Arts Catalyst seeks new Artistic Director

6 June 2019

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Arts Catalyst is leading the way in developing new models of artistic research and collaboration and this is an exciting opportunity to shape the organisations future as it relocates from London.

Artistic Director / Joint CEO – Arts Catalyst, Londonp/t 3 days per week£22,800 (£38k pro rata) per annumBased in South Yorkshire (Sheffield) or London

Arts Catalyst is looking to appoint a new Artistic Director/Joint CEO to develop its programme and establish the organisation in Sheffield, to where the organisation will be relocating from its current home in London over the next 15 – 18 months. This is an exciting opportunity to shape Arts Catalyst’s artistic future and, jointly with the Executive Director, to lead Arts Catalyst into its exciting next chapter, building on its position as one of the UK’s leading contemporary art organisations.

Over its 25-year lifetime, Arts Catalyst has become an internationally respected art and research organisation known for its bold and experimental artists’ commissions and exhibitions, its role in expanding art into domains commonly associated with science and specialist research, and a curatorial model of co-inquiry that enables long-term programmes of inquiry with artists, scientists, communities and interest groups. Arts Catalyst supports artists at pivotal stages in their careers, providing opportunities to develop projects and create ambitious new artworks. It is a non-profit organisation, funded by Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation.

Ahead of the relocation to Sheffield, over the next two years, Arts Catalyst will embark on a programme of activity in the city, in which the new Artistic Director will play an integral role.

Click here for a job description and information about how to apply.

The closing date for this position is 10am, Friday 14 June 2019

It is anticipated that interviews will be held between 2 – 3 July 2019. Second round interviews will be held between 8 – 9 July 2019.

Arts Catalyst is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community.


For any queries regarding the role please contact Claudia Lastra (Executive Director):