2019-2020 Culture Works Annual Report Now Available

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As 2020 comes to an end, Culture Works reflects on both the challenges and the achievements of the past year. Our 2019-2020 fiscal year began with the launch of artsDEEP (Dayton Education Exploration Portal)–a new online resource designed to connect K-12 teachers, parents, and school administrators to world-class arts education programming provided by Dayton Region arts organizations and individual artists. … Read More

Congratulations to the 2020 Special Projects Grantees

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Dayton Contemporary Dance Company dancers demonstrating Funk dance styles at the University of Dayton's Dayton Funk Music Symposium

Congratulations to the 2020 Special Projects Grantees Culture Works and the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District (MCACD) congratulate the 15 organizations selected to receive funding in the inaugural year of the Special Projects Grant program. The Special Projects Grant program, which launched at the beginning of the 2020, provides funding for nonprofits, schools, colleges, municipalities, and government agencies to … Read More

Red Alert RESTART

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On September 1, 2020, thousands of performing arts venues across the county will be illuminated in red light from 9pm to midnight to draw attention to the RED ALERT facing the performing arts industry. Theaters, concert halls, and performance venues were some of the first organizations to close their doors in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, and they are … Read More

Montgomery County Providing $40,000 in Grants for Individual Artists

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DAYTON, OH (August 6, 2020) The Artist Opportunity Grant program will return for 2020-2021 with $40,000 in funding available for individual artists in Montgomery County, Ohio. The program, which is funded by the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District (MCACD) and administered by Culture Works, has awarded over $120,000 to 50 local artists since 2016. Artist Opportunity Grants provide funding … Read More

Black Lives Matter

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George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Their lives, and so many others, cut short. Their lives mattered. Their lives continue to matter. Black lives matter. In the Dayton arts community, we take pride in the legacies of Paul Laurence Dunbar, who became one of the first internationally known Black poets, and Jeraldyne Blunden, who founded Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, a … Read More

COVID-19 and the Campaign for the Arts

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On Thursday, March 5th, Culture Works kicked off the 2020 Campaign for the Arts, exactly one week before Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued an order prohibiting mass gatherings of 100 individuals or more. Within a short period of time, we have learned of schools closing, businesses encouraging their employees to work from home, and the rescheduling and cancellations of dozens … Read More

Local Publisher to Lead 2020 Campaign for the Arts

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Culture Works has announced that Don Baker, Market President and Publisher for the Dayton Business Journal, will be leading their fundraising efforts this spring as chair of the 2020 Campaign for the Arts. The annual campaign mobilizes thousands of people across an eight-county service area to provide unrestricted funding for local arts organizations and cultural institutions. “We’re excited to have … Read More

New Grant Program Provides $150,000 for Arts and Cultural Projects

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DAYTON, OH (February 3, 2020) Culture Works and the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District (MCACD) are pleased to announce a new grant program for organizations creating arts and cultural experiences in Montgomery County. The MCACD is providing $150,000 for the 2020 Special Projects Grant program, which will be administered by Culture Works. Small to mid-sized arts and cultural organizations, … Read More

Congratulations to the 2020 Artist Opportunity Grantees

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  Congratulations to the 17 Montgomery County artists awarded Artist Opportunity Grants for 2020! The Artist Opportunity Grant program, which is funded by the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District (MCACD) and administered by Culture Works, provides funding for Montgomery County artists of all disciplines to pursue professional development opportunities and complete new works. Applications for funding are reviewed by … Read More

Get Involved: Culture Works Seeks Grant Panelists for 2020

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Culture Works invites members of the community to apply to serve as panelists for the 2020 Community Arts Grant program, which provides general operating support grants for Dayton Region arts organizations. The funds for these grants are raised through Culture Works’ annual Campaign for the Arts, which draws support from individuals, businesses, and foundations. To ensure a fair and equitable grantmaking … Read More

An Evening with the Rodin Trio

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We are delighted to feature the Rodin Trio as part of our 2019 Culture Works Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 29th! Established in 2017, the Rodin Trio features Cellist Joshua Halpern, an Oakwood native who is making his musical return to Dayton. Joining him are Philip Marten on violin, assistant concertmaster at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and Scott Cuellar on … Read More

Culture Works Oregon District Memorial Fund

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Maggie Reckers created this iconic watercolor painting in the aftermath of the tragic shooting in the Oregon District that took place this past August. She has created a limited run of 100 signed prints that are on sale for $100 each. All proceeds are being donated to the Culture Works Oregon District Memorial Fund to help fund a public memorial … Read More