Fifteen small-to-mid-sized cities will receive funds to produce their own 10-week, outdoor Levitt AMP Music Series in 2017
Online voting is open through November 21, 2016
ArtsGreensboro is vying with 55 other cities to bring a 10-week, live, outdoor music series to Barber Park in Greensboro in 2017. 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 the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a national foundation dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of America through free live music, 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 first Levitt AMP Greensboro Music Series in 2016, ArtsGreensboro’s newest Levitt AMP proposal, supported by the City of Greensboro, envisions a second 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 the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation 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 21 at 8 pm EST/5 pm PST. Twenty-five finalists will be selected through online voting. The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation will then review the finalists’ proposals and choose 15 Levitt AMP winners, which will be announced on January 5, 2017.
“Last year’s series was a beautiful success,” noted ArtsGreensboro CEO Tom Philion. “The free concerts really showed how the power of music and diverse programming can build community and celebrate our shared humanity. It was yet another example of how this community works together to make exciting projects happen. Kudos to the City and everyone who helped make it possible.”
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.