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WPBT2 Receives $150,000 Grant from Newmans Own Foundation   By PRWEB

Miami, FL (PRWEB) February 04, 2013

WPBT2 has been awarded a $ 150,000 challenge grant over two years from Newmans Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman. The award to WPBT2 reflects the ongoing commitment of Newmans Own Foundation to support open dialogue and promote civic engagement.

WPBT2 will use the grant in support of locally produced arts programs. WPBT2s newest production Art Loft premieres on February 5, 2013. The weekly 30-minute art program will showcase local and national artists, openings, installations, performances, and art organizations that are positioning South Florida as an emerging leader in the world of art.

With most media outlets cutting back on arts coverage at a time when this region is actually beginning to define itself as an international leader in the arts, it seemed like the right time to shine a light on our local community, says Neal Hecker, Chief Content Officer for WPBT2. Art Loft will draw on the wide variety of local producers to help develop and produce content that will provide viewers a lens on this thriving and exciting arts scene. Art Loft is a collaboration between WPBT2, local artists, producers and other PBS stations around the county.