To celebrate Arts Emergency's 10th year of helping young people get a fair start in the arts and humanities, a crowd sourced documentary 'The Art World is Our World' was created to show how young people incorporate creativity into their lives every day.
The crowd-sourced short film serves as a powerful response to the ongoing cuts to art degrees and the rising glass ceiling that young people face when trying to break into creative industries. Members of the Arts Emergency Youth Collective take viewers on an inspirational journey as they aim to inspire and highlight the importance of understanding people from different backgrounds so the arts can be a richer and more diverse place, told from their experience.
Featuring creatives: Ayah Khan, Amie Kirby, Chloe Heywood, Freda Igiogbe, Sarah Joy-Brittain. Directed and Edited by Sam Oddie with an original poem written and performed by Maya Dhokia.
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.
Arts Emergency helps 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 combined long-term programme of mentorship, networking and real-world opportunities.
We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: