IWM works in partnership with local, national and international organisations to deliver our shared strategic aims more effectively, and with greater impact. Through mutual partnerships we support the work of the wider cultural sector, reach new audiences, and develop our collections, ensuring they are shared with the world.
IWM 14-18 NOW Legacy Fund
IWM has made £2.5 million available to artists and cultural organisations for new art commissions. These works explore themes from the First World War up to present day, active conflicts.
Building on over 100 years of contemporary art commissioning by IWM, this new initiative continues the vision and reach of 14-18 NOW, the official UK arts programme for the First World War centenary, and has been made possible thanks to the success of Peter Jackson’s critically acclaimed film They Shall Not Grow Old, co-commissioned by IWM and 14-18 NOW.
The IWM 14-18 NOW Legacy Fund is working in partnership with cultural organisations from across the UK to co-commission new artworks from world-leading and emerging artists. Over 20 partners have been granted awards ranging between £20,000 to £250,000.
Second World War and Holocaust Partnership
The Second World War and Holocaust Partnership Programme (SWWHPP) is a UK-wide initiative supporting partners in the cultural heritage sector to engage with new audiences as they reflect on these significant histories and explore their lasting impacts on our lives in digital form and public events.
War and Conflict Subject Specialist Network
The War and Conflict Subject Specialist Network (SSN) aims to build capacity, connections and confidence in the cultural heritage sector. We welcome members from across the world from not-for-profit organisations and groups who look at stories linked to conflict, from the First World War to the present day.
Mapping the Centenary
Mapping the Centenary is a digital portal containing information about projects and activities that marked the First World War Centenary from 2014 – 2019.
We invite organisations and individuals to tell us about their activity - from websites to events, to learning resources and historical research – to build a searchable database to help us to understand how the centenary was marked and create a lasting legacy for commemorations.
First World War Centenary
November 2018 saw the culmination of almost ten years of activity to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. Across this decade, IWM brought together thousands of organisations and millions of people across the world to remember the lives of those who fought and died in the conflict.