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Funding Opportunity for Montgomery County Artists

Culture Works and the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District Announce 2nd Year of Artist Opportunity Grants Culture Works and the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District (MCACD) are pleased to announce the return of the Artist Opportunity Grant program for 2017. The program, which is funded by MCACD and administered by Culture Works, provides…

Culture Works Releases the Dayton Region Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Study Results

Dayton Region’s Nonprofit Arts and Culture Industry Generates $213.7 million in Local Economic Activity and Supports 8,829 Jobs Annually The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $213.7 million in annual economic activity in the Dayton Region—supporting 8,829 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $23.9 million in local and state government revenues, according to the Arts &…

Culture Works Announces New Executive Director

The Culture Works Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Hanson as Executive Director, effective immediately. Hanson succeeds Martine Meredith Collier, who left the organization late last year to serve as Executive Director of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County in Tampa, Florida. Hanson brings a wealth of experience in fundraising…

2017 Scholarship Application Now Open

Do you know an outstanding young artist or arts supporter? Culture Works is accepting applications for the 2017 Leonard P. Roberts Memorial Scholarship now through March 10, 2017. Students who demonstrate participation in and patronage of the arts can earn scholarships in the amount of $1,000 – $4,000 to assist them in their educational pursuits….

Announcing the 2016 Artist Opportunity Grant Recipients

Six Montgomery County artists have been awarded grants for professional development opportunities through a new program funded by the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District and administered by Culture Works. The Artist Opportunity Grant program, announced earlier this year, invites individual artists of all disciplines to apply for funding to support career-enhancing professional development opportunities,…

CEO of Culture Works Steps Down

The President and CEO of Culture Works, Martine Meredith Collier, will step down at the end of December after spearheading a community cultural planning process that resulted in Culture Connects 20/20—a cultural roadmap for the Dayton Region to be implemented over the next decade. Collier has accepted the position of Executive Director of the Arts…

2016 Culture Works Annual Meeting

Last year, dozens of local companies, foundations, and organizations strengthened our community by supporting Culture Works’ grantmaking, arts research, and cultural plan implementation. Over 100 Workplace Giving Coordinators volunteered their time to advocate for the arts at local businesses. Hundreds of individuals came together in support of our region’s arts organizations through the Campaign for…

Culture Works Hosts Leadership Dayton Cultural Arts Day 2016

Every year, Culture Works hosts a Cultural Arts Day to introduce members of Leadership Dayton to the full spectrum of arts and culture in the Dayton Region. During this year’s Cultural Arts Day on October 12th, the Leadership Dayton Class of 2017 toured the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center with Victoria Theatre Association President Ken…

Culture Works and the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District Announce Artist Opportunity Grants

Culture Works is pleased to announce a partnership with the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District (MCACD) to provide Artist Opportunity Grants. Through this public-private partnership, MCACD will award $30,000 to Culture Works for the purpose of supporting the professional development of individual artists who reside in Montgomery County. These artist grants will be awarded…