The annual Being Human festival will return Thursday 11 – Saturday 20 November 2021 with the theme ‘Renewal’. Being Human is a national free festival geared towards public engagement with humanities research, led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. To enable planning to begin, we are committing to a hybrid-delivery festival that combines the best of online engagement with safe in-person activities. The call for applications for 2021 is now live!
There are four ways to take part in the festival:
1. Small Awards: apply to Being Human for funding of up to £2,000 to enable activities. (Deadline 3 May)
2. Hub Awards: apply for a larger institutional grant of £2,000- £5,000 to coordinate multiple activities as a Festival Hub (only a small number of these awards are made every year). (Deadline 3 May)
3. Open Call: organise an activity that does not require funding from us. (Deadline 28 June)
4. Being Human Cafés: a simple ‘off-the-shelf’ format for an activity that does not require funding from us. (Deadline 28 June)