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 platforms for public engagement with humanities research.
In November each year, Being Human bring together Universities, museums, galleries, archives, Independent research organisations, community, and commercial partners to make research in the humanities accessible to non-specialist audiences and demonstrate its relevance to our everyday lives.
The main aim of the event is to take research in the humanities and share it in creative, fun and engaging ways with non-specialist audiences.
The 2018 festival’s theme is ‘Origins and Endings‘, and will run from 15th – 24th November. Learn more about the festival by viewing this video.
If you want to get involved in this years programme, there are three main ways to do so:
- Open Call Pathway : organise an activity that does not require a direct financial contribution from Being Human that will be supported and promoted by the festival as part of their programme.
- Small Awards Pathway: apply to Being Human for funding of up to £2,000 to enable activities.
- Hubs Awards Pathway: apply for a larger grant of between £2,000 and £4,000 to coordinate multiple activities as a Festival Hub. (only a select few of these awards are made every year)
If you are a member of staff and would rather be involved through the University, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries are coordinating applications and looking to support cross-faculty bids for the Small Awards Pathway.
Potential applicants are invited to complete an Expression of Interest. ADRs in both faculties will review and select applications for development and submission.
If you have any questions please contact our Faculty Collaboration Manager Pippa.Bostock@port.ac.uk
If you have any further questions about the Being Human Festival and how to get involved, you can head over to the Being Human website.