Business Opportunities

Your business can be part of LUMIERE 2011, whether through a full-scale sponsorship or in many other ways. 

Over 80% of the budget for LUMIERE is already in place, but Artichoke is seeking partners to complete the programme.  Artichoke is a registered charity and its core costs are covered by our existing Arts Council Funding.  Every penny we raise for LUMIERE will go directly into the project itself.

This high profile project offers a fantastic range of PR and publicity benefits, as well as excellent opportunities for client entertainment and staff engagement. Working with Artichoke offers exposure to our vibrant and dynamic audience.

Our current supporters range from larger international companies, such as Northumbrian Water, to locally based North East Couriers.  Whether your support is financial or in-kind, we'd love to hear from you.

If you'd like to be part of LUMIERE 2011, please get in touch with Sarah Coop, Development Director on 020 7650 7611 or

Other opportunities

If you're a retailer, restaurant or bar and you'd like to benefit from the festival by extending your opening hours or offering a special menu, please get in touch with Anna Cook, Communications Associate, on 0207 650 7611 or

"We are delighted to be once again working in partnership with Artichoke... At Lumiere 2009 we witnessed first hand how culture can touch people's lives in the most remarkable way...Lumiere 2011 will undoubtedly further cement Durham's position as a major cultural destination." Simon Henig, Leader, Durham County Council