Downtown Akron Partnership is happy to donate First Night Akron admission buttons and Discover Downtown Akron Passports to charitable organizations and events in the Greater Akron Area.

All donation requests will be reviewed within two weeks of submission but you may not receive your donation until closer to the date of your event. 

First Night Akron is coordinated by Downtown Akron Partnership, a non-profit organization. Performers are paid through button sales, donations and sponsorships.

An independent selection panel will rate the proposals for artistic merit, appropriateness, originality, and availability of venues and funds. The schedule will be determined by the programming committee.

Applications will be reviewed in August and September. Notification will begin September 18 and continue until all slots are filled, or October 20, whichever comes first. 

Application Deadline: Friday, August 4, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.