Can our Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series include the name of another organization or a title sponsor, such as the “Downtown Partnership Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series” or “XYZ Company Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series?”

No. Every Levitt AMP grant recipient must name their concert series “Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series.” No other organization or company name may appear in the series name. Presenting organizations and title sponsors can be recognized as follows: “Downtown Partnership presents the Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series” or “Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series presented by XYZ Company.” Presenting organizations and title sponsors may not be an alcohol company or brand, including beer, wine, and liquor as well as any alcohol-focused stores or brands of any kind. Note: your Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series may only have one presenting sponsor, organization, or previous series name associated with the name of the concert series. For example, “XYZ Company presents the Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series supported by ABC, Inc.” and “Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series presents Music on Main presented by ABC, Inc.” are not acceptable.

What will be discussed during the Levitt AMP Webinar?

During the Levitt AMP webinar, the Levitt Foundation will present the goals of the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards, eligibility criteria, online application process and key instructions, matching funds requirement, online public voting process, and benefits of the Levitt AMP Toolkit. At the end of the presentation, webinar participants will be able to ask questions through an online chat feature. Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the next round of Levitt AMP applications will reopen in July 2021 for the 2022 grant cycle.

What does “[Your City]” stand for in the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards and Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series?

In the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards, “[Your City]” is part of the formal name. In the Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series, “[Your City]” is a placeholder that will be replaced by the name of each town and city where a Levitt AMP Music Series will take place. For example, if an organization located in Ann Arbor, Michigan were to receive a Levitt AMP Grant Award, the concert series they present would be formally referred to as the Levitt AMP Ann Arbor Music Series.

What kind of organizations can apply for a Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Award?

Any nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, as recognized by the IRS, can apply.

Where can I get additional information or help if something in the instructions is unclear?

If you cannot find an answer to your question in the Levitt AMP FAQs, webinars, or website, you may email your question(s) to amp@levitt.org.

What is the Levitt AMP Toolkit?

The Levitt AMP Toolkit contains valuable resources for Levitt AMP grant recipients, such as: a sample entertainment contract; a sample press release; a hosted page on the Levitt AMP website; eblast and social media templates; Levitt AMP graphics; a list of talent managers and music agents from across the country; sample sponsorship packet; and consultation with national program staff at the Levitt Foundation.

When will I be notified if my organization has been awarded a Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Award?

All applicants will be notified via email in November regarding whether they are a Top 25 finalist, as determined by the online public voting process. All Top 25 finalists will be notified via email in December regarding whether they are a Levitt AMP grant recipient. Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the next round of Levitt AMP applications will reopen in July 2021 for the 2022 grant cycle.

Are we at a disadvantage because our town has a population of less than 10,000?

Absolutely not! Towns and cities of all population sizes up to 400,000 are encouraged to apply for a Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Award. All applicants will need to encourage their communities and networks—including family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors—to vote online for their proposed Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series. The Top 25 finalists will be weighed equally, regardless of population size, based on the quality of their application. Please refer to the About page of the Levitt AMP website to review the factors which will guide the Levitt Foundation in determining Levitt AMP grant recipients. Competitive applications will reflect the core values of the Levitt Foundation and our mission of community through music.

How does my organization become a Top 25 finalist?

The Top 25 finalists will be determined by an online public voting process taking place in November. The 25 applicants that receive the most votes during the online public voting period will be announced as the Top 25 finalists following the end of the voting period. The Levitt Foundation will provide applicants with sample social media posts, a customized image and a press release that can be sent to your contacts asking them to vote for your proposal. Be sure to rally your community and networks—including family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors—to vote online for your proposed Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series!

How will the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards recipients be determined?

An online public voting process taking place in November will determine the Top 25 finalists. The Levitt Foundation will then review the Top 25 applications and up to 15 selected Levitt AMP grant recipients will be announced in December. Please refer to the About page of the Levitt AMP website to review the factors which will guide the Levitt Foundation in determining up to 15 Levitt AMP grant recipients. Competitive applications will reflect the core values of the Levitt Foundation and our mission of community through music. Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the next round of Levitt AMP applications will reopen in July 2021 for the 2022 grant cycle.