Program Solicitation: NEA Big Read

The purpose of this Program Solicitation is to select a Regional Arts Organization (referred to as the “Cooperator”) to administer the 2019-2020 cycle of the NEA Big Read program. In brief, the Cooperator will:

  1. Form a book review committee and compile members’ feedback to select new books for the NEA Big Read book library; create and maintain resources to assist subgrantees and applicants.
  2. Develop and distribute guidelines nationally for applications, receive applications, and implement a process for adjudication of applications by experts in the arts.
  3. Manage the award and administration of approximately 75 NEA Big Read subgrants.
  4. Implement a communications strategic plan designed by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Proposal Receipt Deadline: November 30, 2017