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NEA awards grant to Alabama Prison Arts + Education program at Auburn University

AUBURN – The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded one of its two national Chairman’s Extraordinary Action Awards to Auburn University’s Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project. The $12,000 award will support a pilot project to assist the NEA in developing their Big Read program for correctional facilities.

“The Big Read is designed to restore reading to the center of American culture by providing citizens with the opportunity to read and discuss a single book within their communities,” said Kyes Stevens, founder and director of the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project. “For this project, APAEP will work with NEA personnel to enhance the program for the prison setting.”

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