Partnerships that help support our work

As a registered charity, the generosity of Trusts and Foundations is hugely important for our Learning and Participation work

Support from Trusts and Foundations has enabled us to:

  • Support underrepresented arts audiences to take part in and enjoy arts events.

  • Commission new work and in particular support the development of emerging and aspiring artists through dedicated schemes such as BRILLIANT.

  • Work in areas with low arts engagement, partnering with local organisations to support underrepresented communities.

  • Engage young people, families and adults in creative activities, supporting school and life-long learning.

  • Commission artists to work with groups in the community including people with lived experience of the criminal justice system, young carers and veterans, d/Deaf and disabled people.

  • Open up opportunities for working in the arts through our volunteering, traineeship and apprenticeship schemes.

Precious, Storybox, Durham Sixth Form Centre students, Lumiere Durham 2015. Produced by Artichoke. Photo by Matthew Andrews