Ovation and Spectrum Announce OASIS as Award Recipient

The grant will enable OASIS, a Santa Ana-based nonprofit organization, to continue to do their unique and powerful work elevating local creatives and communities through art. The grant will help fund after-school arts mentoring, training and workshops, and art, music and theater related events for under-resourced youth in Orange County communities.

“We have partnered with Spectrum to recognize the outstanding work of some highly creative and effective arts organizations in their markets and provide them with funding to help further their programmatic and artistic efforts,” said John Malkin, Executive Vice President, Content Distribution, Ovation. “Spectrum has been a great partner and supporter of Ovation and we are extremely pleased that they have joined us for our first Stand for the Arts Awards program.”

“We’re thrilled to work with Ovation on this important initiative and to recognize and applaud OASIS, a phenomenal organization changing lives in Orange County,” said Cindy Howell, Spectrum Vice President, State Government Affairs – West Region. “Ovation is a leader in supporting the arts at the local level, and we’re proud to be partnering with them to support the inspirational programs and events that OASIS delivers for youth in the communities that we serve.”

“Integrating arts education into our community enriches each of us because it engages us to come together while fostering community,” said Mayor Pro Tem Michelle Martinez. “We all have the ability through art to create and to imagine a way to make our communities vibrant, happy and healthy.”

“The OASIS theme ‘Art Leads’ is more than a mere motto,” said Jin Sung, Executive Director at OASIS Center International. “Some people believe that the arts is often used as a health indicator of a society, but we believe that where ‘art goes, so goes our society.’ Our passion is to create transformational moments with youth through arts education that can lead to positive outcomes. I am pleased to see strong support from companies like Spectrum and Ovation that lift up children’s imagination to new possibilities.” 

In addition, Spectrum will also run public service announcements to highlight its Stand for the Arts partnership with Ovation and reinforce the value local arts organizations bring to communities across the country.

Grant recipients were chosen based on three criteria: their level of community outreach and engagement, their ability to create inclusive access to artistic programming and their innovative approach to arts education and skills development.

For more information on the Ovation and Spectrum Stand for the Arts initiative visit: http://www.standforthearts.com/spectrum


About OVATION…America’s Only Arts Network.

Art has the power to inspire us, elevate our thinking, and awaken our senses. As an independent television, production and digital media company, OVATION has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically-acclaimed premium dramas, arts-related specials and documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION salutes innovative storytelling, lives for the art in entertainment, finds beauty in the everyday, and applauds art in unexpected places. OVATION is available to nearly 50M subscribers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Xfinity from Comcast, AT&T/DirecTV, Spectrum TV from Charter, Verizon FiOS, as well as on VOD. Through THE OVATION FOUNDATION, the company is committed to advocating for the arts, nationally and locally, and has provided more than $15M in contributions and in kind support to arts institutions and arts education.  You can follow OVATION on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.

About Spectrum

Spectrum is a suite of advanced broadband services offered by Charter Communications Inc., a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Spectrum provides a full range of services, including Spectrum TV™ video entertainment programming, Spectrum Internet™ access, and Spectrum Voice™. Spectrum Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. More information about Spectrum can be found at spectrum.com.


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