Reminder: Big Read grants available for community reading programs

Reminder: Big Read grants available for community reading programs

Application deadline is Jan. 28, 2015.

The Big Read is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to develop community-wide reading programs between September 2015 and June 2016. The Big Read is a national program designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage reading for pleasure and enrichment.

Organizations selected to participate in The Big Read receive a grant, educational and promotional materials, and access to online training resources and opportunities. Funding ranges from $2,500 to $20,000.

Approximately 75 organizations from across the country will be selected to read, discuss, and celebrate with their communities one of 36 selections from U.S. and world literature. In addition, The Big Read provides comprehensive information about the authors and their works in the Books & Guides section of The Big Read website.

Find the complete guidelines and application instructions online. For more information, contact Arts Midwest at (612) 238-8010 or email thebigread@artsmidwest.org

Via: Arts Midwest


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