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National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Webinar 11/17 and Grant Deadline 1/26/217

Posted on November 8, 2016 - 10:54 AM CST

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The Big Read promotes readuing communities.  Eligible organizations, i.e., governments, libraries, school districts, colleges and universities, and non-profit organizations, apply for an estimated 75 grants ranging in size from $5,000 to $20,000 for activities conducted sometime between September 2017 - June 2018.  The application deadline is January 26, 2017.  Recipeients also will receive non-monetary resources, including reader’s and teacher’s guides and audio guides with commentary from artists, educators, and public figures. 

For this competition, applicants choose from 28 selections (novels, short stories, memoirs, poetry, and books in translation), The NEA will host a public webinar about The Big Read on November 16, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time that will feature a discussion about this year's selections as well as take questions about the application process.