“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.



We present you mentees and mentors of the first six generations of ``Creative Mentorship`` with whom we have had the pleasure to cooperate. After five completed cycles, the ``Creative Mentorship`` community consists of almost 250 ambassadors of mentoring ideas and open exchange of knowledge and experience.

Aleksandar Lipovan, mentee

International cooperation manager at the Terra Center, organizer of a multimedia festival, musician

Obtained a degree in MS geology at the Faculty of Mining and Geology in Belgrade, currently studying for a master's degree at the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management., University of Arts in Belgrade. Employed at the Terra Center in Kikinda as a manager of international cooperation. Has many years of experience as a project coordinator in the field of contemporary creativity and protection of cultural heritage. He was the coordinator of Terra's team in the cross-border cooperation project IPA Romania-Serbia. Founder and chief organizer of the multimedia festival TerraViva, which presents non-established young performers of the contemporary domestic and regional music scene. As a musician, he recorded four albums and music for a theater play. Active in the bands DrvoTruo and La La Jazz.

Goranka Horjan, mentor

Director of the Ethnographic Museum in Zagreb

Director of the Ethnographic Museum in Zagreb with a huge experience in EU projects. She is art historian and museologist with a PhD in information and communication sciences. She has been an active in ICOM for 25 years (as the Executive Board member 2010 – 2016: ICOM SEE chair 2016 – 2019; INTERCOM Chair 2019 – 2022; being also appointed to Standing Committees for Legal Affairs and Strategic Allocations). She has been active in Europa Nostra (Chair of Europa Nostra Heritage Award Jury in the category Education, Training and Awareness-Raising 2015 – 2019). From 2012 to 2017 she chaired the Board of Trustees of the European Museum Forum, which operates the most prestigious museum award scheme in Europe including European Museum of the Year Award and Council of Europe Museum Prize. She is also a member of ICOMOS and Interpret Europe.

Aleksandra Takač, mentee

Advisor, supervisor, implementer of educational programs in areas of social protection. President of the Association of Pedagogical-Educational Cultural Center ``EdukKo center``

Aleksandra is a B.Sc. special pedagogue with 20 years of work in social care institutions, professional and personal training was continuious. In addition to the acquired Licenses for performing supervision and specialized work, she acquired and improved her knowledge and skills in roles of supervisor, educator, coach, coordinator and team leader, and as a mentor. She is committed to providing support in empowering children, youth, families, in empowering and encouraging young people in the professional and personal affirmation of their talents and affinities. She founded several associations that deal with the protection of the rights and interests of children and families and the improvement of their quality of life: the Association of Foster Parents - Vučica Martia, the Association of Parents ``Bebironče`` and the Association Pedagogical-Educational Cultural Center ``EdukKo Center``. She is also a member of the Association of Professional Workers and the Association of Centers for Family Accommodation and Adoption.

Tatjana Obradović Tošić, mentor

Consultant for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Tatjana is passionate about growing and expanding women's impact in the world. She works as a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Consultant for international organizations, ensuring their MEL systems and approaches challenge existing power structures and enable better lives for women, men, and other genders across the globe. She also provides executive productivity coaching to women consultants and leaders, helping them get control over the day to achieve big and bold visions in business and life. TEDxwomen speaker, author of research papers and articles on gender equality. Writing her first novel with a strong coffee in her hand.

Ana Franjčević, mentee

Actress, founder and president of Net.Teatar, program creator of the acting school at Net.Teatar for children and youth

Ana was born in 1985 in Sarajevo. She graduated in acting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Tuzla. She worked on a few theater projects in Hamburg, she cooperated with the non-verbal theater “Dr. Inat” from Pula and was coordinator at the Sarajevo Film Festival. After a longer period spent in Germany, she returned to Middle Bosnia and initiated acting school for children and youth in Kreševo and Kiseljak and created the association Net.Teatar. In her work with children and youth, she uses tools and methods in order to create original theater pieces that resulted from her work with the group. That led further to the cooperation with German association Starkmacher, so she joins a training program and exchange of drama pedagogues. She works on using the theater as tool for self-expression, learning and creation.

Davor Dokleja, mentor

Actor and theater pedagogue, Theater company ``Pinklec``, Cultural center Čakovec

Davor Dokleja, born 1981. in Čakovec (Croatia) is an actor and theater pedagogue at the Theatre Company “Pinklec” employed in Centre of culture Čakovec. He is a member of Croatian Association of Drama Artists (actor) and a member of Croatian Centre for Drama Education. He played in more than 30 plays in various productions and co-productions in Theatre Company Pinklec and several other theatres in Croatia, of which many award-winning plays at eminent festivals in Croatia and the region. He is the head pedagogue and founder of Drama Studio Dada in Theater Company Pinklec where he directed more than 20 theatre plays with youngsters and was awarded with the ``Zvjezdana Ladika`` award by Croatian Assitej for best pedagogical work. Since 2013 he has been one of the organizers of Festival for Professional Theatres for Children and Youth at Croatian Assitej. He is married, likes to play basketball and goes on long runs in forest with his dog Simba. He also plays a guita and a few other instruments.

Ana Miladinović, mentee

Architect and founder of NGO “Znanje pod lupom”

Ana studied at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture, and obtained her PhD at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya. She practiced her professional engagement focused on architectural design in architectural offices in Serbia, Spain and Mexico. Alongside the great interest of architecture, she cultivates a passion for museum phenomenon. In 2020, she founded the NGO “Znanje pod lupom”, with the goal to introduce the youngest population with the children museum.

Tamara Nikolić Đerić, mentor

dr.sc. Senior Curator - Cultural Anthropologist

As curator at the Ethnographic museum of Istra (2009) and manager of Eco museum “Kuća u batani” (2014), which was recognized as an example of good practice by UNESCO in 2016, Tamara developed her ability to govern cultural heritage in various contexts, keeping in mind the community with which the organization is communicating. During 2017, she started cooperation with UNESCO as a trainer for implementation of the Convention on non-material cultural heritage. In 2018, she initiated her own project “Kulturbüro”, within which she develops programs and organizations focusing on culture and heritage (interpretation centers, eco museums, museums etc.), listening to and collaborating with various stakeholders. Field of her interest includes visual, economic and feminist anthorpology, cultural management and non material heritage.

Dragana Đoršević, mentee

Founder and owner of the Household Đorđević, eko and agro-tourism location “Old Granny's Home”, in village Seča Reka, near Kosjerić.

Permaculturist and environmental activist. As a trainer, has reach experience in running various workshops, such as ones dedicated to the women aiming to develop self-sustainability through entrepreneurship in food production. Associate of ``AMA Center``- Center for the care of people and nature. The first host of ``WWOOF Serbia``(World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms). Before her life in a small, secluded village during the last 15 years, she lived in Belgrade and was a tourism professional.

Jelena Čubrilo Vranac, mentor

Entrepreneur, consultant for rural development and efficient administration

More than 10 years of experience in the field of agriculture and rural development. She has worked with farms, small processors and rural women's associations on product development, project writing, obtaining the necessary funds as well as their branding and market positioning, and drafting strategic documents and managing funds for agricultural and rural development at local and regional level. level. Participated in the work and empowerment of over 10 associations of women in rural areas, the formation of 3 cooperatives. Works with local governments and other public institutions to improve efficiency, involve stakeholders in public administration and develop capacity. Manager of the first Rural Development Agency in Serbia and former Undersecretary of the Secretariat for Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry of Vojvodina. Her domain of expertise is assistance in the development of rural communities, especially women's associations; writing projects in the field of agriculture, rural development, including IPARD; development of Local Action Partnerships for Rural Development according to the LEADER methodology. Jelena is also accredited trainer for training in the field of rural development, efficient public administration, public policies, as well as personal potential development. Within the program, she wants to turn potential into reality.

Džemal Hurić, mentee

Founder, president and creator of the program of the Association for the Preservation of Tradition and Development of Cultural and Artistic Creativity “BAŠLIJA” Sarajevo

Džemal lives in Sarajevo. He has a Bachelor's degree in criminology, and is currently studying for a Master's degree in Communication Studies. He made his greatest contribution in the field of preserving tradition as a dancer, dancing from the age of eight. As an artistic director / choreographer, he has been working with children and youth for almost twenty years. He is currently the president of the Association of KUD Sarajevo Canton, with more than 4000 members. He is the editor and host of the podcast ``Dragon's Face``, through which he deals with various topics in the local community and society. He is the idea creator / author of numerous projects, among which he singles out projects related to international cooperation and international exchange and connecting artists through concerts and festivals in Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad. He is a participant in the development of the Youth Strategy of the Municipality of Ilidža for the field of culture, and a Supervisor in the Office for the Fight against Corruption of the Sarajevo Canton. He is the founder of the Association for Education, Professional Development and Lifelong Learning ``Edu Arena``, which implements very important content, education and projects that contribute to the development of children, professional development of educators. He was awarded as “Innovative Teacher” for the package of didactic games in development and thus tried to help children with disabilities.

Ljubiša Jovanović, mentor

Musician, professor at the Faculty of Music and founder of the BUNT festival

Ljubiša Jovanović acquired his B.A. and M.A. degrees in Belgrade and gained further training in Paris where he received his Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste in 1983. He has performed at all the major festivals in the former Yugoslavia, as well as in numerous places in Europe, Asia, Algerira, Argentina and South Africa. He gained many awards for his work and artistic achievements, the Great Golden Plaque ``Sreten Stojanovic`` from the Univeristy of arts being the latest. He is a permanent member of the Ensemble for New Music and the trio Anima. He has held more than 200 master classes in Serbia, region and througout the world. He was a solo flautist at the Belgrade Opera & Ballet Orchestra, Serbian Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra and the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra. He is long working at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, now in the position of a full professor of flute. In addition, he was a Vice-Dean for Artistic and Scientific Work and International Cooperation at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. He is the founder and the president of the professional ensemble “Camerata Serbica”. Since 2010, he has been the artistic director and conductor of the Lola Classic ensembles, and in 2013 he founded the BUNT festival. He is also an artistic director and conductor of the “Children's Philharmonic Orchestra”, as well as the artist of the “Haynes Flutes”, along with the flautists such as James Galway and Emmanuel Pahud.

Dženana Pindžo Mekić, mentee

Magistrate in sociology, painter and certified youth worker

She is born in Sarajevo, where she graduated from high school and started studying Sociology on the Faculty of Political sciences in Sarajevo in 2005. The following year, in 2006, she commenced her studies at the Academy of Arts, teaching department. The takes part in many art colonies in the country, region and Europe, as well as manifestations and associations. She is author of a number of articles on topics such as consumerism, protection of the environment and youth activism. She is currently working in KJU „ Porodično savjetovalište“ in Sarajevo as an expert associate, where she is engaged in leading workshops and lectures for children and the youth.

Katarina Živanović, mentor

The Director of the gallery of the Serbian Academy of the Arts and Sciences

Katarina Živanović holds a PhD in Museum and Heritage Studies. Currently, she is working as a curator of the Museum of Yugoslavia in Belgrade, where she is responsible for project development and international cooperation. As a cultural management expert, Katarina has more than 15 years of experience in management of different archaeological sites and museums, development of cultural tourism products, formal and informal education and development of Management Plans for UNESCO sites in the SEE region. Her professional focus and special attention was oriented towards community engagement, social change and development of cultural capability.

Ivana Damnjanović, mentee

Manager at the Timok youth Center, founder of the Center for Pregnant women, Parents and Kids

Ivana Damnjanović graduated from the Department of Management and Production in Theatre, Radio and Culture at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. She gained her first theater experience at the Dah Theatre, and then through many years of work at the BITEF festival. She gained significant experience in project management at the Academica through programs dedicated to the development of entrepreneurship in culture and creative industries. She has been living in her hometown of Zajecar for several years, where she works as a program manager at the Timok Youth Center and the co-working space Pomak. In the middle of 2020, she founded the Center for Pregnant Women, Parents and Kids with the desire to work on the creative education of children in nature, to provide support to pregnant women and parents through programs dedicated to them. She applies the principles of ecology and environmental protection in her daily life. She believes that her work contributes to the community. She loves to be in nature every free moment.

Dragana Tomić Pilipović, mentor

Founder and executive director of the Center for Socially Responsible Entrepreneurship - CDOP

Dragana Tomić Pilipović is the founder and executive director of the Center for Socially Responsible Entrepreneurship - CDOP (www.cdop.rs) with more than 20 years of experience in the field of organizational development, strategic human resource management and design of educational and mentoring programs. She started Rural HUB 11 years ago as part of her organization - the first rural co-working space in Serbia located in the Vrmdža village near Sokobanja. She encourages and supports women's entrepreneurship, especially in rural areas. Winner of several international awards for achievements in strengthening the community through the social economy. Innovator and motivator.

Jovana Jankov, mentee

Activist, cultural producer and co-author of the youth podcast about culture and activism in Pančevo - PančeVox

Student at the final year of Management and production of theatre, radio and culture at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. She lives in Pančevo where she is involved in organization of various youth and cultural projects. She participated in organization and volunteer coodination of Bašta Fest, Pančevo Film Festival, MikroFAF and others. She gained additional experience during her internship at Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Pančevo Youth Office and within project They live, organized by the Student Cultural Centre “Stucent City” from Belgrade. She worked as project coordinator in Association BAZAART. In her work, she points out the importance of activism, volunteer work and stuent engagement and advocates for informal education of youth. At the end of 2020, she started a youth podcast dedicated to culture and activism in Pančevo - Pančevox.

Danijela Jović, mentor

Psychologist, consultant in the field of non-profit management and youth policies

She has always nurtured a passion for development - of people, organizations, societies; she was inspired by diversity so I lived on two continents; she was fascinated by the beginnings and creations, so I founded three organizations in Serbia and a cooperative in New York that continue to contribute to youth development, respect for diversity, encourage innovation and entrepreneurship, change management. harmonize (wo)man with the natural and social environment in which s/he lives. For all this, she especially likes to support people in realizing their wishes and potentials, and hence there is special decades-long love for working with young people.

Jovana Simovski, mentee


Jovana holds an MA in English Language and Literature, but has unexpectedly found herself in love with photography and visual communications. After having worked as a language instructor, she became part of a young and dynamic photography studio where she, quite unexpectedly, took her first steps as a (mainly commercial) photographer. After six years of growing within this creative community, her plan is to study photography and pursue a career in art.

Branko Sujić, mentor

Movie director

Branko Sujić is an associate professor at the Camera Department at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, as well as an integral part of the Interactive Arts Laboratory at the FDA. As an author, within the Interactive Arts Laboratory, he participated in several successful art projects which have been realized in the field of virtual reality, hyper reality and virtual production. He is currently attending doctoral studies in the field of dramatic and audio-visual arts, concentrating on cinematography, photography and virtual reality. His Doctorate of Arts project ``A Look Beyond the Foreseeable`` represents one of the first ventures into the design of a gallery space in a virtual reality environment.

Kaća Dimitrijević, mentee

Coordinator of the alternative cultural center “The Nest” and manager of the association “Fakirs from the South”

Visual artist, she graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. During studies, she was involved in the work of a collective of artists and activists gathered within the walls of Inex Film. She founded “Fakirs from the South” association, to encourage revival and promotion of culture through the informal education of the youth, networking and exchange with the independent cultural scene, create and nourish forms of artistic expression. Manager and coordinator of Alternative Cultural Center “The Nest”, since its restoration, repurpose and initiation by the association “Fakirs from the South” in 2017. “The Nest” is now being used by citizens, associations, for art workshops, film projections, music shows, international volunteering camps, exhibitions, book promotions, lectures, festivals.

