Artichoke is a small company with big ambitions.

Helen Marriage


Helen Marriage is Director of Artichoke, the arts production company she co-founded with Nicky Webb in 2005. 

Helen’s previous work includes a seven-year period as Director of the Salisbury Festival, described by The Times as ‘miracle of modern British culture’. She created the first Arts & Events programme for Olympia & York, the developers of Canary Wharf in London, and was an Associate Director of the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT).  She began her working life at Artsadmin where she managed a variety of independent artists in the early 1980s.

In 2012, she was awarded a Loeb Fellowship at Harvard Graduate School of Design, a prestigious fellowship awarded to individuals working in the area of urban design and planning. Her appointment was an acknowledgement of the impact Artichoke has made on the way mass public art events are negotiated and staged.  She was awarded an MBE for services to the arts in the New Year’s Honours list in 2016.



  • Kate Harvey

    Director of Projects | View Bio

    Kate Harvey
  • Nick Martin

    Production Manager | View Bio

    Nick Martin
  • Matilda Verrells

    Producer | View Bio

    Matilda Verells
  • Beth King

    Head of Learning and Participation | View Bio

    Beth King
  • James Bickers

    Assistant Producer - Learning and Participation | View Bio

    James Bickers
  • Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay​​​​

    Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay​​​​

    Executive Assistant | View Bio

    Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay​​​​
  • Bakul Patki

    Curator (The Gallery) | View Bio

    Bakul Patki
  • Anna Vinegrad

    Director of Communications | View Bio

    Anna Vinegrad
  • Nia Shaw

    Head of Digital | View Bio

    Nia Shaw
  • Ying-Di Yin

    Ying-Di Yin

    Senior Communications Manager | View Bio

    Ying-Di Yin
  • Zoë Da Poian

    Communications Coordinator | View Bio

    Zoë Da Poian
  • Arlowe Fox

    Communications Assistant | View Bio

    Arlowe Fox
  • Emily Lake

    Director of Operations | View Bio

    Emily Lake
  • Stephen Ward

    Stephen Ward

    Administration Assistant | View Bio

    Stephen Ward
  • Ma'ayan Plane

    Development Director | View Bio

    Ma’ayan Plane

  • Emily Turner

    Head of Trusts and Foundations | View Bio

    Emily Turner
  • Shawnique Williamson

    Trusts and Individuals Manager | View Bio

    Shawnique Williamson
  • Phoebe Light

    Senior Development Manager | View Bio

    Phoebe Light
  • Alessandro Torresi

    Alessandro Torresi

    Development Coordinator | View Bio

    Alessandro Torresi
  • Martin Prendergast

    Corporate Partnerships Consultant | View Bio
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    Neil Goulder

    Finance Director | View Bio

    Neil Goulder