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Just £5 a month can help fund the mentors, networks and opportunities that transform life chances.

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.


This really is a crucial time for young people and you can have a big impact by becoming an Arts Emergency mentor. We're looking for volunteers in London, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Leeds, Bradford, Brighton, Newcastle, Gateshead and the Midlands.

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Join the Network

Our Network is made up of thousands of volunteers from the creative and cultural sectors. If you love the arts and humanities, please help us break down the barriers to entry.

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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

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