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Arts Emergency

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

Join our Bursar Club

For the tenth year running, Arts Emergency has had more applications for mentors than we have the resources to take on. The need for our unique programme is clear. We simply lack the funds.

We really want to support 21 more mentees on the programme in January, so we’ve launched an appeal and are asking those who can to fund a place.

There is no greater way to pass on your privilege.


of our funding came from individuals in 2021-22

Journalist and writer Yomi Adegoke with the Arts Emergency Manifesto

Get involved

If you work in the arts, humanities, or cultural industries you can help young people directly by sharing advice, resources, and more. Join over 9000 other creatives passionate about change. Become part of the Arts Emergency Network and start making a difference today.

A young man seated across the table from his mentor covers his smile with his hands.


of our young people feel they have more information about career choices

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.

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.