Arts Catalyst works across art, science and technology to produce ambitious new projects that critically engage with our changing world.
We programme exhibitions, events, residencies, performances and publications, often working in collaboration with national and international partner organisations from the fields of art, science and academia. Our public programme is intrinsic to our work, creating space for conversation, debate and fresh thinking.
Since 1994, we’ve commissioned more than 170 artists’ projects, including major new works by the Otolith Group, Agnes Meyer Brandis, Tomás Saraceno, Aleksandra Mir, Larry Achiampong and David Blandy, and Susan Schuppli.
We frequently work in non-traditional arts spaces, often within a particular landscape. Through collective inquiries we investigate urgent global concerns, bringing together artists, scientists, communities and interest groups to address issues such as environmental change and inequality.
We believe in the potential of artists and cultural organisations to be active agents of change, challenging how culture, science and technology are defined, valued and understood.
We are committed to:
expanding the potential of arts organisations as active agents of change
working collaboratively based on shared values and mutual respect
championing artists’ professional development and supporting risk-taking, ambition and experimentation
working in ways that are both hyperlocal and responsive to planetary challenges and changes
reducing our environmental impact on the planet and tackling climate change through our programme
valuing all forms of knowledge equally
proactively working to expose structural inequalities, systemic oppression and to resist racial prejudice through our programme and within all aspects of our work
ensuring our work, our values and our governance reflects the diversity of contemporary society
ensuring equality of access and opportunity across all aspects of the organisation and our work
maintaining financial transparency and a robust ethical approach to funding
In late 2020 Arts Catalyst is relocating to Sheffield where it will continue its national programme and research strands. Find out more about our move and our South Yorkshire-based programme Recentring Attention here.
Arts Catalyst is registered in the UK as an arts and educational charity No 1042433 and a company limited by guarantee no 2982223.
Our London Centre is now closed as we relocate to Sheffield in South Yorkshire. Our postal address is: Arts Catalyst, c/o 18-20 Union St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield, S1 2JP
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