Add Your CommunityApplying for a Hear, Here License
Before applying, make sure to:
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.
- 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.