Ovation TV teams with RocketHub for creative project funding


Michelle Clancy

| 05 August 2015

Cable network Ovation TV has teamed with the RocketHub crowdfunding platform to launch Creative Studio, a joint initiative designed to assist artists in funding their creative projects.

"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 Charles Segars, CEO of Ovation. "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 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, it will offer artists and content specialists strategy consulting for generating successful funding for their projects.

Submissions received by 4 September 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, 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," said Brian Meece, CEO of RocketHub. "The $5,000 incentive is an incredible way to boost a crowdfunding campaign."