Comedian Josie Long launches Arts Emergency Service

Comedian Josie Long has launched a charity, the Arts Emergency Service, which aims to support students from underprivileged backgrounds who wish to study arts degrees.

Long is campaigning against higher tuition fees through her stand-up shows, and is supporting students in Hackney through mentoring.  She also runs a monthly lottery whereby students can win money towards paying off their debts.

To find out more, you can read an article which appeared in the Guardian’s Education section on Tuesday 19th April 2011 at http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/apr/19/josie-long-comedian-student-charity, and visit Long’s website at http://www.arts-emergency.org/