Creative Mentorship

Dragana Jevtić is Chairperson of the association, Founder and Director of Creative Mentorship programme. Dragana lived, studied, and worked in the United States (New York, California and Florida), France, Cyprus and Serbia. She graduated in International Business at the State University of California. In Belgrade, she attended the UNESCO Master Studies in Cultural Policy and Management at the University of Arts. After returning from the USA, 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. In Creative Mentorship she holds legal and financial responsibility, is running the organization, aiming to make the mentoring program the best it can be. She is also promoting mentorship as a tool for personal and professional development and sharing the acquired knowledge and experience with other organizations and countries, in order to support the development and implementation of their own mentoring programs.

 

Jelena Mihajlov, Project Manager within the Creative Mentorship team, is an art historian and cultural theorist. Jelena is in charge of running the core mentoring program, as well as the regional one. She is currently PhD candidate at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade, at the department of Culture and Media Studies, working on the PhD thesis focused on the representation of minorities in museums in the multicultural province of Vojvodina.

Daša Spasojević is an architect and urban planner, currently a Doctoral researcher at Monash University, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture in Melbourne. Daša’s interest is the design of learning and participation processes as well as cultural and social infrastructure that underpins architectural and design practices. For her, mentoring is a crucial component in triggering and sustaining the development of cultural practices within and between cities, communities and individuals. Daša has been a mentee in Creative Mentorship in 2015/2016 generation, and from 2016 she is a Mentoring Coordinator within Creative Mentorship team, employing her knowledge from design and social sciences in conceptualising mentoring tools for mentors and mentees, and evaluation and monitoring processes during the mentoring relationship development.

Višnja Kisić is art historian, MA in Cultural Management and Policy and PhD in Heritage and Museum Studies. She is a Founder of Creative Mentorship and has been developing the program since 2012, mainly focusing on mentoring tools, educational program for mentees, and public debates program designed to the needs of emerging professionals in culture and creative industries.

 

From 2018 she acts as Education and Development Advisor for the organisation, and is active in other non-formal educational program for cultural sector, leading the “Project 33 – Educational and mentoring support in strategic planning for cultural institutions in Novi Sad” (within Novi Sad European Capital of Culture 2021) and International Summer Academy on Managing Historic Urban Landscapes, etc. She is assistant professor at the Faculty of Sport and Tourism Novi Sad, lecturer at UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management at University of Arts Belgrade, and at international MA on Cultural Policy and Management by University Hassan II in Casablanca and University of Hildesheim, and a guest lecturer at University Lyon II and Upsala University.

 

Tatjana Nikolić received her Bachelor (in 2009) and Master degree (in 2013) in cultural and media management at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, where she currently attends PhD studies in the field of cultural policy. Tatjana has been a member of the Creative Mentorship team since 2014. From 2014 to 2016 she was a member of the Managing Board of the National Youth Council of Serbia. At the moment, she is also a Junior Researcher and Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts.