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14–18 NOW Commissions

14-18 NOW worked 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 supported 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Traces of the Great War

Traces of the Great War

Based on the ambitious comic anthology ‘Traces of the Great War’, the online learning resources of this 14-18 NOW shared commission offer teachers of Key Stage 3 English, History and Humanities (and curricular equivalent in the Nations) a framework to study aspects of the First World War and its legacy through narrative, discussion and artistic expression.

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Learning Resources

Cross-curricular toolkits were developed to support both the Poppies Tour and 14-18 NOW commissions.

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