We create Learning and Participation opportunities for members of the public.

For each of our projects, our Learning and Participation activities are fully integrated into what we do and closely connect to our artistic and audience development aims.

Support from Trusts and Foundations has enabled:

  • Attract non-traditional arts audiences, reaching disadvantaged and/or under-represented groups, people of colour, children and young people, older people and those with disabilities.

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

  • Work in areas with limited arts provision, partnering with local organisations to access harder-to-reach communities while building their capacity in engaging creatively with audiences.

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

  • Commission artists to work with offenders from each of Durham’s prisons and young offenders institution to create site specific artworks since the first Lumiere Durham in 2009.

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


For more information on our forthcoming projects and to discuss how you can partner with Artichoke, please contact:

Ma’ayan Plane

Deputy Development Director


+44 (0) 20 7650 7611

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