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NEA Big Read

The National Endowment for the Arts Big Read—a partnership with Arts Midwest—broadens our understanding of our world, our neighbors, and ourselves through the power of a shared reading experience. Showcasing a diverse range of themes, voices, and perspectives, the NEA Big Read aims to inspire meaningful conversations, artistic responses, and new discoveries and connections in each community.

Applications are now open for grants to support NEA Big Read projects between September 2023 and June 2024. The Intent to Apply deadline is Wednesday, January 18, 2023. Learn more 

Information on the 2022-2023 NEA Big Read Grantees