The televised 10th Anniversary Artivist Awards will take place October 17th in Hollywood, California. The 2-hour TV Special will broadcast on the TV GUIDE NETWORK, which reaches 80+ Million households nationwide. TV Guide Network takes fans behind-the-scenes of Hollywood with original programming that delivers the latest news on entertainment and pop culture, as well as coverage of the industry’s biggest events.
The 10th Artivist Awards will reach millions of fans, highlights performances by internationally recognized musicians, and includes the participation of additional prominent celebrity advocates.
The Artivist Awards honors artistic merit, celebrity advocates, community action, corporate CSR, raises support for charities across the USA, and is the only awards program affiliated with the UNITED NATIONS – Department of Public Information.
LISA MARIE PRESLEY- Ambassador for the Arts and Advocacy
As the only child of Elvis Presley and Pricilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley has been in the public eye since before she was born and was tasked with the daunting challenge of finding her own path while still maintaining her family connection and love for her southern roots. Since debuting as a singer-songwriter-composer in 2003, she has tenaciously grown as a respected musical artist. On June 12, 2005, Ms. Presley received recognition as ‘Favorite Female rock Vocalist’ from ASYM, the Association of Songwriters and Young Musicians. Her latest album, the 2012 released Storm & Grace, is a “raw, powerful country, folk and blues collection that finds her embracing her Southern roots and family name” states Rolling Stone Magazine. Ms. Presley debuted the album on several television programs across the USA including Good Morning America, American Idol, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and a debut performance at the Grand Ole Opry. Critics have called it “Presley’s strongest album of her career; a moody masterpiece, exploring the demons and angels of her life to the tune of country-spiced downbeat pop.”
Continuing in her parent’s footsteps of advocacy and philanthropy, Ms. Presley has supported a variety of causes throughout her life from literacy and education to relief services for victims of natural disasters. Ms. Presley co-founded the Literacy, Education and Ability Program (LEAP) a free program for children of all ages in Memphis, Tennessee. She is Chairperson of The Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation (EPCF), which continues Elvis’ own tradition of community service and philanthropy. One of its programs, Presley Place, provides homeless families up to one year of rent-free housing, child day care, career and financial counseling, family management guidance and other tools to help them break the cycle of poverty and regain independence. She supports the Grammy Foundation’s Signature School Program which provides monetary grants to High School music programs across the USA. On June 24, 2011, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam proclaimed a day of recognition for Lisa Marie Presley to honor her charitable efforts.
Founded in 2003, The ARTIVIST AWARDS honors artistic merit, celebrity advocates, community action, corporate CSR, raises support for charities across the USA, and is the only awards program affiliated with the UNITED NATIONS – Department of Public Information. The Artivist Awards is the only awards program dedicated to raising awareness for Humanity, Animals and the Environment through the Arts and Community Action. In 2012, ARTIVIST became an official NGO member of the UNITED NATIONS -Department of Public Information. Among the 7+ million NGOs operating worldwide, less than 1% are affiliated with the United Nations.