About Arts Catalyst

Arts Catalyst commissions art that experimentally and critically engages with science. We produce provocative, and risk-taking projects to spark dynamic conversations about our changing world.

Arts Catalyst is one of the UK's most distinctive arts organisations, distinguished by ambitious art commissions and its unique take on art-science practice. Our primary focus is commissioning new artists' projects, presented in a range of museums, art galleries and other public spaces in the UK and internationally. In its 22 years, Arts Catalyst has commissioned more than 140 artists’ projects, including major new works by Tomas Saraceno, Aleksandra Mir, Critical Art Ensemble, Jan Fabre, Yuri Leiderman, Stefan Gec, Otolith Group, Beatriz da Costa, Kira O’Reilly and Marko Peljhan, and has produced numerous exhibitions, events, performances and publications, collaborating with major arts, science and academic organisations.

Arts Catalyst plays a leading role in the development of artists’ engagement with science, and critical discourse around this field. Through our commissions, exhibitions and events, we enable people to have distinctive, thought-provoking experiences that transcend traditional boundaries of art and science.

In January 2016 Arts Catalyst opened its Centre for Art, Science and Technology in the King's Cross Area.




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

Address and contact

Arts Catalyst Centre for Art, Science & Technology, 74-76 Cromer Street, London, WC1H 8DR, UK

T:+44(0)20 7278 8373
E: admin@artscatalyst.org