Stand For The Arts

Stand For The Arts, Ovation’s signature arts advocacy campaign, is a national initiative to raise awareness, protect access and encourage action on behalf of the arts.

Although America’s art and culture is recognized the world over and our creative industries represent billions of dollars of economic activity, the majority of artists and arts organizations in the U.S. are underfunded and undercapitalized. Most alarmingly, the arts are increasingly eliminated from public schools, resulting in generations of American children who do not have access to the transformative power of the arts, and are not instilled with the creative skills needed to compete in a global economy.

As advocates for the creative community, Ovation is dedicated to protecting and preserving access to the arts. We do this in two ways:

Stand For The Arts Coalition: A partnership of arts organizations across the country who stand in solidarity to protect access to the arts. This coalition gives a platform to important creative stories and empowers our audience to contact their legislators, urge support of the arts, and make their voices heard.

Stand For The Arts Award: A partnership of Ovation and Spectrum, the Stand For The Arts Award highlights exceptional arts organizations across the country that are engaged in innovative and dynamic work while preserving access to the arts for all communities.