SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a move designed to discover and support talented creators, Ovation, America's only arts network, has launched Creative Studio, a crowdfunding initiative for artists, in partnership with RocketHub, a leading crowdfunding technology platform. Creative Studio is initially featuring 50+ projects for potential funding, including a project from will.i.am's i.am.angel Foundation. The announcement was made today by Liz Janneman, EVP, Network Strategy, Ovation.
Singer/songwriter/performer/philanthropist will.i.am is participating in a new project through his i.am.angel Foundation that seeks to raise funds for a robotics program in Boyle Heights (East Los Angeles). The goal is to raise enough money to send high school students from Boyle Heights, will.i.am's hometown, to the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition.
After an overwhelming response to the call for submissions, a panel of arts, television and crowdfunding experts selected 50+ worthy projects to be featured for the Creative Studio launch. These submissions ranged from dance and art to photography, film, and animation and include both established and first-time creators. For the full list of projects, visit the Creative Studio site.
"From our inception, Ovation has been committed to empowering artists and creators in all genres, from the traditional arts to nontraditional, groundbreaking forms of art," said Liz Janneman, EVP, Network Strategy, Ovation. "Creative Studio is a very practical extension of that commitment. Our goal is to discover and incubate the next generation of talented creators and empower them to see their creative visions through to fruition."
Among submissions received between August 4 and September 4, 2015, three will be awarded $5,000 each in seed funding to help jumpstart their project on Creative Studio, as well as a chance to be featured on TV. The three winning projects will be announced on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.
For all projects, Creative Studio provides valuable pre-launch tips and training, marketing support, on-air promotion on Ovation TV, social media marketing and on-going support throughout fund-raising campaigns. Additionally, Creative Studio offers artists and content creators a proven strategy for generating successful funding for their projects.
For more on Creative Studio, see this https://www.rockethub.com/creativestudio.
RocketHub is one of the world's most-recognizable crowdfunding platforms. The company has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Variety, Rolling Stone, NPR, Wired, The Economist, USA Today, etc. while helping thousands of people raise millions of dollars globally. In 2015, the company was acquired by EFactor Group, the premier business network for entrepreneurs, designed to provide a variety of tools and business services to help drive business success.
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Ovation is an independent television and digital media company dedicated to celebrating and supporting all forms of arts and culture. Ovation TV, selectively curates and airs arts-related series, specials, documentaries and films. We also offer viewers an exciting line up of Ovation original productions. Ovation TV is available to nearly 50M subscribers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, Charter Communications, Bright House Networks, and many other smaller providers and is offered in both standard and high definition, as well as on VOD. In addition, Ovation champions artists through the Ovation Digital Arts network, a unique artist community dedicated to supporting and helping talented YouTube creators grow their brands and businesses. 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 and OvationTV.com.
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