“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.



Anne-Lorraine Vigouroux, the cultural attaché from the French Institute in Serbia, and Jean-Baptiste Cuzin, the Director of the French Institute in Serbia, held a meeting, on September 10th, with two mentoring pairs from the ongoing, fourth cycle of the “Creative Mentorship” programme.

In the Institute premises, they welcomed Aneta Goranović, the Director of of the youth “Reflektor theatre”, whose mentor is Natali Beljanski,  the Executive Director of the Festival uličnih svirača in Novi Sad and Stefan Sretić, young and awareded pianist from Niš, whose mentor is Milan Savić, Director of the International saxophone festival Belgrade – Saxperience. In the pleasant conversation, they introduced the representatives of the Institute with their work..

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, Project Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation Switzerland, Welcome to Germany, OSCE Summer School – Vienna. Aneta is working on socially engaged theater plays: Macho Men, Red: A suicide of the Nation, A Suspicious Person and the newest one, DEATH TO FASCISM: On Heroes and Freedom.

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.

The Director of the French Institute, Jean-Baptiste Cuzin, opened the meetingand said:Apart from the French Institute cultural and educational programmes, and its support to the different art events, we consider very important to bond, throught “Creative Mentorship”, with cultural sector in Serbia, to support its development, innovations and changes in society that we can create through culture.”

It is our pleasure to be long-term partner of the “Creative Mentorship”. Also, the French Institute is glad that it can, this year, provide opportunities for two young and perspective artists and cultural workers in the field of performing arts, to develop both on the personal and professional level.

The fourth cycle of the non-profit programme “Creative Mentorship“ started in February 2018 and it will last until February 2019. It gathered 25 mentoring couples  – 50 mentees and mentors from 11 cities from Serbia. “Creative Mentorship” promotes mentoring process as a tool of professional and personal development, strengthens the cultural sector capacities and supports perspective professionals in the field of culture, art and creative industries which are interested in improving, networking, knowledge and experience exchange.