‘Open call’ pathway

‘Open call’ pathway

About this pathway

The ‘Open call’ pathway is all about events and activities that are well thought-through, achievable, easy to organise and fun for all involved – and can run without a direct financial contribution from the festival.

‘Open call’ activities form a large part of the festival programme and will be promoted equally with all of our other events, with organisers receiving the same support in terms of marketing, resources and advice. Activities in this category typically make use of existing resources, formats and platforms whilst giving them a ‘Being Human festival twist’ by focusing on humanities research and on the festival theme.

If you have an idea for an activity which doesn’t require additional funding (perhaps using institutional funding, resources from research grants, etc.), which fits the Being Human ethos and which might benefit from additional support and publicity, the ‘Open call’ pathway is the best way to get involved and make something happen for Being Human 2018. Take a look at our ‘case studies’ section for examples.

To apply, see guidelines and application form below. The deadline is Monday 4 June.


1. Guidelines
2. Application Form | Activities grid
3. FAQs

The full call for all pathways is also available as a downloadable PDF.