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 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.