NEA Big Read

2016–2017 Big Read Grantees

May 11, 2016

Today the National Endowment for the Arts announced the latest round of NEA Big Read grants. Seventy-seven nonprofit organizations will receive grants totaling more than $1 million to host an NEA Big Read project between September 2016 and June 2017.

A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Managed by Arts Midwest, this initiative offers grants to support innovative community reading programs designed around a single book. The NEA Big Read supports organizations across the country in developing community-wide reading programs which encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences.

Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, said, “I have the opportunity to travel around the country and see the way the arts can inspire, allow for reflection, and create new experiences. I look forward to the creative ways these 77 organizations will bring their communities together around a great work of literature through their participation in the NEA Big Read.”

2016–2017 NEA Big Read grants:

For more information about the NEA Big Read, please visit our About and FAQ pages.

Contact information

For general inquires about the NEA Big Read:
Arts Midwest
612.238.8010
neabigread@artsmidwest.org

For media inquiries:
NEA Public Affairs
202.682.5570



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