Help us make art accessible to all. Become an Artichoke Heart.

Artichoke productions take art out from behind the closed doors of galleries and theatres and into the streets for all to enjoy. Our Hearts play a vital role in making our ambitious projects a reality. Support from our Hearts also enables us to work with communities across the UK through year-round Learning & Participation programmes; from education projects in schools and traineeships for young people, to creative workshops in libraries, prisons and community centres.

As a thank you for their generous support, our Hearts receive behind-the-scenes updates and invitations to parties, talks and tours. Becoming an Artichoke Heart is the best way to stay up-to-date with our work and to meet other art lovers.

Be part of the Artichoke journey by becoming a Heart today. Choose the membership level that’s right for you.

Seeds Membership

An annual contribution of £60 or £5 monthly

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Seeds Membership

Shoots Membership

An annual contribution of £500

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Shoots Membership

Blooms Membership

An annual contribution of £2,500

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Blooms Membership

Globes Membership

An annual contribution of £5,000+

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Globes Membership

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.

"I love the feeling of when you put your heart and soul into something and then it turns out amazing. It’s the best feeling, I couldn’t even describe it. But it makes me feel proud."

~ Paige (aged 17) East Durham College, Lift Off participant, Lumiere Durham 2019 ~

“Becoming a Heart isn't difficult. It's a joy. The accessibility of public art for all is the main reason I am passionate in supporting a collection of minds that excite and inspire a city.”

~ Oona van den Berg, Artichoke Heart ~


For more information on becoming an Artichoke Heart and how you can support our events please contact:

Emily Turner 

Trusts & Foundations Manager

+44 (0) 20 7650 7611


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