This event is part of the DEVELOP strand in our new autumn/winter programme;

A full day workshop empowering photographers and artists to fundraise effectively and create a financial strategy for their practice.



Dodge The Shredder is a full day workshop empowering artists to fundraise effectively and create a financial strategy for their practice. Created, developed and delivered by Emilia Telese. 

The workshop looks at:

  • Approaching galleries and funding bodies with a great proposal
  • Minimising rejection when applying for funding
  • How to create a financial support strategy for your art practice
  • Writing about your practice effectively
  • Finding out about the best sources of funding for your practice

This session offers tailor-made feedback sessions for funding proposals in progress in a friendly, supportive environment. Participants are invited to bring copies of a proposal they are working on (this is not compulsory). Each proposal will be examined and suggestions will be made to improve chances of success.

Dodge the Shredder is widely considered to be the leading workshop of its kind in the UK. For Redeye, this workshop will include information tailor-made for lens-based artists working in photography, artists' film and video.

Emilia Telese

Emilia Telese is an award-winning artist, writer and academic. A graduate of the 600-year-old Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, living in the UK since 1997, her practice spans several art forms, from interactive and body-responsive technology, film and live art to installation and public art. She has exhibited worldwide since 1994, including at Ars Electronica, ZKM, Venice Biennale, the Louvre, Paris and the Freud Museum, London. A former Arts Council of England Regional member, Emilia is passionate about  the financial sustainability of artists' work.  She is a specialist in professional practice for artists, lecturing and speaking at over 30 UK and European art institutions and organisations.  She is a CDA AHRC PhD researcher in Cultural Policy at the University of Loughborough in partnership with a-n The Artists Information Company, looking at the economic value of artists in the UK economy.

This event starts at 10:00 on 27 January 2017 until 16:00. Doors open at 09:30.

This event takes place at Manchester Central Library, St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD. The venue is fully accessible. 

Please book your ticket using the links below. You need to be signed in to do so. Tickets are £45.00. Redeye members £25.00, concession tickets £35.00.

Who is it for?
The session is aimed at practitioners with no to minimal experience of fundraising, or for those who need a refresher course in current strategies.

Please note our terms and conditions including our refund policy.

Image: Robbie Venn

Related DEVELOP events:
Photographers and Research with Shirley Read
Rethinking Your Business Model

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