ABOUT
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Satellite believes in artists collaborating as equals, globally and virtually. We incubate performances, arts exchanges and publications that allow artists to work together because we believe that is the future. We grow artists.
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WE INCUBATE ARTISTS
Satellite Collective formed in 2010, with members of the New York City Ballet, visual artists, writers, and composers from across the country. Since then, Satellite has produced five seasons of multi-disciplinary work in New York City and in Michigan, where our summer residencies are held.
HISTORY
Dynamic, live performances of dance, original music, spoken word, short film, multimedia and architecture. In reviewing Satellite's most recent performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, The New York Times called Satellite's work "commendably seamless" and noted that "these are people who know how to produce a show."
In 2015, Satellite Collective was selected for the BAM/DeVos Institute of Arts Management 2015 Professional Development Program. This year, Satellite was chosen for presentation in the DIG Dance Program, 92Y, New York City.
PERFORMING ARTS
AN INTERNATIONAL ARTS EXPERIMENT
"TELEPHONE" is an international arts exchange that globally joins artists. This project operates much like the game telephone: artists of various mediums interpret the work of other artists with their own work, passing a single message from art form to art form. The New York Times noted that Telephone "is basically a performance of something that every artist already knows, which is that art is not made in solitude; it's made out of other art."
THE SATELLITE PRESS
Satellite's literature and arts magazine "TRANSMISSION" is dedicated to the conversation between artists and writers. Our independent press publishes new and unusual works from emerging and established authors.
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Satellite Collective is a forward thinking collaboration of artists. None of our work would be possible without the generous contributions of those who share our vision.
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ARTISTIC
Kevin Draper
Satellite Collective is led by Artistic Director Kevin Draper. We are New York City based, with regional homes on Lake Michigan, the Pacific Northwest and participating artists from around the world.
We have created and launched an international arts community, called "Telephone" with artists in 159 cities and 42 countries. And we have grown our magazine "Transmission" with a focus on place and community. Since 2010, over 545 artists have participated in or contributed to Satellite productions.
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CORPORATE SPONSORS

Nestle Nutrition . SAP America .

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.

STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES BROOKLYN .. DETROIT .. MANHATTAN .. SEATTLE .. GRAND RAPIDS .. LONDON .. PORTLAND .. JOHANNESBURG
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