Galva receives grant for music series

GALVA – The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation named Galva as one of 18 small to mid-sized towns and cities across America to win a Levitt AMP Grant Award of $25,000 in matching funds to present a free concert series at Wiley Park.

The Galva Arts Council submitted Galva’s Levitt AMP proposal.
In June, the Levitt Foundation invited nonprofits to submit proposals that would reflect the three goals of the Levitt AMP awards: Amplify community pride and the city’s unique character; enrich lives through the power of free, live Music; and illustrate the importance of vibrant public Places.

Nonprofits that received a previous Levitt AMP grant were eligible to reapply. In an effort to inspire and engage communities across the country around the power of creative placemaking, the Levitt Foundation opened the selection process to the public to choose the top 25 finalists.

The public voted on the submitted proposals over a three-week period in November.

“The Galva Arts Council will once again enliven Wiley Park through the second Levitt AMP Galva Music Series, further activating the large, green space into a dynamic hub for self-expression, connection and layered arts experiences set to free, live music from around the globe,” said Sharon Yazowski, Executive Director of the Levitt Foundation.

The Galva Arts Council is now seeking funds to match the Levitt AMP grant. Businesses, organizations, and individuals interested in donating money, time, or resources to this cause should visit, call (563) 293-6986, or email [email protected] All monetary donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to $25,000 and are 100 percent tax-deductible.

“No doubt, I love music, but, truth be told, what I really love is seeing what happens when people come together because of the music,” said John Taylor, the series organizer for Galva’s concerts.

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