Satellites Programme 2022

Closed to Applications

Applications for Satellites Programme 2022 are now closed.

2022 Participants

We are delighted to announce the participants of Satellites Programme 2022 following our open call and selection process earlier this spring.

Thomas Abercromby

Thomas is a Glasgow-based artist and curator. His work often focuses on complex questions concerning gender, race, sexuality and class, and centres around the challenging of societal power structures. Recent projects include The School of Abolition; You’re Never Done, and the Glasgow Seed Library.

Kaya Fraser

Kaya is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Perth. Kaya works with analogue photography, film, writing and sound to explore the rose-tinted memories of working-class upbringings – her own included. Kaya has worked with Creative Dundee on the Full Picture commissions and held the position of Socially Engaged Artist in Residence 2021 at Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute.

Matthew Rimmer

Matthew is a Glasgow-based artist who creates succulent and vibrantly coloured sculptures, drawings and paintings concerned with the ideologies of nature. He also explores the relationship between plastic and queerness. Recent exhibitions and events include Shocked Quartz, Ugly Duck, London (2022); First Outing, Abingdon Studios, Blackpool (2021), and Air Diving, 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow (2021).

Rabindranath X Bhose

Rabindranath X Bhose is an artist and writer based in Glasgow. He graduated from the School of the Damned D.I.Y. MFA in 2019. His work centres around sacred transness, spiritual transformation, and (healing from) trauma. Recent projects include In Touch, Embassy Gallery (2021) and group show Platform: 2020, Edinburgh Art Festival (2020).

We are excited to support these practitioners over the coming months. Some of the new works produced will be presented as public events, exhibitions, publications and workshops: watch this space!

About Satellites

Each year we invite emerging creative practitioners at a pivotal point in their practice to submit a proposal for our Satellites Programme.

Four creative practitioners based in Scotland will be selected to form a cohort for the 2022 edition of Satellites. The selected participants will engage critically with each other, engendering an environment of mutual support. Each practitioner will be provided with the resources and support to develop and produce one new work.

Four selected practitioners will each receive:

  • £3000 artist fee
  • £2000 research and production budget
  • Support to produce a new work
  • Participation in four facilitated group critical discussion sessions, two group retreats, plus studio visits and production meetings with the Collective programme team
  • A dedicated critical response, produced to accompany the new work (this could be a text, talk, workshop, podcast etc.)
  • Professional documentation of new work
  • Events and workshops with the other Satellites participants
  • In addition to the fee and production costs, Collective provide marketing, travel and access support

Applications were welcome from across the spectrum of contemporary art and creative practice including but not limited to: studio based, material (paint, sculpture, print, etc), photography, moving image, research, collaboration, curating, social engagement, activism, performance, writing, critical enquiry.

This year the selection panel for Satellites consists of artist Rabiya Choudhry, curator Sara Greavu, and writer and artist Jeda Pearl.

Introduction to Satellites Programme 2021

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Satellites Programme is supported by Baillie Gifford

Satellites Programme 2021

Stephanie Black-Daniels
Mina Heydari-Waite
Katherine Ka Yi Liu 廖加怡
Joey Simons
Camara Taylor

Satellites Programme 2020
Alison Scott
Kirsty Hendry
Sulaïman Majali
Holly McLean
Becky Šik

Satellites Programme 2017
Timothea Armour
Alex Impey
Adam Lewis Jacob
Grace Johnston
Ross Little

Words by Anna McLauchlan

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Satellites Programme 2016
Jennifer Bailey
Mark Bleakley
Anastasia Philomonos
Katie Schwab
Hamish Young

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Satellites Programme 2015
Thomas Aitchison
Georgia Horgan
France-Lise McGurn
Hardeep Pandhal
Scott Rogers

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Satellites Programme 2014
Marie Michelle Deschamps
Kathryn Elkin
Catrin Jeans
Matthew Richardson
Collette Rayner
Dane Sutherland
Laura Yuile

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