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Dodge the Shredder - masterclass by Emilia Telese

Award winning artist and PhD Emilia Telese will lead her trademark workshop Dodge the Shredder, teaching artists how to fundraise effectively and create a financial strategy for their practice.

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Dodge the Shredder - masterclass by Emilia Telese
Dodge the Shredder - masterclass by Emilia Telese

Time & Location

22. jan. 2024, 10:30 – GMT+1 – 16:30

Online - Google Meet


About the event

Award winning artist and PhD Emilia Telese will lead her trademark workshop Dodge the Shredder, teaching artists how to fundraise effectively and create a financial strategy for their practice.

Emilia Telese created Dodge The Shredder while managing the Artists’ Resource at Fabrica, the largest resource for artists’ professional development in the South East of England. Working for over six years creating the library, Emilia noticed that the most frequently asked question was how to fundraise for one´s work. Many artists were frustrated at not having a strategy for this, and so the format of Dodge the Shredded was created, using a system based on Emilia's research and personal practice.


Dr Emilia Telese (Italy, 1973) is an award-winning artist and art theorist based in Iceland. She graduated in Painting from Fine Arts Academy in Florence in 1996 with a particular interest in XIV Century techniques, the 1960s Italian avant-garde movement and contemporary performance. She subsequently furthered her studies at the University of Brighton (Printmaking), University of Sussex (Arts Management), University of Warwick (Cultural Policy) University of Loughborough (PhD in Social Science) and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). She trained in printmaking under Vairo Mongatti (Florence 1934-), one of the foremost acquaforte printmakers in Italy.

She has exhibited worldwide since 1994, including the Louvre (Paris 2012), the New Forest Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale (Venice, 2005), Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria, 2002 - 2003), ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany 2007), Chashama (New York City, USA 2008), Centro Cultural Telemar (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 2010), Manege (St Petersburg, Russia 2000), Leeds City Gallery, ArtSway(New Forest, UK), the Freud Museum (London UK) Iand Grafíksalur (Reykjavík 2022, 2023). 

She has presented her work at major events at Tate Britain, the Royal Festival Hall, the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) Oxford, Manchester Contemporary, Merchant City Festival, Glasgow, the Brighton Festival, and more.

Her practice crosses traditional media with time-based practice, including immersive, sensorial, interactive and body-responsive technology, lens-based practice, performance, installation, and public art, as well as classic media such as painting, printmaking and drawing.

Her artistic practice spans several artforms, including performance, installation, printmaking and public art. She joins heritage techniques with contemporary media in order to explore different themes, such as conscious social engagement, the border between the universal and the personal, the body as a means of expression and the questioning of stereotypes.



When: Monday 22nd of January 2024 

Where: Online (Google Meet)

Total Duration: 5 hours (with breaks).

10:30 - 13:00  Session One

13:00 - 14:00  Lunch Break

14:00 - 16:30  Session Two and Project review.

(the hours displayed refer to GMT+1-Rome)

Language: English

Cost: 45€ / 7000 ISK

Dr Telese will also give direct feedback to a small number of projects or portfolios at the end of the class, at no extra cost.

One hour 1:1 consultations with art professionals usually have a much higher price, so we recommend to take this unique opportunity until it lasts. 


Please use the RSVP button to confirm your attendance and specify if you would like to participate in the project/portfolio review.

A payment link will be sent to each participant no later than the 18th of January.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Clizia at or via DM on our social media. We will be happy to clear your doubts. 

The fine prints: 

  • The space in the masterclass is not guaranteed until the payment has been made. 
  • If you wish to have direct feedback at the end of the class, please make sure you are comfortable sharing your project with the rest of the participants. 
  • Once payment is received, it is non refundable. 
  • The link to attend the masterclass will be provided closer to the date

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