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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.

Our Christmas appeal

This festive season author and long-term Arts Emergency supporter David Nicholls is matching up to £5,000 of donations to us until Christmas Eve.

Please donate today to double your impact.

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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.