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FOUNDATIONS AND BENEFACTORS
Dogwood Center for the Performing Arts . Fremont Area Community Foundation . Jerome Robbins Foundation . Brooklyn Academy of Music . DeVos Institute of Arts Management. 92Y New York
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs . Brooklyn Arts Council
Satellite Collective designs and produces collaborations. We thrive on the work of building a sustainable creative, financial and collaborative model that can generate new visions for dance, multimedia, music and poetry.
1) Regional footprint. We establish relationships where new movements are evolving that we believe will impact the mainstream of the creative disciplines in our working scope: music, dance, multimedia, spoken and written word, photog- raphy and fashion design. We pursue working relationships with organizations to incubate works in these areas and then draw talent from the local talent pools.
2) Coordinated funding. We have designed a funding strategy around a footprint of private foundations, state government, corporate and private foundations. Success in each of these funding verticals can be leveraged for legitimacy and credibility in the others. We seek new funding sources in preference to tapping established sources with large competitive pools, however, the repertory is also designed at a level of ambition that makes us competitive with a world class peer group to seek funding in the most competitive environments.
3) Our business plan is strict. We separate creative production and performance financially and logistically. Ticket revenues are reinvested in performances; creative production is a separate funding track anchored by the Satellite Gallery llc with permanent studio space and a resident performing arts center on Lake Michigan.
4) We seek support in kind. We balance funding with organizational support by building tight, detailed relationships with independent organizations that can offer us environments to incubate the artists and the organization; and we then focus our collaboration around these organizations to establish long term an- chors for the organization.
5) We insist on total collaboration.
6) We recruit artists who can sustain their own artistic growth and careers independently and then use our collaborative method to synthesize work that no one individual could create alone.
7) We plan and generate critical dialogue about our own works. Each repertory element exists as: Part of a reasoned dialogue we wish to generate with our audience about themes we consider relevant; A specific combination of artistic disciplines we believe will generate new creative frictions; A critical framework designed in a 3 year plan; A signature style that can be communicated visually in print and online media.
8) We generate works that are designed to advance a vision in each artistic dis- cipline by co-opting elements of the others. This makes an organization that can advance careers of each individual artist by providing them. We can have many faces, depending in which art the audience at the moment is focused on, and bring the power of the other arts to that audience through their preferred discipline.
9) We have a spiritual anchor, our workshop.
10) We recruit new members to the core creative group according to a plan. Artists with leadership ability join the core creative group and then recruit and manage performers as needed for the repertory. The core creative group determines which new members it needs to meet the demands of the repertory plan and test new members with production reaponsibilities first, and then with recruit- ing and management responsibilities, then they join the core team for repertory planning.
11) We utilize corporate form and discipline. Intellectual property rights are managed; Operations do not exceed funding: we don't take on debt; Rights and obligations of all participants are documented in written contracts; Activities are planned with budgets and pro formas; Legal, organizational, fundraising and accounting actions are advised and directed by paid professionals; Finances are managed through business accounts.