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Wish List guidance

Advice on making requests for support and opportunities.

Wish List

At Arts Emergency, Young Talent and mentors can add a request for support and opportunities to our Wish List once a month. We have an amazing support network made up of over 7,000 creative and cultural professionals from across the country who volunteer to respond to the Wish List and share free opportunities, advice and resources.

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Making a request

You will find the link to the wish list in your newsletter which drops into your inbox on the 1st of every month.

Young Talent can make requests for the following:

  • advice: a chat with a professional, specialist or member of Arts Emergency staff
  • tickets: free entry to a show/event
  • visits: an arranged tour of a cultural or work space
  • resources: books, materials or equipment
  • work experience: paid internships, volunteering or shadowing

Young Talent cannot ask for or accept the following gifts:

  • resources that cost over £50
  • perishable goods
  • physically large resources
  • anything that costs more than £10 to forward on in the post


We send Wish Lists out to the Network once a month. Please note, it usually takes us at least one month to sort out your request.

Data protection

Arts Emergency will accept gifts and pass on to young people. This process exists so that our Young Talent can receive gifts without having to disclose their address to Network members.