Submissions now open for Being Human Festival 2019

The UK’s only national festival of the humanities, Being Human, will be returning 14-23 November.

Being Human is the UK’s only national festival celebrating humanities research. Bringing together universities, museums, galleries, archives, independent research organisations, community and commercial partners –the festival aims to make research in the humanities accessible to non-specialist audiences and demonstrate its relevance to our everyday lives.

A theme for 2019

This year the festival’s theme is ‘Discoveries & Secrets’. This could apply to anything from new research discoveries to ‘best kept secrets’ in libraries and archives. So long as it is about sharing research in the humanities (from art history to philosophy, literature to classics, history to archaeology) the festival producers are very open to ideas.

Although a nationwide festival, the festival is led by Knowledge Quarter partner the School of Advanced Study, University of London, and in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Academy,

There are three ways to get involved in the Being Human festival

  1. ‘Small Award’ pathway: apply to Being Human for funding of up to £1,500 to enable activities.
  2. ‘Hub Award’ pathway: apply for a larger grant of £2,000-£4,000 to coordinate activities as festival hub. (Only a small number of these awards are made every year).
  3. ‘Open Call’ pathway: organise an activity that does not require a direct financial contribution from Being Human, but will be supported and promoted as part of our programme.

All details on how to apply and deadlines are available on the Being Human festival website.