14-18 NOW is a major cultural programme taking place across the United Kingdom to mark the centenary of the First World War.
Perceptions of the war have been shaped to a great extent by the artists of the time, including poets, writers, painters, sculptors, photographers and film-makers, many of whom served, and who reflected on the war and its effects. Their work had a profound and lasting impact.
Now, one hundred years later, we invite contemporary artists from the UK and around the world to explore the resonance of the First World War today.
Working with cultural organisations across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, 14-18 NOW commissions large-scale special projects. These are selected to encourage people from every community to reflect on how the First World War has shaped today’s world and our attitudes to conflict now.
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Imperial War Museum