- DAS Creative Producing
I am a cultural professional, polyglot and a cosmopolitan driven to bring different worlds and diverse perspectives closer across various dimensions and levels - time-wise, geographically, emotionally, mentally. "My thing" is to work on making possible (cultural) projects which connect peoples and cultures, have social relevance and impact, and improve our world with new ideas, visions and knowledge.
My background is: Belgrade, BA Theatre, MA Cultural Policy & Cultural management. My professional life is: Amsterdam and international cultural cooperation. In the last 15 years I have managed, codeveloped, coordinated and advised on a broad range of interdisciplinary collaborative networks, platforms, programs and projects – from complex international (cultural) funds and multi-stakeholders grant-programs, to socially engaged arts and culture projects worldwide – for various Dutch and international foundations (HIVOS; DOEN; European Cultural Foundation). I also have a vast experience in co-creation of capacity building and research programs, international conferences and meetings, as well as in strategic planning and creation of new policies and programs.
My expertise is advising cultural institutions, artists and funds on internationalization (trans-cultural exchange and co-producing) policies, strategies and projects; and assessment and selection of grant project-proposals. Spotting (exceptional) talent and potential of individuals, projects, institutions and initiatives to make an impact, is what I do best, where my talent lies. At the moment, I am advisor for internationalization at the Dutch Performing Fund.