“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.



Aleksej Vasić, mentee

Co-founder, Lumina Images

Having previously worked as a commercial photographer, Aleksej founded Lumina Studio together with several other photographers in 2011. Not long after its founding, Lumina Studio became a playground for redefining traditional business models and approaches to work and people. Today, several hundred successful projects across a range of clients position Lumina among the most dominant participators on the global market.

Bjanka Gabrić, mentee

Workspace Manager at Nova Iskra - Savamala

Bjanka is a student at Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, department of Management and Production of Theater, Radio and Culture. Through Erasmus mobility program, she did the part of her studies at Aristotel University of Thessaloniki. She started her professional development as assistant in Nova Iskra, where she currently works as a Workspace Manager. Together with her team, she runs the coworking space and works on developing the community of Nova Iskra Savamala.

Bojana Karajović, mentee

Executive director Belgrade Drama Theater

Bojana Karajovic was born in Belgrade 1985. She gradueted Faculty of Dramatic Arts, departmant of Management and production in theatre, radio and culture. She gained a long- term experiance in theatre production working at institutional theatres in Belgrade (Little theatre „Dusko Radovic“, Theatre „Bosko Buha“, Belgrade Drama Theatre) from 2007. till now. Among the engagement at the theatre production, she is involved in organization of the theatre festivals and congress (Bitef Festival, Belgrade Dance Festival, IFTR Congress). She is working as an executive director at Belgrade drama theatre since 2014. She produced noumerous theatre performanses at institutional level, as well as an independent ones.

Bojana Petraš, mentee

Senior graduate librarian in Professional library of National museum Zrenjanin

Bojana Petras graduated at the Desk of general linguistics at the Faculty of Philology in University of Belgrade. She is working in a Professional library of National museum in Zrenjanin, as a librarian, an editor, also taking care of collections of old and rare books and, if necessary, organizes exhibitions, workshops and promotions. She was represented the Museum in competitions, as one of the nominees for the Award European Museum of the Year (EMYA) in Glasgow and the Ziva award in Zadar. She was a scholar of Samuel H. Kress Foundation and Digital Library Federation and had the opportunity to participate in the Vancouver Forum. Recently, she’s got a role of a president of department of museum librarian of Serbian Museum Association. The last but not least – she is a mom of a playful baby boy.

Branislav Milićević, mentee

Conservation architect

Branislav Milićević is a conservation architect. Following his interest in restoration and conservation of cultural heritage, he has been actively involved in the field through numerous conservation related projects, formal and informal education, volunteer and professional work. Currently, he works at the Provincial Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments, where he is involved in the work on preparation of the nomination dossier for inscription of the Cultural landscape of Bač and its surroundings on the UNESCO World Heritage List. He is particularly interested in revitalization of cultural monuments; therefore he is researching possibilities for the adaptive reuse of an abandoned military complex for the second master thesis (Advanced Master of Conservation of Monuments and Sites, RLICC, KU Leuven).

Danijela Radošević, mentee

Activist and program manager of electoral system reform in organization National Coalition for Decentralization

Previously worked as a Public Relation Manager in Municipality of Trstenik. In NCD in charge of electoral reform program, promoting election system reform that should bring personalization of the system. Currently, local and national MPs are elected only from political party lists, resulting with more than 60% of municipalities in Serbia without any MPs from their communities. During three years in NCD, responsible for the management, implementation and monitoring of different program component of three different projects that covered topics such as transparency of elected officials, culture, citizen engagement, support of civic initiatives, community resource mobilization, active engagement in local communities etc. Lives and work in Niš.

Dragana Jakovljević, mentee

Producer and executive director of Valjevski filmski susreti

Dragana Jakovljevic was born in 1989 in Valjevo. She graduated in Dramaturgy and obtained master degree from film and TV production at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. She wrote and produced a short fiction film Norway supported by Film Center Serbia. In the film industry she successfully organized Beldocs market, the event supported by Creative Europe. Together with her colleagues from Vakum association she organizes a film festival Valjevski filmski susreti. Currently, she is developing film workshops for high school students from Valjevo and Montenegro in cooperation with Seanema Film Festival.

