The University of Iowa

NEA Big Read managed by Arts Midwest

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Contact Name 
Stacy Brooks
Contact Title 
Independent Contractor for Arts Midwest
Telephone Number 
3033 Excelsior Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55416
United States

Grant Information

Application Deadline 
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

To promote creativity, nurture cultural leadership, and engage people in meaningful arts experiences. 

Sample Grants 

A link to sample grants that may be downloaded is on the How to Apply web page


Arts Midwest is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 National Endowment for the Arts Big Read ProgramThe NEA Big Read is a community engagement opportunity with grants of up to $20,000 for community-wide reading programs, in-person and/or virtual.  Organizations can choose one of 15 available booksEligible organizations include arts organizations, community service organizations, colleges and universities, libraries, literary centers, school districts, theater companies, museums, tribal governments, 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've also developed meaningful and lasting partnerships with other organizations in their community, and program participants have the opportunity to meaningfully connect in-person and/or virtually.

Those interested should note these two deadlines:

  • The deadline to submit an Intent to Apply is January 18, 2023
  • Completed applications are due by January 25, 2023.

For guidelines, information on the grants portal, sample applications, and other details, see How to Apply

Grant Sizes: 
$0, $20,000


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