The Catalyst Network
A group of specialist consultants representing the best in entrepreneurial, strategic and operational expertise from across the creative industries.
Bringing together events specialists, sponsorship experts, creative producers, communications professionals and commercial strategists, the Catalyst Network offers a unique mix of skills in 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. All members have also made a commitment to champion diversity and inclusion in the arts as part of the Equality In Focus: Arts Edition programme.
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.
Creative project assistant
Jeani has worked in-house and in freelance roles leading on research, administration and coordination for commercial and creative projects across the arts sector, including the National Gallery, Pitzhanger Manor, LBOC, Tara Theatre and V&A Dundee. She also has experience of running successful online and live meetings and events.
Digital arts producer
Steph works at the convergence of music, technology and arts. She has produced projects for the Philharmonia Orchestra, Manchester International Festival and the EFG London Jazz Festival and partnered on projects with BBC Arts, WIRED, the 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.
Events director and consultant
Rachel has extensive experience of events in museums & galleries including the V&A, Crafts Council & Courtauld Institute of Art. She was most recently Head of Events at the Design Museum & Director of Events at Golborne Events. She has strong connections in the events industry & now provides training, support and consultancy for venues and agencies.
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.
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.
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 commercial specialist
Tanith has 20 years experience working in the creative industries, with a particular specialism in theatre and the devising and production of public events. She has spent the last decade heading up commercial teams in arts and heritage venues, developing revenue streams and reaching new audiences with her creative & collaborative approach to commercial programming.
Alongside our fantastic Catalyst Network, we are delighted to work closely with other organisations in the sector who share our values and ambition.
Transformative experiences - museums, brands and spaces
NorthernLight specialises in the development and design of transformative experiences for brands, museums and public spaces. Clients include the Heineken Experience, the Rijksmuseum, NEMO,the A’DAM tower, Experimental Heilbronn, Design Museum London, Science Centre Singapore & Heritage Discovery Centre Hong Kong.
Combining classic hospitality with absolute artistry
ARC Events was founded by Anna Wills, who has worked in all the different sectors of the events industry and has the tools and know-how to produce and deliver highly complex and visionary events. Examples of her previous work includes delivering Kensington Palace’s largest event in history, the first official wedding ceremony since the 1800’s also at Kensington Palace, and opening nights at the National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery.
Designing joyful people-centered places
MKA is a collaborative architecture and urban design studio based in London. They balance a playful, collaborative, community-led approach with quality and craftsmanship to create projects that are joyful, creative, and contribute to a more equitable, sustainable and accessible city.
Audiovisual City is the digital magazine of audiovisual culture
Audio Visual City was founded as the first international network of A/V artists in 2011, by Marco Savo, New Media Art Curator. Since its creation, they have been building the first magazine featuring artists and events interested in the relationship between sound and image. Alongside that they publish information about open calls for artists, interviews, and attend specialised festivals in order to provide press coverage for this niche market.