The arts drive economic development, build community pride, foster academic achievement and civic engagement, and promote health and wellness.
Our annual Campaign for the Arts unites thousands of individuals, companies, and foundations in support of the organizations that strengthen our region through the power of the arts. Make a gift to the Campaign for the Arts HERE.
Together, 2022-2023 Culture Works Community Arts Grantees made it possible for:
*Figures from 2022-2023 Community Arts Grantee final reports.
GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT GRANTEES
ORGANIZATIONS WITH ANNUAL BUDGETS OF $500,000 - 10 MILLION
COMMUNITY ARTS DEVELOPMENT GRANTEES
ORGANIZATIONS WITH ANNUAL BUDGETS OF $100,000+
REGIONAL ECONOMIC IMPACT
OF NONPROFIT ARTS AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS AND THEIR AUDIENCES IN THE DAYTON REGION
“Giving to Culture Works is a convenient way to give back to the arts community and know that you are making a massive impact. Your dollars support the mission of the region’s local arts groups helping to create a more vibrant, connected community.”Michael R. Roediger
Director & CEO of Dayton Art Institute
NATIONAL ARTS IMPACT
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Patients who see nature or art from their hospital beds recuperate almost one day faster and require fewer pain medications. A single hospital day averages $2,300, and about 25 million people per year stay at least one night in the hospital, which adds up to a potential of $56 billion in savings per year.
EDUCATION & YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Low-income students who are highly engaged in the arts are more than twice as likely to graduate college than their peers with no arts education.
Residents living on a block where community-based art projects took place were 1.6 times more likely to report they felt more connected to the neighbors.