National Endowment for the Arts Big Read offers grants for community reading programs


Arts Midwest now is accepting applications for the 2023-2024 National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Program. The Big Read is a community engagement opportunity with grants for up to $20,000 for communitywide reading programs focusing on one of 15 available books. Organizations eligible for the grant include school districts, institutions of higher education, libraries and more.

Past grantees have a proven track record of successfully engaging their audiences through the power of literature and stirring up a passion for reading that persists year after year. They also have developed meaningful and lasting partnerships with other organizations in their communities.  

Learn more about the Big Read application process at Arts Midwest’s website. The deadline to apply is Jan. 25, 2023. Direct questions to Arts Midwest at neabigread@artsmidwest.org or (612) 238-8024.