Ana Žuvela, mentor

PhD, Researcher at the Institute for development and international relations (IRMO)

PhD, Researcher at the Institute for development and international relations (IRMO) Ana’s work takes place at the intersection of cultural policy research and practices of cultural development and governance. It merges the academic side of the research work with applied analyses in the field of culture, cultural policy, cultural planning and the role of culture in the wider remit of social and political issues. Ana graduated from the University of Central England as a concert pianist and furthered her education at the University College Dublin with MA studies in cultural policy and arts management. She gained her PhD title at the University of Zadar. She is engaged on numerous research projects and cooperations with the above-national, national and local actors; from the European Parliament, UN, UNESCO to Foundation “Kultura nova”, Croatian Ministry of Culture and Media, as well as a line of local administrations in Croatia and abroad. Her research interests encompass topics of socially and environmentally responsible cultural policies, new approaches to the democratization of cultural policy, and devolution of power in cultural policy. She regularly publishes scientific papers and expert articles and contributes to the development of the efforts of more equitable cultural policies.

Kristina Armuš, mentee

Assistant, Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade

Kristina is an Art history senior student at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Belgrade. She is currently employed as a social media and event manager for four cinemas in Belgrade and Niš. While studying, Kristina curated the „Inter/Akcija” (engl. Inter/Action) exhibition on two occasions and coordinated the exhibition on a third occasion. Kristina had her first solo curatorial exhibition titled “It’s OK” in 2019. Last but not least, Kristina is especially proud of the fact that she is an alumnus of the Nelt educational program, interdisciplinary, experimental and mentoring program for students, organized by Nova Iskra.

Mia David, mentor

Architect, curator and set designer

Mia David (Belgrade, 1974) is active in the domains of contemporary visual arts, performing arts, education and cultural management. She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade, and received her master's and doctoral degrees from the Stage Design from the University of Arts in Belgrade. She was a partner in the architectural studios DSZ and Blok. She founded and edited “Kvart” magazine, and was one of the founders of the NGO “Blokovi”. She taught at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade and worked as the acting director of the Belgrade Cultural Center. She is a member of the Chamber of Engineers of Serbia, the Society of Architects of Belgrade, the Society of Architects of Novi Sad, NUNS, OISTAT and ICT. She is the author of a large number of completed projects in the field of architecture, design, scenography and art, as well as newspaper articles published in various media. She has exhibited in Berlin, New York, Vienna, Paris, Rennes, Sarajevo, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Frankfurt, Moscow, Trieste, Rome, Venice, Prague, and other cities. She is the curator of numerous exhibitions, the most important being the national performance of Serbia at the Prague Quadrennial 2015. She has won many awards and recognitions, including the Biennial of Stage Design Award (2007), Joakim Vujić Award (2007), October Salon Special Award (2014) and the Gold Medal for Establishing Dialogue (Prague Quadrennial 2015). She is the author of the radio show “Life as such” (Radio B92), “Life is where we are” (Remarker media) and the web show “Spaces of Freedom” (Remarker media). Since 2016, he has been running the “Navigator” gallery. She works as an associate professor at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad.

Kristina Janković Obućina, mentee

Executive manager of the Serbian Games Association- SGA

She is in charge of member relations, ecosystem building, programs, as well as events and initiatives. Kris is there to network with relevant stakeholders and provide all information about Serbia's growing gaming ecosystem. With a strong background in journalism, communications, project management, and dozens of trophies on her PS4 profile, she is always in the mood to talk about gaming and find a way to support young creatives and new projects. She has been with SGA since the very founding of the association, dedicated to developing the Serbian gaming industry and the visibility of Serbian teams, companies, and games locally, but also globally.

Snježana Bahtijari, mentor

Director of Marketing, Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility at Ericsson Nikola Tesla

Snježana Bahtijari has been a long-time member of Ericsson Nikola Tesla’s Executive Management. In addition to being focused on the field of strategic responsibilities, she has been assigned responsibility for important and complex projects that are financed from the EU budget or through a national support network, as well as for those that require quality management of both internal and external interdisciplinary teams. She is also an active member of the Croatian Business Council for Sustainable Development (HR PSOR) and the Croatian Chamber of Economy’s CSR Affiliation and International Chamber of Commerce. For her work, Mrs Bahtijari has received significant awards like the Croatian Public Relations Association Grand PRix and regional award for strategic communication PRO.PR Award. The projects she carried out with her team have been recognized by both national and international circles as especially innovative and have received awards from a community of experts and professionals in the field. Snježana is one of the most prominent Croatian practitioners in the field of CSR. She has a rich, years-long experience as a mentor in Croatia and abroad.

Ljiljana Radošević, mentee

Art historian and manager in culture, researcher, educator and curator within the Street Art Belgrade

Since the year 2000 Ljiljana Radošević, an art historian, has been doing research about graffiti and street art. As a part of the organisation Street Art Belgrade she has been running research, documentation and promotion of these art forms. She is an author of the first VR exhibition of Belgrade’s graffiti and street art but as the most important aspect of her work she sees guided tours around the city, which represents the actual museum/gallery for these visual expressions. Hence, she became a licensed tour guide so that she can freely educate visitors on the streets. She got MA in Mangement in Culture and Cultural Policy in the Balkans at the University of Arts in Belgrade and MA in Art Hitory at the University of Belgrade. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Jyväskylä in Finlad with the topic “Understanding Street Art; Street Art in European Context.” Throughout her career she has been working in many cultural institutions in Belgrade and has been part of the organization teams of different cultural events.

Ralph van der Zijden, mentor

Founder and owner of “Note differently” and iBikeBelgrade

After studying Sociology and International Relations in Amsterdam and working in the Balkan-region for 7 years for an NGO and local government, he followed his heart and entrepreneurial spirit and moved to Belgrade. There he started iBikeBelgrade in 2011, showing Belgrade to foreign guests by bike. The goals of the company were to provide employment, inspire people to start their own business and to promote cycling as a means of transport. To do so he also started the bicycle-festival Beograd Velograd which took place 6 times so far. Over the course of the years iBikeBelgrade expanded to Budapest and Vienna and many spin-offs started from it, like Yugotour, which takes people around Belgrade in classic Zastava cars, following the traces of Belgrade as the capital of Yugoslavia. Having more ideas than time, he keeps on developing new businesses and never sits still.

Maja Stojić, mentee

Film student, photographer and animator

The process of defining her own style and place in various types of art brought Maja Stojić closer to the world of film, where they all coexist in perfect harmony. She successfully completed her undergraduate studies at the Academy of Arts in Split in 2020. In the same year, with the aim of more specifically dealing with film directing and developing screenwriting skills, she enrolled in Film studies at the Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade.

Lazar Bodroža, mentor

Film director and a visual artist

Lazar Bodroža, is a film director and a visual artist based in Belgrade. He has a background as an illustrator and graphic designer. Bodroža is CEO and owner of Metaklinika, one of the most prominent creative studios in Central Europe. In 2011, he was selected as one of the Top 20 visual artists under 30 by a prestigious Print magazine. His debut feature A.I. RISING garnered critical acclaim and awards both in the mainstream and the genre festival circuit. The film was picked up by Lionsgate in the US, Amazon Prime in France and released in major European and Asian markets. He tries to make his visual art as gripping as the most exciting genre movie, and his movies as beautiful as works of art.

Marija Džoganović, mentee

Dean and associate professor at the Faculty of visual arts within the Mediteran University in Podgorica

She got her magistrate from the Faculty of fine arts in Cetinje. She is the dean of the Faculty of visual arts in Podgorica, where she also teaches as associate professor in fine arts and visual culture. She is also co-author of the studying books for visual arts in the second cycle of elementary education. In 2017, she initiated and started coordinating numerous humanitarian projects together with students where they paint murals and organizes art workshops in health institutions for children as well as in special institutions for children. This year, she started a humanitarian project “Art therapy” for the female patients of the Special psychiatric hospital Dobrota in Kotor, with the support of this institution.

Richard Grolleau, mentor

Actor and drama therapist

Richard Grolleau is an actor, director and drama therapist. Since 2009 and completion of the school of art therapy INECAT in Paris, he leads numerous workshops with various marginalized groups in France in Serbia. He is one of founders of the association Compagnie Arti-Zanat', that focuses on theater research and creative processes, within which he created a number of inclusive theater pieces.

Jana Diklić, mentor

Cultural manager

After her theater studies and studies of cultural management, Jana Diklić worked on festivals (Bitef being one of them), as well as for various independent theater groups in France. From 2009 until 2016, she was a permanent associate of the foundation RFIEA - Réseau français des Instituts d'études avancées, which supports development of the Instututes for Advanced Studies in France. In 2010, she co-founded association Compagnie Arti-Zanat' together with Richard Grolleau.

Marija Kojić, mentee

Co-founder of the Centre for Participatory Education, product designer at furniture design company Gir, a teaching assistant at the Faculty of contemporary arts in Belgrade.

Marija is a product designer without serious plans for the future. She graduated in 2015 from the Faculty of Philology and Arts, University of Kragujevac, module Interior Architecture. The same year, she enrolled for master studies at the Faculty of Applied Arts, University of Belgrade, module Interior and Furniture Designer. It was only after finishing her (formal education) studies that she found herself professionally. She was extremely lucky to spend her early childhood in a village, which has significantly determined her personality and her attitude towards work and other people. She likes wearing turtleneck garments and cultivates too many plants.

Kamelija Radojčić, mentor

Co-owner of the Mandarina Cake Shop

Mother of Sonja and Marko Radojčić, graduate economist, banking manager. Immediately after the studies, she started working in a marketing agency, where she stayed for 10 years. Since 2015, she been running the Mandarina Cake Shop with her brother Krsto Radović. They currently have 4 stores, an online store and 55 employees. Their work has started a new wave of modern confectioners both in Serbia and in the entire region.

Mila Medin, mentee

Director of the company ``MM Digital`` and the non-governmental association ``Society for Cultural Development - Bauo``

Mila Medin graduated from the Faculty of Organizational Sciences in Belgrade with a degree in Information Systems and Technologies. During 2016, she became a co-founder and director of the non-governmental association ``Society for Cultural Development - Bauo``, with which she successfully implements a number of activities aimed at preserving the cultural heritage of the coast, but also other parts of Montenegro. At the end of 2020, she founded her own company for digital marketing, graphic design and web development, ``MM Digital``. She lives and works in Petrovac na Moru.

Slobodan Jovanović Coba, mentor

Founder and Creative Director at Designed.rs and Coba&Associates

He believes that creative and critical thinking is the motor for social improvement, a better understanding of our living environment, and a spark for the enrichment of any kind in our personal life. He gained education in the domain of design, fine arts, and strategic planning in Belgrade, Italy, the USA, the UK, and Sweden. With rich experience in branding, he designed over 400 packaging and identity projects. He is the founder and creative director of the online design magazine Designed.rs and of the branding and creative agency Coba&Associates.

Milena Milošević Micić, mentee

An M.A. art historian, museum advisor

She works as a museum advisor at the Homeland Museum of Knjaževac. For 20 years, she has been a dedicated activist, curator, educator, PR, project manager, and acting director of the museum in two mandates, with the main goal to develop a new role of the museum in the local community. She believes that museums are public spaces open for everyone, forums for open dialogs or debates, places of unique values of common heritage. Fields of expertise: art history, museum studies, collection management, access and social inclusion, marketing in culture, cultural& educational tourism… Membership: ICOM, SMА, BMN, BMAG, AAM, AAMC.

Biljana Dakić Đorđević, mentor

Executive Director, Trag Foundation

Biljana is the Executive Director of Trag Foundation. With more than 20 years of professional experience in the non-profit sector, her areas of expertise include grantmaking, fundraising and partnerships development, program management and cross-sector cooperation. She previously worked on regional and national programs with the GMF Balkan Trust for Democracy (2012-2014), Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence (2004-2012), Pax Christi Netherlands (2001-2003) and others. She is a Board Member of the Council for Corporate Social Responsibility with the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and the UN Global Compact in Serbia. Biljana is alumna of several international women leadership development programs.

Nataša Kraljević, mentee

President of the Montenegrin Centre of ITI International & Inter-University Cooperation Adviser at the University of Mediterranean and the Lecturer at the Faculty of Visual Arts.

As a recipient of the Chevening award granted by the UK Government, Nataša completed the MA program in Arts Festival and Cultural Management at the Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh in 2020. She holds an LLM in Intercultural Human Rights, from the St. Thomas University, School of Law completed in Miami, FL/USA prior to which she earned a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Montenegro, School of Law in Podgorica. Natasa has a broad experience within the context of international cooperation. She is the International & Inter-University Cooperation Adviser at the University of Mediterranean and the Lecturer at the Faculty of Visual Arts, University of Mediterranean. Nataša is the President of the Montenegrin Centre of ITI since 2019.

Jagoda Stamenković, mentor

Cultural manager

Decades of experience in the field of cultural management - film co-productions, Culture department of the Centre Sava, the festivals - FEST, BITEF, Author's Film Festival, Tribune of composers, LS Jazz Festival, Budva City Theatre (Montenegro), and Serbia's appearance at the Venice Biennales, and many others… She lived and worked in Croatia, Greece and France. Operational director at the Cultural Centre of Serbia in Paris (2002-2006). Works in the Ministry of Culture and Media on international cooperation. Graduated from the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade, and attended part of studies at the Sorbonne (Paris IV). MA - Cultural Management and Cultural Policy (UNESCO Chair, Belgrade and Université Lumière Lyon 2), and PhD - Art theory and Film studies (Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade). She wants to pass her experience and positive energy to others.

Sanja Ćopić, mentee

Employee experience manager u kompaniji Eyesee an founder of the project Ćopiranje

Sanja Ćopić (1992) was born in Belgrade where she graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts with a master's degree in sculpture, working with Mrdjan Bajic. She exhibited at over 30 group and 3 solo shows in Serbia and abroad, among others at the Salon of the museum of contemporary art in Belgrade with a video performance titled “Standup comedy/Standup tragedy” and the Belgrade Biennial in 2021. Her work is focused on identity, the body, contemporary media, memories, ecology, and the life of artists who have 9 to 5 jobs through video, performance, and installations. She is interested in sustainable fashion, communications, philanthropy, LGBT rights, and loves writing lists. Currently, she is a master’s student in Human Resource Management at the Faculty of Media and Communications and works as the Employee Experience Manager at EyeSee. Since 2020, Sanja is on Instagram with her project Copiranje (instagram @copiranje), which she uses to promote sustainable fashion by hand-painting flora and fauna motifs on second-hand clothes, giving them a new life.

Olga Svoboda, mentor

Director of solution development at TACK TMI, a global consulting and training company

Olga is an experienced consultant, manager, and trainer with over 20 years of experience in developing and managing various programs and strategies in the HR. For 15 years, Olga successfully led one of the largest HR companies in the region, Gi Group HR Solutions, and today she is Director for Solution Development at TACK TMI, a global consulting and training company. She cooperates with partners in over 30 countries and is responsible for the company's development strategy. Her experience in combination with her authentic care for clients, and the need to create right solutions, has helped her successfully support many national and international companies as well as many individuals in achieving their goals and moving forward.

Tamara Pavlović, mentee

Bio-anthropologist, director of the “Neozoi”k Foundation

As an archaeologist, she continued professional work in a laboratory at the Faculty of Medicine, where she researches bio-anthropology as a Ph.D. student, studying old human bones and biographies of vanished civilizations. When she leaves the basement and dust, she shares a passion for archeology and science with a wider audience. Together with a team of longtime friends from the Archeology Department from Petnica Science Center, founded the Neozoik Foundation with the idea to actively raise the awareness of the importance of archeology and cultural heritage through education and its popularization in the region. When everything becomes boring, she takes a camera and makes photographs throughout the Balkans (or cooks).

Filip Šrajer, mentor

Architect and urban planner, founder of 4 GRADA DRAGODID association

Born in 1977 in Zagreb. PhD, M.Arch. His main fields of expertise are planning (urban and spatial planning and studies) and built heritage (especially dry-stone structures). Works as a junior partner in URBING company in Zagreb. Since 2003 he has been tutoring practical workshops, presentations, and research projects in dry-stone heritage, resulting in doctoral dissertation, two published scholarly papers, and many professional and popular works. He is one of the founders and a member of the board of 4 GRADA DRAGOGIG association, awarded nationally and internationally for cultural heritage protection. He lives with his wife Vanja and three sons in Krajiška street in Zagreb.

