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The City of Apopka seeks a strategic, creative and passionate firm to take on the task of providing, staging and management of up to four festival-type events per year at the Apopka Amphitheater. It further desires a firm that is able to create wholesome, lively, fun experiences surrounding the events at the Apopka Amphitheater and to take the City’s events to the next level. The winning candidate will have the proven ability to grow an event, understanding of long-term planning and has an innate ability to identify and secure sponsorship funding while creating programs to attract sponsors. Demonstrated experience in working with a public agency or governmental entity is a plus. The main objectives of this RFP are to create events that showcase Apopka to the broad Central Florida region, to the state and the southeastern United States; increase sponsorship contributions and make the events financially self-sustaining; completely outsource all event related logistics, tasks, marketing, promotion and labor; and increase overall attendance of residents and visitors alike.
Past Performance:• Experience in the development and management of concert events for community in the local area or nationally.• Experience in developing a sponsorship program and obtaining sponsors for events.• Experience in working with public agencies such as local governments, DDAs, CRAs, etc., if applicable.
Comparable Projects:At least one comparable project (similar in scope of services to those requested herein) which the Proposer has either ongoing or completed within the past 3 years. The project(s) must showcase strategic development, goals and objectives, sponsorships and verifiable references.