We are a proud partner of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s official arts programme marking the centenary of the First World War.
14-18 NOW is the UK’s official arts programme marking the centenary of the First World War. We commission artists from all artforms (including visual arts, film, theatre, literature, mass-participation events, music, fashion, digital projects, poetry, dance and opera) to make new work inspired by the period 1914-1918. All of our projects are co-commissioned in partnership with cultural and heritage organisations across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Engaging people through the arts is a powerful way to bring the past to life. With no serving survivors left to tell the stories from the First World War, the arts are an effective way to engage contemporary audiences, especially those who currently feel little connection to the First World War. This programme is indebted to the vital role that artists – poets, painters, film-makers and others – have played in shaping public perceptions of the First World War.