Tijana Kostić, mentee

Architect and furniture designer, co-founder of “Focal Design” Studio

2015. obtains a Master's degree in Architecture from the University of Belgrade and in 2019. Master of Arts from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London. In 2016, together with a colleague, she established a “Focal design” studio, a multidisciplinary, research-oriented practice active in the fields of architecture, interior, furniture, and product design, working closely with local artisans and collaborating with other practitioners and professionals. They see their practice as a bridge between craftsmanship, industry, products, and users. They are interested in creating links between their research-based practice and the wider design industry.

Ivana Borovnjak, mentor

Designer at the studio OAZA

Ivana Borovnjak is a designer based in Zagreb, working independently and as a member/founder of Oaza Art and Design Collective. She graduated in conceptual design at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2007. Since then she has been actively involved in the independent cultural scene collaborating with designers, artists and cultural organizations. From 2013 — 2017 she was the director of Croatian Designers Association, taking a role of creative direction and management of various initiatives, platforms, festivals and educational projects. She curates, researches and writes about design.

Vana FIlipovski, mentee

Cultural manager, program manager on projects fostering cooperation between Kosovo* and Serbia at the Heartefact Fund

Born in 1991 in Belgrade. She holds MA in Peace Studies from the Faculty of Political Sciences and the UNESCO Chair of Cultural Policy and Management at the University of Arts in Belgrade. Driven by the belief that art and culture can play a significant role in political and social changes in post-conflict societies as well as in peacebuilding, she has been part of various projects in Serbia and abroad. She loves visual art.

Aida Begić, mentor

Film director, scriptwriter and producer

Her films won numerous awards at festivals worldwide. She is professor at The Academy of Performing Arts Sarajevo and she is member of AMPAS (American Motion Picture and Science Academy), EFA (European Film Academy), SACD (French Association of Authors) and UFRBiH (Bosnian Film Society).

Vanja Nikolić, mentee

Playwright, author and writing mentor. Founder of “Tačkica books”, peronalized creatve children books

She graduated from Comparative literature in Novi Sad, and right after that she graduated playwriting at the Academy of Arts. She worked on dozens od theater peices as playwright and author. For theater and other magazines she wrote critics, analysis and texts, and was also an editor. She is the author of two interactive books for adults, published by Arete publishing house. At the same time, she cooperated with various organizations, publishing houses and entrepreneurs as copywriter. She broadened her knowledge of marketing and entrepreneurship through various courses. Finally, she joint these two experiences and founded “Vanja tačka”, a studio for artistic creating, where she also produces “Tačkica books”, personalized children books and runs a mentoring program for writing.

Maja Lalić, mentor

Founder and head of Mikser organization

Architect, expert on gender equality and sustainable urban development with a focus on the circular economy. Ranked by the New York Times as one of Belgrade's ``most advanced architects``, Maja is the founder of the Mikser organization and creative director of the Mikser festival dedicated to urban culture and sustainable development. Educated as an urban planner at Columbia University in New York, she launches industrial neighborhood revitalization projects with cultural content such as the Mikser House in Belgrade and Sarajevo; advocates participatory urban practices and implementation of urban solutions based on the elements of nature. She is the co-founder of the Women's Architectural Society, the founder of the Regional Balkan Young Designers platform and the founder of the Balkan Design Network dedicated to developing regional young talents in the field of sustainable design.

Aleksej Vasić

Mentee 219/20.

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 219/20.

Bjanka graduated from the 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.

Riley Hammersly

Mentor 2019/20.

Riley is a writer/creative from San Francisco, California. Since 2016, he’s lived and worked in Belgrade as community manager at mobile game developer Nordeus, engaging communities of millions on a daily basis. Prior to landing in gaming, Riley worked across the media landscape in digital marketing, film/TV and tech. He holds a degree in American Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Bojana Karajović

Mentee 2019/2020.

Bojana Karajović was born in Belgrade 1985. She graduated Faculty of Dramatic Arts, department of Management and production in theatre, radio and culture. She gained a long- term experience in theatre production working at institutional theatres in Belgrade (Little theatre „Dusko Radović“, 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 numerous theatre performances at institutional level, as well as an independent ones.

Bojana Petraš

Mentee 2019/20.

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 2019/20.

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).

Aida Vežić

Mentor 2019/20.

Secretary General of the Balkan Museum Network (BMN), which has 80 museums and 120 individuals from 13 Balkan countries. She holds master Degree in ``Cultural Development Projects” from the International Labor Organization and the University of Turin, after which she realizes her activities in the field of culture and heritage by strengthening the capacities of independent cultural organizations and public cultural institutions. Since 2001, as a consultant, she has been developing civil society organizations both in BiH and in the Western Balkans region. She is a certified facilitator by the DANIDA program and Executive Board member of the Network of European Museum Organizations (NEMO) and ``Crvena`` Association Board member. Through these bodies, she is involved in lobbying for a better position for culture, art and museums in society.

Danijela Radošević

Mentee 2019/2020.

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.

Nathan Koeshall

Mentor 2019/20.

Nathan has made the Western Balkans both his home and office for the past 17 years, developing an ever-increasing interest in engaged citizenship, social change, and catalyzing and advising local-sourced philanthropy. He has worked within/led international development programs focused on community engagement and civil society capacity building and grantmaking in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. He loves listening to and telling stories about the creative and innovative ways that individuals and companies serve their fellow man.

Dragana Antić

Mentee 2019/20.

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.

Jovana Karaulić

Mentor 2019/20.

PhD student and professor assistant at the department of Management and Production of Theater, Radio and Culture at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. She gained practical experience working as a producer at the largest national events in the country, including the appearance of the Republic Serbia at the EXPO World Exhibition in Shanghai and the Opening Ceremony of the Universiade in Belgrade. She produced the feature film ``The Witch Hunters`` as well as the documentary ``Returning Home - Marina Abramović``. She is one of the founders of the street newspaper ``Lice ulice`` and has won the City of Belgrade Award for the realization of the Universiade Opening Ceremony, as a member of the NGIO team. She has published articles in relevant scientific journals and conference proceedings she has attended.

Gordana Vukov Ciganjik

Mentee 2019/2020.

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 Preschool 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 2019/20.

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 Šabac 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.

Veselin Vasiljković

Mentor 2019/20.

Recognized in the market as a referent consultant for Cultural Change projects, Team Development and Problem Solving programs. With over 10 years of experience as Senior HR Consultant and trainer for Gi Group he has been helping teams and individuals ignite change. In his work he is successfully utilizing interdisciplinary knowledge from different fields of art, architecture and technology in creating and implementing innovative and practical solutions. Veselin is focused on inspiring individuals to fully engage and be open for a new experience. He will never miss an opportunity to bring fun in everything he does.

Janko Belić

Mentee 2019/20.

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 Kosjerić, 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.

Danko Nikolić

Mentor 2019/2020.

Danko Nikolic is one of the founders of the Zajecar Initiative (ZI). Formed in 2001, ZI has grown into one of leading civil society organizations working outside of Belgrade. Danko has professional experience as a freelance consultant with expertise in fundraising, presentation skills and advocacy. He cooperates with the Regional Program of the National Democratic Institute in Southeastern Europe as a program consultant. Danko is a huge fan of the Depeche Mode. In 2006 he has collected over 5,000 online signatures to convince the band to perform in Belgrade. He has a fear of flying and prefers traveling by train. He is trying to play bass guitar in the band Huti Ota Tre. He holds a BSc in politics and international relations from the London School of Economics (LSE).

Jasna Brkić

Mentee 2019/20.

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’t 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 2019/20.

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, workshops and making large-sized dresses for girls. In her free time, she likes writing, sewing, creating micro-influencers and filming Instagram videos.

Maida Gruden

Mentee 2019/20.

Graduated from the Department of Art History 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 Artist-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 2019/2020.

Maja Ćurčić graduated at the Faculty of Music Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade. For the last 10 years she is teaching music through formal and informal education and helping in strengthening different capacities of the children and youth through music. She worked as a teacher in music school for 5 years and co founded 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.

Tatjana Obradović Tošić

Mentor 2019/20.

Tatjana is entrepreneur, trainer, mentor and consultant. Her main personal value is freedom and her passions are planners and coffee. She has more than 12 years of work in the field of gender equality and minority rights, contracted by REF, WB, UN, OHCHR, EU and SIDA. Author at Self-care Rebel podcast, a place where seriously hard conversations focused on women self-care as a rebellious act against patriarchy take place. Her main superpower is simplifying number of information in the form of map, strategy or a process. That is why she now helps to too busy female entrepreneurs around the globe, to get back control over their life and business by using her unique mapping process.

Marija Čerkez

Mentee 2019/20.

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 Požarevac 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.

Tijana Pavlović

Mentor 2019/20.

As a graduated pedagogue, she has implemented various projects in the school system as a coordinator (related to the integration of socially marginalized groups, inclusive education, prevention of peer violence, professional orientation), thanks to which she has collaborated with numerous national and international institutions. She believes in the power of education and culture as the driving forces of society. She is involved in integrative planning, project learning and drama in education at pre-school ``Povratak prirodi`` (Back to Nature). She is developing a drama workshop that encourages the development of children's self-esteem through various forms and opportunities for children's expression. She explores the children's world of ideas and expressions through storytelling, puppetry, movement. For years now she has been associate of the Institute for the Advancement of Education.

Milana Vojnović

Mentee 2019/2020.

During her French language studies, she got acquainted with the coordination of projects and for four years, she was in the position of coordinator of the High School Francophone Theater Festival in Belgrade. At the same time, she recognized the potential of digital communications and social networks for the visibility of cultural and other socially important projects, and as means for connecting and educating people. She was part of the editorial team of the youth portal Hoću u pozorište, an assistant editor of the Remarker Media portal, and she also managed communications as part of the Autonomous Festival of Women - AFŽ and the Belgrade Irish Festival. She is a member of the jury for the Boris Trivan scholarship of the Institute for Digital Communications in Belgrade and is the author of the radio show and podcast Ženergija HUB on Radio Aparat.

Anđelka Janković

Mentor 2019/20.

Manager, producer and cultural entrepreneur actively working through her agency for consulting, marketing and production of artistic projects ``Kulturifik``. She is member of the Bitef team for many years, leading the marketing, PR and development of the Bitef Festival. Employed at the ``2i Film`` Serbia distribution company, where she leads the Serbian and Montenegrin markets, and has distributed and promoted the first ever hand-painted film in history, nominated for the Oscar : ``Loving Vincent``. She is currently volunteering on the ``Inspiring Girls`` project, global campaign for empowering girls. Member of numerous organizations, including the European Project for Culture Forum in Serbia and the Alumni Club of the ``Share Your Knowledge Become a Mentor`` program.

Milena Banić

Mentee 2019/20.

Milena Banić 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 2019/20.

She graduated Pedagogy and holds Master degree in Gender Studies. Since 2005, she was in the organizational team, and since 2012 she is 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. She is 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. She is 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, her vocation is an activist in the field of disability and her motto is: “be the change you wish to see in the world” (Gandhi).

Iva Plemić

Mentor 2019/2020.

She graduated production at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, and the Valorisation of Film Cultural Heritage in Paris. First film experience she gained in feature film productions. She dedicated herself to documentary filmmaking, working on the films by Mila Turajlić: Cinema Komunisto (producer and distributor) and The Other Side of Everything (executive producer). She has been a producer of the Magnificent 7 film festival for years now. Iva has produced Miloš Tomić's films - Musical Traumas and Genius Films. She spent three years on the mission of Doctors Without Borders, and in 2017 she joined Horopter Film Production, producing 4 years in 10 minutes, film by Mladen Kovačević. Also a member of the Executive Board of the Documentary Association of Serbia - DokSerbia, Eurodoc alumni and Deputy Representative of Serbia in the Council of Europe Film Fund - Eurimages.

Miloš Antić

Mentee 2019/20.

The founder and CEO startup 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 ways to improve human relations in the community through humanitarian 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.

Virdžinija Đeković

Mentor 2019/20.

Virdžinija is currently pursuing her PhD studies at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, where she completed her bachelor's and master's degrees. Through theoretical work, she research in the field of cultural policies and the possibilities of increasing participation in decision-making within local communities. In practice, she gained most of her work experience working in the civil sector as a project and/or financial manager in several organizations, starting from the organisation Tačka komunikacije. On Fridays, she is the host of Sceniranje on RadioAparat, and on Saturdays this year she attended Studies of Commons, learning how to rethink the community. She is a member of the Board of the Independent Cultural Scene of Serbia (NKSS) and a participant in the international program Re-shape. Virdžinija is from Pančevo and she lives and works in Belgrade.

Miloš Milovanović

Mentee 2019/20.

Television 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 (master’s degree - music artist, contrabass player). Year 2015 Miloš founded and organized the BassPassion weekend festival, which was held in 2015 and 2016. Since 2011 he is associate of 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 Mića Orlović of the 2010 Press Knight Festival. The Kolarac Endowment awarded him for outstanding contribution to the program activity in 2014. For many years he has been active as a trainer for media and public appearances.

Ivan Milivojev

Mentor 2019/2020.

Ivan Milivojev is one of the founders several festivals in Serbia and region, EXIT festival (Serbia, 2000), Warriors Dance Festival (Serbia, 2012), Sea Dance Festival (Montenegro, 2014), rEVOLUTION festival (Romania, 2015) and #Dev9t (Serbia, 2015). Twenty years of festival experience along with projects such as Robbie Williams, RHCP, Franz Ferdinand, Madonna, The Chemical Brothers, Manu Chao, Gentleman, ZAZ, Cheikh Lo, The Prodigy and many other are certain proof of his professionalism and quality. Since 2011 Ivan Milivojev is board member of YOUROPE (European Festival Organizations).

Nikola Veljković

Mentee 2019/20.

Nikola is an engineer of audio and video technologies, videographer, youth leader, activist and a member of the organization “Connecting” from Pančevo. 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.

Andrija Kovač

Mentor 2019/20.

An audio-visual adventurer and a technology enthusiast. Exploring the fine line between different mediums such as film, photography and design. In pursuit of alternative lifestyles and adventures in places across the globe, over the years he has directed or shot numerous short films, video essays and branded content for brands, NGO's, startups as well as for athletes, artists and activists.

Radoslav Milić

Mentee 2019/20.

He was born in Ruma and he graduated from the Faculty of Philology, 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 practiced 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.

Husein Oručević

Mentor 2019/2020.

Politologist and radio journalist. He was born in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1969. He studied political sciences in Poland, in Krakow and Kielce, and his specialisation is European studies. Oručević's activities in post-war Mostar are for years connected to independent Youth Center Abrašević, where he initialized many media and cultural projects for youth, with a goal to establish communication and cooperation among young citizens of the city divided into two ethnic communities. As an activist in the civil sector, he is also dealing with the issues of local policies, fight against corruption and institutional building.

Tamara Belajić

Mentee 2019/20.

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 Headmade marketing agency, where she learned how to think from the brands' perspective. Afterwards, the career 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 is practicing yoga and traditional Serbian dance, and she also learns Spanish.

Nebojša Krivokuća

Mentor 2019/20.

Playwright, Creative Director at Communis DDB agency. During his 25-year career in advertising, he worked on communication projects for dozens of international and local brands and companies, some of which have been awarded at international and domestic festivals for creativity, or efficiency. As a lecturer he participated in seminars and workshops organized by US Aid, IAA, TEDx, FON, FDU, FMK, FEFA, Webiz and others. He has published articles on marketing, advertising, pop culture and the media in the Daily Telegraph, Central Europe Review, Talas, LiceUlice, AlJazeera Balkans etc. He is the author of the short story book ``39 pesama`` (Booka, 2013), blog and audio-podcast ``Prešlicavanje``.

