A message from our Chair of the Board of Directors, Lindsay Taylor
I’m really pleased to be able to follow on from my update in November to let you know that we have been successful in receiving Arts Council England transition funding.
After a difficult end to 2022, the transition funding represents a time for reflection before allowing for positive momentum. We want to move Redeye forward with the help and support of you, our dedicated membership, as well as our wider network of friends and stakeholders. We aim to create an organisation representative of our modern-day photographic industry that can continue in a sustainable way.
The changing in our funding model and the current challenges within the global economy will mean a few other adjustments, which includes increases to event fees to cover the operational costs. We’re ensuring we keep these costs low and affordable for our members and providing value for money.
We’re optimistic about the future! We have recently appointed interim new faces to the team, who along with the board bring a wealth of experience, passion, and drive for positive change. We want to build a new vision using research and intel about the sector, but most importantly it will be based on the feedback and thoughts of our members - please keep an eye out on your emails in the coming week detailing how you can have your say.
In the meantime, we will continue to support our members with a host of exciting workshops, talks, networking opportunities and much more. I’m also delighted to announce that this summer we will see the much-anticipated return of Lightbox, the long-established course for photographers and artists to collaborate with others. Please keep a look out on the website and emails for more details.
I will be in touch again in the near future to keep you informed on our progress.
Lindsay Taylor, Chair of the Board of Directors