The British Council is 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. 14-18 NOW commissions artists from all art forms to make new work inspired by the period 1914-1918. 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. All of the projects are co-commissioned in partnership with cultural and heritage organisations across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.