Artists Can Submit Their
Crowdfunding Idea for a Chance to be Featured on TV 

And Win $5,000 Toward Their

Santa Monica, CA – August 4,

Ovation, America’s only
arts network, and RocketHub, a leading crowdfunding platform, are announcing
their partnership to launch Creative Studio, a joint initiative designed to
assist artists in funding their creative projects. The announcement was made
today by Charles Segars, CEO of Ovation, and Brian Meece, CEO of RocketHub, and
is set to go live in October.

“As an independent network,
Ovation is committed to empowering the next generation of artists. We are
inspired and motivated by the level of talent in the independent artistic
community; by partnering with a crowdfunding platform, the launch of Creative
Studio extends our core mission in a new and innovative way,” said Segars.
“Creative Studio addresses a very real obstacle that many artists face in
obtaining funding for their projects and furthers Ovation’s commitment to the
arts and digital expansion.”

Creative Studio will provide
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 will offer artists and content
creators a proven strategy for generating successful funding for their

Ovation and RocketHub are
seeking a variety of different projects to launch Creative Studio. 

Interested participants can visit
to review guidelines and enter for consideration. 

Submissions received between
August 4 and September 4, 2015 will be judged by a panel of arts, television
and crowdfunding experts from around the country. Each of the top three
projects will be awarded $5,000 in seed funding to help jumpstart their project
on Creative Studio, as well as a chance to be featured on TV.

“By working with Ovation, we
are offering an amazing opportunity for artists to raise awareness for their
projects, as well as providing them with the freedom to act on their vision
with full creative control,” notes Meece. “The
$5,000 incentive is an incredible way to boost a crowdfunding campaign, so we
encourage creators to submit their projects today!” 

Ovation TV

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

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