Wyoming Arts Council

Deadline Feb. 12 for "Big Read" grants

The Big Read, a national program to encourage literary reading and revitalize the role of literature in American culture, is accepting applications from non-profit organizations to conduct month-long, community-wide reads between September 2008 and June 2009.

Organizations selected to participate in The Big Read will receive a grant ranging from $2,500 to $20,000, financial support to attend the national orientation meeting, educational and promotional materials for broad distribution, Organizers Guide for developing and managing Big Read activities, inclusion of your organization and activities on The Big Read Web site, and the prestige of participating in a highly visible national initiative.

Approximately 300 organizations of varying sizes across the country will be selected for this cycle.

To download the guidelines and application, go to http://www.neabigread.org/

Questions? Arts Midwest, 612.341.0755

The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest.

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