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Ovation and Spectrum Announce Latino Arts, Inc. as Stand for the Arts Award Recipient

The award will be used for outreach to raise awareness of available grants and scholarships that promote the arts throughout the Greater Milwaukee area.

By - Sep 20th, 2018 09:04 am

MILWAUKEE (Sept. 19, 2018) – Ovation, America’s only arts network, will join Spectrum to recognize and award Latino Arts, Inc. $10,000 as part of their Stand for the Arts joint initiative, which is dedicated to supporting local arts, cultural and educational organizations. Ovation and Spectrum will highlight this award at the organization’s Noche de Gala event, Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m., at Latino Arts, Inc., located at 1028 South 9th Street in Milwaukee.

The award will be used for outreach to raise awareness of available grants and scholarships that promote the arts throughout the Greater Milwaukee area.

“We partnered with Spectrum here in Milwaukee to recognize Latino Arts, Inc. outstanding work as a highly creative arts organization and a key contributor to the community and the local economy,” said Sol Doten, Vice President of Content Distribution and Marketing for Ovation. “Spectrum has been a great partner and supporter of Ovation and we are extremely pleased they joined us in Milwaukee and across the country for our Stand for the Arts Awards program.”

“We’re proud to stand with Ovation to salute Latino Arts, Inc. for its innovative programming in Milwaukee,” said Ralph Newcomb, Area Vice President of Field Operations in Wisconsin. “Latino Arts Inc., and all of this year’s Stand for the Arts Awards honorees, truly enrich the communities they serve.”

“We are thrilled to have been selected as the 2018 Stand for the Arts Award winner. Our program helps hundreds of students and community members learn about cultural diversity through art. This award and financial support will help us expand our mission to share with even more individuals the importance of cultural arts in building community. We know this support will helps to continue to in-spire young people by instilling a broader sense of confidence and world view,” said Jacobo Lovo, Managing Artistic Director, Latino Arts, Inc.

In addition to the monetary donation, 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: https://www.ovationtv.com/sfta/affiliate-awards/

About OVATION
Ovation is 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. (NASDAQ:CHTR), a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable opera-tor in the United States. Spectrum provides a full range of services, including Spectrum TV®, Spectrum Internet®, and Spectrum Voice®. Spectrum Business® similarly provides scalable, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to small and medium sized business organizations, including In-ternet access, business telephone, and TV services. Spectrum Enterprise is a national provider of scal-able, fiber-based technology solutions serving many of America’s largest businesses and communica-tions service providers. Charter’s advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spec-trum Reach® brand. Charter’s news and sports networks are operated under the Spectrum Networks brand. More information about Spectrum can be found at spectrum.com.

About Latino Arts, Inc.
With roots going back more than 25 years, Latino Arts, Inc. was formally established in 1997. Since then, the organization has brought cultural awareness, artistic and educational experiences, and a di-versity of Hispanic artists from throughout the Spanish-speaking world to share their talents with the greater Milwaukee community. More information is available at https://www.latinoartsinc.org/.

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