Gordana Vukov Ciganjik, mentee

Actress and Cultural Manager

Gordana was born in 1984 in Subotica. She finished Gymnasium in Subotica and the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Cetinje, the acting department. She worked at the city cultural foundation for seven years. She is one of the founder of the NGO ,,Klara i Rosa,, as well as the initiator of the founding an independent acting troupe ,,Slobodna scena Subotice,,. Currently, she works as a PR at College of Vocational Studies for Education of Preeschool Teachers and Sport Trainers in Subotica, as well as on several international projects. She strives to help creating good cultural and social opportunities in Subotica, in order to make Subotica great place for living.

Igor Marsenić, mentee

Visual artist and member of the City Council of the City of Sabac

Graduated from the Faculty of Applied Arts and Design, Department for Mural Painting. Had numerous solo and group exhibitions in the country and abroad as the resident artist of the Gallery Zvono from Belgrade, in the period between 1998 and 2016. Elected to the position of the member of the City Council of Sabac in charge of cultural policy and cooperation with the CSO in 2016. Participated in the programme of the Swedish Institute for Democracy “Symbio City” as well as in the programme of the Ministry of Culture of France “Courants de mond”. Perceives participation in politics as personal contribution to the process of democratization of the domain of culture, development of the community and creation of a different cultural model.

Janko Belić, mentee

Member of the K-Town Group from Kosjeric

Obtained a master's degree from the University of International Economics and Business in Beijing, majoring international economics. Member of the K-Town Group from Kosjeric, which has a goal of culture and art affirmation in the municipality and the region, as well as the protection and promotion of human rights and freedoms. One of the coordinators of the ``International Art Camp Kosjerić`` project that gathers 30-40 artists from different parts of the world and Serbia each year in Kosjerić.

Jasna Brkić, mentee

Belgrade City Library - children department

Jasna Brkić has a degree in classical philology, but in reality she works as children's librarian. She works in a small oasis of culture, in Children's Department of the Belgrade City Library. She doesn's work the job she loves,she loves the job she works! Why? Because she works with children in the most beautiful way: without limiting to certain topics and school curriculum, in a relaxed and creative manner and whenever she feels like. And she feels like often because she works in a great small team stimulated by the most reliable fuel - (almost) inexhaustible enthusiasm. She likes a lot to share knowledge and experience, so she actively gives presentations and lectures for librarians. And yes, the stereotype, she reads a lot!

Katarina Ivakić, mentee

Producer and founder of ``Kataliza``

Katarina Ivakić was born in Belgrade, in 1994, where she attended and finished elementary and high school. She graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts - department of Theatre Management and Production, and she is currently enrolled in the MA programme - Culture and Media Management - at the same faculty. At the moment, she is working at a PR and Media agency ``Kontakta`` as a copywriter and influence producer. Apart from her regular job, she started the body positive movement in Serbia through ``Kataliza``, NGOs, worshops and making large-sized dresses for girls. In her free time, she likes writing, sewing, creating micro-influensers and filming Instagram videos.

Maida Gruden, mentee

Art historian, Head of visual arts department at the Students’ City Cultural center, New Belgrade

Graduated from the Department of Art Histroy at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade. Participated in a series of curatorial workshops, residences and conferences in Serbia and abroad. Works as a Head of visual arts department at the Students’ City Cultural Center in New Belgrade. She’s the initiator and manager of the Artis-in-Residence project Roommate oriented towards the life of students, based on contextual artistic practices and located in the Student City in New Belgrade. She’s interested in the development of projects in the field of contemporary art that involve working with the community and bringing contemporary art to young people and students as an important tool for understanding contemporary society.