Tamara Kojić

Mentee 2019/20.

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 she 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.

Mihailo Janković

Mentor 2019/2020.

Business leader with many years of experience in managing, improving and strategic development of leading companies. Mihailo has gained his experience working for multinational companies, private equity funds and regional companies such as British American Tobacco, Coca-Cola, Knjaz Miloš, as well as through consulting projects. Since 2016, he has been Managing Director of the Nectar Group, dedicated to the professionalization and transformation of a private family-owned company that, with 6 factories in the region, and export to 60 countries and a revenue of 100mn euros, has grown beyond the borders of the region. He finds inspiration in the constant improvement of business, people development, business transformation and turnaround management, which are the areas that have marked his career so far.

Vanja Đurić

Mentee 2019/20.

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. She thinks that facts are the key thing, but the context and different angels enrich the story. 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.

Vladimir Trkulja

Mentor 2019/20.

Vladimir Trkulja focuses on technology and innovation, with a particular focus on developing new business models for small businesses. He is a co-founder of Startit, has led product development teams for global startups, collaborates with UNICEF (UNICEF Innovation Fund) and IREX (Local media support program), and is one of the digital transformation experts who are working with Serbian companies through Chamber of Commerce and Industry programme supported by GIZ.

Aneta Goranović

Mentee 2017/18.

Aneta Goranović was born in 1992, in Vrbas, where she has finished elementary school and high school. She graduated in political sciences and international relations, and she is a producer and director of the independent youth production “Spotlight theatre”. From the age of 12, she was an activist in the NGO sector, which notably affected her choices, interests and experience. Among other activities, she participated in the exchange Serbia Youth Leadership Project - USA, Intercultural exchange projects, Welcome to Germany, OSCE Summer School. Currently, Aneta is working on socially engaged theater plays, which have confirmed her wish to research the authentic forms of impact on social changes.

Natali Beljanski Popović

Mentor 2017/18.

Natali Beljanski Popović, Master of Cultural policy and project management (University of Arts in Belgrade & Université Lumière Lion 2). CEO of Inbox Art Association, Executive director of The Street Musician festival, researcher in the area of cultural policy, local development and intercultural dialogue with a significant practical experience in arts management, fundraising and grant writing for many local and European projects (The Street Musician festival, Share conference, Exit festival, European project Circus as a way of life etc.)

Biljana Branković

Mentee 2017/18.

Biljana Brankovic is an architect, educator and entrepreneur. The field of her professional work is a dynamic exchange between architecture, design and education. A decade long experience in architectural education of children and youth resulted in starting a brand of educational toys - archiPLAY, together with her husband. She teaches Urban design at Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade. Through professional practice and academic research within PhD studies, she investigates participative design methods in process of designing contemporary urban spaces.

Veronika Tasić Vušurović

Mentor 2019/2020 and 2017/18.

Enthusiast about all things digital and customer-related, a consultant for business development and management. Veronika worked with executive boards of major companies and institutions in South East Europe to support them define their strategic goals and implement subsequent programmes. She worked with the executives in the banking sector, telecommunications and FMCG but also with a number of ministries and state-owned companies. Veronika also worked on projects led by UNICEF aimed at child protection and promotion of youth.

Bojana Bačić

Mentee 2017/18.

Bojana Bačić, studied art history but committed to her first love - journalism. Works in the newspaper “Danas” (online edition) where she turns everyday events from complex social, public, cultural and political life into news and journalist stories. She is preoccupied with social networks in journalism. Proud owner of the recognizable twitter account @speranca.

Bojana Lukić

Mentee 2017/18.

Bojana Lukić is a visual artist from Belgrade. She graduated from Department of Painting of the Brera Academy in Italy and since 2002 she has been actively exhibiting in Serbia and abroad (Italy, France, Austria, Japan, Croatia). Her pieces are part of both foreign and national collections. Bojana is also a co-author and facilitator of many workshops for children, teenagers and adults (the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, Festival of Children Literature and Illustrations Krokodokodil in Belgrade, Spanish cultural center - Institute Cervantes in Belgrade, Bormioli project in Milan, Artist goes to school-Kultur Kontakt in Vienna, and many other).

Maja Enis

Mentor 2017/18.

Founded the Publishing house ENCO BOOK with a goal to create a brand that would be recognizable for its creative and educative picture books and books for children. From a small publishing house, the ENCO BOOK has become a synonym for quality books for children. Maja Enis has earned many awards for creating picture books, books for children and didactic material for preschool education and lower grades of primary school. She shares her big experience and broadens her knowledge as a participant in many events and workshops for children; an active member (since 2009) of the Association of Business Women in Serbia and as a member of the Board for public advocacy of women entrepreneurship.

Danilo Grbović

Mentee 2017/18.

A Proactive youth activist, graduate journalists who is very passionate about exploring and delivering innovative Marketing, Public Relations and Social Media solutions. He found his “spot” through his work as a PR & Digital Marketing officer in NGOs (MODS, PortalMladi.com, NEOS, ChildHub) & inter/governmental sector (Ministry of Youth and Sports, OSCE), but also as a journalist for one of the biggest online media in Serbia (Telegraf.rs). He has founded a start-up (FilterApp.rs) which gathers all cultural institutions and events in Belgrade, which is his love and the most beautiful city on the world.

Borko Jovanović

Mentor 2017/18.

Borko Jovanović is the founder of Polyhedra FabLab with many years of experience in large state and private multinational companies in the country and abroad. He says about himself: ``My beliefs are very hacker. I believe that all experiences and information should be shared and all major discoveries handed over to the open-source / DYI community so that through the new dimension of multidisciplinarity, they can further improve the idea or product. Money can not be the primary motive``

Dragana Aleksić

Mentee 2017/18.

Dragana believes in the strength of the individual and the power of communication that could make us enrich, change and strengthen ourselves, our environment, community and the world. She gained knowledge and experience through studies of Serbian Literature and Language, at the School of Constructive Psychology, while working and living in Russia, in an international business environment. She finds motivation and inspiration in the diversity, potential, and talent that people show in overcoming cultural differences, boundaries, professional levels and social status to cooperate, create and achieve common goals. She wants to live and work in a society where cultural values are common topic. She works as a program analyst at Prva TV.

Joachim Waern

Mentor 2017/18.

Joachim Waern is the Deputy Head of Mission at the Swedish Embassy in Belgrade. He has been posted in Belgrade since September 2016 and will stay for about three more years. He is by profession an economist and has an interest for people, politics and history. He also likes literature, film and music. Working for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs since 2006. and has also six years at the Ministry of Culture he has a long experience of governmental work, including being a manager. At the Swedish Embassy in Belgrade he is heading the Department of Political, Trade and Public Diplomacy and represents the Embassy in many different ways.

Dunja Pešut

Mentee 2017/18.

Employed as a Serbian language and literature teacher at secondary school. She writes literary criticism, collaborates with Branislava Antović on the blog Brana’s Divine World, as a cultural columnist, and does the proofreading of blogers' texts. She is in love with nice words and the art of words.

Ana Pejović

Mentor 2017/18.

Ana graduated from the Department of English Language and Literature at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade. From 2002. to 2008. she worked in the publishing house Rende as a proofreader, assistant editor and editor. From 2009. to 2011. she worked at the publishing house VBZ, as an assistant editor and editor. She translated several books from English, including “The British Museum is falling down”, by David Lodge, “Imagine me gone” by Adam Hazlett. In 2009, together with Vladimir Arsenijevic she founded the Association Krokodil, where she has been working as project manager and coordinator, with a special emphasis on KROKODIL's Writer-in-residence program. During that time she organized and coordinated over twenty major literary festivals in Serbia, the region and Europe.

Dušan Kalejski

Mentee 2017/18.

Dušan Kalejski is a drama pedagogue and musician. After dropping out of bachelor Sociology studies at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, he returns to his hometown Zrenjanin and joins the youth organisation CEKOM. Since 2006 he has been involved in numerous projects related to youth development, applying the methodology of creative drama as well as intellectual studying through drama. These projects have spawned theatre plays, performances and playlets that have been staged both domestically and abroad. Dušan is a certified trainer for the programme Intercultural Studying through Drama within the Institute for Development of Education and Social Policy.

Nikola Zavišić

Mentor 2017/18.

Nikola is a theatre director, writer, and light designer working in theatres, opera houses, and designing light at concerst (classical and contemporary music). He directed theatre shows in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Germany and Hilland. He is a workshop facilitator (across Europe, on many different festivals). His workshops are about interaction between actor/light/space. He is a founder of the Radio.Nica – artistic group based in Belgrade, exploring and experimenting with analogue light sources. He is a holder of many different prizes for his performances, in Serbia and around Balkan region (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia.)

Irina Dukić

Mentee 2017/18.

Irina Dukić is a journalist with great experience especially as a radio journalist at the Department of culture at Radio Belgrade 1. From this year on, she works as a manager for public relations at the festival of classical music - BUNT. During many years of singing in choir, she finished primary school for music, solo singing. Also, she writes short stories for children just for pleasure. She is the author of many interviews for the blog of the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit. Currently, she is attending film school / Centre for visual communications Square, led by directors, producers and professors Svetlana and Zoran Popović.

Biljana Rakić

Mentor 2017/18.

Biljana Rakic is an experienced Human Resources Manager at Execom doo, with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. She is interested in digital technology and employer branding. Skilled in nonprofit organizations, corporate social responsibility, youth work, gender issues, women and children rights, conflict resolution, and talent management. Works as a trainer in various areas such as team building, working with individuals and groups, communication skills, etc. She is the mother of Isak, Sara and Ema, enjoys taking photographs and eating chocolate.

Ivana Todorović

Mentee 2017/18.

Ivana Todorović is a filmmaker from Belgrade where she is currently based. Her work tackles complex issues that deal with the cycles of abuse and recovery. Her films were screened on over 100 international film festivals such as the 2013 Berlinale Shorts competition, IFF Rotterdam, Traverse City Festival, The Palm Springs IFF, Sarajevo etc. She is a recipient of awards in Serbia, Kosovo, Italy, Canada, Greece, UK and the US. Her films have been shown in places such as the Anthology Film Archive, Cultura Contemporiana de Barcelona, and broadcast at the New York Times Made with Kickstarter series. She has appeared as a speaker at TEDxAUK in Pristina and conducts filmmaking workshops at universities worldwide.

Andrej Nosov

Mentor 2017/18.

Andrej Nosov is a theatre director and human rights activist. He has graduated in Theatre and Radio Directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. He gained lot of different experiences in civil sector, as a founder and director of Youth Initiative for Human Rights, Heartefact Fond and Remarker portal. Working in these organisations gave him a chance to use different mediums to discuss and tackle some sensitive topics in our society. He has directed theatre performances: “Bent”, “Hunger”, “Hinkeman”, “The Ghosts”, “The Remains” and “The Black Box”. Currently, he is working as a Director of Heartefact Fund. By participating in projects such as “Creative mentorship” he wants to share his knowledge and energy and contribute to living in a better and more equal society.

Milena Zindović

Mentor 2017/18.

Milena works in the field of sustainable development and gender mainstreaming in urban and spatial planning and design. After professional experience in Ljubljana and Belgrade, she took the function of Director of Public planning company Plan from Šabac, where she led or cooperated on a large number of urban plans and projects. She received the First award in the category of Detailed regulation plans at the Urban planning Salon 2017. Graduated at the Architecture Faculty in Belgrade in 2007. As her most valuable experience she considers the Master of Architecture studies at Cornell University, New York, where she focused on the relation of architecture and media presentation. Co-founder of NGO Smart city and the Women's Architectural Society.

Lidija Ham Milovanović

Mentee 2017/18.

Through changes in interests, education and beliefs, the love for museums has remained unchanged for Lidija Ham Milovanovic. Art historian by profession, she is primarily oriented towards the National Museum in Belgrade. At first as a volunteer, then a curator at the Department of History of Art, she researched the insufficiently explored fields, such as the unit of Chinese arts or the period between the two Wars of the oldest museum in Serbia (at the time named The Prince Paul’s Museum). Today she is a senior curator in charge of public relations, in which she also uses the education gained from that field (PRA - Public Relations Business School). She is acquainted with museum communication and marketing.

Dr Borsilav Miljanović

Mentor 2017/18.

Borislav Miljanović, PhD, is the owner and managing director of Represent System Group, consisting of specialised agencies Represent Communications in Belgrade, Podgorica, Skopje and Banjaluka, business portal and magazine Bizlife, Native network and Element. He also established London School of Public Relationsin Serbia. Before assuming the leadership of Represent System, Borislav Miljanović worked as a journalist and editor in numerous media outlets for more than ten years. He graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, and then completed master and doctoral studies in Communicology at the Faculty of Political Sciences. He is the winner of the Award for Personal Contribution in the Area of Communications, granted by his peers – Serbian Public Relations Society.

Ljubica Slavković

Mentee 2017/18.

Ljuba is an architect with a wide specter of interest and field of work. She is an Editor and Project Coordinator at the Center for Cultural Decontamination, an Editor in Chief of Kamenzind architectural magazine and research platform, a PhD student at the Faculty of Architecture, and a contributor to many culture and city oriented magazines. Also, she is always into new challenges of promoting the values of our built surrounding and active rethinking of it, as well as into inspiring possible actions. She is driven by the richness of relations, values, responsibilities, and all other networks whose small visible top is the built urban tissue.

Marija Bulatović

Mentor 2017/18.

Architect and educator who has for the last three decades dealt with special and art education of high schoolers, undergraduate students of non-artistic studies and adults. Her aim is to introduce these different groups of students to art theory and contemporary art and architectural practices. In the XX century she worked as a photographer and graphic designer in several advertising agencies. In XXI centery her focus shifted to enterior and furniture design. Moreover, she enjoys transforming learning theories into learning practises. Marija's areas of research are interactive learning, community learning, expansive learning, art as research, practice as research, pedagogical turn. Her wish is to merge her experience she gained within non-formal education settings with the existing practices within formal education in Serbia.

Dr Maja Bosnić

Mentee 2017/18.

Maja Bosnić is a composer of experimental conceptual music. She is drawn to impossible missions, absurd solutions, limited possibilities, unexpected outcomes, treating instruments as ready-made objects and treating every-day objects as music instruments. She received her PhD Diploma in Music Composition at Goldsmiths University of London and founded Association Zabuna organizing concerts and lectures that support creation and development of contemporary experimental music. Her projects have been performed in Serbia and Europe with support of Secretariat for Culture of the City of Belgrade, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia and European Cultural Foundation.

Mr Asja Radonjić

Mentor 2017/18.

Asja Radonjić, graduated from the Department for Musicology at the Belgrade Faculty of Music, and earned her Master’s degree at the University of Arts, Department for Cultural Management and Cultural Policy in the Balkans. Since 2007, Asja is working as the Programme Manager at the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra. She worked as a music expert at SOKOJ-Music Information Centre, and as the Secretary of the Editorial Board of the International Magazine for Music New Sound. She was also a music associate at Radio Belgrade. Asja writes musicological articles, and reviews from conventions, symposiums and festivals in the country and abroad. She was a member of the Ministry of Culture and Information’s Committee for competitions in the field of contemporary art and of the Programme Council of the Centre culturel de Serbie in Paris.

Marina Prohaska

Mentee 2017/18.

Marina Prohaska was born in Zrenjanin in 1988. She completed her bachelor's and master's degree in Japanese Language and Literature at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade, followed by master's in Media and Development at Westminster University in London, while informally she completed Women's Studies in Belgrade. The storytelling is what has always fascinated her and allowed her to experiment with various uses of storytelling techniques in journalism, film production, digital marketing and communications in both startup and non-profit sector. She was awarded for her work in the production of documentaries, writing short stories and marketing. She currently lives and works in Belgrade.

Lazar Džamić

Mentor 2019/2020 and 2017/18.

