Culture Works provides grant funding to Dayton Region arts organizations through our annual Campaign for the Arts–a community-wide fundraising effort that mobilizes individuals, local companies, and foundations in support of the arts. You can make a gift to the Campaign here.

To qualify for Culture Works grant funding through the Campaign, organizations must meet eligibility criteria and submit an application. An independent panel reviews applications and makes funding determinations at a public meeting in May.


General Operating Support Grantees
Organizations with annual budgets of $500,000 – 10 million


Dayton Art Institute

Founded in 1919, The Dayton Art Institute is one of the region’s premier fine arts museums. In addition to exhibiting outstanding special exhibitions and impressive collections of art from throughout the world, the museum is renowned for education programming that includes an array of offerings for diverse audiences.
456 Belmonte Park North
Dayton, Ohio 45405
Administration: (937) 223-5277


DPAA Triad Rectangle NEW SMALLERDayton Performing Arts Alliance

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was formed in July 2012 as the result of a groundbreaking and innovative merger between the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, they are the largest performing arts organization in the community, offering a tremendous variety of performance and education programs and setting a new standard for artistic excellence.
126 North Main Street, Suite 210
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Administration: (937) 224-3521


Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

DCDC is a nationally and internationally renowned dance company rooted in the African-American experience.
840 Germantown Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Administration: (937) 228-3232


Discover Classical WDPR 88.1 FM & WDPG 89.9 FM

Discover Classical is fine arts radio for our community. To more than 45,000 weekly listeners, Discover Classical is a concert and recital hall – always open, never charging admission, and a constant companion.
126 North Main Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Administration: (937) 496-3850


Human RaceThe Human Race Theatre Company

Dayton’s premier professional theatre company, producing live performances primarily at The Loft Theatre.
126 North Main Street, Suite 300
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Administration: (937) 461-3823


K12 Gallery & TEJAS

A gallery inspiring young artists to imagine, create, and grow by offering quality fine art classes taught by professionals, extending exhibition opportunities to young artists, and installing large-scale art projects.
341 South Jefferson Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Administration: (937) 461-5149


Muse Machine - Be Inspired LogoMuse Machine

Muse Machine operates a premier arts education program benefiting tens of thousands of young people each year.
126 North Main Street, Suite 310
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Administration: (937) 222-MUSE


Springfield Symphony Orchestra

The mission of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra is to enrich the lives of the people in Springfield and the surrounding region by presenting quality performances of symphonic music and providing excellent education programs.
300 South Fountain Avenue
Springfield OH 45506
Administration: (937)325-8100

Community Arts Development Grantees
Organizations with annual budgets of $100,000+


BachSociety-logo_270Bach Society of Dayton

The region’s leading presenter of sacred and secular choral masterpieces, performing inspirational works by J.S. Bach and other classical and contemporary composers.
126 North Main Street, Suite 210
Dayton, OH 45402
Administration:  (937) 294-BACH


The Contemporary Dayton (formerly Dayton Visual Arts Center)

Providing art for the community and a community for artists since 1991.
118 North Jefferson Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Administration: (937) 224-3822


Kettering Children's Choir LogoKettering Children’s Choir

KCC has established a local and national reputation of choral excellence and is one of the largest and most successful children’s choral programs in the state of Ohio.
2655 Olson Drive
Kettering, Ohio 45420
Administration: (937) 296-3224 ext. 2293