Job opportunity – Curator, The Arts Catalyst, London, UK
The Arts Catalyst is one of the UK’s most distinctive visual and interdisciplinary arts organisations, distinguished by ambitious artists’ commissions that engage with the ideas and impact of science. Our work aims to be provocative, risk-taking, and to stimulate discourse around contemporary science and culture. In our 20 years, The Arts Catalyst has commissioned more than 120 artists’ projects, including major projects by Aleksandra Mir, Tomas Saraceno, The Otolith Group, Jan Fabre, Helen Chadwick, Carey Young, James Acord and Ashok Sukumaran. We produce exhibitions, events, performances and publications, in a range of sites and contexts, working collaboratively with arts, science and academic organisations in the UK and internationally.
The Arts Catalyst has a deep commitment to artists and artistic process, working with artists at pivotal stages in their careers and providing opportunities for them to develop bold projects in unusual contexts. Underpinning and complementing Arts Catalyst’s artistic programme is our research strand, which aims to extend the traditional boundaries of art, intersecting with science, technology, politics and other fields. As well, we run a programme of critical discussion events, talks and workshops, and participatory and education projects for a range of communities.
The Arts Catalyst is non-profit organisation. It is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.
Purpose of the Job :
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, creative curator to plan and deliver The Arts Catalyst’s artistic programme, working in close cooperation with the Director and within a small team. The Curator will be responsible for the development of innovative artists’ projects and visionary exhibitions, which can also reach a broad audience.
Deadline for applications: Monday 16 February 2015, 5pm