In 2011, the comedian and broadcaster Josie Long was worried that austerity would exclude working class young people from the arts. And so, with a friend, she founded the group Arts Emergency. After loads of boring meetings, it’s now a thriving charity with a cornucopia of projects, helping creative young people across the country.
Civil Society Futures sat down with Josie to discuss how she did it, and what advice she’d give to anyone else looking to set up their own charity.
Check out the Arts Emergency website.