The Satellite Studios programme has run since 2013 and we currently have studios at The Mildmays (a trio of extra care settings in Dalston), Arts and Media School Islington (AMSI) in Finsbury Park, and Lee Samuel House in Brixton.

The programme investigates and celebrates the value of artists in social settings. In each location, we’ve developed a bespoke model where artists, setting staff and residents and students, and Cubitt all benefit from being involved. 

The Blue Lounge is a disused lounge area on the second floor of 73 Mildmay Street, an Extra Care setting in Dalston. This project was developed as a partnership with Notting Hill Genesis who manage this setting and provide activities for the residents who live there.

The project aims to model the benefits of artists working within housing provision for older people- both for artists who have an engaged practice an look for ways to make connections with new communities, in the context of studio space becoming harder to find and afford, and for residents who, even though they are in a care setting may not find it easy to socialise or take part in creative activity.

Each partnership in the Satellite studios programme is unique and Cubitt work with artists and Notting Hill Genesis staff to devise and manage artist-ed activities with residents.

The two studios at 73 Mildmay Street were launched in 2013 and artists have been supported to work with Notting Hill Genesis staff to deliver activities with residents throughout this time. Cubitt supports artists to extend their engaged practice research, and develop meaningful responses and relationships in this community.

Current resident artists:

Sadie Edginton

Joshua Sofaer

Previous resident artists:

Benjamin A Owen

Amy Ash

Morgan Tipping

Natalie Keymist

Natalie Lazarus