For the next 12 months, the Arts Catalyst's founder and Director Nicola Triscott will be based in Washington D.C., from where she'll be exploring opportunities for the Arts Catalyst in the USA, as well as - after 21 years leading Arts Catalyst - taking a semi-sabbatical to extend her research and writing. One exciting initiative that she is involved in is as a member of the Steering Committee for the US National Academies' Keck Futures Initiative ‘Art and Science, Engineering and Medicine Frontier Collaborations: Ideation, Translation & Realization’. During the coming year, Nicola will continue to oversee The Arts Catalyst’s artistic programme whilst handing over most executive leadership to an interim Managing Director.
The Arts Catalyst is therefore delighted to announce that we have appointed Gary Sangster as Arts Catalyst's Interim Managing Director. Currently a lecturer at the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW, Australia, Gary has an exceptional international track record as a museum director, curator, educator and writer. He was previously Executive Director of Headlands Art Center in San Francisco, Director and Dean of the Art Institute of Boston, Executive Director of the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, Curator at The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, and Director of Artspace, Sydney.
This all comes at a very exciting time for the organisation. Following our highly successful crowdfunding campaign, the Arts Catalyst's new Centre for Art, Science and Technology opens in Cromer Street, King’s Cross on Wednesday 27 January 2016. Our opening project will be 'Notes From the Field: Commoning Practices in Art and Science' - announced below and with more details to follow.