With a successful crowdfunding campaign an outdoor amphitheater overlooking Lake Maxinkuckee will soon be located in the Town of Culver. The campaign, sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and offered through the crowdfunding platform developed by Patronicity, is being run by the Town of Culver.
If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $30,000 by June 30, 2017, the Lake Maxinkuckee Amphitheater project will win a matching grant from IHCDA’s CreatINg Places program.
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“This new amphitheater will offer residents an outstanding new place to experience outdoor events,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, board chair for IHCDA. “It also offers the Town of Culver the opportunity to host additional local activities and attract more visitors to their community.”
The funds raised during this campaign will allow the Town of Culver to install seating, landscaping and a stage with a pergola right next to the lake. The amphitheater will provide a space for outdoor concerts, movie nights, dances, small stage shows, and presentations. When scheduled programming isn’t taking place, the space will be another great location for friends and family to meet and relax along Lake Maxinkuckee.
“Feedback from resident and student surveys suggested an opportunity to improve outdoor event programming at the Culver Park, and creating a first-class outdoor facility conducive to those events will be a tremendous boon to our park and the entire town,” said Jonathon Leist, Town Manager for Culver. “This crowdgranting opportunity will complete our financing and help us cut the ribbon on a new amphitheater on the shores of Lake Maxinkuckee in 2018!”
CreatINg Places employs a donation and reward-based method of crowdfunding called crowdgranting. In crowdgranting, citizens actively support projects and activities through web-based donations which, if the fundraising goal is reached within a set time, are matched by a sponsor.
Since the program was launched last fall, six projects have raised in excess of $300,000 in public funds. Each project has met their fundraising goal and therefore were awarded matching funds from IHCDA.
The CreatINg Places program is available to projects located in Indiana communities or neighborhoods which contain a traditional downtown or traditional neighborhood commercial node. Non-profit entities (with 501c3 or 501c4 status) and Local Units of Government are eligible to apply.
Eligible projects must have a minimum total development cost of $10,000, where the recipient will receive $5,000 in IHCDA matching funds should they successfully raise $5,000 through Patronicity. IHCDA will provide matching grant funds up to $50,000 per project.