Co-Director Applications

Catalyst Arts is currently accepting applications for the position of co-director.

Catalyst Arts has been one of the most important and innovative artist-led spaces for contemporary art in Belfast since it began in 1993. The driving force behind the organisation has always been the determined and enthusiastic committee of directors who have worked over the years to ensure the gallery remains at the forefront of the visual art scene in Northern Ireland – improving, producing and promoting art and culture and the advancement of education and training in the arts.

Catalyst Arts directorship programme has a local and international reputation of providing a unique training ground for artistic, curatorial and cultural production. Candidates who are seeking to advance their experience within an artist-led model of gallery programming and operations are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will gain valuable skills in installation, production, funding applications, commissioning, outreach, education, archiving and administration work. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of Northern Ireland’s leading contemporary art organisations.

The role of co-director is a voluntary position carried out over two years, on a rolling basis.

Although previous experience in all areas is not essential, candidates are encouraged to review and consider the director criteria which can be found in the Catalyst Arts Job Description.

To apply please submit a completed Catalyst Arts Director Application Form by email to

Our next review of applications will take place in October 2019. If successful, candidates will be invited to interview.