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Optimism is a weapon.

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Arts Emergency

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


of Young Talent have widened their professional network

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.

Optimism is our Weapon

So many of us feel powerless in the face of cuts, shrinking curriculums and creative course closures. But we are truly not.

Arts Emergency is a force of regenerative collective action that churns out opportunity and hope every single day.

Donate this December to fight back with the weapons austerity cannot steal from us: generosity, imagination, intellect, and optimism.

A white person, a black young person and a white young person standing by a large red box with the words 'Young talent is everywhere. Equal opportunities are not' written in white text. They are stood outside the Museum of London
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

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