About Us

Arts Catalyst is a visual arts organisation and charity based in Sheffield, UK. Through art we explore social and environmental issues, provoke debate and test out alternative ways of learning. Find out about our programme and future updates by subscribing to our e-newsletter.

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We are based at Soft Ground:
37-41 The Moor
S1 4PF

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

What's On: Events

a close up photograph of green herbs on a pale yellow background has the words ‘Kitchen Club 4 with Priya Jay, Thank Bitterness’ overload in cream and orange text. The tone of the image is warm.
11.00am - 1.00pm, Sat 5 November 2022
Arts Catalyst's Kitchen Club brings together people who care about food including its circulation... more
a textured black and white blurred low tech texture is streaked with green lines like a computer screen distorted. Overlaid in white stick letters are the word ‘Poetry as Field Recording’
6.00pm - 8.15pm, Wed 12 October 2022
This online workshop focuses on the experience of listening, through writing. With artist Nastassja... 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
On Friday 12 August 2022, our project partner Sakiya — Art / Science / Agriculture was raided by a group of approximately 20 settlers who forcibly... more

Exhibitions & Projects

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 Black person wearing a T Shirt on a sunny day puts on a pair of gardening gloves beside some wooden planters
31 March 2022 - 31 October 2022
Emergent Ecologies is a series of five artist projects across South Yorkshire  that explore... 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