Bringing communities together around the shared activity of reading and discussing a book.
How do we do this?
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.
- 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.
National Endowment for the Arts Big Read is supported by the Endowment in partnership with Arts Midwest.