Rediscover Culture Works

Our look is changing. Our mission remains the same: Strengthening the Dayton Region by supporting arts and culture through fundraising, grantmaking, marketing, and advocacy.

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Montgomery County Artists Awarded $31,000 in Grants for 2019 Projects

DAYTON, OH (January 10, 2019) – 12 Montgomery County artists will receive a total of over $31,000 in grants in 2019 through the Artist Opportunity Grant program, which is funded by the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District (MCACD) and administered by Culture Works. The Artist Opportunity Grant program was created in 2016 to help…

Culture Works Seeks Volunteers to Serve as 2019 Panelists

Culture Works invites members of the community to apply to serve as panelists for the 2019 Community Arts Grant program, which provides general operating support grants for Dayton Region arts organizations. The funds for these grants are raised through Culture Works’ annual Campaign for the Arts, which draws support from individuals, businesses, and foundations. To ensure…

Culture Works Unveils a New Look

DAYTON, OH (November 1, 2018) – Culture Works has announced a new logo and brand as the organization prepares to enter its 45th year serving the Dayton Region. “We’re looking to the future—not only of our organization, but of the community as a whole,” said Culture Works Executive Director Lisa Hanson. “Our vision for the…

$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…