Applications now open for 2023-2025 Levitt AMP [Your City] grants
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 30, 2022
Want to bring free concerts to your community?
The Levitt Foundation sends word that applications are now open for the 2023-2025 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards to activate underused public spaces and bring people of all ages and backgrounds together to build community through the power of free, live music.
The acronym “AMP” speaks to the goals of the program:
Amplify community pride and a city’s unique character;
enrich lives through the power of free, live Music;
and illustrate the importance of vibrant public Places.
The Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards is an exciting, multi-year matching grant opportunity bringing the joy of free outdoor concerts to small to mid-sized towns and cities nationwide with a population of up to 250,000 people. Grant recipients will receive a three-year matching grant of $30,000 per year, for a total grant award of $90,000.
The deadline to apply is June 30, 2022.
U.S.-based nonprofits are eligible to apply to the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards to present the Levitt AMP Music Series—10 free concerts that inject new life into underused public spaces, creating joyous, inclusive community destinations. Learn more about this opportunity at levitt.org/amp-about.
Interested nonprofits can view the eligibility criteria and register to apply at levitt.org/apply.
Bring free outdoor concerts to your town or city!
Apply for a $25K matching grant
Application deadline: Monday, Sept. 20, 2019The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation announces an exciting grant opportunity serving small to mid-sized towns and cities across the country.
15 grantees will be awarded $25,000 each in matching funds to produce their own Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series—an outdoor, free concert series featuring a diverse line up of high caliber entertainment for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy. Online public voting determines the Top 25 finalists. Grant applications opened on July 10 and are due by Sept. 20, 2019. For more information, visit www.levittamp.org.
2020 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards from Levitt Foundation on Vimeo.
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Reflecting our commitment that all Levitt projects be community-driven, the Top 25 Levitt AMP finalists will be selected by YOU! Sign up now to receive Levitt updates and the latest Levitt AMP news. And be sure to help spread the word!
CorrectionA previous version of this post indicated the deadline was Sept. 30 when it is actually Sept. 20. The Hub apologizes for its error. 18 July 2019, 12:24 ET.
AMP [Your City] … with a grant for free concerts
The Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards is an exciting matching grant program bringing the joy of free, live music to small and mid-sized towns and cities across the country to revitalize public spaces and bring people together.
Grants will be awarded to up to 15 U.S.-based nonprofit organizations serving towns and cities with populations of up to 400,000.
Each grantee will receive $25K in matching funds to present the Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series, a minimum of 10 free outdoor concerts presented over 10 to 12 consecutive weeks during 2019.
Each Levitt AMP Music Series will feature a musically diverse lineup of high caliber entertainment, in keeping with the permanent Levitt venue program.
To ensure each grantee is positioned for success, grantees will receive a Levitt AMP Toolkit containing valuable resources, such as: sample artist contract; sample press release; hosted series pages on the Levitt AMP website; eblast and social media templates; list of talent managers and music agents from across the country; sample sponsorship packet; and consultation with national staff at the Levitt Foundation.
Reflecting our mission that all Levitt projects be community-driven, we're once again opening the grant selection process to YOU! So spread the word and rally your family, friends, colleagues and neighbors to vote for your favorite 2019 Levitt AMP proposals.An online public voting process in November will determine the Top 25 finalists. The Levitt Foundation will review the Top 25 proposals and up to 15 selected winners will be announced on Dec. 18, 2018. Sign up to vote here.
The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation is dedicated to reinvigorating America’s public spaces through creative placemaking and creating opportunities for everyone to experience the performing arts. The need for more third places—those informal gathering spots outside the realms of home and the workplace—has become increasingly clear in today’s world and guides us in our community-driven efforts. Our goal is to reflect the best of American city life by creating community and social interaction among people of all ages and backgrounds; empowering cities across America to reclaim green spaces and reinvigorate public spaces; and ensuring the performing arts are accessible to all through high quality, free concerts.