Dynamic and goal oriented professional with over 7 years of experience in managing international art and culture projects. Highly committed client and artist relationship management expert proficient in business development and leadership with strong skills in multilingual translation from diverse registers of English/Serbian/Arabic with literacy in Spanish and French.
As a principal project manager for Bait Muzna Gallery in Oman, from 2014 until 2018, Sara successfully managed and secured the artwork packages for luxury hotel brands including W, Anantara, Sundus Rotana, Radisson, Sheraton, Shaza, Hilton. Handled art consultancy, procurement procedures, artworks and artifacts sourcing, artist management CRM. Created art concepts for public spaces (art fairs, art exhibitions, hotels, banks, corporate) and private clients. She closely collaborated with interior designers, brand operators attaining premium standards for art requirements in line with identity of the development.
Since 2019 Sara has been working for Foundation Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture, first as a project manager & lead curator and was later promoted to be a head of program department. Sara headed two program platforms Migrations and Heroines and flagship projects Tesla Light Gallery, Migration of souls, Mileva Maric Einstein Exhibition, Vila festival, Exhibition Time and Universe, Mast Square international exhibition. In November 2020 Sara was promoted to be a program director. She develops and manages entire program of over 500 events. She oversees program and budget planning, workflow organization and heads communication and negotiation with officials, art institutions, relevant international expert bodies, partners, and artists. Sara monitors processes, handles program evaluation, implements complex systems and strategic planning.
Sara holds BA degree in Arabic Language and Literature from University of Belgrade where she was proclaimed the best student of generation (1 out of 2000). Her MA degree is in Cultural Policy and Management – University of Belgrade and Lyon 2 University France with thesis Reception of The Royal Opera House Muscat and its Impact on Citizens of Oman.