About Arts Catalyst

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.

Our Values

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


Arts Catalyst is registered in the UK as an arts and educational charity No 1042433 and a company limited by guarantee no 2982223.

Postal address

 Arts Catalyst, c/o 18-20 Union St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield, S1 2JP

T:+44(0)07871 358337
E: admin@artscatalyst.org






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