Ovation and Spectrum Announce Berkshire Museum as Stand for the Arts Award Recipient

Ovation to Contribute $120,000 to Arts and Cultural Organizations in 12 Charter Spectrum Markets


PITTSFIELD, MA (Jan. 15, 2020) – Ovation, America’s only arts network, will join Spectrum to recognize and award Berkshire Museum $10,000 as part of their Stand for the Arts joint initiative, which is dedicated to supporting local arts, cultural and educational organizations. Ovation and Spectrum will highlight this award at a special invitation-only preview event for The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons on Friday, Jan. 24 at 5:30 p.m., at Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., in Pittsfield.

The initiative is part of the independent network’s national arts advocacy platform called Stand for the Arts, which will commit $120,000 to support arts education in 12 of Charter’s Spectrum markets across the country.

Stand for the Arts Awards are granted based on how well an organization empowers the community, builds strategic partnerships, drives engagement through volunteerism and delivers creative programming.

“Ovation is committed to advocating for access to the arts for all,” said Mr. Doten. “Charter has a history of working closely with the communities it serves and in demonstrating its commitment to civic engagement and our partnership with them helps Ovation amplify its commitment to supporting the arts.”

“These twelve local organizations are doing meaningful and creative work, and are strong examples of how access to the arts and arts education can bring diverse communities together and enrich the lives of people who live in them,” said Adam Falk, Senior Vice President, State Government Affairs at Charter. “Charter is excited to extend this partnership with Ovation for a third consecutive year; it’s a great example of our commitment to better the lives of people in the communities we serve.”

“Berkshire Museum has been a center for cultural access for the past century and we’re actively working to create new, engaging experiences for our community today,” said Jeff Rodgers, Berkshire Museum’s Executive Director. “We’re honored to receive the Stand for the Arts award and, in the spirit of the award, look forward to continuing our creative, collaborative work for the benefit of our community for the next century.”

For more information about Stand for the Arts and the Stand for the Arts Awards, visit:  www.standforthearts.com

About OVATION America’s Only Arts Network

Art has the power to inspire us, elevate our thinking, and awaken our senses. As an independent television, production and digital media company, OVATION has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically-acclaimed premium dramas, arts-related specials and documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION salutes innovative storytelling, lives for the art in entertainment, finds beauty in the everyday, and applauds art in unexpected places. OVATION is available to nearly 50M subscribers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, SPECTRUM, Verizon FiOS, as well as on VOD. Through THE OVATION FOUNDATION, the company is committed to advocating for the arts, nationally and locally, and has provided more than $15M in contributions and in kind support to arts institutions and arts education.  You can follow OVATION on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.

About Spectrum

Spectrum is a suite of advanced broadband services offered by Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR), a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Spectrum provides a full range of services, including Spectrum TV®, Spectrum Internet®, Spectrum Voice®, and Spectrum Mobile™. Spectrum Business® similarly provides scalable, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to small and medium sized business organizations, including Internet access, business telephone, and TV services. Spectrum Enterprise is a national provider of scalable, fiber-based technology solutions serving many of America’s largest businesses and communications service providers. Charter’s advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach® brand. Charter’s news and sports networks are operated under the Spectrum Networks brand. More information about Spectrum can be found at spectrum.com.

About Berkshire Museum

Founded in 1903 by Zenas Crane, Berkshire Museum combines art, science, and history to create thought-provoking experiences for all ages. This local favorite offers weekly activities, hands-on exhibitions, and independent film screenings, all designed to spark curiosity and bring the Museum’s diverse collection of fine art, natural science specimens, and historical artifacts to life. A complete list of exhibitions and programs is available at berkshiremuseum.org.

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