Announcing the 2016 Artist Opportunity Grant Recipients

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  Six Montgomery County artists have been awarded grants for professional development opportunities through a new program funded by the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District and administered by Culture Works. The Artist Opportunity Grant program, announced earlier this year, invites individual artists of all disciplines to apply for funding to support career-enhancing professional development opportunities, such as residencies, conferences, … Read More

CEO of Culture Works Steps Down

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The President and CEO of Culture Works, Martine Meredith Collier, will step down at the end of December after spearheading a community cultural planning process that resulted in Culture Connects 20/20—a cultural roadmap for the Dayton Region to be implemented over the next decade. Collier has accepted the position of Executive Director of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County in … Read More

2016 Culture Works Annual Meeting

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Last year, dozens of local companies, foundations, and organizations strengthened our community by supporting Culture Works’ grantmaking, arts research, and cultural plan implementation. Over 100 Workplace Giving Coordinators volunteered their time to advocate for the arts at local businesses. Hundreds of individuals came together in support of our region’s arts organizations through the Campaign for the Arts. On Thursday, October … Read More

Culture Works Hosts Leadership Dayton Cultural Arts Day 2016

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Every year, Culture Works hosts a Cultural Arts Day to introduce members of Leadership Dayton to the full spectrum of arts and culture in the Dayton Region. During this year’s Cultural Arts Day on October 12th, the Leadership Dayton Class of 2017 toured the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center with Victoria Theatre Association President Ken Neufeld, learned to whip and … Read More

Culture Works and the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District Announce Artist Opportunity Grants

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Culture Works is pleased to announce a partnership with the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District (MCACD) to provide Artist Opportunity Grants. Through this public-private partnership, MCACD will award $30,000 to Culture Works for the purpose of supporting the professional development of individual artists who reside in Montgomery County. These artist grants will be awarded for opportunities that will help … Read More

Just Released: The 2016-2017 Guide to Arts & Culture in the Dayton Region

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Culture Works has just released the fifth issue of the Guide to Arts & Culture in the Dayton Region. Published every fall at the start of the new arts season, the Guide is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to learn more about the wide array of arts and cultural activities available in the area. This year’s issue features information about … Read More

2016 Culture Works Leonard P. Roberts Scholarship Recipients

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Every year, the Culture Works Leonard P. Roberts Scholarship recognizes the accomplishments of students who demonstrate outstanding involvement in and appreciation of the arts. We wish to congratulate the eight exceptional students who have been awarded scholarships for 2016: For the first 22 years of the Scholarship’s history, the application criteria specified that only junior and senior college students attending eight designated … Read More

New Season of Passport Discounts Announced!

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We’ve just announced the Passport eligible performances for 2016-2017! When you make an $85 tax-deductible gift to Culture Works, you’ll receive a Passport to the Arts Membership good for Buy One – Get One FREE ticketing to 75 shows and events during the upcoming arts season! We’ve just welcomed new participants Dare to Defy Productions and the Middletown Lyric Theatre to the list … Read More

Power2give Ceasing Operations

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Power2give, the national online cultural marketplace designed and created by the Arts & Science Council (ASC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, will cease operations in October of 2016. Culture Works secured a $50,000 grant from the CareSource Foundation in 2013 to launch power2give for the Dayton Region and became the 24th national site for the program in March of 2014. Both … Read More

Culture Works Launches a New Online Resource for Cultural Organizations and the Community

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Culture Works has launched a new Opportunities in the Arts page to help arts and cultural organizations connect with individuals looking for new career and volunteer opportunities. The page features job and board openings, project-specific calls for volunteers, and audition announcements from nonprofit cultural organizations in the eight-county Dayton Region. This new resource is an outcome of Culture Connects 20/20, … Read More

Culture Works Named a Finalist for the 2016 BBB Eclipse Integrity Award

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Culture Works has been named a 2016 Better Business Bureau Eclipse Integrity Award Finalist in the Nonprofit (5+ Employees) category. Every year the Better Business Bureau of Dayton honors businesses and nonprofits who model ethics, honesty, and integrity for the community. To be considered for an Eclipse Integrity Award, a nonprofit must first be nominated, then complete a rigorous application … Read More

The Middletown Arts Center has joined the Culture Works Passport Program!

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The Middletown Arts Center has just joined the Culture Works Passport Program!  Founded in 1957, this organization has long been the main arts education center in the Middletown region.  They offer a variety of excellent classes and the opportunity to Bring a Friend for free with your Passport – see their page for details!