Catalyst Arts Members Show 2020 – Call out for submissions – (16 Apr to 9 May) – closing 23 Mar

Lived experience is determined by architecture; it confronts, directs, organises behaviour and movement. The body enlivens architecture, exceeds measurability and geometry, and provides a relational understanding of space. Artistic practice and process operates in rooms, on rooftops, in the streets and between the gaps. Our encounters activate belonging and integration, art proliferates on the edge of precarious times.

But in this time of crisis where does art exist?

The Catalyst Arts Members Show 2020 invites contributions of work from members to consider the role of the body activating limitations of buildings, inhabiting the surface of space and drawing attention to a sense of belonging within the fabric of the cityscape.

Catalyst Arts members are invited to show a piece of work in any medium ie. performance, installation, video, sculpture, painting, etc.

This is a Members Show, to take part applicants must be a Tier 1 or Tier 2 member of Catalyst Arts Patreon. You can become a member through our Patreon page at Being a member is a great way to support Catalyst Arts and have access to exclusive member opportunities throughout the year.


Due to the large amount of submissions annually received applicants must consider the following specifications:

  • Please submit a short description, dimensions and an image of your proposed work.
  • Work will be selected on the basis of meeting the brief and relevance to the theme of the show.
  • Submissions are restricted to one piece of work.
  • Maximum dimensions for canvas and photographic prints are 2.50×2.50 metres.
  • Sculptures and installations must not exceed a space of over 5 metres squared.
  • If technical equipment is required please specify within your proposal.

Please note that all work submitted will be curated and installed by Catalyst Arts Directors. We reserve the right to show the work as we believe fits best within the space and in correspondence to the exhibition as a whole. Each artwork will be handled and installed with the utmost respect and consideration for all participating artists and the space.

Submissions must be sent to by Monday 23 March.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Catalyst Arts
5 College Court,
Ground Floor,
Belfast BT1 6BS
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11–5 pm

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