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Culture Works strengthens the Dayton Region by supporting arts and culture through fundraising, grantmaking, marketing, and advocacy.

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Latest News


$40,000 in Grants Available for Montgomery County Artists

DAYTON, OH (July 16, 2018) – Culture Works and the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District (MCACD) are pleased to announce that $40,000 will be available for Montgomery County artists through the 2018 Artist Opportunity Grant program. The Artist Opportunity Grant program, which is funded by the MCACD and administered by Culture Works, provides grants…

Congratulations to the 2018 Culture Works Leonard P. Roberts Scholarship Recipients

Every year, Culture Works awards Leonard P. Roberts Scholarships to Dayton Region students who demonstrate outstanding participation in and commitment to the arts. We received an incredible number of applications from high-achieving high school seniors and college students this year, and we’re excited to announce that the scholarship committee has selected 14 students to receive…

Culture Works Welcomes New Development Director

We’re excited to announce that Jennifer Knickerbocker has joined our team as development director. An experienced development and fundraising professional, Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Whitworth University and completed graduate work in public administration at Eastern Washington University. She previously spearheaded development and strategic partnerships for the largest performing arts organization…

Join Culture Works for Artini Dayton!

On May 11, discover creative cocktails that will leave you shaken and stirred at Artini Dayton! Dayton’s best bartenders will be serving up art-inspired martinis to benefit the Culture Works Campaign for the Arts. You’ll have the chance to taste mini martinis — and vote for your favorites — while enjoying small bites from Dayton-area…