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Arts & Humanities in Quarantine: Public Engagement Urgency Call

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The UKRI Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), in collaboration with BBC Arts, welcomes applications to Arts & Humanities in Quarantine.

This funding call invites proposals from AHRC-funded researchers to take part in a project that will partner them, if successful, with professional film-producers and film-makers to bring their research to a wide public audience.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for proposals from current AHRC-funded researchers which make clear why their research is suitable for translation into a 3-5 minute film of interest to a wide non-specialist audience.

The films themselves must be:

  • animations, illustrated pieces or graphically led
  • made in compliance with government lockdown and social distancing rules in force at the time.

There are no restrictions on theme but films which have ‘life beyond lockdown’ are encouraged.

Applicants do not need to have any prior film-making experience. They just need to be willing, if selected, to engage creatively and collaboratively with professional film-producers and film-makers  to translate their research proposal into a short film.

Closing Dates

Closing Date: 03/06/2020

How to make an application

Applications will be made by SmartSurvey; please follow the link and complete the sections of the application form at: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ArtsHumanitiesInQuarantine.

For further information and details on the application assessment process, please see the guidance document below:

Download - Arts & Humanities in Quarantine call guidance notes

Further Information

For more information please visit the the BBC's Culture In Quarantine webpage.


The AHRC work with the UK Shared Business Services (UK SBS) to deliver all of our funding activities. All queries regarding eligibility for funding and applications in progress and also queries regarding current awards, should be directed to the SBS team dealing with your subject area using the contacts page

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