In November 2018, Princeton will join in the international “Being Human Festival,” an annual celebration that aims to engage the public with innovative research taking place across the humanities.
Originating with the School of Advanced Study, University of London, the “Being Human Festival” brings the university creatively into the community for hands-on activities, shared experiences, conversations, performances – engagement beyond the usual academic settings of seminars, symposia, and lectures.
To launch a Central New Jersey site for the festival, the Humanities Council is offering grants of $250 to $2500 for Princeton undergrads, graduate students, faculty and staff who plan events jointly with public institutions (including schools, library, etc), stores, cafes, and arts venues. Events will be designed to share ideas, ponder issues, and explore challenges with the public, preferably in an off-campus setting.
Practicable joint proposals of 1-2 pages, including objective, venue, personnel, projected audience size, and budget, are due by Friday September 28.Please submit via this online form. Questions about the festival and proposals should be directed to Sara Brooks at the Humanities Council.
As you draft your proposal and plan your event, you are welcome to contact us at the Pace Center(firstname.lastname@example.org), Community-Based Learning Initiative (email@example.com) or the McGraw Center (firstname.lastname@example.org). These offices are ready to help locate partners in the community, if you have not already done so.