Marijana Cvetković Marković & Miki Braniste

Marijana Cvetković Marković graduated from the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Belgrade (Art History), completed her MA in Management in Culture and Cultural Policy at the University of Arts in Belgrade and Université Lyon 2 (France) and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Arts in Belgrade. Marković  has initiated various programs and projects in the fields of cultural policy, international and Balkan cultural cooperation, contemporary dance and visual arts, museums and more. She is a manager of Station Service for contemporary dance and Nomad Dance Academy, Balkan platform for development of contemporary dance and performing arts and a cultural activist at the independent cultural scenes of Belgrade and Serbia. Her Fellowships include the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Musée du Louvre, Paris, Central European University, Budapest and Università di Foggia. Marković has taught as guest lecturer and teaching assistant at the MA in Cultural Management and Cultural Policy at the University of Arts in Belgrade (UNESCO Chair) since 2009 and at the MA in International Performance Research program since 2011 (Erasmus Mundus Programme with Warwick University, UK, the University of Helsinki and the University of Amsterdam). She gives lectures and workshops on project management, regional cultural cooperation, performing arts management, museum management and cultural policy and has been published numerous articles in various magazines and edited books.

In 2005 Miki Braniste founded The ArtLink Association together with two other young cultural operators and in 2010 she founded a new structure, Colectiv A in Cluj. Starting in 2004 she was involved in initiating and coordinating overall scale cultural events such as: The “Voir, entendre la Roumanie” Festival in Lyon (2004), eXplore Dance Festival in Bucharest (2005), residence in Bucharest for the photographer Pascal Martinez under the Pepinieres europeennes/ MAP XXL European program, the  4Projects program and The Body workshop led by choreographer Florin Fieroiu in October/ November, PerForming the Body in 2006 and eXplore Dance in 2007. In 2010 she founded, along with Cora Sevianu and Laura Panait, the Colectiv A Association, detached from Artlink Association, the Cluj team. Colectiv A aims to participate in the development of local cultural scene by organizing contemporary dance workshops, interdisciplinary collaborations, artistic residencies, etc. and to implement the international festival of performing arts and video, Temps D’Images in Cluj. In 2011 and 2012 she was invited by the Center of Excellence in Image Study to teach cultural strategies and management courses. She was also selected to take part in a Atelier for young festival managers taking place in Singapore in May 2011. The workshop was organized by European Asian Foundation, European Festival Association and CultureLink. In Octber 2011 she was invited tin Tokyo to participate in the International Visitor Program organized by Tokyo Governement.