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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.

Can you offer work experience?

Work experience is an essential way for young people to get valuable insight into a job and make their first industry contacts, but less than a third of 17- and 18-year-olds today have completed any work experience, a stat that's even worse for working class kids. Can you or your organisation step up and help?

A young man sits on a table in a room full of colour shapes and furniture
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

With your help, we can shift the power and make a real difference in the lives of thousands of young people.

Could you help fund expert mentors, guidance and opportunities today?


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.