Become a Sponsor


The funding that Artichoke receives from Durham County Council and Arts Council England covers just over half of the total cost of producing Lumiere and running our community projects. The rest of our funding provided by our generous partners, sponsors and donors from the North East and across the UK. Become a sponsor to help us bring spectacular light installations and an engaging year-round Learning & Participation programme to Durham.

To support Lumiere is to support one of County Durham’s great treasures – an event that brings art, culture and magic to everyone, while enriching local lives throughout the year. To be able to offer businesses match funding once again, and the chance to support our Poverty Hurts Appeal is a win-win situation that can only strengthen our communities as they face increasing hardship.


Michelle Cooper Chief Executive, County Durham Community Foundation, Lumiere 2023, Event Partner

We are delighted to have worked alongside Artichoke Trust to support its biennial light art festival, Lumiere, last November. The festival plays an important role in bringing communities together in Durham and it was a great privilege to be involved in this wonderful event.

Ryan Battle, Managing Director of YouFibre, Lumiere app sponsor 2021

Tailored Partnerships

By supporting Lumiere, you will align your brand to a pioneering arts programme and show your commitment to the creative future of Durham. From sponsoring our Visitor Hub to engaging with community projects in and around Durham, we have a broad range of opportunities for collaboration. Our sponsorships can provide:

  • Brand visibility
  • Unique access to tailored events
  • Product integration and showcasing
  • Marketing and communication
  • Exposure to a national and international audience


Fundraising for the 2023 edition is well underway and we would be delighted to speak with you about the partnership opportunities available. To find out more about how to get involved with Lumiere 2023, please contact: [email protected]

Thank you to our Lumiere donors, funders, corporate sponsors and visitors for their continued support.

Learn more about our 2023 supporters