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Arts Emergency

We help young people get a fair start in the arts and humanities 


of mentees have felt more positive during lockdown because of our support

What We Do

Arts Emergency is an award-winning mentoring charity and support network. Our Network members share opportunities, contacts and advice so that young people can flourish in higher education and the cultural industries.

Community and care in 2020

The past year has been one of the most challenging times for young people in living memory. Our priority has been to offer high quality, long-term support and creative resources so that Young Talent can continue to pursue their dreams.

A young man seated across the table from his mentor covers his smile with his hands.
Smiling mentors and mentees sit across a table from each other.

Your next steps

Check out our resources for advice on higher education and taking your first steps in your creative career.

Support Us

So many young people are locked down and locked out right now. If we don’t do something today their life chances will be decimated by coronavirus.

Could you help fund expert mentors, guidance and opportunities?


of our funding came from individuals in 2019-20

A young woman stands in front of a microphone, a row of people sit watching her on stage.