Are you looking for support to bring your community together to inspire meaningful conversations, artistic responses, new discoveries, and connections? Arts Midwest is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program. Organizations can access up to $20,000 in support for community-wide reading programs. Applications are due January 26, 2022.
The NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our neighbors, and ourselves through the power of a shared reading experience. Since 2006, the National Endowment for the Arts has funded more than 1,700 NEA Big Read programs, providing more than $23 million to organizations nationwide.
Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to: arts centers, arts councils, arts organizations, community service organizations, environmental organizations, fairs and festivals, faith-based organizations, historical societies, housing authorities, humanities councils, institutions of higher education, libraries, literary centers, museums, school districts, theater companies, trade associations, and tribal governments.
“The power of literature can amplify creativity and foster new partnerships,” said Torrie Allen, President and CEO of Arts Midwest. “We are excited for neighbors in communities across the nation to connect through the NEA Big Read.”
Join Informational Webinars
| How to Apply for the NEA Big Read |
October 27 at 11 a.m. CT
Join a webinar all about applying for an NEA Big Read grant. Hear from a moderated panel of previous grantees about various topics you might consider as you build your application.
| All About the NEA Big Read Books |
November 16 at 11 a.m. CT
Join a webinar discussion about the 15 books that are a part of the NEA Big Read for 2022-2023, including insights from the authors.
Can’t make these webinars but still want to tune in? RSVP and a recording will be sent to you within 48 hours of the event.
Explore the 2022-23 NEA Big Read Library
There are 12 new additions to the NEA Big Read library and three returning titles.
Click on the images to learn more about the books!
Big Read 22-23 New Titles
Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude
The Cold Millions
Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth
Nothing to See Here
Postcolonial Love Poem
Sitting Pretty: The View from my Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body
Big Read 22-23 Returning Titles
The Best We Could Do
Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
National Endowment for the Arts Big Read is supported by the Endowment in partnership with Arts Midwest.