Levitt AMP Grant Awards

Posted on Nov 9, 2015 in What's New

a photo of the HiSAM building at night


The Friends of the Hawai‘i State Art Museum (FHiSAM) is now in the running to bring a 10-week live music series to Honolulu during the summer of 2016 and they need your help.

Sponsored by Levitt Pavilions, the national nonprofit behind the largest free concert series in America, FHiSAM hopes to qualify as one of the 15 winning organizations competing in the Levitt AMP Grant Awards.

The funds for the concerts are a matching grant opportunity created by Levitt Pavilions to serve small to mid-sized towns and cities up to 400,000 people. Fifteen nonprofits, or municipalities partnering with a nonprofit, will receive up to $25,000 each to produce their own outdoor, free concert series featuring a diverse lineup of professional musicians to be held on the museum’s front lawn.

FHiSAM submitted the proposal which is now posted on the Levitt AMP website for public voting. http://levittamp.org.

A successful campaign depends on community participation to get as many online votes as possible to bring the concert series to Honolulu. Community support, as measured by the number of online votes received, will be one of the key factors when Levitt Pavilions selects the 15 winners.

Supporters are asked to visit https://grant.levittamp.org/ voter-registration-page to register and vote. Online public voting is now open and ends Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time. The Top 25 finalists will be selected through online public voting. Levitt Pavilions will then review the proposals of these 25 finalists and 15 winners will be announced on January 5, 2016.

The Friends of HiSAM asks supporters to start spreading the word to family, friends, colleagues and neighbors and rally the community to sign up and vote for FHiSAM’s proposal. Learn more at http://levittamp.org.