“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.


“Creative Mentorship” supports the development of regional mentoring programs

This year has brought many opportunities for our team to use our knowledge and support the development of mentoring programs and advocate the importance of mentoring in Serbia, the region and beyond.

In February this year, we started cooperation on the regional mentoring program implemented by the Kooperativa – Regional Platform for Culture with partners Anibar, Društvo Asociacija, NKSS, Jadro Association | Sail Association Jadro Asociacioni, Operation City and OKC Abrašević, with the goal of empowering individuals and organizations for inter-national cultural programs. On that occasion, the team of “Creative Mentorship” provides support to the Kooperativa and participants in the project Reg. Lab – New Culture Spaces and Networks as drivers of an innovative and sustainable bottom-up development of regional collaboration, by sharing knowledge in the field of mentoring as well as various tools and resources that can be applied in mentoring, with a special focus on the potential of online transformation of this relationship.

The project is implemented within the framework of regional cooperation supported by Creative Europe and its program dedicated to cooperation in the Western Balkans, with innovation and sustainable development as focal points.

With participants and mentors from Croatia, Northern Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia, we work to develop the skills needed to successfully implement transnational programs, apply digital tools, develop programs, engage the community, and technical production and development of innovative management models, and more.

The program lasts six months and now is halfway completed. The midterm training was held in April when we talked to mentors and mentees about their work so far, progress, and challenges within the mentoring relationship, as well as to map the upcoming steps.

We are glad to have the opportunity to contribute to the development of regional cooperation by exchanging knowledge and skills to strengthen great initiatives to implement projects that will lead to community development and strengthen the cultural network among these countries.