The Arts Catalyst Centre for Art, Science and Technology


£17,066 raised
250 funders

Funded 3 August 2015

0% funded

113% funded

Help us transform a run-down shop in King’s Cross into a dynamic hub for experimental art and science. The new centre will host exhibitions, residencies, workshops, talks and events, instigating large-scale and long-term commissions in the UK and abroad. Visitors may encounter musical instruments designed to communicate with whales and dolphins, grow their own bioluminescent bacteria, explore art and life in post-Fukushima Japan, or compose messages to be sent to outer space.

With a flexible design by Simon Jones Studio, this humble shop front will be transformed into a dynamic centre for experimental, interdisciplinary art practice, bringing together artists, scientists and experts from a range of disciplines, creating a hub for conversations around art, science, technology, and their social and political implications.

Please donate and you'll receive one of our wonderful rewards, including limited-edition prints and posters by artists Tomás Saraceno, Melanie Jackson and We Colonised The Moon, or memorable experiences such as an evening of meteorite stories with the public astronomer, Marek Kukula, or the chance to meet a rocket scientist, with lunch and guided tour by Dr Lucie Green of The Mullard Space Science Laboratory.

About The Arts Catalyst

The 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. In our 20 years, we have commissioned more than 125 UK and international projects by artists including Tomás Saraceno, Aleksandra Mir, Agnes Meyer-Brandis and the Otolith Group. We work with artists and scientists to create artworks and generate new ideas exploring science and its role in society and culture, from environmental change to interspecies communication. We aim to give audiences distinctive, thought-provoking experiences and to play a leading role in the dialogue around interdisciplinary artistic practice.

We are one week into our crowdfunding campaign

A massive thank you to our donors and the Art Happens team, for your support and enthusiasm in getting our campaign to fund our Centre for Art, Science and Technology off the ground!... Read more

Calling all outer-space enthusiasts – meet public astronomer Dr Marek Kukula

Have you ever wanted to spend an evening talking to a charismatic black hole specialist? Got a niggling question about Betelgeuse that nobody can answer and even Google draws a blank?... Read more

Inspiration behind Melanie Jackson's Cerro Rico mountain prints

One of our rewards is a choice between two prints by the London based artist Melanie Jackson... Read more

An exclusive tour of the Mullard Space Science Laboratory

On Friday 16 October, Dr Lucie Green will give a behind-the-scenes tour of the UK's largest university space research group. Donate to join the tour!... Read more

The Arts Catalyst centre will open in 2016

Our Art Happens target has been reached and surpassed! The Arts Catalyst Centre for Art, Science and Technology will go ahead. Thanks to our lovely supporters (you), the new centre will open in King's Cross in January 2016... Read more

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And so the work begins...

Materials are arriving thick and fast at the Cromer Street site for our builders to start work on the new centre... Read more

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Come to the launch of our new centre!

You are cordially invited to the launch of the Arts Catalyst’s Centre for Art, Science and Technology... Read more

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Invitation to the launch of Arts Catalyst Centre for Art, Science & Technology

Dear wonderful supporters, the Arts Catalyst's team invites you to the private view and launch of the Arts Catalyst Centre for Art, Science & Technology... Read more

With thanks to...

