Fifteen small-to-mid-sized cities will receive funds to produce their own 10-week, outdoor Levitt AMP Music Series in 2016
Online voting is open through November 30, 2015
"ArtsGreensboro is vying with 39 other cities to bring a 10-week, live, outdoor music series to Barber Park in Greensboro in 2016. The only way for ArtsGreensboro to emerge as one of the 15 winners is for people across our community to vote online for ArtsGreensboro’s proposal.
Sponsored by Levitt Pavilions, the national nonprofit behind the largest free concert series in America, the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards will provide up to $25,000 in matching funds to 15 nonprofits (or municipalities partnering with nonprofits) to produce their own Levitt AMP Music Series featuring a diverse lineup of professional musicians.
Following the success of the 2015 National Folk Festival—a free, three-day event that brought more than 100,000 people to Downtown Greensboro to enjoy a tremendous variety of performers and musical genres—ArtsGreensboro’s Levitt AMP proposal, supported by the City of Greensboro, envisions a series of free concerts highlighting a variety of genres at Barber Park. Located in East Greensboro, Barber Park—with its expansive, bowl-shaped lawns—is one of the best facilities of its kind in the region. The park is easily accessible and has benefited in recent years from over $3 million in improvements and from the nearby development of Gateway Gardens, the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, and the new Hayes Taylor YMCA.
ArtsGreensboro’s proposal is now posted on the Levitt AMP website (levittamp.org) for public voting. To be successful, ArtsGreensboro must rally community support and garner as many online votes as possible. Community support, as measured by the number of online votes received for each proposal, will be one of the key factors Levitt Pavilions takes into consideration when selecting the 15 winners.
ArtsGreensboro supporters should visit grant.levittamp.org/voter-registration-page to register and vote. Online public voting is now open; it will close on November 30 at 8 pm EST/5 pm PST. Twenty-five finalists will be selected through online voting. Levitt Pavilions will then review the finalists’ proposals and choose 15 Levitt AMP winners, which will be announced on January 5, 2016.
“People across our community love attending free, outdoor events like the National Folk Festival and MUSEP (Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park), where they can enjoy different genres and diverse performers,” said ArtsGreensboro President and CEO Tom Philion. “That’s why we’re so excited about the opportunity for Greensboro to rally around, vote for—and encourage their friends and family to vote for—ArtsGreensboro’s proposal to bring the Levitt AMP Music Series to beautiful Barber Park.”
ArtsGreensboro encourages supporters to spread the word about the Levitt AMP Grant opportunity by using the hashtags #LevittAMPgso and #getAMPedgso on social media.
Learn more at levittamp.org.
About Levitt AMP Awards
The Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards is an exciting matching grant program made possible by Levitt Pavilions, a national nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of America through the power of free, live music. The Levitt AMP Music Series was created in 2014 Levitt AMP to bring the joy of free, live music to people of all ages and backgrounds living in small-to-mid-sized towns and cities, transforming neglected public spaces into thriving community destinations. levittamp.org
With an annual budget of approximately $4 million, ArtsGreensboro is a catalyst for innovation to build recognition and support for the arts. Through its ArtsFund-supported grant programs, the 17DAYS Arts & Culture Festival, I HEART ARTS Month, and other opportunities including the National Folk Festival, ArtsGreensboro is driving the health and vitality of our community by supporting arts education, celebrating the diversity of Greensboro, and driving economic impact through excellence in arts programming. artsgreensboro.org"
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