Dijana Rakovic

Dijana is a Project Manager at Counterpoints Arts, her role spanning the interconnected production, curation and participation strands, with added area of special interest in climate change and environmental justice.

Dijana leads on the production on London events for Counterpoints Arts music programme, Refugee Week UK artistic programme, in collaboration with flagship cultural institutions, and the organisation’s ‘cooperative commissioning’ strand, focusing on place-based art projects. Other productions Dijana worked on include Insomnia at Southbank’s Bargehouse, Counterpoint at Rochelle School, Dis/placed at Shoreditch Town Hall; Adopting Britain with Southbank Centre; Everyday on Canalside, a participatory project with residents on a local housing estate; the ongoing multi-platform and partnership programme Who Are We? at Tate Exchange. Currently she is leading on the ‘Music For Social Change’ PRS Foundation funded project, supporting music programming throughout 2019, including a youth engagement project based on hip hop in Kent, South East England.

Dijana was a participant in the Creative Climate Leadership programme in Slovenia in October 2017, coordinated by Julie’s Bicycle and Slovenian social development organisation PiNA, supported by Creative Europe. Since she has been a part of the international network of alumni working across the arts and culture and creative industries, the development sector, politics and leadership development.

Dijana is currently a PI in an international arts, education and networking project called Picturing Climate. The AHRC funded project brings together artists, researchers and grassroots arts and culture organisations in Cuba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Jordan, and the UK to explore the potential of arts and humanities based methodologies in developing local and international educational capacity on climate change induced food and livelihoods insecurities.