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2020-2021 NEA Big Read intent to apply form

First and foremost, please review the eligibility requirements.

In order to access the NEA Big Read application, we first need some basic information about you, your organization, and the people from your organization who would run an NEA Big Read program whether you are previous grantee or a brand-new applicant. Read our Privacy Policy.

Once Arts Midwest receives this information we will configure accounts for the listed individuals in the NEA Big Read Online Community and provide a link to the application once it's available. 

Important: You need to self-designate one person to be responsible for managing your NEA Big Read application. The system can only save the progress of one user.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact the NEA Big Read program staff at, or call 612.238.8010.

Applicant information

Organization details
Please provide some basic information about your organization.

Which legal entity should receive the grant?

Your organization name for publicity purposes
Street address

Do NOT use a P.O. box.

Mailing/shipping address

Provide your organization's mailing address.

Contact information

Enter the name and contact information for the staff member(s) who would be responsible for managing the NEA Big Read program at your organization.

The Programming Contact is the person who would be responsible for the day-to-day operation of your program and will receive most of the communication from Arts Midwest.

The Grant Contact (if different from the Programming Contact) is the person who would sign the grant agreement, receive grant payments, and handle the fiscal management of the grant.

Final steps

What happens next?
  • Click "Submit" below.
  • You will be taken to a summary page of all your responses.
  • Please review your responses for accuracy.
  • When finished, click "Confirm." You will receive a confirmation email.
  • Arts Midwest staff will review your information and contact you with further instructions.

A link to the application and additional instructions will be sent to you.
By submitting this form, you are consenting to have the information you provide be accessed, stored, and shared by Arts Midwest in accordance with our privacy policies.