“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.

25 participants of the 6th cycle of creative mentorship chosen

Participants in the VI cycle of the “Creative Mentorship” program were selected

After the first round of selection within the regional call for participation in the VI cycle, for which we have received many applications, the “Creative Mentorship” team, together with alumni, mentees from previous generations of the program, held interviews with shortlisted candidates.

As a result, 25 mentees were selected, who will work with the mentor on their personal and professional development for a year, improving their skills, knowledge, projects, and potentials through the exchange.

Making a choice of the final number of 25 participants was a difficult and complex task. Especially bearing in mind that this year the applications came from the region (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Croatia), and the number of quality candidates whose motivation, potential, and the quality of the projects they are working on at an extremely high level was much higher.

This year, the members of the commission, along with the “Creative Mentorship” team consisting of Dragana Jevtić, Jelena Mihajlov, Tatjana Nikolić and Višnja Kisić, were some alumni and associates Nikola Andonov, architect of MADA studio, Tijana Vuković, Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of Warsaw, founder of “Culturalist”, Jelena Knezevic, executive director of “Bitef” festival, Ivana Jovanovic Arsic, president of “Kulturis”, Ana Pejovic, cultural manager, Tatjana Obradovic Tosic, entrepreneur, coach, mentor and consultant and Dragana Tomic Pilipovic, founder and executive director of the Center for Socially Responsible Entrepreneurship – CDOP.

Among the 25 mentees of the VI cycle of the program that will be realized in 2021/2022, there are: 

Kristina Janković Obućina, Executive manager, Serbian Games Association (SGA), Belgrade, Serbia

Marija Kojić, Designr/Manufacturing coordinator, Association -Center for participatory development, Project “Andramolje”, Belgrade, Serbia

Dženana Pindžo-Mekić, Associate/ Independent painter, Association “Porodično savjetovalište”, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Kaća Dimitrijević, Coordinator/Manager, Alternative Cultural Center “Gnezdo” / Association “Fakiri sa juga”, Kruševac, Serbia

Vana FIlipovski, Program manager, Hartefakt fond, Belgrade, Serbia

Ana Franjčević, Founder and president of Net.theater, Kruševo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mila Medin, Executive director, DOO MM “Digital” / NGO Association for cultural development “Bauo”, Petrovac na moru, Montenegro

Aleksandar Lipovan, International cooperation manager, Center for visual and applide arts “Terra”, Kikinda, Serbia

Tijana Kostić, Architect and designer/Co-founder, Studio “Focal” DOO, Belgrade, Serbia

Sanja Ćopić, Employee experience manager / Founder, Eyesee / Ćopiranje, Belgrade, Serbia

Jovana Jankov, Author and project manager, Pančevox – youth podcast about culture and activism in Pančevo, Pančevo, Serbia

Jovana Simovski, Founder, photographer, creative director, Fresh Splash photo studio, Belgrade, Serbia

Vanja Nikolić, Owner and founder of the studio for artistic creation “Vanja tačka”, Belgrade, Serbia

Ivana Damnjanović, Manager, Timok Youth Center / “Prostor za Pomak”, Zaječar, Serbia

Džemal Hurić, President of the Association for the Preservation of Tradition and Development of Cultural and Artistic Creativity “BAŠLIJA”, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ljiljana Radošević, Researcher/Curator/Educator, Street Art Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

Tamara Pavlović, Director, “Neozoik” Foundation, Belgrade, Serbia

Ana Miladinović, Founder/President, Association “Znanje pod lupom”, Belgrade, Serbia

Kristina Armuš, Event and social media manager/MCF MegaCom Film, Belgrade, Serbia

Nataša Kraljević, International & Inter-University Cooperation Advisor/ President, University of Mediterranean and the Lecturer at the Faculty of Visual Arts/ of the Montenegrin Centre of ITI, Podgorica, Montenegro

Marija Džoganović, Head and associate professor, University of Mediterranean / Faculty of Visual Arts, Podgorica, Montenegro

Milena Milošević Micić, Art historian, museum advisor, Homeland museum of Knjaževac/ Balkan Museum Network / Balkan Museum Access Group, Knjaževac, Serbia

Maja Stojić, Student/ Member, Faculty for media and communications (Digital arts, major in Film) /Split photo club, Split cinema club, Sinj, Croatia

Aleksandra Takač, President, Pedagogical-educational cultural center “EdukKO centar”, Bor, Serbia

Dragana Đorđević, Owner, “Old Granny’s Home”, Seča Reka, Kosjerić, Serbia

We thank all the candidates for their applications and for the time allotted for the interviews, as well as for all those who supported us in disseminating information about the competition and our program.

We especially thank the sponsors and partners of the project, without whom we would not be able to realize this program.