Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Big Read Grants
Deadline: February 5, 2013
The Big Read is accepting applications to develop community-wide reading programs between September 2013 and June 2014. The Big Read is a national program designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment.
Applicant organizations for The Big Read must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; a division of state, local, or tribal government; or a tax-exempt public library. Eligible applicants include such organizations as literary centers, libraries, museums, colleges and universities, art centers, historical societies, arts councils, tribal governments, humanities councils, literary festivals, and arts organizations.
Organizations selected to participate in The Big Read receive a grant (ranging from $2,500 to $20,000), educational and promotional materials, and access to online training resources and opportunities. Approximately 75 organizations from across the country will be selected to develop and produce community-wide reading programs which encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences. Activities focus on one book or poet from The Big Read Library. To review the guidelines and application instructions and start an application, visit The Big Read website.