The deadline for applications for the Being Human Festival 2020 has been extended due to the the ongoing health crisis.
Applicants are being encouraged to think through contingency versions of their events.
Being Human is the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. A celebration of humanities research through public engagement, it is led by the School of Advanced Study at the University of London, the UK’s national centre for the pursuit, support and promotion of research in the humanities, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.
Application deadline extended
The intention is still for the festival to go ahead as planned on 12-22 November. As everyone is having to adapt rapidly to entirely new circumstances, the organisers are extending the deadline for funding grants and will continue to monitor the situation.
- ‘Small Award’ and ‘Hub Award’ deadline Friday 29 May 5pm
- ‘Open Call’ deadline (unchanged) Friday 12 June 5pm
Although the hope is that by November people will be enjoying the chance to come together at live events again, we all recognise how fluid and unpredictable this crisis is. With that in mind, festival applicants are being encouraged to consider contingency planning.
How might events and activities work in a social distancing context should any restrictions remain in place? Could a performance be live-streamed, or a pub quiz take place via Zoom? Or perhaps consider a tea and talk in a space that enables physical distancing?
Thinking through a ‘plan b’ version of your event will ensure that successful applications can go forward in November even if social distancing measures of some form continue.
More details about how to apply can be found here
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like advice on developing ideas or submitting your application, please contact Adam Morris (BU Engagement Officer) email@example.com