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EVENT : January 29, 2015.

Dodge The Shredder: Fundraising Application Workshop

Thursday 29th January, 2-5pm
£15 (£10 concessions)
space2, Manchester Craft & Design Centre

Do you struggle writing funding applications? Are you looking to learn techniques that will help you avoid the funder’s shredder?

This engaging and interactive workshop has been developed specifically for artists and makers, and will help you with your funding strategy and proposal writing. ‘Dodge the Shredder’ aims to empower artists and creative business owners to fundraise effectively and create a viable financial strategy for their projects.

‘Dodge The Shredder’ is a professional development workshop designed and led by artist Emilia Telese, who will guide participants through writing well-structured proposals and advise how to adopt a ‘dodge the shredder’ approach to reduce the chance of rejected applications to galleries and grant giving bodies.
The workshop is aimed at creative individuals with little to no experience of fundraising, or those who need a refresher course in current strategies.

The three-hour session will also look 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 projects
  • Writing about your practice effectively
  • Finding out about the best sources of funding for your activities

About Emilia Telese

Emilia Telese is an Italian artist working with performance, visual, site-specific and video art. Born in Italy in 1973, based in Warwickshire, works in London and mainland Europe. Graduated in Painting in 1996 from the Fine Arts Academy in Florence , 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 work at Ars Electronica, ZKM, the Venice Biennale, the Louvre, Paris and the Freud Museum, London, amongst others. A specialist in professional practice for artists, lecturing and speaking collaborations include work with over 30 UK and European art institutions and organisations, amongst which Royal College of Arts, University of Brighton, Liverpool University, Artquest, FilmLondon, University of The Arts London, and Fabrica.From 2004-2011 she led a-n’s NAN (Networking Artists’ Networks) initiative. She is a CDA AHRC PhD candidate in Cultural Policy at the University of Warwick in partnership with a-n The Artists Information Company.



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