Performing EcoArtists and Environmental Activists

Artichoke Dance Company is known for innovative and engaging performances paired with environmental activism, education, community building and civic engagement. Previous large scale projects have addressed plastic pollution mitigation on Coney Island, single use plastic bags in New York, and river revitalization in Los Angeles. Founded in 1995 Artichoke Dance has held seventeen New York seasons and toured nationally and internationally.

Artichoke was chosen as a metaphor for the layers and textures embedded into the company and our work, at the center of which is a sweet heart. We invite audiences and participants to join us in a journey of discovering and interacting with the variety of layers, and to revel in the magnificent flower an artichoke can become.



  • New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (2013-2019, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2005)

  • New York City Department for the Aging (2010)

  • Brooklyn Arts Council (2006-2019)

  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2001-2004)

  • Brooklyn Borough President's Office (2006-2007)

  • Manhattan Borough President's Office (2002-2003)


  • Puffin Foundation (2019, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2004)

  • Harkness Foundation (2019)

  • Puffin Foundation West (2017)

  • SUNY Fredonia Foundation (2016, 2105)

  • Brooklyn Community Foundation (2015, 2009-2013)

  • New York Foundation for the Arts BUILD (2012)

  • Prudential Foundation (2008)


  • Adobe (2013, 2008)

  • J.P. Morgan Chase (2017, 2008)

  • Altria Group, Inc. (2006)