Nana Radenković & Dragana Jevtić

Date/ Time

9 October 2020 | 18 - 20h


Praça Coronel Pacheco, 2, Porto


Free with Registration


What is mentorship?
Is it for me?
What can I learn and gain from it?
If i become a mentee or a mentor, what impact will it have on my personal and professional development?
Should I find a mentor for myself?
And if yes – how?
These are just some of the questions we will discuss jointly with the audience, in an interactive presentation and Q&A session.
Within the Creative Hubs Network partnership, UPTEC welcomes CRU Cowork (Porto) and Nova Iskra Creative Hub (Belgrade, Serbia) currently engaged in the second round of Creative FLIP peer-to-peer exchange and mobility scheme for creative hubs from across the European continent and its neighborhood.
Within this exchange, guests from Belgrade, Nana Radenković, co-founder and program manager of Nova Iskra Creative Hub, and Dragana Jevtić, co-founder and director of Creative Mentorship organization which is one of the coworkers in Nova Iskra hub, will share their experiences and insights on benefits and values of mentorship for creatives, with the aim of the implementation of the new CRU Creative Mentorship, addressed to the creative class in Porto.
This program will focus on various topics around mentorship and its specific value for personal and professional development to the upcoming leaders in the field of culture, art and media.
We are very much looking forward to meeting all interested professionals and future professionals from the field of arts, culture and creative industries in Porto and sharing our knowledge, experience, passion and enthusiasm.
About Creative Mentorship
Creative mentorship was developed in Serbia 8 years ago as a bottom-up initiative, from the need which was recognized by initiators. Since then, through every new cycle and new generation of mentees and mentors, the program has been further developed and improved. Creative Mentorship promotes mentorship as a way of lifelong learning and exchange of knowledge and experience between established professionals, mentors and emerging professionals, mentees. So far, 5 cycles of the program were realized with more than 250 participants..Our network represents 250 ambassadors of the idea of mentorship, knowledge and experience sharing, and mutual support.
In addition to running the mentorship program in Serbia, the mission of Creative Mentorship is to spread the information about mentorship globally, about its value and impact, both on individuals and the society as a whole. As this organization started from the need, as a bottom up initiative, we know all the do’s and don’t of running a mentoring program, and are happy to share this knowledge to support organizations of creatives around Europe and wider to start their own mentoring programs in their countries.
About Nova Iskra
Nova Iskra Creative Hub gathers various initiatives, entrepreneurs and professionals from the field of creative industries. Nova Iskra We design spaces and experiences for people, organizations and businesses to work, learn, innovate and create together. We are taking an active role in shaping the ways in which, as a society, we will live, learn and work.
About Creative FLIP
Finance, Learning, Innovation and Patenting is a Pilot project co-funded by the EUand lead by Goethe Institute, whose main objective is to support healthy and sustainable ecosystems for Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) with respect to these four key policy areas.


Dragana Jevtić

Dragana Jevtić, founder and director of the Creative Mentorship has a great experience in understanding the specific needs of professionals within the creative sector and has devoted her time and focus to raise awareness on the value of mentorship and importance overall personal development within the creative community.

Nana Radenković

Nana Radenković is one of the co-founders of Nova Iskra Creative Hub, where she is focused on creating mentoring programs, trainings and workshops for individuals, organizations and companies interested in taking an active role in the processes of transformation – not only of their projects and businesses, but also through creation of new ways in which we could learn, live and work in the future.