Every penny that makes Lumiere Durham happen is raised from scratch by Artichoke, a registered charity that relies on the generosity of businesses, charitable trusts and donations from members of the public.  


By supporting Lumiere Durham, you can help to transform the streets of the city, bring some of the world’s leading artists to the North East of England, and give people of all ages the chance to take part in extraordinary community and education projects.

There are many ways you can be part of the adventure and help light up Lumiere.

Corporate opportunities

There are a limited number of exclusive opportunities for companies to join us and see behind the scenes with the artists, producers and VIPs that bring the festival to life.

Play a part in bringing the UK’s largest light festival to the beautiful medieval city of Durham by becoming a corporate partner. Whether you want to sponsor your favourite art installation, put your company’s name to a festival event, or entertain your clients and colleagues at Lumiere, we would love to put together a bespoke package to suit you – and your budget.

By supporting Lumiere, you will raise your company’s profile, enjoy exclusive networking events with some of the region’s leading business figures, and get the inside story from Artichoke, the arts charity that produces the festival. Lumiere’s unique community and education projects also offer exciting opportunities to realise the untapped potential of young people across the North East. We’ll work with you to identify your priorities, complement your existing activity and provide you with a report after the festival so you can measure the value of your partnership.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Sarah Coop, Development Director for Lumiere on 020 7650 7611 or email [email protected].


Your small change can make a big difference to Lumiere. By making a donation now, you can play a part in changing Durham and the lives of people in the North East.

One off Donations

If you would like to make a one-off gift, please make a donation online or post a cheque payable to Artichoke Trust to:

Artichoke Trust
Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB