Arts Council England will invest £5 million of Lottery funding into ’14-18 Now: Artists from around the world to mark the First World War Centenary’, their First World War Centenary cultural programme. It will fund special commissions by leading artists from Britain and around the world as part of the UK’s official centenary commemorations.
14-18 Now will co-commission artist-led creations, events and activities across a range of art forms. The programme aims to engage communities all over the UK, with a particular focus on young people. It will also be seeking collaborations and partnerships with the many countries all over the world that took part in the First World War.
To read more, visit the ACE website.
For those of you who have already signed up to the www.1914.org Centenary Partnership Programme, you will have recently received newsletters with information about the new commercial opportunities now available.
Branded First World War stock, such as canvas bags and badges, can be purchased via the Imperial War Museum for you to sell in your venue. All you need to do is sign up to the programme to find out how!