Marijana completed MA in Management in Culture and Cultural Policy at the University of Arts Belgrade
and University Lyon 2, France, and is currently PhD candidate at the University of Arts Belgrade. She
initiated and realised various programmes and projects in the fields of cultural policy, international and
Balkan cultural cooperation, contemporary dance, visual arts and museum culture. She is also co-
founder of Station Service for Contemporary Dance, Nomad Dance Academy, Balkan Platform for the
Development of Contemporary Dance and Performing Arts and Belgrade’s independent cultural centre
Magacin. She is an activist in the independent cultural scenes in Belgrade and Serbia.
Marijana previously worked at the University of Arts Belgrade (Head of International Relations 2002-
2010), and the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade (Strategic Development manager). Since 2009
she has been teaching at the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Management and Cultural Policy at the
University of Arts Belgrade.
Currently she collaborates with the following organisations and platforms: Station Service for
cotnemporary dance , Nomad Dance Academy , Independent cultural center Magacin , and Platform for
theory and practice of the commons zajednicko.org .
Marijana gives lectures and workshops on diverse topics related to self-organization, independent
cultural scene, contemporary dance, museum development and networking. She has organised and
curated international conferences and exhibitions at Centre Georges Pompidou Paris, Museum of
Contemporary Art Belgrade, FLU Gallery at University of Arts Belgrade, BITEF Festival, Kondenz
Festival of Contemporary Dance and Performance and many others. She has edited several books and
published numerous articles in magazines and edited books, in Serbo-Croatian, English, Italian, Polish,
German, Swedish and French.
In 2018 she received the Jelena Santic Award “for consistency in her work and promotion of
contemporary dance, continuous advocacy for better working conditions in the field of culture, and for
the introduction of innovative practices for the youngest within the project ‘Generator’.”