Lazar Džamić, former Head of Brand Planning in Google's creative think tank ZOO in London, with a personal mission to transform light into heat – the abundance of data in Google's universe into emotional territories for big ideas. He also served as Planning Director in several London creative agencies and was one of the first digital strategists in the United Kingdom. He is an author of several books and teaches digital marketing at FMC.

Maša Seničić

Mentee 2017/18.

Masa graduated in Dramaturgy and completed her MA in Theory of Dramatic Arts and Media (FDA, Belgrade). She took part in various international film and theatre projects, while creatively contributing to numerous festivals as a writer and film programmer (Brave Balkans, Festival of Auteur film). She is one of the founders of “Filmkultura”, association for education in audiovisual culture, as well as a program coordinator and lecturer. She participated in different interdisciplinary workshops, whereas her poetry has been awarded and published in magazines/collections across the region. She is currently doing her PhD research, with a focus on film theory and digital humanities, and developing her first feature script. She is editor in chief of BeforeAfter web magazine.

Dobrivoje Erić

Mentor 2017/18.

An Art Historian by education, professionally experienced in archeology, documentaries, publishing, translation, and art and architecture criticism. He was a curator in the Department of Architecture at the Museum of Science and Technology in Belgrade. He works at the Center for the Promotion of Science for the last seven years, while since 2015 leading the Department of International Cooperation. At the national or regional level coordinating several European projects dealing with science and art collaborations, and linking (in)formal educational setting and researchers with citizens and general audience. He also acts as a president of the DoCoMoMo Serbia, a national chapter of the international working group for the promotion and protection of the modern architecture heritage.

Milan Marković

Mentee 2017/18.

Born in Smederevo in 1974. Graduated from the Belgrade University, at the Faculty of Philosophy, Department of History of Art. Long-time curator at the City Gallery of Contemporary Art in Smederevo, currently works as a museum educator at the Museum of Smederevo. Dedicated to the presentation and popularization of cultural and historical heritage and contemporary art.

Aleksandra Stamenković

Mentor 2017/18.

Aleksandra Stamenković is a historian, co-founder and vice-president of the Centre for Creating a Culture of Children’s Rights. Her focus of interest is the use of history heritage in education for active and responsible life in democratic society. She is engaged in development of educational programs in which museums, memorials, institutions of culture and schools become places for dialogue and reflection on issues related to the position of individuals, joint living, human rights and democracy. Aleksandra is a coordinator of the educational platform „Museum of the Past for the Future“developed in cooperation with several museums, a network of schools and relevant stakeholders. Since recently, she is also a coordinator of the project „SHARE- Museums of the Past for the Future of the Region“aimed at sharing developed methodology with museum professionals from the region.

Milanka Lana Nikolić

Mentee 2017/18.

Milanka Lana Nikolic received her bachelor and master degree from the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade, Department of World Literature and Theory of Literature, and at the moment is doing her PhD studies in the same Faculty, Department of Culture. Works at Radio Belgrade 202, and radio journalism is one of her biggest interests. She is also actively engaged in the field of activism, dominantly concerning the inclusion and improvement of the position of youth from vulnerable social groups. Writes for Vice Serbia, Liceulice, The Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit blog, and spends her free time writing for her own blog, writing poetry, reading and painting. Strongly believes that love and art can change the world.

Miša Stojiljković

Mentor 2017/18.

Misa is a psychologist by education, and a journalist by profession. In the last few years he has been engaged in public relations, but also in parenthood - through the Association “Gnezdo“ - Belgrade. He has been working in the media for twenty years (15 at RTV B92, the last two in Radio Belgrade 1) and he is most attracted by psychological and social issues such as mental health, minority rights and social responsibility. He is co-author of three documentary films: “Be a Man - Change the Rules“ (2011) talks about young men struggling for a different idea of masculinity in the 21st century, while “The state of the soul“ (2014) and “Man is a man's cure“ (2017) speaks of people living with mental disorders. He translated the book - “Jim Jarmus: Conversations“ (2003) and hundreds of films and documentaries. He is proud husband of his wife and father of two boys.

Milica Crkvenjakov

Mentee 2017/18.

Guided by the need for creativity, Milica started writing novels and short stories at a very young age, and that love grew into a storytelling blog and, finally, video game making. Her goal is to create unforgettable interactive experiences and raise awareness of the benefits of video games. She aims to motivate parents to get actively involved in their children's gaming lives and contribute to a healthy relationship with video games.

Iva Eraković

Mentor 2017/18.

Iva studied Political Sciences because she believes in personal and social development and change, and holds a degree in Journalism. She has spent several years in political journalism and marketing, and since 2011 she is the Director of the Friends of Children of Serbia - civil society organisation protecting and promoting children's rights. She is a member of the Managing Board of the Network of Organizations for Children of Serbia and of the Programme Council of Ivanjica's Nušićijada Festival. Iva is an author of a number of programmes and projects in the spheres of culture and communications, and a co-author of a manual on working with the children from vulnerable groups.

Milovan Golubović

Mentee 2017/18.

Milovan Golubović was born in 1986 in Užice, he finished elementary school in Kosjerić. He studied at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences in Belgrade, at the Department of Quality Management and Standardization. He was long-time member of Folklor Dance Ensemble „Branko Krsmanović” from Belgrade and now he uses the knowledge he gained there to contribute as an art director of Folklor Dance Ensemble “Maksim Marković” from Kosjerić. Folklore is his greatest passion.

Vladimir Dekić

Mentor 2017/18.

Vladimir Dekic was appointed as the Director of the Serbian National Folk Dances and Songs Ensamble ”Kolo” in January 2015. In his work experience he passed through various institutions, from the Belgrade Drama Theater, the Yugoslav Drama Theater, Jugokoncert, and now the ”Kolo” ensemble. He has worked as a producer and organizer in numerous projects, including ”Hazarski rečnik” and ”Sto minuta” directed by Tomaž Pandur, BITEF 2004, ”Orpheus and Eurydice” directed by Bojana Cvejić, ”Hadersfild”, a film by Uglješa Šajtinac directed by Ivan Živković , ”Vishnjik” A.P. Chekhov directed by Dejan Mijač.

Nela Tonković

Mentee 2017/18.

Nela Tonković is an art historian and a student of MA studies in Cultural Policy and Management. She works as a curator at Contemporary Art Gallery in Subotica. Her professional motivation is driven by making institutions of culture more accessible to vulnerable social groups, care for cultural heritage as well as producing new cultural values.

Slađana Petrović Varagić

Mentor 2017/18.

Sladjana is an art historian, lives and works in Požega. Graduated at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy, the Department of History of Art. She's got ppostgraduate degree at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Dramatic Arts (Department of Film and Media). She has worked as curator and programme manager at the Art gallery Pozega, as a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina in Novi Sad, as a general manager of Cultural Centre Pozega. She works as a programme coordinator of Independent Film Centre „Filmart“ (since 2006). Created and organized numerous projects in the field of film, visual arts and education. She works as curator of numerous exhibitions, participated in production of numerous documentary films, wrote many articles about visual art.

Oleg Misirača

Mentee 2017/18.

Oleg Misirača (1988), producer and event manager, with experience of organizing different types of events, festivals, films. He graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Department of Theater, Radio and Culture production. He is from Pančevo, where he founded and produced theater festival Ex theatre fest, Pančevo film festival, FAMNAZ. He is team player, with a positive attitude towards life, believes that action and discussions are the keys to success.

Nevena Rudan

Mentor 2017/18.

Nevena is Marketing Manager of creative agency Luna TBWA. She has built her fifteen years of experience in all sectors: from PR and Client Service, through Strategic Planning to Creative Dept. She writes for Netokracija, runs a food blog and raises a happy child.

Stefan Sretić

Mentee 2017/18.

Stefan Sretić has received his bachelor and master degree in piano performance in Niš and did his specialization in Belgrade under the mentoring of pianist and professor mr Aleksandar Serdar. He has won numerous awards at the republic and international piano competitions. He has performed in Serbia and abroad as a solo pianist, chamber musician and soloist with symphonic orchestra accompaniment. He composes music for film and theater. Works as a piano professor at the Music school of Niš. He is currently doing his PhD studies in piano performance in Novi Sad under the mentoring of professor and pianist dr Dorian Leljak. He is a member of Mensa Serbia.

Milan Savić

Mentor 2017/18.

Milan Savic received his degree in Saxophone Performance and Music Education at the Novi Sad Academy of Arts and also holds a Clarinet Degree from Belgrade University’s Faculty of Music Art. He is director of the International saxophone festival Belgrade Saxperience. Festival aims to educate young people, promote saxophone versatility and welcomes most important saxophonist of our time. From 2006 works in Music school Josip Slavenski as a teacher of clarinet and saxophone.

Vesna Ivanović

Mentee 2017/18.

Vesna Ivanović is employed at the elementary school “Milivoje Borovic” in the village of Mačkat, on the mountain Zlatibor. During her working engagement she successfully adopted wide theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of education. She designed and launched the application skolskabilioteka.com, which aims to modernize the school library. She supports and participates in numerous projects in the field of education. She is a coordinator of the International Programme in Developing the Skills of Reading and Understanding of Reading 
“Mc Readers”. She participated in projects and was additionally educated in the field of education for sustainable development. Also, she is a coordinator of the International Eco School Programme.

Katarina Popović

Mentor 2017/18.

Locally and internationally awarded creative with more than 14 years of experience in advertising, communication and content creation. From analog storytelling, she advanced to storydoing believing that space and experiences are the key to more honest and organic branding and expression. Katarina was the founder of the live storytelling startup DataMaid, won pitching awards, mentored startup founders and transferred all that experience into the PitchBitch workshops which she now runs. With technology as her main medium, Katarina creates interactive installations, exhibiting since 2010. She is also a member of Techfugees community - creating technologies that help in the refugee crisis.

Vladimir Milić

Mentee 2017/18.

Economist by education, interested in culture, history and the impact of new technologies on society. Occasionally follows basketball and politics. One day, he wants to travel throughout the universe. He is an active member of several non-governmental organizations. He always seeks new challenges and thinks that everything can be learned. He believes that an individual can change the world and that each of us has the responsibility to do so. Currently, he is changing the world at Center for education and culture “Božidarac” organizing different cultural activities.

Snežana Andrić

Mentee 2016/17.

When I need to say who I am, I first answer: sister and sociologist. They say that if you do what you love, you will not work one day in your life. And so I ``do not work`` for two or three years as Secretary General of the Association ``Young Ambassadors`` and almost as a project assistant at the Eu info corner in Niš.

Maja Lalić

Mentor 219/2020, 2016/17 and 2014/15.

May is the initiator of the international talent exhibition in the field of industrial design - Ghost project, author and co-organizer of the regional initiative Young Balkan Designers, and one of the founders of the regional network Balkan Design Network. Maja is one of the initiators of the multidisciplinary Mikser Festival and the founder of Mikser House, a multifunctional center dedicated to the development of entrepreneurship in creative disciplines.

Ana Babić

Mentee 2016/17.

Ana Babic was born in Kikinda in 1987. She currently lives and works in Belgrade. She graduated from the College of Fine and Applied Arts, Department of Interior Design. Furniture and interior are her first love, and the illustration is something that was always there and now came to the light through her brand Škrabac. Through her design, she always tries to add something fun to the objects of everyday use.

Vlada Tanasković

Mentor 2016/17.

He graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade, Telecommunications department. Early in his career he has the opportunity to replace the engineering experience with a managerial one. He spent nine years as the regional director of Fujitsu Siemens Computers for the Adriatic region. After that he establishes his own consulting agency for management consulting.

Dragana Božić

Mentee 2016/17.

Formally, I graduated Serbian literature and language. Informally, I graduated from the women's studies of Mileva Marić Einstein, specialized journalism studies at Novosadska Journalistic School, and for years I participated in various educations with NGOs SOS Women's Center and Volunteer Center from Novi Sad where I gained knowledge, experience, skills and acquaintances that still give me strength today. One day, unplanned, I found myself at the Library as a librarian for children and young people.

Vesna Stanišić

Mentor 2016/17.

She is a dramaturg and currently is an art director, dramaturgee and director at Pygmeteatern in Sweden, and the holder of the national project ``Creative School`` at the Secretariat for Culture of Vallentuna Municipality. From 2003. to 2010. she worked for the Royal Drama Theater - Dramaten, when she initiated a long-standing collaboration between Dramaten and the National Theater in Belgrade, as well between the Young Dramaten and Children and Youth Theater in Serbia and the Western Balkans region. In addition, she also works as an independent dramaturge, translator, director and critic.

Tatjana Gačpar

Mentee 2016/17.

Family, friends, people, nature are the values that I am dedicated to and they inspire me to work and learn. After completing my studies in archeology, I was employed at the Museum in Smederevo as a pedagogue curator, and for many years now I have been performing the function of the director with the belief that this human activity is a great value for the whole society.

Dragana Tomić Pilipović

Mentor 2016/17. and mentee 2012/13.

Dragana Tomić Pilipović is the founder and executive director of the Center for Corporate Social Responsibility - CDOP (www.cdop.rs) with more than 20 years of experience in the field of organization development, strategic human resource management and mentoring support to individuals in finding and realizing their personal potential mainly in the field of entrepreneurship and personal development.

Helena Hiršenberger

Mentee 2016/17.

Graduated Engineering Management at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad, today again student who is studying for PhD on knowledge management in projects of cultural heritage protection. Engaged in projects in the team of the Faculty of Technology that deals with the development of modern functional materials and techniques for the protection of cultural heritage objects.

Katarina Živanović

Mentor 2016/17. and mentee 2014/15.

Katarina Živanović is a graduate archeologist, master of studies in culture and gender, a master of cultural management and a doctor of science in the field of museology and heritology. She has built her fifteen years of experience in all sectors - from civil and private to public.

Goranka Jednak Maksimović

Mentee 2016/17.

Radio producer by education. A passionate listener of radio by definition. She works at the provincial public media service.

Andrea Brbaklić

Mentor 2016/17. i 2012/13.

Andrea Brbaklić is the Executive Director of Erste Bank. For many years now, she has been successfully running two departments: Communications and Human Resources. She is focused on the development of leadership potential as well as the development of employees in the organization.

Milena Jokanović

Mentee 2016/17.

Milena Jokanović holds a doctorate at the History of Art at the Center for Museology and Heritology at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade where she works as a teaching assistant. Fields of her interest are cultural heritage and cultural management. At the organisation Europe Nostra Serbia she coordinates various projects. She was the curator of several photo exhibitions. She is actively tango dancer and is a member of the Tango Natural Institute team.

Marija Desivojević Cvetković

Mentor 2016/17.

She is Vice President for strategy and development of Delta Holding, the largest employer in Serbia in private sector. She graduated at the Faculty of Mathematics, as well as MBA studies. She is currently preparing a doctoral thesis in the field of agricultural management.

Ljiljana Korica

Mentee 2016/17.

Greek language philologist. Master of laographie. Booklover. Knowledge collector. In love with exploring human nature, society, culture, art of living and meeting creative people whos energy, attitude and ideas overwhelm. She works at the Hellenic Foundation for Culture.

Vladimir Đurić

Mentor 2016/17.

Organizer of cultural activities, sociologist (graduated at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade), journalist and father. He spent half of his working life in the media and moved to the field of culture. Since 2001, works as program director of the Cultural Center of Zrenjanin. He works in public and works closely with the civil sector. He is member of Art Association Zrenjanin.

Elena Kostić

Mentee 2016/17.

She was born in 1989. in Kosjeric. She works in graphic and web design, and likes to illustrate and enjoy working with children. She participated in several group exhibitions and had four solo exhibitions. She has been awarded for design and art. She currently lives and works in Belgrade.

Maja Beoković

Mentor 2016/17.

