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Can you remember your first career breakthrough? What about the people who helped you get a footing on that first rung of the ladder?

At Arts Emergency, we create breakthroughs for people who have the odds stacked against them. We support young people with an abundance of talent, who don’t have any existing connections to the arts. It’s harder than ever for underrepresented voices but you can make a difference today.

Give Time

Our Network is the backbone of our organisation. They share help, freebies, insights, and connections with our young people, as well as advancing our vision of a fairer cultural sector in their own work. Joining the Network helps us keep changing the industry for the better.

Give Money

We are a small charity run entirely on donations, but we need to expand at the rate of a much bigger organisation. Just £10 a month can provide the bespoke mentoring, networking and opportunities for a young person on our programme. Can you spare that to change a life?

A black young woman in a beige t-shirt and a black young man wearing a black sweatshirt draw on a large flat piece of set for a play.

“Our future cultural landscape is in danger of being populated exclusively by the children of the wealthy and well-connected. I love Arts Emergency because it works to bridge this gap.”
- Julie Hesmondhalgh, actor


say that a creative career is more attainable since joining Arts Emergency


of mentees have felt more positive during lockdown because of our support