NEA Big Read

Sponsor Deadline: 

Jan 18, 2023


Arts Midwest/NEA

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New this year: Applicants are now required to submit an Intent to Apply at least one week prior to the application deadline.

An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our neighbors, and ourselves through the power of a shared reading experience. Showcasing a diverse range of contemporary themes, voices, and perspectives, the NEA Big Read aims to inspire meaningful conversations, artistic responses, and new discoveries and connections in each community. Grants range from $5,000 to $20,000 each, and the Intent to Apply is due on January 18, 2023.

WHAT: The NEA Big Read is a reading program that brings communities together around a selected book title.

WHEN: Applications are due January 25, 2023 (with the Intent to Apply due January 18), and funded projects must occur between September 2023 – June 2024.

WHERE: Nonprofit organizations and public libraries located across the United States and the Native nations that share this geography can apply.

WHO: Arts organizations, universities, libraries, service organizations, museums, school districts, and tribal governments are all encouraged to apply.