November 07, 2018

RALEIGH: Ovation, America’s only arts network, will join Spectrum to recognize and award the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County $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 45th anniversary event, Thursday, November 8 at 6 p.m., at The Arts Center in Downtown Fayetteville.

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

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

“We’re proud to stand with Ovation to salute the Arts Council of Fayetteville for its innovative programming in Fayetteville,” said Joe DiMelis, Area Vice President, Field Operations. “The Arts Council of Fayetteville and all of this year’s Stand for the Arts Awards honorees truly enrich the communities they serve across the country.”

“The Arts Council is honored and thrilled to be among only 12 organizations nationally presented with such a prestigious award,” said Deborah Martin Mintz, Executive Director. “The fact that it comes during our 45th celebratory year makes the award all the more special – and also that the honor is not something that was applied for or sought. Ovation and Spectrum found the Arts Council, which speaks volumes to our arts and cultural community, the Arts Council’s pioneering founders, the staff, trustees, donors and volunteers. We are extraordinarily grateful for all.”

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: https://www.ovationtv.com/sfta/affiliate-awards/