Being Human is the UK’s national festival of the humanities. The 2022 festival will take place 10–19 November, with the theme ‘Breakthroughs’. You can read more about the theme here.
Each year, we invite humanities researchers and other staff from universities, independent research organisations and cultural organisations to apply to take part in the festival by organising an event, activity or project. There are four ways to take part:
- Hub Award – apply for a larger institutional grant of £2,000–£5,000 to coordinate multiple activities
- Small Award – apply for funding of up to £2,000
- Open Call – organise an activity that does not require funding from us
- Being Human Café – a simple 'off-the-shelf' format
The deadlines have now passed to apply to take part in the 2022 festival via our Hub Award, Small Award and Open Call pathways. However, if you have an idea for a high-quality event or activity that you would like to include in the festival programme and that does not require financial support from us, please get in touch with us via email to discuss it: email@example.com. Please note, however, that consideration of late applications is entirely at the discretion of the festival team, and there is no guarantee that late submissions will be considered.
You can also still take part in the 2022 festival by applying to hold a Being Human Café. The deadline for café applications is Friday 26 August. Scroll down this page for more information.