With 100 days remaining to the start of the National Gallery's Bicentenary year, it has announced 18 partners for its Art Road Trip project, including one in Sedgemoor.

These partnerships will allow the National Gallery to produce a year-long programme of learning events and activities across the UK, aimed at celebrating creativity and the arts.

The travelling art studio on wheels, full of art materials and ideas, seeks to engage people with limited access to art and creative endeavours.

One of the partners, Seed, in Sedgemoor, enables more people to participate in arts and culture by seeking out those who might not otherwise have had opportunities.

Starting in May, the travelling art studio will host 200 creative public engagements and work with 40,000 individuals, bringing art and ideas inspired by the National Gallery’s collection into the heart of communities.

Anna Murray, national partnerships programmer, said: "Art Road Trip is an exciting opportunity for the National Gallery to develop strong relationships and collaborate with new kinds of partners.

"We can’t wait to get on the road."

The gallery's programme includes local schools taking part in the Gallery’s flagship initiatives for school-age children such as Take One Picture and Articulation, and their digital scheme, Keeper of Paintings, forming a long-lasting legacy with local communities.

The Art Road Trip will also make a month-long visit to Northern Ireland, initially at Greater Shantallow Community Arts in Derry-Londonderry, followed by Community Arts Partnership in Belfast.

Partners for the project include bodies from various areas across the UK, including Freshly Greated in Great Yarmouth, Ideas Test from Swale and Medway, Create Gloucestershire in Gloucestershire, and Glasgow Women's Library in Glasgow.

More partnerships in Cardiff and London will be announced soon.

These partners are recognised for creating opportunities for individuals to appreciate and participate in arts within their local communities.

To support the Art Road Trip and the wider NG200 project, the National Gallery has launched a public appeal to secure the final £5.8 million necessary to achieve its goals of enhancing the public's lives through art.

Gabriele Finaldi, director of the National Gallery, said: "When we talk about guaranteeing the future of the National Gallery for the next 200 years, it doesn’t just mean people coming through our door – it means art becoming part of people’s daily lives, and this is a vital legacy we hope the Art Road Trip will help deliver for us."