Prodigy® Cultural Arts Program Will Use Award to Support Their Cultural Arts Program at their annual Prodigy Showcase in Tampa on Feb. 25
Spectrum today announced Prodigy® Cultural Arts Program will receive $10,000 through the 2022-2023 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 60 awards totaling $600,000 towards arts education.
“Our partnership with Ovation TV will enable these organizations to continue to serve as vital arts and cultural resources in their communities – which complements our focus on investing in and strengthening the towns and cities we serve,” 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. “We congratulate this year’s Stand For The Arts honoree Prodigy® Cultural Arts Program for its commitment to supporting Tampa artists and expanding access to high-quality arts education, exhibits, concerts, and performances.”
Prodigy® Cultural Arts Program will use its 2022-2023 Stand For The Arts funding to help young people develop life skills such as communication, leadership, problem-solving, anger management, career aspirations, and goal setting. A check presentation and brief remarks will take place on Saturday, Feb. 25 at noon at University Area Community Complex – 14013 N 22nd St., Tampa. Following the presentation, Prodigy Arts will present performances from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. including a drumline, keyboard class, Les Peters Strings, guitar, and dance.
“Through Prodigy®, young people experience performing and visual arts, taught as tools for self-expression, to learn communication, exploration, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills,” said Sarah Combs, Executive Director & CEO of University Area CDC, the operating organization of Prodigy®. “Participants build self-confidence, learn how to showcase their skills, and develop lifelong, positive habits for future success. We’re honored to be one of the programs chosen for this award and remain grateful for Spectrum and Ovation TV’s commitment to support arts education in the communities they serve.”
Prodigy® Cultural Arts Program is one of 10 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 creatives and artists via community-driven programming; as advocates for equity and access to the arts; and for providing accessible spaces for creative expression.
“I would like to congratulate Prodigy® Cultural Arts Program for receiving the Stand for The Arts Award,” said Florida Democratic Leader Fentrice Driskell. “The team at Prodigy® Cultural Arts Program continues to impact the lives of local young people by developing positive habits and lifelong skills for future.”
“We are pleased to continue our work with Charter as we enter a sixth year of our Stand For The Arts initiative partnership,” stated Sol Doten, Senior Vice President, Content Distribution and Partner Marketing for Ovation TV. “It remains our priority to champion community-driven arts organizations as they support artists and creatives on a local level.”
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 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 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.