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National Endowment for the Arts Big Read

Bringing communities together around the shared activity of reading and discussing a book.

How do we do this?

The NEA Big Read aims to inspire conversation and discovery. Annually, the program supports approximately 75 dynamic community reading programs, each designed around a single NEA Big Read book.

How to Apply

Arts Midwest accepts requests for proposals annually starting around mid-October with a deadline in late January. Proposals are now being accepted for NEA Big Read programs to take place between September 2021 – June 2022.

Submit your intent to apply!

 

Program impact

  • Learn more about the mission and history of the NEA Big Read.
  • Read the latest community stories and reflections from grantees on the NEA Big Read blog.

Contact

612.238.8010
[email protected]

 


National Endowment for the Arts Big Read is supported by the Endowment in partnership with Arts Midwest.