The Big Read is Now Accepting Applications

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The Big Read is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations seeking funding to conduct month-long, community-wide reads between September 2011 and June 2012. The Big Read is a national program designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture. Organizations selected to participate in The Big Read will receive a grant ranging from $2,500 to $20,000, access to online training resources, educational and promotional materials, inclusion of your organization and activities on The Big Read Web site, and the prestige of participating in a highly visible national program. Approximately 75 organizations from across the country will be selected by a panel of experts.

To review the Guidelines & Application Instructions visit The Big Read Web site.

Questions? Call Arts Midwest at 612.238.8010 or email

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest.

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