Arts Emergency

Arts Emergency is an award-winning mentoring charity and support network.

Arts Emergency is an award-winning charity founded by comedian Josie Long and activist 
Neil Griffiths. Since 2013 they have provided expert mentors, guidance and opportunities to 
support underrepresented young people into higher education and creative careers.


They help young people without connections follow their passions and navigate 
their way into the creative and cultural sectors. The charity provides 16-25 year olds with a 
trained mentor working in their field of interest. After a young person completes their year 
of mentoring, we'll keep offering them support until they're 26. Young Talent only need to 
ask and we can deliver. Whether it's a paid internship, CV advice or audition coaching, our 
volunteers will step up to help. Our support network is made up of over 7,000 cultural 
professionals who’ve offered to share crucial gateways into hard to crack industries like TV, 
publishing and architecture. 


Network members bring a wealth of experience across the fields of TV, film, music, art, 
fashion, academia, journalism, publishing, design, and theatre. High profile supporters 
include fashion historian and BBC presenter Amber Butchart, comedian and actor Julie 
Hesmondhalgh, author and journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge, writer Neil Gaiman and comedian 
Nish Kumar.

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