About the project

“Creative Mentorship” is unique mentorship program in Serbia that provides opportunities for personal and professional development of upcoming leaders working in the field of culture. It aims to promote mentorship as a method of lifelong learning and exchange of knowledge and experience between established professionals, mentors, and emerging professionals, mentees.

Year by year, we want to build, gather and support a community of motivated, open-minded, and socially responsible individuals who will contribute to the development of our society based on creativity, knowledge and sharing.

Second edition of the program will last from January to December 2015. and it designed for 15 emerging leaders in the field of culture, such as: arts, cultural heritage, creative industries, education in and through culture, cultural management, cultural policy, activism through arts and culture, communications and other related areas, from throughout Serbia, as mentees. They will be supported through the whole next year by mentors, established professionals, which will be chosen by team of “Creative mentorship” program based on the needs, objectives and challenges that mentees elaborate in their applications.

More than 50 applications from different parts of Serbia were submitted to the open call that was open until October 25th, many of them by extraordinary candidats. Organizers will be selecting participants and matching them with suitable mentors until the end of the year. On January 31st and February 1st first official event of this edition of the program will be held, in the form of training by Marie Abild and Pamela von Sabljar, swedish experts in the field of mentorship and personal and professional development.

Last round of the program was initiated and performed in partnership with the Embassy of Sweden in Belgrade and financed by the Swedish Institute, while this year we are supported by Headley Trust, one of the foundations of Lord Sainsbury and his family, which is for decades leading example in philanthropy in Britain. Partners of the program are Embassy of Sweden in Serbia, British Council, design incubator Nova Iskra, Terra Panonica and GI Group.

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