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Applying for a Hear, Here License




It is important that we all work together to maintain the integrity of the Hear Here vision

Before applying, make sure to:

  1. Read the Hear, Here Objectives 
  2. Explore our webpage
  3. Make an appointment with Dr. Ariel Beaujot, Executive Director of Hear, Here  by calling 608-785-6798
  4. If you are still interested after the initial meeting your group will go through an application process that will allow you access to How to Documents as well as further rules and guidelines

What Makes Hear, Here Successful:

  • Location: All interviews should be location specific.
  • First Person: All stories should be told by the person who experienced the story themselves.
  • Historically Underrepresented and Marginalized: A proportion of the stories in any Hear, Here project should reflect the experiences of historically underrepresented or marginalized members of the community (ie. Immigrant groups, foreign nationals, LGBTQ+, people experiencing homelessness, Native American, Latino/a, African American).
  • Neighborhood: Hear, Here projects are based in sections of the city; a single long street or a neighborhood work best for this project.
Mississippi River at Sunset
Blue Bridges of La Crosse
  • Project Name: Please follow Hear, Here nomenclature for your city in marketing (i.e. Hear Here: Downtown La Crosse would be Hear Here: your city and neighborhood name).
  • Oral History Collections: We utilized a pre-existing oral history collection for stories that took place further back in history than today’s community would remember. We invite you to do similar work in your project.
  • Funds: Look into local funding agencies, also consider applying for National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities funds to support your project.