Satellites Programme Open Call Announcement: Deadline Extended 9 April

Deadline now extended until Tuesday 9 April, 12pm.


We are now seeking visual artists, writers, curators and producers based in Scotland to take part in Satellites Programme 2019-20.

Collective has been committed to providing development opportunities for artists, writers, curators and producers based in Scotland for over 20 years. Our Satellites Programme was developed to facilitate practitioners at a pivotal, emergent moment in their careers and supports the production of new commissions. Following the opening of our new home on Calton Hill in 2018, Satellites remains a key strand of our programme, based in our new purpose-built exhibition space The Hillside. Participants will receive funding as well as support from the Collective team and our dedicated facilitator over one year.

‘Satellites is a program that very proactively tries to identify and support early-career artists who have the potential to change the scale and ambition of what they are doing, and resources that development period. It is obvious that Collective is very successful at doing this... I was treated with respect and enthusiasm, and the work Collective did for me felt wholly personal and particular.’ – 2014 participant

‘They enter the programme with a private proposal for how they’ll spend the year, and leave by making a public proposal for how things might be from this moment on.’ – James N Hutchinson, Satellites Programme Facilitator

Satellites Programme offers two distinct and paid opportunities:

Selection is through an open submission to a new panel of selectors each year. Selectors for the 2019-20 programme are Osei Bonsu (curator), Alexandra Laudo (curator) and Scott Rogers (artist). Chaired by Siobhan Carroll (Head of Programme, Collective).

Individuals or groups are eligible if they are:

*We consider a major opportunity to consist of a funded solo show at a public gallery. Group shows, funding awards, self-organised shows, or solo shows in artist-run spaces, are not considered major opportunities.

The opportunity is not open to students, unless you are in your final year of undergraduate or postgraduate study.

To watch a short film about Satellites Programme 2016-17 visit our Vimeo page.

How to apply

Download Application Packs (includes Guidelines, Application and Monitoring Forms):

- Associate Producer Application Pack

- Visual Art Practitioner Application Pack

Carefully read and follow the instructions in the Guidelines. To submit your application visit: Satellites Programme Online Application

A £6 administration fee is required for all applications.

A small access fund if available to support disabled applicants and those needing support to complete the written and online application process. Please contact us via email for more information and let us know what type of support you need and the associated costs.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 9 April 2019, by 12 noon (please note late entries will not be accepted).