Mentor: Ana Vujanović
Ana Vujanović (Berlin/Hamburg—Belgrade) is a freelance cultural worker—researcher, writer, lecturer, dramaturge, curator—in the fields of contemporary performing arts and culture.
Holds Ph.D. in Theatre Studies from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade.
She is a cofounder and a member of the editorial collective of TkH [Walking Theory], the Belgrade-based theoretical-artistic platform, and chief editor of TkH journal for performing arts theory. Her particular commitment has been to empower the independent scenes in Belgrade and former Yugoslavia (Druga scena, Clubture regija, and others). She has lectured and given workshops at various universities and independent educational programs throughout Europe. She engages in artworks in the fields of performance, theatre, dance, and video/film, as dramaturge, co-author, performer and artistic collaborator. She publishes regularly in journals and collections (TkH, Maska, Frakcija, Teatron, Performance Research, TDR and others) and is author of four books, most recently Public Sphere by Performance with Bojana Cvejić (Berlin: b_books, 2012). She is currently international visiting professor at the Dpt. for Human Movement/Performance Studies, University of Hamburg.
In recent years her research interest has been focused on the intersections between performance and politics in neoliberal capitalist societies.
Coordinators: Marijana Cvetković and Biljana Tanurovska Kjulavkovski
Marijana Cvetkovic graduated from the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Belgrade (art history). Completed MA in management in culture and cultural policy at the University of Arts in Belgrade and Université Lyon 2 (France). Currently a PhD candidate at the University of Arts in Belgrade, she has initiated and realised various programmes and projects in the fields of cultural policy, international and Balkan cultural cooperation, contemporary dance and visual arts, museums, and elsewhere.
Manager of Station Service for contemporary dance and Nomad Dance Academy, Balkan platform for development of contemporary dance and performing arts. Cultural activist in the independent cultural scenes of Belgrade and Serbia.
Selected Fellowships: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Musée du Louvre, Paris; Central European University, Budapest; Università di Foggia.
Since 2009 teaches as guest lecturer and teaching assistant in the MA programme in cultural management and cultural policy at the University of Arts in Belgrade (UNESCO Chair).
Since 2011, she has been teaching in the MA programme in international performance research at the same university (Erasmus Mundus Programme with Warwick University, UK, the University of Helsinki and the University of Amsterdam).
Gives lectures and workshops on project management, regional cultural cooperation, performing arts management, museum management and cultural policy.
Published numerous articles in various magazines and edited books.
Biljana Tanurovska Kjulavkovski is a cultural worker operating in the field of contemporary arts and participates in the development of the independent art scene in Macedonia through diverse professional engagements. Together with her coworkers she works on the re-evaluation of modes of artistic and cultural production and advocates for the re-formation of cultural policy and for political and social changes in the local context. She holds a BA in the History of Art and Archaeology, an MA in Interculturalism, Cultural Management and Cultural Policy from the University of Arts in Belgrade, and currently she is PhD candidate in the Faculty of Drama Arts in Belgrade.
Has attended several training and educational/research programs (CE University course for Innovative Cultural Policies and Cultural Management; Marcel Hicter Foundation – European Diploma for project management; part of the USA scholarship programme ‘Arts Link Fellowship program’; research residency in TanzQuartier Vienna, etc.)
In 2003 she cofounded the organization LOKOMOTIVA – Centre for New Initiatives in the Arts and Culture, where she works as a manager and programme coordinator. She is cofounder of NOMAD Dance Academy (NDA), a self-organised model of regional collaboration in contemporary dance in the Balkan region. She is part of the decision-making body and regional coordination body of the NDA.
She has initiated and managed various projects and programmes related to the contemporary performing arts, cultural policy, international collaboration, curating, etc.
She has been a presenter, selector and jury member of several festivals, has participated in conferences concerning cultural policy issues. She has authored articles and coedited magazines and book publications and has published texts in several catalogues. Since 2011 she has been teaching in the Faculty for Music Arts in Skopje, in the contemporary dance pedagogy department. Gives lectures and workshops in project management, strategic development, performing arts management, cultural policy and models of regional collaboration.