Education: Arizona State University - Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Degree Name Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow Field Of Study Journalism and Mass Communications Dates attended or expected graduation 2012 – 2013 It is a Fulbright exchange activity funded by Congress.The Humphrey Fellowship Program at the Cronkite School has three primary goals: Foster personal and professional growth for each fellow;Prepare fellows to take up meaningful leadership roles in their home nations; and provide opportunities for a rich exchange of information among fellows, faculty, students, professionals and citizens of Arizona.Cronkite’s curriculum for the fellows includes the Humphrey Seminar, a year-long course in global leadership; other ASU coursework of their choice; opportunities for fellows to interact with their American counterparts at conferences, meetings and seminars; professional experiences and the Washington Global Leadership Forum, a four-day seminar in Washington during which fellows learn about U.S. institutions, federal agencies and international organizations. Edit education Art Academy Sarajevo Art Academy Sarajevo Art Academy Sarajevo Degree Name Academic Painter and Art Professor Field Of Study Painting Dates attended or expected graduation 1997 – 2004 The Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, as a public higher education institution and a member of the University of Sarajevo, was established in 1972, pursuant to the Law on the Establishment of the Academy, adopted that same year, which defined its principal tasks, primarily those of educating artists sin the domain of fine and visual arts, and organising the teaching process for primary and secondary school teachers of arts.It was founded by renowned artists, scientists, professors and professionals in the area of culture. Muhamed Karamehmedović, an art historian and the first dean of the Academy, Nada Pivac, an academic painter,Mersad Berber, an academic painter, Boro Aleksić, an academic painter, Alija Kučukalić, an academic sculptor, Zdenko Grgić, an academic sculptor - these are just a few names of famous professors - founders of the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo.
Languages: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, English, Italian
LinkedIN Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/atelibecirevic/
Current Position: Artist, PR & Project Manager
Experience Description: Experience includes: • Program Coordinator - Cronkite Global Initiatives - Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication (Aug 2016 - Present) • Interpreter for English / Bosnian / Croation / Serbian - CyraCom (Sep 2016 - Present) • Public Relations Manager - Divanhana - World Music Band (Jan 2012 - Present) • Public Relations Manager - Futurea Festival (Feb 2016 - Sep 2016) • Events Officer - Events Manager - EU Info Centre (Jan 2014 - Apr 2016) • Social Media Manager - Civitas - Developing Democratic Citizenship (Jun 2013 - Apr 2016) • Public Information Specialist - The City University of New York (CUNY) James Gallery & Centre for Humanities (May 2013 - Jul 2013) • Event Manager - Kids Festival (May 2003 - May 2012) • Hospitality and Translations - International Theater Festival MESS (Oct 2002 - Oct 2011) • Radio Talk Show Host - Radio Blog - Radio M 98.7 Sarajevo (Sep 2010 - Dec 2010) • Executive Producer - The International Festival for Experimental Theatre - Teatarfest (May 2003 - Jun 2010) • Project Manager & Public Information Manager - Art Zone (Aug 2005 - Nov 2009) • Assistant Director - The Rhythm of Life movie (2006 - 2008) • Marketing and Public Relations Manager - Go West movie (2005 - 2008) • Administration Manager - Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 2001 - Oct 2002)
I am an expert in public relations, event planning, program implementation, internal and external operational liaisons, program marketing, database management and reporting.
I also have excellent skills in communication, computer utilization, organization, administration, and monitoring.
I have years of experience in project management, organizing high level events, (festivals, concerts, and human rights activities) and public relations management. Previously, I have worked as the Events Officer at the European Union Informational Center (EUIC) in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). I not only helped establish the Center, but also designed and implemented a range of creative events that engaged audiences across a wide age range with EU policies.
I also have worked as an Event & Workshop Coordinator for the largest independent children’s festival in East Europe, the Kids Festival Sarajevo. I managed more than 100 workshops, coordinated more than 80 employees and volunteers, and influenced the educative and creative progress of the Festival. I exceeded annual children visits by ~15% consistently for 10 years by creating a network between local communities, schools and NGO’s that work with children, and following-up with existing festival partners.
I’m a PR and Management specialist with an interest in building the most effective campaigns possible. For over 10+ years, I’ve been helping projects promote and create their perfect brand and visions.
I’m well-versed in negotiations, planning and development, management, operations, and logistics coordination and scheduling.
When I’m not on the job, I love hiking, creating my art work, discovering new cultural events and indulging my love for seeing new places and learning about new cultures.