As the Dayton Region’s arts season kicks off for 2015-2016, Culture Works is pleased to announce that $416,000 has been awarded to eight Dayton area arts organizations to support their programs and activities this season—a 3% increase in funding over the amount awarded for 2014-2015.
2015-2016 General Operating Support Grants
(Organizations with Budgets of $500,000 to $10 Million)
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company – $66,341
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, Dayton Philharmonic) – $205,731
The Human Race Theatre Company – $63,359
Muse Machine – $69,322
2015-2016 Community Arts Development Grants
(Organizations with Budgets of $100,000 to 499,000)
Bach Society of Dayton – $2,029
Dayton Visual Arts Center – $3,596
K12 Gallery – $3,873
Kettering Children’s Choir – $1,775
This was the second year Culture Works awarded funding using an outcomes-based grants process. Under this new system, grant panelists review applications, attend performances and exhibitions, and award each organization a score at a Public Grant Review Meeting in May. The actual amount of funding granted to each organization is determined by a funding formula that takes into account the score the organization received, their budget, the number of applicants, and the total amount of funding available. In 2014 Culture Works also opened up this grant process to any organization in the eight-county Dayton Region that meets eligibility requirements.
Over the past 41 years, Culture Works has provided more than $20 million dollars to local arts and cultural organizations for operating support. The money to provide this support is raised through the Annual Campaign for the Arts. More than half of this funding each year comes from workplace giving campaigns held at businesses throughout the community.
To support the 2015-2016 Campaign for the Arts, which is already underway, click here!
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