Open Call: deadline extended!

Open Call: deadline extended!

Open Call: deadline extended!


The deadline for funding may have passed but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to get involved with this year’s festival! We are now welcoming applications for fun, creative and imaginative events and activities that do not require funding, to form part of our festival programme in November.

Given the current circumstances surrounding the pandemic, and to enable as many of you as possible to get involved we have extended the ‘Open Call’ deadline to Friday 3 July. Find out more about how to apply here.

From flash talks to hands-on workshops, walking tours to comedy shows, there are loads of ways to get involved and we would love to see as many people as possible up and down the country participating in this national celebration of the humanities. All events must be free, and must directly involve a professional humanities researcher (including Early Career Researchers, PhD students, curators and research librarians). This year’s festival theme is ‘New Worlds’ and you can read more about that here.

If you need a bit of inspiration or are looking for an idea of what kind of events have been included through the ‘Open Call’ pathway in the past you can check out our case studies.

We also have a range of toolkits to help you plan your event here.


Photo courtesy of Swansea University.