Buy Your Tickets for the 2021 Arcade Festival

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2021’s two-day Arcade Festival, held in conjunction with the Downtown Dayton’ Art in the City event, gives a nod back to the Dayton Arcade’s initial celebrations. Arcade Festival will celebrate both the rebirth of the Dayton Arcade redevelopment as well as the revitalization of the Dayton arts community after a year-long pandemic. The AfterpARTy at the Arcade is a ticketed … Read More

Grow, Paint, Build, and Explore in Montgomery County – April/May 2021

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Get involved in Montgomery County’s arts this spring! Culture Works is proud to administer two grant programs funded by the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District (MCACD)–the Artist Opportunity Grant program for individual artists and the Special Projects Grant program for Montgomery County nonprofits. These programs help make our community a vibrant place to live, work, and play by nurturing … Read More

LexisNexis Virtual Wine Tasting Event for Culture Works

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YOU’RE INVITED! THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2021! For years, the Culture Works Campaign for the Arts at LexisNexis has included a hugely popular wine tasting event fundraiser. Held at the Dorothy Lane Market Culinary Center in Centerville, this fun event brought together friends and co-workers to socialize and sample some of the excellent offerings from the DLM wine cellar and Culinary … Read More

Culture Works is now accepting nominations for grant panelists

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Culture Works Is Now Accepting Nominations for Grant Panelists Culture Works is now accepting nominations for individuals to serve on the panels that select recipients for funding through our grant and scholarship programs. Panelists are selected based on their knowledge of and involvement in the arts, business and nonprofit management, and the community. Most panels are composed of 5-8 members … Read More

Introducing the 2021 Artist Opportunity Grantees

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14 Montgomery County artists awarded 2021 Artist Opportunity Grants The Artist Opportunity Grant program, which is funded by the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District (MCACD) and administered by Culture Works, empowers local artists to create new works and build their knowledge and skills through professional development opportunities such as workshops, residencies, and apprenticeships. Grant recipients are selected through a … Read More

Culture Works to Manage Dayton Arcade Events

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Monday, December 21, 2020, Dayton, OH – Culture Works has signed a multi-year agreement with Cross Street Partners to provide event management services for the Dayton Arcade. “When we launched our rebranding efforts in 2018, we made the definitive statement that Culture Works sits at the intersection of culture and community,” said Lisa Hanson, Executive Director for Culture Works. “We … Read More

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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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


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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