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2016 Culture Works Leonard P. Roberts Scholarship Recipients

Every year, the Culture Works Leonard P. Roberts Scholarship recognizes the accomplishments of students who demonstrate outstanding involvement in and appreciation of the arts. We wish to congratulate the eight exceptional students who have been awarded scholarships for 2016: For the first 22 years of the Scholarship’s history, the application criteria specified that only junior and senior…

New Season of Passport Discounts Announced!

We’ve just announced the Passport eligible performances for 2016-2017! When you make an $85 tax-deductible gift to Culture Works, you’ll receive a Passport to the Arts Membership good for Buy One – Get One FREE ticketing to 75 shows and events during the upcoming arts season! We’ve just welcomed new participants Dare to Defy Productions and the Middletown…

Power2give Ceasing Operations

Power2give, the national online cultural marketplace designed and created by the Arts & Science Council (ASC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, will cease operations in October of 2016. Culture Works secured a $50,000 grant from the CareSource Foundation in 2013 to launch power2give for the Dayton Region and became the 24th national site for the program…

Culture Works Launches a New Online Resource for Cultural Organizations and the Community

Culture Works has launched a new Opportunities in the Arts page to help arts and cultural organizations connect with individuals looking for new career and volunteer opportunities. The page features job and board openings, project-specific calls for volunteers, and audition announcements from nonprofit cultural organizations in the eight-county Dayton Region. This new resource is an…

Culture Works Named a Finalist for the 2016 BBB Eclipse Integrity Award

Culture Works has been named a 2016 Better Business Bureau Eclipse Integrity Award Finalist in the Nonprofit (5+ Employees) category. Every year the Better Business Bureau of Dayton honors businesses and nonprofits who model ethics, honesty, and integrity for the community. To be considered for an Eclipse Integrity Award, a nonprofit must first be nominated,…

New Passport Discounts in Troy

We continue to add Passport Participant organizations for our members who live or work in the northern Dayton Region! We are pleased to announce that Bakehouse Bread & Cookie Company and the WACO Air Museum/Historic WACO Field in Troy are two of our newest organizations offering you a discount with your Passport Card.  Enjoy a…

Passport to the Arts Program Expands in Middletown

 We’re excited to announce that two Middletown establishments have just joined the Passport to the Arts program! Middletown Lyric Theatre inspires, nurtures, challenges, educates, and empowers its artists and audiences while continuing the long-standing tradition of producing affordable, accessible theatre for the community it serves. To further that mission, MLT is offering buy one-get one FREE tickets to Passport to…

Culture Works Increases Support to Smaller Organizations

The Culture Works Board voted at its January 2016 meeting to increase the amount earmarked from Campaign for the Arts funding for smaller budget organizations receiving Community Arts Development grants. Historically, Culture Works has authorized 3% of the funding raised through the Campaign for the Arts to be used to support organizations with budgets between…

New Passport Discount! BeauVerre Riordan in Middletown

We are always looking for ways to make your Passport discount more valuable for you, and recently spent some time in the revitalized area of downtown Middletown, talking to the establishments there about Culture Works.  There are some amazing restaurants, galleries, and coffee shops there, all located close to the Middletown Arts Center. Many of these…