Arts, Culture, and Humanities


Satellite Collective Incubates Artists

aka Satellite Collective

New York, NY


Satellite Collective is a non-profit, multi-medium artist collective based in New York City and led by Kevin Draper. Functioning as an “arts incubator", Satellite Collective generates accessible creative opportunities for artists in the performing and visual arts. Satellite Collective builds global artist coalitions to achieve innovative art exhibitions, structured by intersecting diverse mediums of art.

Ruling Year



Kevin Draper

Executive Director

Lora Robertson

Main Address

122-20 Ocean Boulevard 1E

New York, NY 11694 USA


collaborative arts, performing arts, building artists





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Effective artistic collaboration, virtually and globally, challenges the communities in which it emerges. Satellite Collective builds artists.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Satellite Collective Performance

Satellite Press

Telephone by Satellite


Where we work

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Satellite aims to deliver a consistent flow of first rate new artists to the performing and visual arts.

Satellite collaborates in multiple verticals through its four main programs:

Satellite Collective Performing Arts
Satellite Press and Transmission
Telephone Game by Satellite
Satellite Film

Satellite is well positioned to draw from a broad talent pool, and leverages a network of local and regional private foundations and performing arts centers.

Satellite measures its progress by the value of the intellectual property it creates, and the narrative of artistic success that brings new thinkers and creators to the organization for every new project.

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.

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.

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.

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Board Leadership Practices

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Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

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Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

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Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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