Arts Emergency Mentoring

Date: October 3, 2022
Categories: 16-18 | 19-24 | 25+ | Bolton | Bury | Featured | Manchester | Oldham | Rochdale | Salford | Stockport | Tameside | Trafford | Wigan

Arts Emergency provides 16-18 year olds with free mentoring, advice and opportunities to help you pursue a career you’re passionate about.

What does being a mentee look like?

As a mentee with Arts Emergency, you will get a year of 1:1 support from a trained mentor who works within the creative industries. They will match you with a mentor based on your interests and the career you may be hoping to go into in the future. You will also be able to meet industry contacts and have the opportunity to gain experience in the workplace. Their mentors can support you with guidance, career insight, higher education and networking.

Who can apply?

If you live in London, Brighton, Merseyside, or Greater Manchester, and will be aged between 16 and 18 in January 2023, you can apply for a mentor.

We try to work with young people who most need the support of an Arts Emergency mentor, and therefore every mentee must meet at least one of the criteria below:

  • None of your parents or carers have ever studied at university in the UK or abroad
  • The postcode of the home address at which you spent the most time between the ages of 0 and 18 indicates you have lived in an area of deprivation
  • You are currently, or have at any point in the last 6 years, been eligible for free school meals
  • You are currently in receipt of a 16-19 bursary
  • You would describe yourself as Black, Asian or from an ethnic minority background
  • You consider yourself to be disabled
  • You consider yourself to have a learning disability or special education need

Find out more about these criteria by clicking on the button above.

Become a mentor

Arts Emergency are looking for mentors who are based in or near London, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Brighton.

Most of their mentors have studied an arts or humanities subject at university level and/or have worked in the creative industries for 4+ years, although this isn’t a requirement, as people at the start of their careers often make great mentors.