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Deadline: October 15, 2015

Levitt Pavilions: Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards

The Levitt AMP Music Series was created in 2014 by Levitt Pavilions, as part of the creative placemaking movement and as the national nonprofit behind the largest free outdoor concert series in America. Levitt AMP brings 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. Matching grants will be awarded to a minimum of ten U.S.-based nonprofits or municipalities partnering with a nonprofit to present the Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series, which involves a minimum of ten free outdoor concerts presented over ten consecutive weeks between April 1, 2016, and November 20, 2016.

All proposed Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series must take place in small to mid-sized towns and cities within the United States and its territories with a population of up to 400,000 people, and may be located within a metropolitan area with a population of no more than 1,000,000. For towns or cities located within a metropolitan area with a population of more than 1,000,000, the town or city must be at least 25 miles from the anchor city of the metropolitan area. The public space where the free concerts are to be presented must be outdoors, easily accessible to a wide range of socioeconomic groups, and have a lawn-like setting with no fixed seating.

Amount: $25,000 each. Each applicant must show a dollar for dollar match up to $25,000 from other sources such as foundations, municipalities, 501(c)(3) nonprofits, businesses, etc. Up to half of the matching requirement may be in-kind, such as donated sound equipment or contributed marketing.

Eligibility: U.S.-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations or municipalities partnering with a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Link: http://concerts.levittamp.org/

Note: Following the application process, an online public voting process takes place during the month of November. The top 20 finalists are determined through this process, then Levitt will determine the 10 award winners.

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