Maja Ćurčić, mentee

PMusic teacher and composer, co-founder of Art Aparat

Maja Ćurčić graduated at the Faculty of Music Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade. For the last 10 years she is teaching music trough formal and informal education and helping in strengthening different capacities of the children and youth trough music. She worked as a teacher in music school for 5 years and cofounded Art Aparat Association with an aim to participate and perform educational projects with vulnerable groups. As a composer, she created music for Film,TV, theater and music for children.

Marija Čerkez, mentee

Graduate Pre-school teacher

Feels in her best when applying her talents directly in immediate work with children, through creative workshops and mindfulness games. Wants to introduce educators with her emotional and intellectual information, thus inspiring them for performing educational work. The city of Pozarevac award winner-an acknowledgement for realized results in educational work, 2014. Mentor in working with gifted children. One of the authors and team leaders in the project realization “The archives adventure” – creating both the picture and color book; Possesses an extinguished capacity for the contemporary innovations in Pedagogy. Actively follows ART scene in Serbia and abroad.

Milana Vojnović, mentee

Editor of Hoću u pozorište web portal

Graduated in philology and French teacher, it was exactly through the French language and culture that Milana was introduced to the world of theatrical events. During her studies, she first volunteered during the Festival of French-speaking high school theater and later became the coordinator of the very event, staying on this position for three years. Inspired by this experience, she went to Belgium for an EVS program to further explore the possibilities of creative work with the youth groups through workshops and theater; she took part in organisation and production of a few smaller events that were focused on the groups’ creative work. In 2017, she joined the team of editors of the internet portal Hoću u pozorište, where she could join her love for language and writing, as well as her coordinator abilities.

Milena Banić, mentee

Lawyer and international consultant for human rights and environmental issues

Milena Banic is a lawyer and an international consultant for human rights and sustainable development. She graduated in law, and after her bachelor studies, she has completed two master programs and obtained the titles of Master of Laws in European Integration and Master in the field of Rights of the Child. As a PILnet Fellow, she was trained in Public Interest Advocacy at the Columbia University School of Law, New York. She is currently preparing a doctoral dissertation in the field of environmental law. She is a founder of Future Generations, a concept for a sustainable future and an ecological culture. The goal of this concept is to promote sustainable development and green economy, ecological lifestyles, sustainable design, sustainable food, corporate social responsibility, innovations and rights of future generations.

Milesa Milinković, mentee

Executive Director of the Film Festival Uhvati film

I graduated Pedagogy and Gender Studies master. Since 2005, I was in the organizational team, and since 2012 I’m Executive Director of the Film Festival Uhvati film, festival about disability that is being held in Novi Sad, but also in Rijeka, Banja Luka and Kotor. I’m the author and coordinator of the project ``Art Destroy Walls``, which includes film workshops and the production of 17 short films about disability whose authors are people with disabilities. I am also an author of 2 films about women with disabilities and (also the author of) a number of papers in the field of feminist disability theory. In short, my vocation is an activist in the field of disability and my motto is: be the change you wish to see in the world (Gandhi).

Miloš Antić, mentee

Founder and president of The Jedi Movement

The founder and CEO start up Wibbly Wobbly, co-founder and development manager of online platform and brand Nerd Alert, founder of the Jedi Movement and the popular JediCon festival. He positioned Nerd Alert as the leading platform and brand of the popular culture. He is also a founder of the Start Up ``Wibbly Wobbly`` in the field of design, branding and printing on clothes. The Jedi Movement has established a community to promote a culture of peace. They are always finding wayes to improve human relations in the community through humanitary work and philanthropy. He teaches meditation courses. He is one of the organizers for winter marathon and semi-marathon in Nis, triathlon on Vlasina and races at 6h, 12h, 24h in Belgrade at Kalemegdan.

