NW MI Arts & Culture Network
Accepting Applications – 2024-25 NEA Big Read Grants
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 neighbors, and ourselves through the power of a shared reading experience.
New this year, community programming during this cycle will focus on the theme “Where We Live.” Applicants will host books discussions, writing workshops, and creative activities that celebrate unique aspects of their community, using as inspiration one of 50 available NEA Big Read books. These 50 titles are drawn from the NEA Big Read archive and showcase a wide range of genres, perspectives, and geographic regions.
Grants range from $5,000 to $20,000 each, and the Intent to Apply is due on January 10, 2024.
Q: Who can apply for an NEA Big Read grant?
A: 501c3 nonprofits; divisions of state, local, or tribal government; or a tax-exempt
public library. Eligible organizations include arts organizations, community service
organizations, colleges and universities, libraries, literary centers, school districts,
theater companies, museums, and more.