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Applications for Being Human 2017


This year, the festival will return between 17-25 November with a new theme, ‘Lost and Found’. Applicants are invited to respond creatively and in ways that probe the rich intellectual possibilities of the theme.

Funding call

The application deadline for funded activities has no elapsed. However we are very open to proposals for unfunded activities that do not require a direct financial contribution from Being Human, until 13 June.

Full details on how to get involved, including guidance on the theme, can be found in our downloadable call for applications below. Please refer to the ‘unfunded applications’ section.

Download the 2017 call

Apply now

Please ensure that you read the Call for Applications and Terms and Conditions carefully before applying. Please refer also to the Case Studies below.

Click here for a Being Human unfunded activities application form

The deadline for unfunded applications is 5pm Thursday 13 June

Case Studies

If you are planning to propose a Being Human festival activity in 2017 you might find it useful to refer to the case studies below, which offer examples of best practice and tips and hints from organisers from last year’s festival. Watch out for more case studies coming up over the next couple of weeks

University of Dundee: ‘Martian autopsy’
University of Warwick:‘Against prejudice: Ira Aldridge in Coventry 1828’
University of Oxford: ‘FRIGHTFriday: the art and science of hope and fear’
Birkbeck, University of London: ‘International London: walking tours’
University of Salford: ‘Twenty years on: Manchester and the IRA bomb
The National Archives: ‘Queer and the state’
Institute of Historical Research: ‘Night at the library: books of hope and fear

Terms and contact

Click to download our Terms and Conditions 2017
Contact with any questions about the application process.