Sunday, February 21, 2010

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Announces Premiere of 'Art(202)TV'

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), in partnership with the DC Office of Cable Television (OCT), announces the premiere of Art (202) TV, an innovative one-hour television segment that showcases the diverse talents of the District’s art scene. Art (202) TV will be featured on TV-16 of the District’s cable system on Fridays at 9 pm and Saturdays at 11 pm. 
Art(202)TV gives viewers the opportunity to discover the evolving landscape of the District’s arts community. The new show spotlights artistic movements from across the city that are creating and solidifying Washington, DC as a world class cultural destination. Content will highlight gallery exhibitions, performances, cultural festivals, video art, and short films. 
This one-hour show will feature originally produced content by the Media Lab of DCCAH covering organizations and artists such as Life Pieces to Master Pieces, Holly Bass and event coverage such as Art Salon. The majority of programming will be acquired from organizations like The Washington Ballet, FotoWeekDC and Washington Project for the Arts, repurposed for promotional-use to air on Art(202)TV.
DCCAH Executive Director Gloria Nauden says “One of our goals is to raise the profile of our 500-plus grantees, who reflect DC arts and culture, and to acknowledge their tremendous contribution to our community. Art(202)TV is the most powerful conduit to accomplishing this goal, leveraging the access to content and distribution. We are excited to work with OCT to present programming that highlights and makes relevant the District’s art scene.”
“Washington, DC has such a rich, diverse artistic history, present and future. We are pleased to partner with DCCAH to include Art(202) in our TV-16 broadcast line up so that viewers can have access to the best that DC has to offer,” said OCT Director, Eric E. Richardson. 
DCCAH is currently accepting digital material from all District artists and organizations to be considered for Art (202)TV.  To submit video content contact producernapolean at
Premiers Friday, February 26, 2010 at 9 pm
Continuing every Friday at 9pm and Saturday at 11 pm

Where: TV-16 (District Cable System-Comcast-RCN-Verizon)

Contacts: Deirdre Ehlen, DCCAH; Kenneth Borden, OCT

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