Mayor Todd Gloria Presents WorldBeat Cultural Center with $10,000 Stand for The Arts Award

Ovation TV, America’s premier arts network, today announced that it has recognized San Diego as part of its national and local Stand For The Arts initiative that encourages community support for local artists and arts organizations. With arts and culture providing millions of dollars in economic activity and employing thousands of people in San Diego, the initiative encourages support of the arts and arts organizations essential to the economic and mental health recovery from the covid pandemic.

In support of local access to the arts, Mayor Todd Gloria presented a $10,000 Stand For The Arts Award to WorldBeat Cultural Center, funded by Ovation TV, that will be used for 2022 programming. In addition, a PSA featuring Mayor Gloria will air nationally on Ovation TV:

Stand For The Arts (SFTA) is Ovation TV’s intersectional grassroots campaign comprised of arts & culture workers, unions, and institutions to advocate for support and relief to the arts & culture sector of the American economy. SFTA highlights the people and programs across America that enrich their local communities through art.

“We’re excited to have Ovation shine a spotlight on San Diego as part of its Stand For The Arts initiative, and we’re especially proud to see our own WorldBeat Cultural Center celebrated nationally,” stated Mayor Gloria. “WorldBeat has helped to bring a diverse and culturally dynamic experience to Balboa Park visitors for more than 35 years, and I’m delighted that Ovation has chosen to highlight their contributions to the arts in San Diego.” 

Added Charles Segars, CEO of Ovation TV and Founder of Stand For The Arts: “Ovation and Stand For The Arts are pleased to highlight the arts community of San Diego. We are doubly pleased to join Mayor Gloria in congratulating WorldBeat Cultural Center for bringing equitable and inclusive arts programming to the community.”

More information about Stand For The Arts and the Stand For The Arts Awards is available at

About OVATION TV America’s Premier Arts Network
As an independent television, production, and digital media company, OVATION TV has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture, and captivating entertainment.  Showcasing a lineup of critically acclaimed premium dramas, specials, documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION TV salutes innovative storytelling with popular programming that includes Inside the Actors Studio, Murdoch Mysteries, Riviera, Frankie Drake Mysteries, Arts Engines, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Fall, Midsomer Murders, The Art Of, Celebrity Conversations, and The Sound of New York. Ovation also powers JOURNY, the dedicated streaming service where art, culture, and travel intersect.  The company has provided more than $15M in contributions and in-kind support to arts institutions and arts education.  Its signature advocacy platform, STAND FOR THE ARTS, includes a coalition of over 130 arts organizations, cultural institutions, and arts leaders throughout the country raising awareness about art’s positive impact, protecting access for everyone, and encouraging action on behalf of the arts.  OVATION TV is available on major providers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, SPECTRUM, Verizon FiOS, as well as on demand.  You can follow OVATION TV on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram,, and through our App, OVATION NOW.

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