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14-18 NOW is an arts programme to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. Initially created by the UK government as the 'First World War Centenary Cultural Programme' it later became an independent arts organisation based at the Imperial War Museum, London, but retaining some government funding.


In October 2012 the UK government announced its plans for marking the centenary of the First World War.[1] They included an arts programme, later provisionally entitled the 'First World War Centenary Cultural Programme'.[2] In order to meet guidelines on government support for arts organisations, this subsequently became 14-18 NOW, an independent organisation with its own board of directors, but which retained some government funding.[3] As of June 2016, 14-18 NOW is hosted by the Imperial War Museum and is based at its London museum; it is funded by the UK government's Department for Culture, Media and Sport, as well as by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England, together with other public and private supporters.[3][4]


Events produced by 14-18 NOW have included:

Artists involved with the project have included:

External linksEdit

Official website


  1. "Plans to mark World War I centenary announced". HMG. 11 October 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  2. "First World War cultural programme launches". HMG. March 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "14-18 NOW About Us: FAQs". Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  4. "we’re here because we’re here". Retrieved 4 July 2016. 
  5. "DAZZLE SHIP – LONDON". 14-18 NOW. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  6. "Artist Tobias Rehberger docks his 'dazzle' warship on London's River Thames". Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  7. Dorment, Richard (5 August 2014). "ArtAngel spectra: London's centenary beam of light". Retrieved 4 July 2016. 
  8. "WW1 centenary: Column of light illuminates London commemoration". BBC News. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2016. 
  9. "Artists behind 'ghost soldiers' project revealed". BBC News Online. 1 July 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  10. "Tower of London poppies: Thousands to go on tour". 9 November 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  11. Stanley, Bob (9 June 2016). "Bob Stanley: 'I can't imagine my favourite films without their soundtracks'". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 4 July 2016. 
  12. "BalletBoyz — Young Men". Retrieved 4 July 2016. 

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