About the project

What is CREATIVE MENTORSHIP?

CREATIVE MENTORSHIP is the first mentorship program in Serbia that provides opportunities for personal and professional development of upcoming leaders working in the field of culture. It aims to promote mentorship as a way of lifelong learning and exchange of knowledge and experience between an established professional – the mentor, and emerging professional – the mentee.

Why CREATIVE MENTORSHIP?

Over the years we aim to build, gather and support a community of motivated and socially responsible individuals committed to developing society based on creativity, culture, knowledge and mutual exchange.

THE STRUCTURE OF THE CREATIVE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Each of the CREATIVE MENTORSHIP program cycles actively lasts for a year and enables for about 25 mentees , future leaders in the field of culture from different parts of Serbia, to gain a year-long mentorship support by prominent professionals in various disciplines. CREATIVE MENTORSHIP chooses mentors mentors based on the needs, goals and challenges mentees explain in their applications during the selection process.

Through regular monthly sessions during the year, mentors support mentees in achieving their goals, offer professional guidance as well as exchange of perspectives on future plans and challenges. In addition to individual mentoring, program participants are given various trainings on mentorship, personal and professional development as well as workshops on fundraising, coaching, presentational skills, etc. Important part of the program are also formal and informal gatherings which are opportunities for networking and cooperation among program participants.

We also work on spreading the practice of mentoring through our knowledge base and especially toolkit which are accessible on this website, as well as through open events, speed dating workshops and debates.

The first cycle of CREATIVE MENTORSHIP program took place in 2012/2013, the second one in 2014/2015 and the third one is active from April 2016 to the end of June 2017.

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