“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.



Advisory board consistent of Serbian and foreign experts in the fields of mentorship, cultural diplomacy, cultural management, cultural heritage and markting contributes with their knowledge, ideas, experience and deep dedication to the quality of this programme.

Tony O`Brien

The former director of the British Council for the Western Balkans chairs the Advisory Board of ``Creative Mentorship”. He has over 40 years of experience as a teacher, teacher trainer, author, project manager, director of the center, manager of cultural relations, mentor and leader.

Branimir Brkljač

Marketing expert and founder of ``Mokrin House`` and company ``Terra Panonica``. He began his career more than 20 years ago in direct marketing, starting with successful advertising of the medical device Kosmodisk. Shortly after, he founded Studio Moderna, which became the leading TV sales company in Central and Eastern Europe and today, with the ``Top Shop`` brand, is present in 20 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Milena Dragićević Šešić

Professor of the University of Arts and one of the bigest experts in cultural policy in the region. She is the author of numerous books and studies translated into 15 languages; international lecturer on cultural policy and management; a consultant and expert in the field of cultural policy and management, often engaged by the European Foundation for Culture, the Council of Europe, UNESCO, the Marcel Hicter Foundation, Pro Helvetia, the British Council.

Karen Knight

Karen is a cultural heritage expert from England engaged in several platforms and projects in this area in the Western Balkans. Her expertise is mainly in the management of changes and development of museum institutions. She was a part of a large number of English governing bodies and institutions in the domain of cultural heritage. She is also an advisor of the Heritage Lottary Fund, Cultural Heritage Without Borders, the Diocesan Advisory Council and a member of the Norfolk Churches Trust Advisory Committee.

Helene Larsson Pousette

Former culture attaché at the Swedish Embassy in Belgrade, and now a senior curator at the Swedish History Museum in Stockholm. She is a frequent lecturer, author of many articles and editors of the publication ``This is not a report - cultural exchange Sweden / Serbia 2009-2012``. By education Helen is an ethnologist, and her practice focuses on artistic and cultural work on the discussion and interpretation of the problems and challenges of contemporary society.

Slavica Marković Sandić

Coordinator for Media, Information and Culture of the Embassy of Sweden in Belgrade. As a media, culture and information officer of the Swedish Embassy for nearly three decades, Slavica has a great experience working with various projects, various people and organizations in the field of cultural and public diplomacy.

Marko Radenković

General manager of design incubator ``Nova Iskra``. Producer of the younger generation, graduated at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, department for management and production of theaters, radio and culture. He is one of the founders of the International Student Theater Festival - FIST at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, where for a time he was engaged as an assistant in the field of Management in Culture.

Marie Vila

Former director of Oriflame for Scandinavia and advisor for personal and professional development. Leadership is her passion and she is known for her inovative leadership that deviates from conventional and classical. Marie moved from Scandinavia and the business world to Albania where she launched entrepreneurial initiatives to support local tourism. In 1997, she received the Future Leader Award for the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and in 2016, the Female Enterpreneur of the Year.