Satellite Projects is committed to filling a gap in the arts industry through the provision of a unique and innovative program of exhibitions, networking and mentoring. We support artists without gallery representation and artists from diverse and challenging backgrounds.
The arts industry is complex, competitive and difficult to navigate. It is based on a myriad of assumptions about optimal career development including: a matrix of education; group/solo shows; gallery types; grants; prizes; publications; and, for many, commercial outcomes.
The mainstream is often a great challenge for: early career artists from diverse backgrounds; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; members of the LGBTIQ community; refugees and asylum seekers; people with physical and/or sensory disabilities; people with mental health issues; and those who experience marginalisation because of their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age and/or socio-economic status.
A ‘successful’ career trajectory often necessitates access to money, influential people and exclusive networks. Many, particularly early and mid-career artists, struggle to engage with these factors in ways that enable career development and success. For many, especially those artists who experience some sort of disadvantage, traditional ‘success’ is extremely hard to achieve. It is for these reasons that we seek to celebrate diversity through inclusion and actively pursue equality by generating opportunities otherwise not available.
Satellite Projects aims to fill a gap in the arts industry through a unique and innovative public program of exhibitions, networking and mentoring. We provide an alternative, accessible and inclusive model of service that differs from the mainstream approach (i.e. galleries that are either artist run, for emerging artists, or fully commercial).
Our program offers artists the ability to build their professional networks, discover and develop their potential markets, and assemble the right toolkit for building a sustainable career as a practicing artist.
Satellite Projects is a registered charity with DGR status. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.