September 19, 2018

MILWAUKEE: 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 inspire 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/