“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.


In merging mentees and mentors, the "Creative Mentorship" team did a fantastic job, probably much better than they think they did.

Katarina Živanović

curator - coordinator for international cooperation and projects of the Museum of Yugoslavia

Great professional experience of mine mentor is really important to me, also her life philosophy and worldview and the way we yalk about the socio-humanistic perspective of our work and critically considering everything. In the program, I like the energy and the atmosphere most.

Helena Hirsenberger

Doctorate in the field of cultural heritage

Trudim se da ne propustim nijedan događaj u programu, jer napredujem kroz svaki. Mnogi moji skorašnji uspesi, motivacija, samopouzdanje, ideje, inspiracija povezani su sa „Kreativnim mentorstvom”. Dajete 100% više od onoga što sam očekivala, a ovolika posvećenost tome da mi uspemo je fantastična. U spajanju mentija i mentora tim „Kreativnog mentorstva” uradio je fantastičan posao, verovatno i mnogo bolji nego što misle da jesu.

Tamara Zidar

blogger and enterpreneur

The group of mentors I belong is made of many people for whom I myself wanted to be mine mentors ... A team that could change not Serbia, but the world.

Miloš Đajić

president of Center of modern skills

It is a great reward when I see that my questions and thoughts are moving mentee who takes chalenges seriously, reacts really personally and then makes significant changes. Such discussions also helped me to look back at many aspects of my own life and work. In addition, in a project like this, I meet some fascinating people!

Tony O`Brien

former director of British Council for Western Balkans

"Creative Mentorship” is an example of how the cultural sector has given its hand to its surrounding, and by investing in its own development, the conversation has begun to change society for the better. For me, this program is wind in the back through the wide open door. #support #networks #altruism

Ivana Jovanović Arsić

"Kulturis" association


Do you have a need to ask for an advice someone who you believe that could provide you with relevant knowledge and experience? Do you want to share the challenges you face with someone reliable, talk about available options or possibilities that may occur but that you have not even thought about? Are you interested in the life path of the people you admire – how did they reach their goals and overcome obstacles?

If your answer is YES, you are on the right place!

”Creative Mentorship” is the first mentorship program in Serbia which tackles the issue of personal and professional development of upcoming leaders 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. In the next few years, we would like to develop and support a community of motivated and socially responsible individuals who would contribute to the society based on creativity, culture, knowledge and collaboration.

Each cycle of ”Creative Mentorship” programme gives the opportunity to 25 mentees, upcoming leaders in the field of culture, to be supported by mentors, established professionals from different fields. Through programme, talented, dedicated and engaged young professionals, active in the field of culture, match with mentors, chosen according to their needs and interests. Variety of activities, trainings and events offer to the mentees new insights, contacts and information.

Creative Mentorship programme has a non-profit character and is free of charge for the mentees, thanks to the numerous patrons of the programme, from the private, public and civil sector from Serbia and abroad.

Also, in order to increase capacities related to mentoring and promote the idea of mentorship, we have developed know-how base and handbook that are available on this site, and we organise public debates, speed-dating events etc.

The programme ”Creative Mentorship” was launched in 2012.


The active part of the programme ”Creative Mentorship” lasts one year. During this period, the mentees have individual monthly meetings with their mentors who support them in achieving their goals, provide them with professional guidance and new perspective on their career plans and challenges.

Also, we organise different educational events, closed or open to the public: round tables, presentations, lectures, trainings that are intended, first of all, for the participants of the programme, mentors and alumni, but for all the professionals from the field of culture, as well.

Educational programme consists of three various types of trainings and lectures:

  • about mentorship, personal and professional development
  • practical skills, like: communication, presentation, fundraising, leadership, team work
  • actual topics, relevant for the field of artistic and cultural production, cultural policy,

The ”Creative mentorship” team will organise public workshops and discussions about the idea of mentorship and methodology of the programme, in September and October 2017 in 7 Serbian cities. From November 2017 until February 2019,  within the framework of the fourth programme cycle, in Belgrade will be held 12 trainings, lectures and round tables.

Important aspects of the program are formal and informal gatherings, which create the space for networking and cooperation among participants, mentors and alumni. Our alumni could confirm how much the fact that they became the part of the community of ”Creative mentorship” was useful and important to them, as well as the continuous support of the programme team, access to the know-how base and handbook about mentorship.