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Eat. Drink. Arts!

DAYTON, OH (January 10, 2018) – From food and art to live music and wine, you’ll find it all happening during Culture Works’ first ever Eat. Drink. Arts! “A great meal and an arts performance just naturally go together, and we’re proud to pair some of Dayton’s finest arts groups with amazing meals all across town,” says…

Culture Works and the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District Award $38K in Grants to Local Artists

DAYTON, OH (Dec 19, 2017) – Fifteen Montgomery County artists have been selected to receive grants in 2018 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, now in its second year, provides funding for Montgomery County…

National Arts Researcher Coming to Dayton on September 18

National Arts Researcher Coming to Dayton on September 18 Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts, will present the latest national research on the economic impact of the arts at the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Town Hall Meeting on September 18th from 3:30–5:00pm at the Dayton Metro Library…

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…