SoundBites Awarded $15,000 Stand for the Arts Award to Support Its Local Efforts in Columbia
Spectrum today announced SoundBites will receive $15,000 through the 2021-2022 Stand For The Arts Awards, a partnership with Ovation TV that recognizes local arts, cultural and educational organizations and programs. Since the initiative started in 2017, Ovation TV and Spectrum have given out 50 awards totaling $500,000 towards art education.
“By increasing access to the arts and arts education, SoundBites is doing outstanding work to enrich the lives of residents of Columbia,” said Adam Falk, Senior Vice President, State Government Affairs for Charter Communications, Inc., which operates the Spectrum brand of Internet, TV, Mobile and Voice services. “Our support of this initiative is yet another avenue for Spectrum to help make a positive impact in the communities it serves.”
“We are very fortunate to have great sponsors like Ovation and Charter Communications,” added Hobart Trotter, Board Chairman of Soundbites. “Our goal from day one has been to bridge the gap for students who don’t have the resources or access to purchase musical instruments and instruction. This grant will help us put more instruments in the hands of aspiring young musicians.”
SoundBites is a Columbia-based nonprofit organization. The award will enable SoundBites to grow its mission to support and inspire underprivileged children to discover and develop their hidden musical gifts and talents through access to musical instruments and proper instruction.
SoundBites is one of 15 organizations that will receive support in Spectrum markets across the country. Select arts organizations are awarded Stand For The Arts contributions based on the following criteria: support of creative/artistic communities via economic and/or mental health recovery connected programs, commitment to accessibility and equity in the arts, and advocacy for underserved populations in their communities.
“We’re beyond thrilled to be recognizing SoundBites for a second time through our Stand For The Arts awards initiative with Charter,” said Sol Doten, Senior Vice President, Content Distribution and Partner Marketing for Ovation TV. “It is imperative that we continue to support local arts organizations like SoundBites, as they continue to inspire children to discover and develop their talents through access to musical instruments and proper instruction. We applaud their hard work and support our shared missions of arts access for all.”
More information about Stand For The Arts and the Stand For The Arts Awards is available at: www.standforthearts.com.
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About OVATION TV America’s Only 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, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.