Redeye's Rethink Sessions aim to help photographers and artists navigate and adapt to the COVID-19 crisis; to reprioritise, and find new ideas and income during the pandemic and beyond. 

The first of The Rethink Sessions will aim to tackle a couple of the most common questions we have been asked; ‘How do I fund my practice through the pandemic?’ and ‘How can I respond artistically?’.

Howard Hopwood is the chair of Redeye's board and has 40 years experience in the photographic industry. Howard starts the session with his thoughts on documenting and responding to the pandemic as artists and photographers.

Helen Jenkins is Redeye’s Development Advisor and a trainer with the Arts Council England Funded ‘Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme’. She will be offering general advice about some of the arts funding for individuals that have been recently announced.

Please send any questions you have for Howard or Helen to They will use these questions to start the conversation and there will be the opportunity to ask further questions during the event.

We would like to thank Helen and Howard who are both generously donating their time to help keep our running costs low and events free to all.


Howard Hopwood has worked in the photographic business for 40 years and was chairman of HARMAN technology until September 2015, which is the company that bought the ILFORD black and white business in 2005. He is on the board of trustees of the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre in Widnes and is chair of the Redeye board. Both these roles are unpaid. 

Helen Jenkins runs her own freelance fundraising and consultancy 117 Consulting and has over 20 years fundraising and senior management experience in both the arts and charities. She is a trainer with the ACE funded Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme.


Who is it for?

This event is free and open to all. It will be of particular use to freelancers and those with mixed careers aiming to work through the pandemic.


Wednesday 8th April 5:15 - 6:30pm.


Online! Booking will close on Wednesday 8th at 2pm and we will then be in touch with everyone who has registered with the meeting code and password. You will need an internet connection and a computer, smartphone or tablet.


Please register for free by 2pm on Wednesday 8th to receive your invitation to the meeting. Please note you get a standard e-ticket but you don't need to keep it. Instead we will email you with an invite to the Zoom meeting details after 2pm. You will then be in the Zoom Waiting Room until the host starts the event.


Photo shows Helen Jenkins.

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