Friends of School of the Arts Will Use Award to Support the Agency’s Programs and Events

Spectrum today announced Friends of School of the Arts will receive $10,000 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, Friends of School of the Arts is doing outstanding work to enrich the lives of residents of Rochester,” 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.” 

Friends of School of the Arts will use its 2021-2022 Stand For The Arts funding to support the agency’s mission of academic, artistic, and humanistic success for School Of The Arts students. Representatives from Spectrum and Ovation TV will present the award to Friends of School of the Arts on February 7 at the School Of The Arts at 45 Prince Street in Rochester. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public with plenty of available on-the-street parking. The presentation will commence at 6:30 p.m. with student group performances to follow. To live stream the event go to: www.sotarochester.org.

Friends of School of the Arts is recognized for its support of school activities and to financially assist students who need supplies and equipment such as arts supplies, dancewear, musical instruments and scores, and registration/competition fees. In addition to providing funding for field trips, master classes, guest artists, and other important classroom activities.

“Friends of School of the Arts is thrilled to accept this very generous check from Ovation TV,” said Lisa Kasdin, Board Co-President, Friends of School of the Arts. “These funds will help us continue to support SOTA students artistically and academically as well as other endeavors such as athletics, summer programming, and field trips. We are very grateful to Ovation TV for their support and devotion to School of the Arts students, staff, and administrators.”

Friends of School of the Arts is one of 15 organizations receiving support in Spectrum markets across the country. Select arts organizations are awarded $10,000 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 are thrilled to be recognizing the outstanding work of School of the Arts,” stated Sol Doten, Senior Vice President, Content Distribution and Partner Marketing for Ovation TV. “Now more than ever, it is imperative for us to support local arts organizations, as they have been fundamental in supporting their own communities.”

More information about Stand For The Arts and the Stand For The Arts Awards is available at:  www.standforthearts.com.

About Spectrum
Spectrum is a suite of advanced communications services offered by Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR), a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than
32 million customers in 41 states. Over an advanced communications network, the company offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and business services including Spectrum Internet®, TV, Mobile and Voice.

For small and medium-sized companies, Spectrum Business®delivers the same suite of broadband products and services coupled with special features and applications to enhance productivity, while for larger businesses and government entities, Spectrum Enterprise provides highly customized, fiber-based solutions. Spectrum Reach® delivers tailored advertising and production for the modern media landscape. The company also distributes award-winning news coverage and sports programming to its customers through Spectrum Networks. More information about Charter can be found at corporate.charter.com.

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 StudioMurdoch MysteriesRivieraFrankie Drake MysteriesArts EnginesMiss Fisher’s Murder MysteriesThe FallMidsomer MurdersThe Art OfCelebrityConversations, 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 150 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

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