The Ovation Foundation was launched in early 2014 to provide a focus for Ovation’s philanthropic, advocacy, and educational initiatives.

 As America’s only arts network, Ovation is a key element in the national arts delivery system. On our air we are dedicated to showcasing best-in-class programming which tells the stories of artists, their work and the powerful impact art has on each of us. However, Ovation has always been passionate about providing access to the arts for everyone. This means going beyond what we provide on-air and online and reaching out to communities to effect change on a local, regional and national level.

Our mission is to support and increase access to the arts by:

  1. Educating the public on the importance and value of the arts;
  2. Contributing direct support to non-profit arts and cultural institutions and arts education organizations; and,
  3. Providing visibility on multiple platforms for the highest quality content produced by the non-profit arts and culture sector.

We work to achieve this mission through three major philanthropic initiatives:

  • Arts Access Grants
  • innOVATION Grant Awards
  • Arts Education – Arts Ed Toolkit™

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