Wright State University

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Congratulations to Wright State University, which just completed its Workplace Giving Campaign for the Arts 2013! The University’s campaign started back on Halloween with an ice cream social. Thanks to the efforts of Workplace Giving Coordinator Cristie Gryszka – Director of Donor Relations for the University – Culture Works has over 60 new donors and over $7,000 in donations! Kudos … Read More

Mid-Day Arts Café Series Highlights Muse Machine

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This month, the Mid-Day Arts Café Series highlighted Muse Machine’s upcoming musical “Crazy for You”. Set in the 1930s, the musical features an entire evening of some of George & Ira Gershwin’s greatest songs, including I Got Rhythm, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Embraceable You, Someone to Watch Over Me and … Read More

2011-2012 Annual Report Released

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It is our pleasure to report on the programs and activities of Culture Works during the past fiscal year (July1, 2011 – June 30, 2012). Click one of the links below to open a PDF and learn more. 2011-2012 Annual Report – Read a summary of our activities and achievements through the year, see an overview of  revenue and expenses, … Read More

Contact Us!

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Culture Works is located on the second floor of the Metropolitan Arts Center, downtown Dayton. The Metropolitan Arts Center is located next to the Victoria Theatre on North Main Street, between 1st and 2nd Streets. For our staff listing, click here.   126 North Main Street, Suite 220 Dayton, Ohio 45402 Phone: (937) 222-ARTS (2787) Fax: (937) 222-2786 Email: info@cultureworks.org Web: www.cultureworks.org

2012-13 Guide to Arts & Culture for the Dayton Region is Here!

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On Thursday, October 4th, Culture Works launched its first Guide to Arts & Culture for the Dayton Region.  Anticipated to be a publication produced annually going forward, Culture Works expects  the Guide to become larger and more comprehensive with every passing year, not only encouraging citizens to connect more often to the vast array of arts and cultural experiences the … Read More

The Wine Loft Supports Culture Works in November!

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The Wine Loft in the Greene is supporting Culture Works in two wonderful ways this month. First, they will make a donation for every flight of wine ordered in November. Here’s your chance to go sample the best options for the holiday party you’ll be hosting, or the best bottle to give for a holiday gift, and benefit Culture Works … Read More

Culture Works Needs Your Help

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Culture Works needs your help!  We have been selected as one of 10 nonprofit finalists in the Dayton area eligible to win a $20,000 office technology makeover  from ModernOffice Methods as part of their JumpSTART Your Nonprofit contest.  And we really need it!  But first we can only do this if you vote for us—and vote often.  This prize will … Read More

Curtain doesn’t need to fall on symphony

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It’s been a tough five years for the arts community across the nation. Arts nonprofits rely on private donations to keepticket prices affordable and make arts education programs available to children. With the economic downturn, not surprisingly, individual and corporate donations have declined. Even where attendance has remained steady, the drop in donations has brought many arts organizations to the edge of survival. … Read More

Culture Works Blend Available at Boston Stoker

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Please check out the delicious Culture Works Blend at Boston Stoker —a combination of African, Central American, and Indonesian coffees with notes of chocolate and blueberry, available now at Boston Stoker through the end of May.  $1 will be donated to Culture Works for every pound sold!   Thank you Boston Stoker for your support!

Vote DAYTON for YOUR Favorite Arts Destination

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Act Now! – All ballots must be received by March 3,  2012 Vote Here   Under “Favorite Small Cities for Art” select “Other” and type in Dayton, OH. Culture Works is asking all Dayton residents to vote for Dayton as one of the country’s premier small cities for the arts. “This is a wonderful opportunity to show our pride in Dayton/Montgomery … Read More

Market Research Initiative

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Culture Works launched a market research effort in September of 2011, designed to gather intensive information on cultural participation in the region.  AMS Planning and Research, well-known nationally for their planning and research services to the arts and entertainment industries, provided the field research for this project.  Funding was provided by the Greater Dayton Cultural and Arts Initiative of The … Read More

CULTURE WORKS AWARDED $100,000 CHALLENGE GRANT FROM THE DAYTON FOUNDATION

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Culture Works is pleased to announce that for a second year, the organization is the recipient of a $100,000 challenge grant from The Harry A. Toulmin, Jr., and Virginia B. Toulmin Fund of The Dayton Foundation.  If Culture Works successfully secures a minimum of $100,000 through new and increased donations for the 2011-2012 Campaign for the Arts, the challenge grant … Read More