Learning & Engagement - 14-18 NOW

Extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War

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Learning & Engagement

“In future, I will be using art to inspire as opposed to visits to battlefields”
History teacher, Leeds

14-18 NOW works with arts and heritage partners across the UK to commission new artworks from leading contemporary artists, musicians, designers and performers. Through our Learning and Engagement programme, we support our partners to develop work which demonstrates the powerful impact of arts and heritage learning.

Take a look at some of the projects we have supported.

Learning Resources

End Of Empire

Through an ambitious learning programme, 14-18 NOW supported Turner Contemporary, Margate, to recruit a historian to join the Learning team. The aim was to create a new schools and young people’s programme in response to End of Empire, Yinka Shonibare, MBE.

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Fashion & Freedom

14-18 NOW supported the development of Manchester Art Gallery’s intergenerational activity and the delivery of digital storytelling workshops for young people.

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FIERCEST LIGHT

14-18 NOW, worked with Norwich Writers Centre, Norfolk and Norwich Festival and BBC Voices in response to the commission Fierce Light. This project enabled over 1,000 young people to engage with the themes of the First World War, through school and community workshops and film-making sessions alongside 30 partners and professionals.

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Incredible Journeys

The Story Museum and 14-18 NOW commissioned six new stories and learning resources for school children and family audiences about the global impact of the First World War.

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The Body Extended: Sculpture and Prosthetics

This 14-18 NOW learning programme with the Henry Moore Institute was a city-wide project-first  with Leeds Museums and Galleries and The Thackray Medical Museum.

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