Being Human festival 2018 – call for applications 

Being Human, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, is back!

Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy, Being Human Is the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, and is one of the largest national platforms for public engagement with humanities research.

This year the festival is running from 15-24 November, and the festival theme is ‘Origins and Endings’. As ever the main aim of the festival is to take research in the humanities and share it in creative, fun and engaging ways with non-specialist audiences –

Many Knowledge Quarter partners have taken part in the festival over the past few years and we are really excited, once again, to see what you come up with in 2018.

There are three main pathways to getting involved:

  1. ‘Open Call’ pathway: organise an activity that does not require a direct financial contribution from Being Human that will be supported and promoted as part of the programme.
  2. ‘Small Awards’ pathway: apply to Being Human for funding of up to £2,000 to enable activities.
  3. ‘Hub Awards’ pathway: apply for a larger grant of £2,000- £4,000 to coordinate multiple activities as a Festival Hub. (Only a small number of these awards are made every year).

 Further details, and answers to some Frequently Asked Questions are available on the festival website.

Check out the Call for Applications to see how you can get involved, and help us to spread the word!