Tania Hershman

Merlin Goldman

Cecilia Wee

Kate Genevieve

Rachel Mayeri

Anna Troisi

Eileen Haring Woods

Elizabeth Bruton

Alan Outten

Helen Lane

Claudia Lastra

John Tusa

Nicola Triscott

Ann Perrin

Tom Corby

Katherine Macinnes

Karen Barnes

Karen Ullmann

Sarah Barnes

John Reid

Madeline Adeane

Fiddian Warman

Jessie Sheffield

Norma Lastra

Brandon Ballengee

Ben Dickey

E Newell

Tina Mammoser

Eva Pascoe

Isobel Church

Bernadette Buckley

Julie Freeman

Andrea Fitzpatrick

Amanda Smethurst

Ross Robertson

Clare Hickman

Sandra Ross

Ann Eady

Elizabeth Lynch

Alexander Van Dijk

Heather Barnett

Elizabeth Hancocks

Jon Fawcett

Dave Griffiths

Tom Harvey

Rachel Chapman

Iris Garrelfs

Paul Brown

Ilana Halperin

Ruth Catlow

Giles Askham

Silke Lange

Alison Craighead

Marek Barwinski

Marek Kukula

Lesa Dryburgh

Beki Pope

Haruko Kaizawa

Elizabeth Ferguson

Joan Haran

Joshua Portway

Annie Carpenter

Lise Autogena

Tacye Phillipson

Mark Allan

David Burgess

Steve Rowell

Andrew Newsam

Ali Clarke-scholes

Johanna Kieniewicz

Caroline Bergvall

Samantha Grayson

Marc Garrett

Christina Kennedy

Jennet Thomas

Gary Cooper

Nick Crowe

Alex Gerber

Christine Aicardi

Gail Dickerson

Andy Minnis

James Flint

Goldsmiths University Of London

Denise Dye

Charlotte Cook

Lyndsey Housden

David Newsome

Anna Dumitriu

Andy Franzkowiak

Devin Louttit

Rachel Jacobs





Chris Lintott

Armin Linke

Jill Stuart

Stefan Gec

Alexa Wright

James Howie

June Svenson

Melissa Reeve

William Mackenzie

Alishia Farnan

Emma Davis

Asa Calow

Katy Connor

Chris Fremantle

Tina O'Connell

Warren Harper

Fiona Crisp

John Baldwin

Christine Kowal Post

Louise Wilson

Melanie Vandenbrouck

Amanda Gore

Sarah Thelwall

S Majumdar

Louise Mackenzie

Lucy Johnson

Heather Corcoran

Tamsin Wilson

Colin Cooper

Anne Bean

Mark Martines

Georgina Rannard

Ben Eastop

Daniel Roberts

Matt Adams

Kate Orton

Genevieve Maxwell

Rebecca Mallinson

David Ault

Mark Clements

Hannah Bird





Amy Foulds

Amy Zamarripa Solis

Lian Lian

Lindsey Clark-Ryan

Gillian Whiteley

Bryony James

Janet Smith

Cathy Lane

Andy Miah

Renee Gauthier

Sara Petrucci

Anna Cutler

Veronica Ranner

Adrian Godwin

Michael Gorman

Oliver Smith

Kira O'Reilly

Lady Kitt

Victoria Jenkins

Helen Marriage

Cristina Rotaru

Clare O'Neill

Liz Dexter

Julianne Pierce

Rachel Boon

Peter Merrington

Adam Donnan

Jen Southern

Rob Kesseler

Caroline Heron

Alice Dass

Steve Fletcher

Tadas Khazanavicius

S Umachandran

John O'Shea

Matthew Fuller

Holly Edwards

Daniel Glaser

Catherine Jones

Charlotte Frost

Sarah Roberts

Marion Mccrindle

Bournemouth University

Madeleine Shepherd

Rebecca Morrill

Stephane Verlet-Bottero

Kimberly Suda

John Saffrette

Neal White

Adam Tandy

Maria Merridan

Richard Parry

Gaetano Carboni

Will Schrimshaw

Mark O'Neill

Tessa Fitzjohn

Jacqueline Jackson

David Chapman

Steve Symons

Kirsty Paterson

Jo Fells

Julia Finlayson

Daniel Berrange

Lesley Jones

Miranda Pope

Diana Munch

Mary Yacoob

Kathelin Gray

Eve Hart

David Cotterrell

Stephen Dally





Eleanor Crook

Josephine Hicks

Chris Isham

Nina Sellars

Kate Bingham

Joanna Griffin

Crow Dillon-Parkin

Oron Catts

David Faithfull

Michael Carklin

Sarah Quinn

Susan Aldworth

Michael Pountney

Sean Greves

Ruth Maclennan

Frieder Nake







Jo Stockham

Ben Graham

Sarah Cook

Alan Sekers

Jennifer Dooge

Thomas Landrain

Lucia Sommer

Geoffrey Eagland

Roger Pratt

Ginny Page





22 July 2015 - 22:00

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