This sits within the Government's plans to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War through a programme of arts, culture and education. More information can be found on 1914.org.
Lottery-funded arts activity
Arts Council England has set aside a sum of arts lottery money specifically to promote, enhance and commission arts activity related to the centenary.
We would like to build upon and extend the collaborative approach showcased by the Stories of the world programme, which saw young people, cultural organisations and communities working together.
Arts and cultural organisations can also apply for Grants for the arts funding for arts activity relating to the First World War. It is hoped that this activity will include cross-cultural partnerships from across the arts and cultural sectors.
Museum Liaison post
The Arts Council has also allocated £121,171 over the next three years to the Imperial War Museum through the Renaissance National programmes budget. This will fund the post of the Centenary Programme Museum Liaison Officer in the English regions. This Officer position will coordinate activity led by regional English museums.
Regional museums will also be able to apply for activities relating to the First World War through the Renaissance Strategic support fund in 2013/14 and 2014/15. Expressions of interest for the second round must be made online via our online application portal by 10am on 30 October 2012.
Museums and schools programme
As part of the Museums and schools programme, the majority of the ten regional partnerships of schools, national museums and bridge organisations will develop activities and learning materials in relation to the First World War.
Other funding for cultural and heritage organisations and more information about the First World War centenary can be found on the Heritage Lottery Fund website.