Milovan Golubović, mentee

Producer / Presenter of N1 TV, founder of Doublebass weekend BassPassion, associate of Kolarac Endowment

elevision reporter, producer and presenter with more than 18 years of experience on TV N1, B92, Studio B and BK. Graduated on Faculty of Music Art (masters degree - music artist Doublebass player). Year 2015 Milos founded and organized the BassPassion weekend festival, which was held in 2015 and 2016. Since 2011 he is associate od Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment, as co-author and host of the educational children's program ``Small School of Bonton - how to listen to the concert``. Winner of the Press Knight Award - Miloje Mica Orlovic of the 2010 Press Knight Festival. The Kolarac Endowment awarded him a plaque for outstanding contribution to the program activity in 2014. For many years he has been active as a trainer for media and public appearances.

Nikola Veljković, mentee

Freelance videographer, youth leader and activist

Nikola is an engineer of audio and video technologies, videographer, youth leader, activist and a member of the organization „Connecting“ from Pancevo. Co-author of the documentary movie „Education for the 4.0 revolution“. One of the initiators and ex coordinator of the award-winning educational program for youth „When I grow up I’ll be...“. He was into music for 11 years, 5 years and a half worked in media, and for the last 6 years he has been mostly active in a field of video production. He appreciates non-formal education a lot, and thinks that his life became more meaningful when he has started learning for knowledge instead of grades.

Radoslav Milić, mentee

Professor of Serbian Language and founder of „Kukumiš Drama Club“

He was born in Ruma and he graduated from the Faculty of Phillogy, University of Belgrade. For the past ten years, he has worked in small village schools around Serbia. He is the author of creative drama programme for primary school pupils as well as „Life skills for Youth“ – programme designed for secondary school students from the Balkans. These programmes are practised in the drama club. He is also a script writer for school plays and lector for archeology books. Furthermore, he is author and coordinator of several projects dealing with prejudices that children in rural areas have. At the moment, he is focused on the regional cooperation, psychology of the collective consciousness and the change of cultural practices.

Tamara Belajić, mentee

Communication and Marketing Coordinator / Novi Sad 2021 – European Capital of Culture

Tamara Belajić is a journalist in the world of marketing and communication. After graduating in the field of media and communication, she found herself in the Headmande marketing agency, where she learned how to think from the brands' perspective. Afterwards, the carrier path led her to IT sector. She became part of the marketing team within the DunavNET company from Novi Sad, where she discovered how IT changes the world around us. At the moment, she is part of the 'Novi Sad 2021 -European Capital of Culture' team, motivated by desire to contribute to the project that is important not only for the city, but also for improving the image of Serbia. She does yoga and traditional Serbian dance, she also learns Spanish.

Tamara Kojić, mentee

CEO of Mokrin House

Tamara Kojić is a social activist with a passion for music, circus arts and radio. She ran Kilometer of Hair (Kilometar kose), charity donating wigs to children losing their hair because of chemotherapy or alopecia, and co-founded and runs the only Balkan Rock camp for girls. In France, she co-founded Chateau de La Salle, a project to bring life to an underused rural estate, and she worked as a consultant in the coworking and hospitality industry. She holds an MA in Management of Culture and Media, has represented Serbia at the Telenor Youth Forum, and was awarded the Person of the Year award by HELLO! magazine in 2015. She currently lives and works in Banat, running Mokrin House, riding a bicycle and singing in the local traditional band.

Vanja Đurić, mentee


Vanja Đurić has an MA degree in Communicology, Faculty of Philosophy, Novi Sad. Last 15 years she worked in media like Radio 021, Radio - Television of Vojvodina and BIRN Serbia. She is a freelance journalist now, fact-checker for website Istinomer. Facts are the key thing, but the context and different angels enrich the story, she thinks. Combination of these factors brought her a CIRCOM 2016 award for the best news magazine “Radar - 20 years later”. As a co-author of documentary “Albanian women are our sisters” she is awarded by the festival Mirëdita, dobar dan. The rest of the carrier she will spend in looking for new perspectives and strengthening the culture of activism in the society.