About Us

Arts Catalyst is a visual arts organisation and charity based in Sheffield, UK. We develop creative projects connected to the world around us. Our public programme is open to all. Find out more by subscribing to our e-newsletter.

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We are based at Soft Ground:
37-41 The Moor
S1 4PF
Find out about Hire of Soft Ground this winter here.

Email us via admin@artscatalyst.org
Tel: +44 (0)7871 358337


On Friday 12 August 2022, our project partner Sakiya — Art / Science / Agriculture was raided by a group of approximately 20 settlers who forcibly... more
Soft Ground - a communal space for creativityWe are delighted to announce that Arts Catalyst is opening a new space in Sheffield City Centre called... more

Exhibitions & Projects

A white person’s hands are shown close up with one holding a black lumpy and hard material with a slight sheen on it, and the other hand points to the material. The person is stood over a whole surface of this black material
15 November 2022 - 31 March 2023
Introducing the Soil Futures Resident Artists! Soil Futures is a network of creative organisations... more
A blurred textured grey digital image with green and blue lines like you’d get on an old TV is overlaid with the words Leaky Transmissions in white disjointed text.
1 June 2022 - 31 December 2022
Leaky Transmissions is a project by Nottingham-based artist Nastassja Simensky that explores... more
On a pale green square, the words ‘Soil Futures’ are spelled out in beige and brown letters with organic wiggly shapes, making them look a bit like worms. Surrounding the letters are organic shapes that conjure amoebas and matter examined under a microscope.
21 July 2022 - 30 June 2023
Soil Futures is a network of creative organisations that explores the ground between us.The network... more
A hand with short nails holds up a small black card with the words 'Obstruct' on them. In the background is a Sheffield street scene with grey buildings either side of a road with double yellow lines on it. At the end of the adjoining street are old red brick buildings with scaffolding on them in a phase of redevelopment
11 October 2021 - 31 March 2023
Artists: a place of their own (Paula McCloskey & Sam Vardy); Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad; Harun... more