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CNY Arts Receives Stand for the Arts Award from Spectrum Partners and Ovation TV

Spectrum Partners with Ovation TV to Support CNY Arts with $10,000 Stand for the Art Award

Spectrum announced CNY 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, CNY Arts is doing outstanding work to enrich the lives of residents of Syracuse,” 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.”

CNY 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.

CNY Arts was recognized for creating the COVID-19 Arts Impact Fund as the pandemic closures caused hundreds of artists and arts organizations in the region to experience severe income losses of over $156 million and the loss of 2,800 full-time equivalent jobs by the Fall of 2021. CNY Arts, in partnership with local foundations and corporate and individual donors, raised over $1 million to date in cash and in-kind donations, and distributed over $780,000 in Impact Fund grants so far to artists and organizations that are still recovering.

“CNY Arts' staff, board, and volunteers are honored to be recognized for the Stand for the Arts Award from Ovation TV and Charter Communications," said Stephen Butler, Executive Director of CNY Arts. "This award allows us to continue to provide the support needed to our region’s arts and cultural sector while strengthening our communities through affordable access to the arts."

CNY Arts will use its 2021-2022 Stand For The Arts funding to support the agency’s Arts in Education and Community Arts programs.

Representatives from Ovation TV and Charter Communications will visit Syracuse on April 11 to present the award to CNY Arts at a private reception at the Marriott Downtown Syracuse.

“We are thrilled to have the continued support of Spectrum as we recognize a landmark of 50 arts organizations through our Stand For The Arts initiative,” said 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 like CNY Arts, as they have been fundamental in supporting their own communities.”

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