Graduated at the Law Faculty in Belgrade. During her work in the profession she was advisor to the Federal Minister for Trade and Economy in the former SFRY and judge of the Federal Misdemeanor Council. After the disintegration of the state she dealt with the lawyer, mainly in the field of law and copyright. For more than 15 years, she has been a contributor to the marketing and graphic design studio. She participated in the realization of numerous projects in the field of visual communications, cinema, political marketing and tourism. Continuously works as an interpreter, predominantly from Slovenian.

Bojana Kovačević

Mentee 2016/17.

Formaly a sociologist, and informally in love with the theater. She is a project manager at the National Theater in Sombor, and by the title master of sociology.

Jelena Knežević

Mentor 2016/17.

She graduated at the Faculty of Drama Arts in Belgrade, at the Department of Management and Production in theaters, radio and cultural activities. She has experience in various fields of art management, primarily in performing arts, in public institutions as well as the independent scene. Most of the projects she worked on has international character. She is permanent associate of TkH (Theory that is walking). She is currently the Executive Director of Bitef Festival.

Andrija Mamutović

Mentee 2016/17.

Assistant at the Piano department at the Faculty of Art in Niš and PhD student at the Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade. During his education, he won a number of national and international awards at piano competitions. He has performed at home and abroad.

Relja Dereta

Mentor 2019/2020, 2016/17. and mentee 2012/13.

He has 10 years of experience at almost daily public appearances, from training to dance performances. His experience in working as a speaker coach, instructor of Argentine tango and activist trainer has been linked to a unique, comprehensive system of development of communication skills and public performance - from concept design, through the elaboration of the structure of speech to the performance of acting itself and overcoming the fear of performance.

Dušan Medin

Mentee 2016/17.

Dusan Medin was born in 1990 in Kotor. In his native Petrovac na Moru he finished elementary school, Gymnasium (social-language course) in Bar, graduated from archeology at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Belgrade, completed master studies of management in culture and media at UNESCO's department in Belgrade, currently is at master studies of archeology. Has a professional experience in exploring and affirming cultural heritage, management in culture, event organization, publishing, media.

Aleksandra Kapetanović

Mentor 2016/17.

Aleksandra Kapetanovic is an architect conservator, a cultural heritage sector coordinator and one of the founders of the NGO EXPEDITIO Center for Sustainable Development of Kotor, Montenegro. Through nineteen years of work in the non-governmental sector, she has experience in implementing projects in the field of cultural heritage, sustainable architecture and space planning, which, through a multidisciplinary and participatory approach, contributes to the overall development of civil society

Anja Petrović

Mentee 2016/17.

My interests are psychotherapy and personal growth and development, as well as the application of a broad base of psychological knowledge in creating cultural programs. I am currently creating a workshop aimed at raising the potential of personal dissatisfaction, and the pilot workshop will be done with people who deal with artistic professions.

Irina Ljubić

Mentor 2016/17.

Irina Ljubic graduated History of Art at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade. She has Master in Cultural and Cultural Policy Management at the Faculty of Media and Communications at Singidunum University with the theme Public and Private Sector Responsibility in Financing Culture (with a focus on civil society organizations). Currently, she runs the Foundation Jelena Šantić. She's proud mother of two girls. She lives in Belgrade.

Sonja Radaković

Mentee 2016/17.

She completed her basic and master studies at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad where she is currently working as an expert associate. She has participated in several independent and large group exhibitions and projects in the country and abroad. She is a senior scholar at the Fund for Young Talent of the Republic of Serbia and a winner of many awards the field of painting.

Branislav Dimitrijević

Mentor 2016/17.

Branislav Dimitrijevic is a professor of history and art theory at the College of Fine and Applied Arts in Belgrade. As a lecturer and researcher, he is a guest at universities and art schools abroad, for example, during the autumn semester in 2015. at Kuvataideakatemia in Helsinki. As a writer, he works on artistic and political theories and practices, and especially is focused on the Yugoslav socialist period.

Milena Rajković

Mentee 2016/17.

Since 2015, Milena has been engaged as Executive Director of the ``International Competition of Music Youth`` in Belgrade, a prestigious international competition in classical music with a half century long tradition and significant participation in the development of artistic / musical education as well as the promotion of the profession itself. In addition to the mentioned engagement, Milena is active as a freelance consultant and contributor to numerous projects in the field of arts and culture, as a violinist and manager of the string quartet ``INTERMECO``, but also as a pedagogue and violin teacher.

Snježana Bahtijari

Mentor 2016/17.

Snježana Bahtijari is a Director of Marketing, Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility of Ericsson Nikola Tesla in Zagreb. For the past twenty years, she has been involved with the segment of strategic communications, which is an important factor in the quality positioning and reputation of Ericsson Nikola Tesla.

Marko Salapura

Mentee 2016/17.

I was born in Tetovo in 1986. I completed Master Academic Studies in Belgrade in 2010. The main field of interest is to see trough the consequences of the transition to a space. My biggest success is the presentation of Serbia at the 2014 Venice Biennial of Architecture.

Mia David

Mentor 2016/17. and 2014/15.

Mia David (Belgrade, 1974) deals with education, management in culture, contemporary visual arts and performing arts. She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade and received her Ph.D. in the group for Scene Design of the University of Arts in Belgrade. She is a member of the Serbian Chamber of Engineers, Belgrade Architects Association, NUNS, OISTAT and ICT. Also she is the author of many projects in the field of architecture, design, stage design and art, as well as a large number of newspaper articles. She exhibited in Berlin, New York, Vienna, Rhine, Sarajevo, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Frankfurt, Moscow, Rome, Venice, Prague, ...

Stefan Savić

Mentee 2016/17.

Graphic designer and activist in the field of culture. He is guided by the need to run and create through the constant improvement of knowledge and skills on a personal level and activism and creation of cultural content and events at the level of the local community and the society as a whole. Visual type, researcher and enthusiast with great interest in art and architecture of the 20th century.

Borut Vild

Mentor 2016/17.

Born in 1954. in Murska Sobota, Slovenia. Graduated from the Department of Graphic Arts at the Faculty of Applied Arts and Design in Belgrade. He has authored over fifty visual identities and designs for several hundred publications, books and magazines. He was an art director and designer of the Center for Contemporary Art Belgrade, Belgrade Circle, Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade and company Politika.

Daša Spasojević

Mentee 2016/17.

I'm constantly wondering what is the essence of architecture and design, and I'm trying to find the field of my actions in a chaotic relationship between them and the everyday lives of people on Earth. I am an architect with additional education in the field of social and political science of the environment. I'm being driven by the way in which technology and art influence changes and interactions of different views on the world.

Iva Čukić

Mentor 2019/2020 and 2016/17.

Born in Belgrade in 1983. She graduated and received her Ph.D. at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade. The focus and scope of her research include the points of the meeting of the public space, self-made philosophy, self-organization and spatial-cultural discourse. Since 2010, the co-founder and member of the collective is the Ministry of space, which deals with issues of urban development, urban transformations and policies. Since 2012. she is the art director of the Street Gallery in Belgrade. At the Department of Urban Planning at the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade, she was engaged as a visiting associate and lecturer.

Andrijana Stojanović

Mentee 2016/17.

I work at the University Library ``Nikola Tesla`` in Nis as a librarian-informer. I completed my basic studies at the Faculty of Philosophy in Niš, master study at the UNESCO Department of Management in Culture at the University of Arts in Belgrade. I love books, people and new technologies. I am mother of 10 year old girl.

Tijana Palkovljević Bugarski

Mentor 2016/17.

Tijana Palkovljevic Bulgarian is a master of art history, a senior curator and administrator of the Matica Srpska Gallery. She is a lecturer of History of Art and Culture at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad. As the director of one of the oldest national museum institutions, she deals with the issues of transformation of the museum, permanent education of museum employees and the development of the audience. It places special emphasis on the promotion of national fine art through exhibitions and publications in European museum institutions.

Aleksandra Strahinić

Mentee 2016/17.

Public Relations Manager of SKC Nis, University of Niš and owner of the Business Consulting Agency, PR, event management and development of education and practices. Psychologist and psychodrama therapist in education, with interests and professional action in the fields of culture, management, PR and innovative concepts for community action. Founder and executive director of the ``BAUK`` organization and director of the festival ``Escape to the nature``.

Stevan Vraneš

Mentor 2016/17.

Dramaturg, writer, student of doctor studies of the theory of drama. He started his career in a creative agency, continued in the media, and is currently working in the corporate sector of a large multinational company. In parallel, he develops his small projects in the field of media and human development with the goal of always doing what he knows best and most likes - telling the story. Always looking for interesting people and fresh ideas.

Marija Vasić

Mentee 2016/17.

Professor of sociology at the gymnasium ``Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj`` in Novi Sad. She lives from the conviction that wisdom does good, regardless of the consequences. That integrity has no price and that nothing should be done at all costs. Always on the side of weak. She believes that culture is a lifestyle through which we recognize and realize that only values merge and separate people, everything else is an excuse

Aida Ćorović

Mentor 2016/17.

Aida Corovic is the founder and director of NGO Urban-In from Novi Pazar. She started her work in the civil sector of Serbia in 1992. as an anti-war activist in the then rare but important organizations - Women in Black, the Belgrade Circle and the Center for Antiwar Action.

Ivana Vojt

Mentee 2016/17.

Ivana has two professions and wants to be active in both. She graduated from Art History at the Faculty of Philosophy and Theater and Radio Directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. She works as a curator at the Museum of African Art in Belgrade, but tries to keep herself present in the theater / radio world

Olga Svoboda

Mentor 2019/20, 2016/17, 2014/15. and 2012/13

Olga Svoboda is an experienced consultant, mentor and trainer in the field of human resources. She approaches her tasks with enthusiasm and energy and her clients also benefit from her significant excitement in consulting, executive and managerial skills. Olga’s focus is on helping people and organizations achieve goals by improving results, engagement and commitment. Olga studied and worked in the United States and in Hungary where she gained different life experiences and successfully managed differences and work with people.

Tijana Vuković

Mentee 2016/17.

A PhD student at the University of Warsaw, in the field of cultural studies, with the subject of alternative cultural space in Beograd. She is a lecturer at Cultural studies of western and southern Slavic at the University of Warsaw, associete at the Slovak Culture Center at Warsaw. Founder and executive director of the NVO Kulturalist.

Kristina Kujundžić

Mentor 2016/17.

Kristina Kujundžić completed her basic studies at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics with the title of researcher in natural sciences. She also devoted her master studies to cultural policies and management in culture, completing joint master studies - the UNESCO Department, the University of Arts in Belgrade and the University of Lyon

Tamara Zidar

Mentee 2016/17.

A computer technician by education, a photographer and mother by choice. She organizes the Putospektiva, sales on Gruvljak, edits Keva, writes on Geravodeli, takes photographs at TamaraZidar.com. She likes colors, travel, her children, her husband, friends, avocado, coconut, scented hair, skates, Sri Lanka, books and everything that young people like

Dušan Tomić

Mentor 2016/17.

I spent my most beautiful boys and teenager days rowing on Belgrade's Ada. I gained my first friendship right there and also there I experienced my first major successes and failures, first fell in love, gained first important life experiences. The mantra ``overcome and win yourself and not the others” I had learned and adopted then, brought me a lot of success and joy in life.

Katarina Živković

Mentee 2016/17.

The primary field of my work is architecture, but in my work I ruse a multidisciplinary approach. Collaboration with different professionals and looking at problems from multiple perspectives creates an excellent work area. I like to work in a team in which our diverse skills are subordinate to designing and making solutions for the benefit of as many users as possible. In addition to sustainable development as the focus of my practice, I am also interested in urban transformations, design, cultural heritage, community needs, their development and the impact on the city.

Neven Marinović

Mentor 2016/17.

Neven Marinović is a social entrepreneur, executive director and co-founder of Smart Kolektiv, one of the leading organizations in Serbia in the field of CSR (Social Responsible Business) and social entrepreneurship. He is also the Executive Coordinator of the Forum of Business Leaders in Serbia, a business network established by leading companies active in Serbia with the goal of further development of socially responsible business in the country.

Aleksandra Jovanić

Mentee 2014/15.

It has always been fun to me that my mother has a problem to answer the question of the acquaintance: what is Aleksandra? It's a little less fun for me when I need to write it down, because I tend to explore new areas and constantly expand my field of activity. With a lot of systematization, in the end, I still deduce it to three: professor, programmer and designer (where the order is not specific).

Lotta Ahlvar

Mentor 2014/15.

Lotta Ahlvar is an eminent expert in fashion, design and textiles in Sweden. She was educated in the field of fashion and textile design at the Beckmans College of Design. She started her career at Hennes & Mauritz and entered international circles as a designer of sportswear for Esprit De Corp in Dusseldorf and Hong Kong.

Irena Molnar

Mentee 2014/15.

My main interests since I was a little girl are related to museums and cultural heritage, and I graduated at the Department of Ethnology and Anthropology at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade. At the moment, I am attending master studies at the National and Kapodistrian University in Athens, where I attend the Southeast European Studies at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, mainly focused on EU integration and relations in the Balkans, where I plan to masters the subject ``EU Enlargement and Creation of a European Identity , how, and whether it is in line with UNESCO's protection of the national cultural heritage ``

Helene Larsson Pousette

Mentor 2014/15.

Helen Larson Pouset is a senior guest curator at the Museum of Swedish History in Stockholm, and deals with the relation of contemporary art, history and memory, as well as the role of museums in contemporary society. She was previously hired as a deputy head of events at the Swedish Institute. From 2009. to 2012. she was a cultural attaché at the Swedish Embassy in Belgrade, dealing with public diplomacy and building long-term relationships and exchanges in the domain of contemporary culture and art.

Ivana Anđeković

Mentee 2014/15.

I'm Ivana, a person with glasses, a drawing kit and a book in a bag. I hardly refuse coffee and talk about nature and society. I studied psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, where I completed my master studies in dealing with the cultural and historical characteristics of psychological phenomena in the context of modern technologies. Although I went from clinical psychology, encounters with great people and numerous interesting books led me to sociology and cultural studies, so my research interests today are interdisciplinary.

Ivana Jovanović Arsić

Mentor 2019/20 and mentee 2014/15.

She completed her master studies in management in culture, international cooperation and cultural diplomacy at the University of Barcelona and master studies in Spanish at the University of Belgrade. She has many years of experience working on projects in culture. She is the founder and the president of the association ``Kulturis`` (www.kulturis.org), which is oriented towards projects of international cooperation in the field of culture, arts and education, as well as raising awareness about the role of culture in contemporary society.

Tony O`Brien

Mentor 2014/15. and 2012/13.

My passion is cultural relations. I am focused on building understanding and trust among people as well as creating opportunities in the world. I am currently running the British Council in Serbia, and I teach others who lead it in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania. I love learning about different cultures, I like to connect with people, as well as to build and strengthen teams. I lived and worked in Egypt, Iran, Morocco, London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Poland and now in Serbia.

Tanja Petovar

Mentor 2014/15.

After returning to Serbia in 2003, Tanja Petovar works as a consultant for companies, governmental and non-governmental organizations in South Eastern Europe in strategic planning and focusing; building teams, overcoming conflicts, public and internal communication skills, coordinating and managing meetings and time planning. By the end of 2006, Tanja Petovar was Regional Director of the Oxford Academy for Leaders for Southeast Europe

Lidija Milašinović

Mentee 2014/15.

I graduated at the Department of Archeology at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade and I studied doctoral studies in archeology and physical anthropology. In the National Museum of Kikinda, I am employed as a curator of archeology, and since 2010. I am the director of the museum. I participated in the Kikindski mammoth project and from that moment the focus of my interests became a museology, in the first place interpretation and use of heritage. The most important project I am currently working on is the ``New Museum`` project, the project of modifying and modernizing the basic exhibition of the museum, and a wider view of the entire previous work of the museum in order to transform it into a place of gathering, exchange of opinions and open to all

Milica Božanić

Mentee 2014/15.

