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Find out about arts and cultural events happening in the Dayton region.  There is always so much happening all over our region – don’t miss out!

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Culture that Connects

Click here to learn about Culture Connects 20/20, the new cultural plan for the Dayton Region.

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“Thank you for supporting the Arts in Dayton. It can be difficult for me to decide how to allocate contributions because there is overlap among the organizations. I contribute to Culture Works because it supports things I don’t personally enjoy, but believe are important to the overall arts/culture of the Dayton Region.”

– A Culture Works donor, responding to the Culture Works 2013 Annual Member Survey
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Check out the NEW power2give

What is power2give?

power2give.org is an online marketplace designed to connect a donor’s passion with cultural projects in need of funding. The site allows nonprofit organizations to post and promote projects related to arts and culture, and invites donors to contribute directly to the projects that are most intriguing to them.

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The 2015-2016
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Arts & Culture

The 2015-2016 Guide to Arts & Culture in the Dayton Region is available now!! Click here to find out how you can get your FREE copy.


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Culture Works receives Gold Level Guidestar Exchange Seal!

GuideStar Exchange Seal

The GuideStar Exchange Seal is a leading symbol of transparency and accountability in the nonprofit world. If you are thinking about donating to us – and we are incredibly grateful – please visit GuideStar to find out what we are doing, how we are doing it, and how we rate in comparison to similar nonprofits.

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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…

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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,…

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The Middletown Arts Center has joined the Culture Works Passport Program!

The Middletown Arts Center has just joined the Culture Works Passport Program!  Founded in 1957, this organization has long been the main arts education center in the Middletown region.  They offer a variety of excellent classes and the opportunity to Bring a Friend for free with your Passport – see their page for details!  

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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…