The Catalyst Network
Bringing together events specialists, educational practitioners, sponsorship experts, creative producers and commercial strategists, the Catalyst Network unites entrepreneurial and practical experience from across the creative industries. We practice what we preach, so Catalyst Members are a unique mix of culture and commerce who together offer clients a greater breadth of knowledge than one can do alone.
Catalyst Members are committed to keeping the cultural sector relevant and sustainable, aiming to protect the arts’ freedom to educate, inspire and innovate by channeling revenue and audiences to creative organisations.
Director of The Revels Office
Kate has held management roles in commercial departments at institutions including The National Gallery, the Natural History Museum and RADA. She has strong connections across the arts sector in the UK and internationally. Kate works with clients to grow revenue and audiences, as well as proactively connecting arts and business.
Business and events director
Nick works with cultural organisations to implement successful strategic plans. He has experience of both the arts and corporate markets through CEO and Director level roles for Milton Keynes City Orchestra, Farnborough International and ITT Hub, and has events experience from time at St Martin in the Fields and English National Opera.
Digital arts producer
Steph works at the convergence of music, technology and arts. She has produced projects for Philharmonia Orchestra, Manchester International Festival and the EFG London Jazz Festival and partnered on projects with BBC Arts, WIRED, Barbican Centre, Southbank Centre, British Council, Sony, GREAT Campaign and UKTI.
Brand marketing, place-making and events consultant
Nicola has over 17 years experience delivering consumer and cultural brand strategies, campaigns, partnerships and events across the UK and internationally. She has agency and client side experience including Battersea Power Station, Westfield, BSkyB, Vogue, Universal, Bauer Media, Ford, UEFA, Disney, Diageo and adidas.
Strategic producer and creative programmer
Helen has previously worked in-house for London International Festival of Theatre, Index on Censorship, Poetry School and Artangel. She has recently been working with the Greater London Authority producing the cultural programme to celebrate EURO 2020. Helen is also the co-director of site-specific performance company Arbonauts.
Creative arts and business consultant
Caroline Sharman has extensive experience in the performing arts and heritage sector. She was Artistic Director and CEO of New Theatre Royal Portsmouth and Theatre Chipping Norton, and Head of Operations at Parham House and Gardens. She has directed operas internationally for the British Council and at home in the UK for Scottish Opera and Glyndebourne Touring.
Cultural communications consultant
Rowena trained as a dancer and teacher at the Royal Academy of Dance before making the leap to arts management. She has consultancy, agency and client-side experience, including Clore Leadership, Clearleft, South East Dance and ZoieLogic Dance Theatre. Rowena is also a Director and Trustee at Brighton Natural Health Centre and an accredited Relational Dynamics 1st Coach.
Project producer and artist development
After training at Central Saint Martins, Madeleine was selected for the National Theatre’s Young Producers programme. Her clients have included Theatre Royal Brighton, Blast Theory, Lost Dog and Hofesh Shechter Company. She was a Producer (Artist Development) at South East Dance and ran Audience Ambassadors, selected by ACE as a case study of innovation.
Creative event producer and project manager
Liam has over 20 years’ experience devising and managing large-scale live events, from partnership working with local authorities across the UK, to creating innovative and commercially successful greenfield festivals and international outdoor arts events. Liam was on the producing team for the UK 2017 City of Culture in Hull.