Milica graduated at the Faculty of Economics in Belgrade in 2008, since she actively deals with the positioning of Serbia as an international destination for film projects, first through the USAID Competitiveness Development Project, with whoes help in the 2009. started brand ``Film in Serbia`` and founded Serbian Film Association in which she works as a manager of operations. In this position she specialized in the planning and development of projects, financial management of NGOs and international marketing.

Stela Carl Cosić

Mentor 2014/15.

I consider myself a creative person who loves life and spreads positive energy. I like to run things, to make something out of nothing and to create fantasies. Small things are my greatest joy. I was born an optimist. I am looking for solutions, not for problems. I love my family with all the virtues and flaws, and I know that they love me as much as I do.

Milica Nikolić

Mentee 2014/15.

In 2014. me and my associates launched an organization called the Scandinavian Corner. Our goal is to present, through cultural projects, dominant Scandinavian social values such as respect for diversity and human rights, promotion of tolerance, equality, etc. We want to show that Scandinavia has to offer far more than the social and financial security everyone is talking about.

Vesna Danilović

Mentor 2014/15.

Vesna Danilović is a long-time passionate consumer and producer of cultural goods who still wonder what will happen when she grows up. She worked shortly, as a journalist in the press and on the radio (area of culture) for 7 years in the 1980s as program director (editor-in-chief of the program / assistant director for the program) in the multidisciplinary Cultural Center in Belgrade, the institution of culture from the national and of international importance since 1995 - continues to work as deputy director of the Cultural Center of Belgrade, executive director and member of the Belgrade Summer Festival Council (BELEF).

Nikola Andonov

Mentee 2014/15.

I was born in 1986. in Belgrade where I completed my Master studies at the Faculty of Architecture. In addition to active architectural practice, I am also involved in professional guidance through the architecture of Belgrade. During his studies, he actively engaged in organizing and conducting professional excursions and student workshops. Probably the greatest success in the previous career is the presentation of the Republic of Serbia at the XII Biennale of Architecture in Venice with the project JEDAN: STO / 100 in cooperation with nine other friends and colleagues.

Miša Lukić

Mentor 2014/15.

Miša Lukic is the Chairman of the Publicis Group Serbia Steering Board comprised of Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi and Publicis. In addition, he is a member of the Governing Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia, Vice President of the Management Board of the Serbian Association of Managers (SAM), a member of the expert commission for the selection of the best student at the University of Belgrade (``Crown of Success``) and a member of the Belgrade Business International Case Competition BBICC, student competition in the business case study.

Sena Vukotić

Menti 2014/15.

Tokom studija na Filološkom fakultetu u Beogradu bila sam glavni i odgovorni urednik studentskog časopisa za književnost “Znak”. Danas sam nastavnik srpskog jezika u osnovnoj školi “Mito Igumanović” u Kosjeriću. Reditelj sam i scenarista predstave za decu: “Deda mraz vs Baba Keleraba”, kao i monodrame za decu “Neću da porastem, bojim se visine”. Koautor sam dokumentarnog filma o istoriji kosjerskog rokenrola “Grad duhova”. Organizator sam manifestacije “Noć muzeja” u Kosjeriću

Nana Radenković

Mentor 2019/20 and 2014/15.

Istoričarka umetnosti, menadžerka u kulturu, edukatorka i kustoskinja fokusirana na oblasti umetničkog obrazovanja, savremene muzike, grafičke umetnosti i dizajna. Bila je menadžerka projekta brojnih regionalnih i međunarodnih projekata ali i institucija aktivnih u domenu savremene umetnosti, novih medije, vizuelne kulture, obrazovanja, dizajna, filma, pozorišta i elektronske muzike. Osnivač KidsPatch-a, kreativne platforme za alternativno obrazovanje dece u kontekstu savremene umetnosti i kulture. Jedan od inicijatora i menadžera u okviru prvog dizajn inkubatora u Srbiji, Nova Iskra.

Srđan Miljević

Menti 2014/15.

Ples, društveni angažman u kulturi, aktivizam i rad sa manjinskim grupama jesu neka od interesovanja koja su nakon fakulteta izgradila i jasnije utemeljila moj profesionalni put. Trenutno završavam master studije Unesko katedre na Univerzitetu umetnosti u Beogradu, gde je fokus moje teze izučavanje i mogućnosti kulturnih aktivnosti u zatvorima u Srbiji. Nepune tri godine radim kao programski asistent u međunarodnoj organizaciji čiji su fokus ljudska prava.

Vladimir Borković

Mentor 2014/15.

Ja sam rođen u Pančevu. Nakon završenih studija psihologije na Univerzitetu u Beogradu, stekao sam postdiplomsko obrazovanje u domenu nauka o sportu na Univerzitetu u Darmštatu i doktorat u humanističkim naukama na Univerzitetu u Postdamu. Jedan sam od troje osnivača organizacije streetfootballworld i direktor mreže od 2002. godine. Odgovoran sam za kreiranje i razvoj streetfootballworld mreže. Moja specijalizacija i interesovanje je primenjena teorija socijalizacije i razvoj sistema monitoringa i evaluacije u zajednici.

Tanja Gavrilović

Mentee 2014/15.

After completing the Erasmus Mundus master studies in the field of European Literature and Culture (Université de Strasbourg and the Università di Bologna) and completed master studies at the Department of Theory of Culture, Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade, in 2011, I joined the European Volunteer Service Program and became a coordinator a non-commercial program dedicated to the cinema of the Balkans, within the 17th edition of the Aye Aye Festival (Nancy, France). Designing an ambitious and varied program, editing an accompanying brochure and organizing a panel discussion with the directors from the region, I tried to problematize the stereotypical perception of the monolithicity of 'Balkan culture'.

Dušica Parezanović

Mentor 2014/15.

Dušica Parezanović, a cultural manager, works as a project manager of the Book Club BOOKSA in Zagreb. For more than 20 years she has been working in the field of cultural management and coordination of cultural events. For the past 15 years, she participated as organizer, PR, program editor, promoter, programs and projects of the REX Cultural Center at the B92 Fund, in the field of contemporary socially engaged art and culture, contemporary theater and music and volunteerism. Since 2008. she has been a Program Coordinator of the Cultural Center REX.

Miloš Dilkić

Mentee 2014/15.

Miloš Dilkić is a law graduate with international experience in education and culture. He is an official trainer in the field of applied theater (Coach Forum Theater, 2003). He completed the course in alternative dispute resolution (2005). He is a student of the Belgrade School of Music, Drama and Performing Arts (2006). Associate of the National Center for Drama in Education and Art CEDEUM (2001). Co-author and head of the fun and educational program ``Search for goods`` (2009). Author of the program for exploring, documenting and presenting the local heritage of the Imaginary Museum (2011). Co-founder and President of the Association for Education and Culture - TOK (2010).

Hugo Van Veghel

Mentor 2014/15. and 2012/13.

In a constant search for knowledge, understanding and gestalt, I changed my career several times without regret, I just complained about things that I did not do. Different periods of my life are marked by the natural capacity of creativity in solving the problem. My strong belief, capacity and capacity for creativity I developed in my early childhood and I think that it shapes the ability of our brain to better understand later phases, as confirmed by studies from UNICEF

Vera Večanski

Mentee 2014/15.

I graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. However, I have always been interested in pedagogical work, especially working with children. I work at the Faculty of Teacher Education in Belgrade, as an assistant in the subject Methods of Visual Education. My work, which I admire, involves the education of future teachers and educators to work with children in the field of visual arts in the context of general education. In addition, I am currently working on the development of a literary-visual project (Time for the Story) that deals with storytelling in libraries and is intended for children of pre-school age.

Irena Ristić

Mentor 2014/15.

Irena Ristic graduated at the Department of Theater and Radio Directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, then completed specialized education in the field of Psychodrama, received a Master's Degree in Psychology from the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade and a PhD in the field of Art Psychology at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. She worked on small and big scenes of Belgrade and major Serbian cities, in Republika Srpska and in Austria.

Andrija Stojanović

Mentee 2014/15.

I was born in Belgrade in 1984. I got the school knowledge at the Primary School ``Drinka Pavlović``, then at the XI Belgrade Gymnasium, after which I enrolled the Information Management at the Singididunum University. After three years of apprenticeship and initial professional experience, I decided to change the faculty. I enrolled at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Department of Management and Production in the Radio and Culture Theater. From that moment on, my past interests in relation to creative processes, entrepreneurial ideas and independent engagement have gained real institutional support, while I am starting to explore different forms of production working on projects from a wide variety of artistic areas.

Jasna Dimitrijević

Mentor 2019/20 and 2014/15.

Strategic planning, creating a model of management in professional work in cultural institutions and the public sector, where I have worked in the previous nearly three decades, includes knowledge, but also skills. What inspired me at every work place is how to apply the theoretical knowledge gained during schooling in creating a model of institutions that will give better and more visible results. In all this, I gained important knowledge at additional professional courses and seminars that strengthened me as managers and accelerated the finding of the necessary solutions.

Gordana Grabež

Mentee 2014/15.

Gordana completed her archeology at the Department of Archeology at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade. For many years, she studied the technology and typology of stone artifacts until she began to look at cultural heritage from a different angle. For many years she worked as a public relations associate of the National Museum and thanks to that she had the opportunity to meet the most inspiring segments of life of our oldest museum institution. Throughout her professional experience, she devoted special attention to the interpretation and purposeful presentation of cultural heritage.

Milan Petrović

Mentor 2014/15.

In January 2014, Milan began his private career as an entrepreneur and partner in several companies in the automotive and software industry, representing European companies (CoTW, DEKRA Automotivre) and USA (Demand Solutions). He is also a trainer and mentor for several companies in the consumer goods industry. Since 2010, Milan has a licensed trainer for the Dale Carnegie Training program, and since this year he is also a mentor on the Creative Mentoring Program supported by the Swedish Embassy in Serbia.

Nataša Bulut

Mentee 2014/15.

NATAŠA BULUT was born in Novi Sad in 1985. She completed her master studies at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad, at the Department of Architecture and Urbanism, where she is currently in postgraduate studies. She is employed at the Regional Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments Petrovaradin, in the international research project HEROMAT - protection of cultural heritage objects with new multi-functional materials. It is part of the team working on the Integrative Cultural Heritage Protection Project ``Vekovi Bača``, as an associate architect.

Marijana Cvetković

Mentor 2014/15.

Marijana Cvetković graduated from the History of Art at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade. She holds a master's degree in culture and cultural policy in the Balkans at the University of Arts in Belgrade and University of Lyon 2. She is currently a PhD at the University of Arts in the field of museum management and development. Numerous professional training and professional practice programs have passed (Center Georges Pompidou, Paris, Louvre, Paris, Central European University, Budapest, Università di Foggia ...).

Tatjana Antić

Mentee 2014/15.

Born in Belgrade in 1983, where she also graduated from the Department of Scandinavian Languages and Literature at the Faculty of Philology. She graduated from the Department of Cultural Policy and Management at the UNESCO Chair of the University of Arts in Belgrade, after which she worked as a coordinator of this program. In addition, for the last 10 years she has also worked as a Program Officer of the USAID Media Support Program in Serbia within the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), as the coordinator for the European Council of Europe European Campaign All Different - All Equitable - All Equal), as a member of a team of numerous campaigns in the field of human rights, ecology and education within the Federation of Young European Greens, as an intern for projects and media within the office of the British Council in Belgrade.

Phillipe Le Moan

Mentor 2014/15.

Philippe Le Moine is a cultural attaché and deputy director of the French Institute in Serbia since September 2011. He is in charge of the Teatroskop program, which aims to strengthen meetings and exchanges among artists in the sphere of performing arts in the wider region of Southeast Europe. Career Philippe Le Moine was mainly in the field of theater, from directing to production, festival selection and translation. Began in 1993 as an assistant producer at the Festival in Avignon, and in 1996 he moved to London where he founded his theater troupe Bonobo. He has produced more than 30 performances for Gate Theater, collaborating with names like Mick Gordon, David Farr, Rufus Norris, Sarah Kane and Lee Hall.

Snežana Ćuruvija

Mentee 2014/15.

I believe in synergy. The superiority of the common good against the individual range. The best results come with the exchange of ideas and energy with others, observation and understanding, the game. I am interested in architecture, art and culture. I am devising, producing and coordinating various projects, festivals, numerous events related mainly to culture and art. I explore cultural heritage and work on the affirmation of contemporary art. My favorite projects are the result of art in the public space and work with children. The desire for knowledge through creativity and innovation has attracted me also to creative industries. With the support I want to start this chapter ...

Lazara Marinković

Mentee 2014/15.

Lazara Marinkovic, ``warrior`` in the media and culture. Studied History of Arts and Communication. Since 2008 she has been participating in the promotion and realization of various artistic and cultural projects in the country and abroad; During her professional experience, she worked as PR and editor of digital media in PR agencies and civil society organizations with a focus on CSR and social innovation. She is a columnist and freelance writer dealing with media culture, feminism and social inequalities. One of the founders of the cultural organization IDAHO Belgrade, whose goal is the organization of cultural and artistic events and programs, as well as the promotion of engaged art with a focus on LGBT +, gender and gender issues and the fight for equality. A lifelong activist for human rights.

Miloš Đajić

Mentor 2014/15.

Miloš Đajić, activist, cellist and blogger. Employed at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. President of the Board of the Center for Modern Skills of the Civil Society Organization dealing with non-formal education, communication and public advocacy. Co-author several manuals. Prize winner PRIZNANJE 2014 - PR Award of the Serbian Association of Public Relations ``for exceptional personal contribution to the field of communication`` and the recognition of the Women's Government for contributing to the fight for equality. Lover of Nature, photography, skiing ... He likes to learn and teach.

Magdalena Joksimović

Mentee 2014/15.

Magdalena Joksimović completed her basic and master studies in international business and international relations at the University of Geneva and Neuchatel in Switzerland. She is engaged as an assistant in the Human Resources and Corporate Responsibility Department Titan Cementara Kosjerić. She is the general secretary of the Ko.Aktiv Association in Kosjeric. She believes that this program offers genuine and quality support for professional development and a unique opportunity to enrich an individual with an invaluable experience through networking and active mentoring of experienced professionals.

Itana Miljanić

Mentee 2012/13.

My interests are related to project management, career guidance and counseling and work with young people. I volunteered at the Belgrade Open School, and then continued to work in the Career Center. In addition to project management, I am also involved in coaching work in the field of increasing the employability of young people, and I am also organizing the portal BOŠ Karijera. I was born in Belgrade in 1983. I graduated from the Faculty of International Economics.

Predrag Cvetičanin

Mentor 2012/13.

Culture and art are what I am interested in professionally and personaly, and the last twenty years especially as researcher. I am a researcher at the Center for Empirical Culture Studies in Southeast Europe and I have been a coordinator of a large number of international studies of cultural participation and fields of cultural production in countries in the region of Southeast Europe, as well as measures and instruments of cultural policy, especially at the local level.

Srđan Tunić

Mentee 2012/13.

Professionally, as an art historian and curator, my interests are currently moving in the direction of contemporary art, curatorial practices, education in the field of art and culture, as well as lifelong learning, fostering critical thinking and questioning ``others`` in relation to our own perspective, to non-European cultures. I see my role as someone who needs to understand different perspectives, communicate messages and reflect social issues through art, as well as to open discussions and share knowledge.

Irina Subotić

Mentor 2012/13.

An art historian, professor emerita. She received her PhD at the University of Ljubljana with the theme of the Art circle of the Zenit Magazine (1921-1926). She worked as a translator, and then as a curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art (1965-1978) and a museum adviser to the National Museum in Belgrade (1979-1995). Teached at the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade the history of modern art; at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad and at the Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Arts in Belgrade, she teaches postgraduate courses.

Andrej Bereta

Mentee 2012/13.

As a cultural art historian, I work in the field of contemporary curatorial practice, that is, broadly socially observed in the area of culture. Trying to understand the world in which I live, probably like many other people, and I constantly see the possibilities for correction, for a different view. I believe in change and I love that feeling. Mostly. My professional attention is mainly oriented towards the development of the Kustosiranje/About and around Curating project, where I co-operate with my colleague Srđan Tunić since 2011.

