AHRC Engage the Public with Research about the BBC

Closing Date: 01/02/2022

Funding available to engage the public in the context of the centenary of the BBC in 2022.

2022 is the centenary of the BBC. To mark this major moment in the UK’s cultural calendar, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), in partnership with the BBC and the NSMM in Bradford, is supporting public engagement activity relating to research around the centenary.

Arts and humanities researchers are well-placed to engage public audiences to understand and explore:

  • Their connection to the BBC
  • The BBC’s role in the UK’s cultural life.

Public engagement grants of are available to support researchers to deliver innovative and creative projects that actively engage the public in research related to the BBC centenary and the research process.

Activities and outputs could include:

  • Pop-up radio station or podcasts
  • Social media campaign using Instagram or Facebook live
  • Short seasons of thematic or place-based podcasts
  • Thematic e-books
  • Online or face-to-face memory bank, or oral history interviews
  • Interviews, focus groups, surveys and consultation
  • Design sprint activities
  • Place-based participatory activity that relates to the BBC and broadcast media
  • Film screenings with question and answer discussions or introductions
  • Displays and exhibitions (virtual, physical or both)
  • Creation of media outputs (vlogs, podcasts, radio and tv programming, films, apps or zines)
  • Theatre, music, visual art and craft, or creative writing and poetry
  • Schools’ sessions, workshops and educational packs that make relevant and creative use of the national curriculum, covering one or multiple subjects
  • Activity that can be linked to the 2022 Being Human Festival and other place-based festivals.

This list is not exhaustive, and you may choose to select other methods beyond those listed.

Projects can be delivered at any time between 9 May and 30 November 2022, linking into the timeframe of a major exhibition in the NSMM in Bradford.

Funding body Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Maximum value £20,000
Reference ID S22838
Category Arts and Humanities

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