Dayton Region Arts Renewal Grant Program

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$450,000 Recovery Funding Available to Artists and Arts Organizations Thursday, June 9, 2022, Dayton, OH – Culture Works revealed plans today for a new two-year initiative, the Dayton Region Arts Renewal Grant Program, that will provide funding opportunities for local individual artists and arts organizations. This funding opportunity is made possible by a one-time $500,000 grant to Culture Works—the Dayton … Read More

Culture Works Weekend at Day Air Ballpark

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Join us for four day of fun as we celebrate the arts with our friends at the Dayton Dragons! Heater and Gem, our Campaign Co-Chairs, will be shining a spotlight on the arts during the Dayton Dragons home games on May 19, 20, 21, and 22. Fans can purchase select tickets through this link for only $15 each, and $5 … Read More

Results of BGSU Economic Impact Study of COVID Impact on the Arts in Ohio Released!

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Culture Works joined arts councils and associations across Ohio to help fund the Creative Sector Economic Contribution Report, just released this week. Launched as a partnership between Ohio Citizens for the Arts (OCA) and Center for Regional Development (CRD) at Bowling Green State University, the study looked at impacts to regional economies, workforce numbers and community development to find “the … Read More

2022 Arts and Wellness Workshop

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Culture Works Shines the Spotlight on Arts and Wellness Friday, March 25, 2022, Dayton, OH – Culture Works, the Dayton Region’s local arts agency and united arts fund, will be connecting the artist community with dozens of business and civic leaders through a special two-day workshop focused on the healing and therapeutic power of the arts. Sponsored by Montgomery County, … Read More

Congratulations to the 2022 Artist Opportunity Grantees

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12 Montgomery County artists awarded 2022 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

Montgomery County Grant Program Increases Support for Local Arts and Culture

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In its third year, a local grant program is increasing funding, removing barriers, and providing new opportunities for professional development for the arts and cultural industry. The Special Projects Grant program, which is funded by the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District (MCACD) and administered by Culture Works, provides grants of up to $10,000 to Montgomery County nonprofits, schools, universities, … Read More

Culture Works and Dayton Arcade Events Holiday Hours

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Culture Works and the Dayton Arcade Events office will be closed from Thursday, December 23, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022 to allow our staff to spend time with our families. We look forward to working with you when the office reopens on Monday, January 3, 2022. Happy New Year!

Culture Works to Receive $500,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

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Culture Works is pleased to announce they have been selected to receive an American Rescue Plan (ARP) grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to help the arts and cultural sector recover from the pandemic. Culture Works will be receiving $500,000 to distribute as grants to eligible nonprofit cultural organizations and individual artists in the Dayton Region. ARP … Read More

Your’re Invited! Culture Works Annual Meeting

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Please join us for the 2020-2021 Culture Works Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 28, 2021 starting at 4:00pm. This event will be live-streamed from the Dayton Arcade Rotunda using this link: We’ll recap the year, acknowledge our special donors and volunteers, and share what is ahead for our organization. We’ll also feature live-streamed performances from the Dayton Metro Barbershop … Read More

Condado Tacos at The Greene Supports Culture Works

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Reminder: Go visit Condado Tacos at The Greene in Beavercreek! This restaurant has delicious tacos and is very supportive of your local arts community – what’s not to like? Be sure to check out the cool art murals all ove their walls. Enjoy their delicious Watermelon Mint Margarita and $1.00 of each one purchased is a donation to Culture Works! … Read More

Exhibitions, Musicals, and More in the Land of Funk!

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Exhibitions, Musicals, and More in the Land of Funk! 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 … Read More

The 2021-2022 Guide to Arts & Culture is Here!

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Culture Works is happy to announce the publication of the 2021-2022 Guide to Arts & Culture in the Dayton Region. We are pleased to bring it back this year as a valuable resource for the community to learn about the many outstanding arts and cultural opportunities in the Dayton Region. The Guide is a free publication, and soon will be … Read More