Deadline Date: 01/24/2018

Agency: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Scope: 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 communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Showcasing a diverse range of contemporary titles that reflect many different voices and perspectives, the NEA Big Read aims to inspire conversation and discovery. NEA Big Read annually supports approximately 75 dynamic community reading programs, each designed around a single NEA Big Read selection. Each community program that receives an NEA Big Read grant--which ranges between $5,000 and $20,000--is also provided with resources, outreach materials, and training on various aspects such as working local partners, developing public relations strategies, and leading book discussions and Q&As.