advance the release of my next EP. Our meetings gave me a lot of motivation and inspiration and I’m very grateful to have received this support.« – KARMA SHE, Scholarship Holder 2020
»I was very happy to meet and connect with Jovanka and get the coaching over the time we had. It’s very rare as an artist, that someone will give you their most honest feedback and also bring forth blind spots you may have missed or been un-aware of. Some moments were hard to hear, though I think were necessary in helping me to open up new space to work on those areas. I felt a newfound confidence boost in my artist soul and vision and where I want to go with my music.« – MIKEY., Scholarship Holder 2019
Eligible to apply are musicians and bands living and working in Berlin. Please note: The coaching is awarded exclusively in connection with a Musicboard scholarship.
Musicians can apply for the Musician & Band Coaching only when submitting an application for a Project Scholarship via the provided application tool. Applicants interested in receiving the coaching must in one paragraph in German or in English describe their motivation for participating in the coaching programme. The description should explain why coaching makes sense at the respective point in the artist’s career, which topic or field the applicant would like to work on, and what the artist expects from the coaching.
All information about the Project Scholarship and the link to the online application can be found here.