The Big Read


  • Type: Foundations
  • Category: Not Stated
  • Source: Arts Midwest


  • Award Min: $2,500.00
  • Award Max: $20,000.00
  • Quantity: Between 50 and 100


  • Deadline: Jan 28, 2014
  • Funding Available: Not Stated
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Applicant organizations for The Big Read must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; a division of state, local, or tribal government; or a tax-exempt public library. Eligible applicants include organizations such as literary centers, libraries, museums, colleges and universities, art centers, historical societies, arts councils, tribal governments, humanities councils, literary festivals, and arts organizations. Note: K–12 schools, school districts, boards of education, or other school governing bodies, whether public or private, are not eligible applicants, but may partner with eligible applicants.

The Big Read Supports Organizations Across The Country In Developing Community-wide Reading Programs Which Encourage Reading And Participation By Diverse Audiences. These Programs Include Activities Such As Author Readings, Book Discussions, Art Exhibits, Lectures, Film Series, Music Or Dance Events, Theatrical Performances, Panel Discussions, And Other Events And Activities Related To The Community's Chosen Book Or Poet.

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Questions about the application process?
Contact Arts Midwest at 612.238.8010 or