Call for Board Trustees

Arts Catalyst is recruiting new trustees at an exciting time as we relocate from London to Sheffield in South Yorkshire. Recognised as one of the UK’s leading art and research organisations, we regularly work in collaboration with artists, scientists, communities and organisations around the world to activate new ideas, conversations and transformative experiences across science and culture. Arts Catalyst is recognised internationally as pioneering arts and science practice.

Since 1994, we’ve commissioned more than 170 artists’ projects, including major new works by the Otolith Group, Tomás Saraceno, Aleksandra Mir, Larry Achiampong & David Blandy and Critical Art Ensemble, and produced numerous exhibitions, events, residencies, performances and publications, collaborating with major arts, science and academic organisations around the world.

We plan to open a new public centre for art, science and technology in Sheffield in March 2021. At this pivotal moment in our journey, we are looking for new trustees based in the north of England to help shape the organisation’s future.

Our Board is dynamic and diverse, passionate about the arts and active within the creative industries, including academia, music and the commercial sector. With Arts Catalyst’s full relocation to Sheffield we are now seeking new charity trustees who are based in the north of England to join the Board in 2020.  Trustees are responsible for steering the strategic direction and governance of the charity (see Application Pack for more details). We are seeking people who are enthusiastic about contemporary arts and the role cultural organisations play in creating societal change.

Please visit to find out more about the role and how to apply. The application deadline is the 1 July 2020.


Start Date

8th March 2020

Closing Date

1st July 2020