Vesna Pešić

Mentor 2012/13.

Vesna Pesic is a senior research associate at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, an activist in the fight for democracy, peace and human rights and the president of the NGO Center for Peace and Democracy Development. She has published a large number of scientific papers and participated in scientific meetings in the field of sociology in the country and abroad. She is the founder of the Center for Antiwar Action, the first peacekeeping organization in Serbia, in 1991. She was the founder of the Helsinki Committee in Serbia in 1985.

Jovan Mikonjić

Mentee 2012/13.

Jovan Mikonjić - Biskoteka, a visual artist from Belgrade, got his graphic designer diploma at the Higher School of Fine and Applied Arts in Belgrade in 2005. On the Belgrade scene he appeared as an illustrator, and then expanded his field of activity to the art director and animation. He has participated in numerous exhibitions and projects of the domestic alternative visual scene, among which are ``Laser summit of cheap graphics``, ``Exquisite Cropse``, ``Side Effects Print`` and others. He arranged his first solo exhibition of posters at the end of last year at the UK Parobrod premises. He is also the founder and author of the Biskoteka Motion Studio as well as the clothing label ``I Love Seattle``.

Antonio Pasarella

Mentor 2012/13.

Antonio Passarella gradueted telecommunications at the Universita degli Studi di Bologna. He is the head of sales for Ericsson in Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Albania. For Ericsson he has been working since 2002.

Maša Lopičić

Mentee 2012/13.

I am interested in strategic marketing and communications, social networks and new media, managing the organization and event planning, etc. I am currently working in the legal sector, and I would like to join the cultural or creative industries. I am a philologist and a journalist, and occasionally I write in the hope that one day I will devote myself to this. Every day I deal with internal and external communications, writing and editing legal texts, organizing events, providing support to the human resources department, as well as implementing internal organization of teams and departments within the company.

Divna Vuksanović

Mentor 2012/13.

She graduated at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts (Department of Theater and Radio Production) and the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade (Department of Philosophy). She is a master of theatrology and a doctor of contemporary philosophy and aesthetics. She lectures on subjects: Management in Culture and Media Mass Media at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts and the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade. She is Deputy Director of the Institute for Theater, Film, Radio and Television; Secretary of the Aesthetic Society of Serbia and editor of the magazine Culture. She has published more than sixty articles in the scientific and professional periodicals.

Goran Tomka

Mentor 2019/20 and mentee 2012/13.

I was born in 1984 in Novi Sad. I studied economics and culture and the media. I completed my master studies at the Unesco Chair of the University of Art in Belgrade, where since recently I teach pratctical exercises in the Project Management. In my research I deal with audiences, new media, cultural tourism and cultural politics. I am in the process of researching and writing my doctoral dissertation which deals with new roles and practices of the audience in contemporary culture and new media.

Jasna Matić

Mentor 2012/13.

Jasna was born in 1964 in Belgrade, where she graduated at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, and she received the title of Master of Business Administration at the University of Washington in St. Louis. In the period from 2000. to 2001. she was a World Bank consultant in Washington on analyzing the situation and needs in information and communication technologies. Then, from 2002. to 2004, she worked as a leading advisor to the American consulting company Booz Allen Hamilton, for competitiveness at the USAID's project of increasing the competitiveness of the Serbian economy.

Jelena Vasilev

Mentee 2012/13.

Jelena Vasilev je rođena u Leskovcu, 1988. Diplomirala je na Fakultetu organizacionih nauka, Univerzitet u Beogradu, na katedri za menadžment i organizaciju. Završila je master studije na istom fakultetu, a njena teza Integrisane poslovne komunikacije u oblasti kulture ocenjena je najvišom ocenom. Dobitnik je različitih stipendija i praksi. Izabrana je za Vip studenta kompanije Vip mobile, u okviru konkursa Budi Vip student 2010/11, kao jedan od 20 talentovanih studenata sa svih Univerziteta u Srbiji. Trenutno je zaposlena u Beogradskoj filharmoniji, gde se bavi digitalnim komunikacijama

Dragana Kojičić

Mentee 2012/13.

My main interest is earth architecture and its promotion, both through theory and through workshops within the future Center for Earth Architecture in Mošorin, but also in cooperation with various organizations and institutions of culture in the country and abroad. I am the author of the blog zemljanarhitektura.com for the Agency ``Kuća Čuvarkuća`` from Novi Sad, I lead the EU Leonardo project ``PIRATE 2012-2015``, the first in Serbia, where together with 17 other partners we are working on building certificates for the construction of land, as well as their recognition at the national and European level.

Slobodan Šušnjević

Mentor 2012/13.

Slobodan Šušnjević, one of the organizers of the Critical Mass in Novi Sad. Slobodan graduated from the Academy of Pedagogy, but he is living from photography and spreading joy. He has everyday need to repair the world, preaching salvation through creativity, trusting in co-operatives and a comprehensive simplification of life. He is creatively expressed through photography, installations, word and work. He works within the informal creative group ECCE PILAT. Bicycling and absorbing the environment, fostering compassion and understanding of the ordinary. With the motto CARPE DIEM and organic observation to the world, he uses the time given to him.

Tisa Čaušević

Mentee 2012/13.

Doctor of veterinary medicine, narrow specialty food safety. I am engaged in EU integration, with a focus on agriculture, food, veterinary medicine, consumers. I believe that things are changing for ourselves, and that by personal progress we contribute to making society better. I came to the EU policy, legal texts and ``policy`` analysis from the idea of lying houses and camps. And I really like that.

Mette Kjuel Nielsen

Mentor 2012/13.

Mette Kjuel Nielsen is Ambassador of Denmark in Serbia. I think both mentee and mentor, benefit from this process. When you decide to be a mentor, you are always wondering if you will do it well enough. What can you actually give to someone in this process? Thanks to this process I have learned a lot about myself-how I look at things and listen to other people trying to hear and other opinions other than my own. I think it was a good process.

Andrey Martynenko

Mentor 2012/13.

After an MBA study, I spent 3 years as a consultant for economic and social affairs at the United Nations Commission in Asia and the Pacific as well as Bangkok, helping the UN promote the principles of the Global Compact (CSR Initiative of the United Nations) among companies and business networks in 17 countries throughout the region. As a consultant, I trained companies in relation to business sustainability, knowledge management and facilitation of the Global Compact in Asia. I recently started helping the Swedish Embassy in Serbia to implement the CSR project of the Embassy.

Slavica Marković - Sandić

Mentee 2012/13.

Born in Serbia, brought up in Sweden. A philologist by profession but actively working with culture, communication and media….and loving every bit of it. From being more or less bilingual, has also developed into a translator of cultures and mentalities. Can therefore be described as a “bridge builder” in a metaphoric way. Being a media, culture and information officer at the Swedish embassy, has a lot of experience in working with a variety of projects, various people and organisations.

Bojana Šekeljić

Mentor 2012/13.

Bojana has a B.A. in Political Science. She worked as a regional trainer for the National Democratic Institute and project manager of Amedia marketing agency, as well as a product coordinator at the IQS + web development studio. Bojana worked in the field of new media and internet campaigns and is responsible for the development of the program and the new media strategic planning in Dokukino

Mirjana Odić

Mentee 2012/13.

I develpe my creative nature, always driven by curiosity, through a multimedia and transdisciplinary artistic approach. My work is focused on the process of creation itself, and the key to the process is the concept. To do the job you love is always a privilege, but at the same time a responsibility to the community. Therefore, the artist should be a catalyst and a catalyst for creativity in society.

Zorica Janković

Mentee 2012/13.

At the moment I work as a public relations associate at the City Museum of Belgrade, but this is not the starting point from which I started. I graduated from the Faculty of Philology, in Scandinavian languages and literature, and since then translation has been my greatest interest, working as an expert translator, but also translating fine literature. By constantly searching for new knowledge, I decided to expand my skills, so I mastered the Library and Informatics and got employed at the Museum of the City of Belgrade as a librarian. A year later, I began to work in the Communications Sector of the Museum, meeting new challenges, setting new goals for myself and exploring new fields of knowledge.

Jasmina Ninkov

Mentor 2012/13.

Jasmina is a librarian advisor. Shee is currently the Director of the Belgrade City Library. She is a member of the professional team of the Institute for Standardization in the field of information and documentarism (ISO standards) and the national coordinator for projects of the European Commission in the field of application of new technologies in culture. Jasmina was the first to participate in the projects of the European Commission and as a director made her library world-famous and was the initiator and host of most visits of prominent experts in the field of culture and librarianship in Belgrade and Serbia.

Danilo Krivokapić

Mentee 2012/13.

Born in Belgrade in 1986. He graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Belgrade. He works in the Belgrade City Administration - the Finance Ministry since 2010. He is convinced that efficient, transparent and systematic spending of public funds is one of the key preconditions for successful implementation of projects in the field of culture and education that are very needed in Serbia. His work in the field of public finance primarily consists of legal and economic analysis of the City budget, indebtedness and financial contracts.

Boško Radojković

Mentor 2012/13.

Born in 1966. in Serbia, he completed his studies of guitar at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, in the class of prof. Vera Ogrizovic. He also completed a specialized course of chamber music in the class of prof. Olivera Djurdjevic in Belgrade. During the studies, he often performed and actively participated in competitions where he won the first prizes especially in the field of chamber music. He played with an ensemble performing the old music of ``Musica Antiqua``. He founded the Guitar Art Festival in 2000 and is the director of the festival

Dragana Jevtić

Mentee 2012/13.

From curiosity and thirst for knowledge and experience, Dragana lived, studied, and worked in the United States (New York, California and Florida), France and Cyprus. After 10 years of living abroad, she decided to return to Belgrade in 2000. She graduated in International Business at the State University of California with the highest marks. In Belgrade, she attended the UNESCO Master Studies in Cultural Policy and Management at the University of Arts. She worked in international frameworks in Serbia for several companies and organizations in business development and international cooperation, among others for the Embassy of Sweden in Belgrade and the Tourist Organization of Serbia. After a lengthy career in the business world, she decided to focus on what she liked most: the world of art and culture and was one of the founders of ”Creative Mentorship”.

Marko Radenković

Mentee 2012/13.

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.

Moritz Fried

Mentor 2012/13.

Moritz Fried was born in Vienna 36 years ago. He graduated from economics in his home town, and then graduated at Oxford, Madrid and Paris. He worked in the world's most famous banks like JP Morgan and Lehman Brothers. For the first time he came to Serbia on a bicycle in 2007, and he felt great connection with this country. Fascinated by the quality of local organic fruits and vegetables, he noticed the potential of Serbian agriculture. Determined to create a unique product, Moric came up with the idea to produce 100% natural ice cream made according to the Italian recipe of the best Serbian fruit and vegetables

Višnja Kisić

Mentee 2012/13.

Višnja Kisić is an art historian, master of cultural policy and management and a doctor of museology science and management of cultural heritage. She is active as a manager, researcher and lecturer in the field of management, interpretation and policy of visual culture and cultural heritage. Višnja is the Secretary General of Europe Nostra for Serbia, the largest European civil society networks in the field of heritage, and is founder of numerous projects related to the use, interpretation and communication of cultural heritage.

Katarina Živanović

Mentor 2012/13.

The field that I am most interested in is management in culture - I could add in societies in transition, since all my practical work is related to Serbia. Openness, transparency of the process in culture, social engagement, and the way culture (and those who create culture) can come to the heart and / or to the heart of my community are a special subject of my interest.

Zorana Đaković

Mentee 2012/13.

Zorana Djakovic was born in Belgrade in 1976. Graduated from the Faculty of Philology, French Language and Literature. She graduated from Master of Arts in Culture at the University of Arts in Belgrade and holds honors from culture studies at the Academy of Alternative Studies. Zorana participated in workshops and courses in Serbia and abroad dealing with topics such as finance and economics of contemporary art, mediation, diplomacy and art, culture management, pedagogy education in art, etc. She worked as a journalist, translator and ceramist.

Zorica Tomić

Mentor 2012/13.

Zorica is a culturologist, sociologist of culture, publicist and columnist in numerous newspapers and magazines. She graduated philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Belgrade, where she also received her doctorate in 1996. She works as an associate professor at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade, where she teaches Culture and Communication, as well as at the Faculty of Culture and Media Megatrend University, and she also lectured at the Faculty of Political Science.

Đorđe Krivokapić

Mentee 2012/13.

Djordje works as an assistant at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences of the University of Belgrade (FON) where he teaches classes on Business Law and Legal Basics of Information Systems. Prior to engagement with FON, Djordje worked as a lawyer trainee at Karanovic & Nikolic's law office, graduated from LL.M. Master of Laws at the Law School of the University of Pittsburgh, USA and graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Belgrade (PFUB), where he is currently in the PhD thesis on the topic ``The conflict of laws and jurisdiction arising from a reputation infringement through the Internet``.

Đorđe Vučinič

Mentor 2012/13.

Djordje was born in 1961. As a leading expert in the fight against crime and security of the Balkans, he is a criminal lawyer; He completed postgraduate studies in the management of defense (University of Belgrade) and the fight against organized crime (American Institute for Peace and Center for Management). Djordje has gained a lot of experience in the highest positions at the department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Belgrade.

Jasminka Petrović

Mentee 2012/13.

I wrote more than 20 books. Some of them have been translated in 24 languages. My books were transforemed into theater performances in Belgrade, Zagreb, Sarajevo and Stockholm. I'm a screenwriter of the children's series ``Kukuriku šou`` (RTS).

Maša Avramović

Mentee 2012/13.

Masha thought she would become a doctor and now she is a teaching assistant at the Department of Pedagogy at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. Children's participation, research with children, culture for children and with children are the main focus of her interest. She is also interested in methods of learning in a local context using culture as a starting point for creative and critical thinking about society, values and identities. She worked at the Children's Cultural Center, Save the Children UK, and in the embassy of Sweden in Belgrade ... and as an independent consultant.

Ana Pešikan

Mentor 2012/13.

Ana Pesikan is the former Minister of Science and Technology in the Government of Serbia. She graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Psychology, 1981, and received her Ph.D. in 1990 and Ph.D. in 2000. She participated in more than 20 development and pedagogical psychology projects, she was a UNICEF education consultant, a member of the expert team for textbooks, and a member of the Young Talents Fund Committee. She is a lecturer at doctoral studies at the Faculty of Philosophy and Chemistry in Belgrade.

Jelena Manić Radoičić

Mentee 2012/13.

My interests include improving education and strengthening youth capacities, developing career guidance and counseling systems, management projects, work and business ethics. I am a doctor at the Department of Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade. In the Belgrade Open School, I run a team that implements projects aimed at better education and employment of young people, and I am active as a lecturer and trainer.

Jelena Milašinović

Mentee 2012/13.

I am educated in classical music, as a graduate musician - pianist, then for management in culture, and interests are spreading through the continuous learning of foreign languages and acquiring knowledge about communications. I'm a master in the field of cultural management, and my master's thesis is Art and Business - the advantages and possibilities of cross-sectoral cooperation, which speaks of trying to explore the concept of joint action of seemingly opposed concepts. Currently, I am working at Belgrade Philharmonic, which allows me to connect in one place my acquired knowledge and to further develop in them.

Nada Popović Perišić

Mentor 2012/13.

Nada is an apolitical postfeminist, a politician, a former minister of culture, a dean of the Faculty of Media and Communication at the University of Singapore. She graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy and Philology in Belgrade, Ph.D. in Zagreb with the theme ``Woman's Letter`` (the first woman from Serbia to have a doctorate with this topic). She studied in Paris, in the class of Roland Bart. From 1992 to 1994 he was Vice President of the City Assembly of Belgrade, and then became Minister of Culture in the Government of Mirko Marjanovic (1994-1998).