Support Us

Artichoke aims to bring a little magic to people’s lives, and that’s an endeavour I’m delighted to support

~ Dame Judi Dench, Artichoke Patron ~

Artichoke’s events are free for everyone to experience, but expensive to produce. We are a registered charity and our projects are entirely dependent on funding from individuals and organisations.

If you believe in our mission to make art accessible to all, you can help us continue our work by signing up for a one-off or regular donation. Any amount you give will make a difference to our work, no matter how large or small.

Join Our Community

It's a very small way of thanking Artichoke for its amazing public art shows

~ Brian Negus, Artichoke Heart ~

With a regular donation of £60 per year or more, you will become a member of the Artichoke Hearts, a circle of our closest friends and supporters. As a Heart, you will receive regular updates from behind the scenes and special invitations to our parties, talks and tours.

Many of our Hearts decide to give £60 per year (or £5 per month), several choose to donate £100 per year and some choose to contribute £500 per year.



Be part of the Artichoke journey by making a donation.


If you would like to talk to us before deciding whether to make a donation, please contact:

Emily Turner

Senior Development Manager – Trusts & Individuals

+44 (0) 20 7650 7611

We need your help to continue to:

  • Create extraordinary art for all
  • Support groundbreaking artists
  • Transform urban landscapes
  • Change young people's lives
  • Bring communities together

Artichoke’s projects welcome hundreds of thousands of people to enjoy extraordinary art in cities, the countryside and on coastlines around the UK. Artichoke’s events offer audiences from all backgrounds the chance to experience installations by leading artists for free.

Our unique participation programmes also help young people and communities gain new skills and create spectacular artworks together with professionals.

Thank you to all our supporters, including those who wish to remain anonymous. Artichoke could not continue our work without you. 


  • Dame Judi Dench
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Julie Christie
  • Tanni Grey-Thompson

A special thank you to

  • Ann and Barry Scrutton
  • Toby and Lisa Scrutton
  • George Kessler CBE
  • Stephanie Flanders

Artichoke Hearts

  • Amanda Haran
  • Anna McManus
  • Andrew George
  • Andrew Macdonald
  • Ann Kenrick
  • Arnab Basu
  • Bablu Miah founder of Trapped in Zone One
  • Brian Negus
  • Cathy Hirshmann
  • Clive Attard
  • Crispin Longden
  • Dalwardin Babu OBE
  • David Micklem
  • Debbie Holmes
  • Dr Angela Maxwell OBE
  • Ed Maggs
  • Elaine Atkinson
  • Elvis Kesic
  • Fraser Peet
  • Fritha Clutterbuck
  • Gerald Rothman
  • Geraldine Fairfax-Cholmeley
  • Ghislaine Kenyon
  • Heather Boyce
  • Helen Ewen
  • Helen Marriage
  • Hilary Hemming
  • Ian McKay
  • Ivo Dawnay
  • Jan Boud
  • Janey Elliott
  • Jean Macdonald
  • Jeremy Levison
  • Jeremy O'Sullivan
  • John Blackwell
  • John McGuigan
  • Jon Gisby
  • Jon Cooke
  • Jonathan Lee
  • Katherine Duerden
  • Katie Cullen
  • Lew Hodges
  • Liz Hobbs
  • Liz McCarthy
  • Louise Jeffreys
  • Lord Clive Hollick
  • Mark & Enyd Hutton
  • Melanie Fiander
  • Michael Noonan
  • Oona van den Berg
  • Patsy Rathbone
  • Paul Rhodes
  • Peter Tompkins
  • Richard Kitson
  • Robert Chaplin
  • Roger Medwell
  • Ruth Hogarth
  • Sadie Holland
  • Sally & Mike Waterston
  • Sarah Gordon
  • Sarah Priday
  • Sarah Windrum
  • Sasha Kosminsky
  • Sir Jeremy Dixon
  • Stella Hall
  • Stephen Valentine
  • Tim Johnson

The VATable element of annual membership benefits is valued at no more than £6 (gross) per member. The value of benefits never exceeds 25% of the donation and is fully eligible for Gift Aid.