What is Culture Works?
Culture Works is a nonprofit organization that supports local artists, local arts organizations, and cultural institutions in the Dayton Region. They do this by providing grants to artists and arts organizations, by promoting local performances and arts experiences, and by connecting the business community to the people who make up our local creative economy.
What is the Campaign for the Arts?
The annual campaign is a regional solution to meeting the needs of local arts organizations. Culture Works reaches out to local businesses and arts advocates throughout the Dayton Region and provides them with a central resource that can support the needs of our creative community. The Campaign for the Arts was originally created to provide unrestricted operating support for three local organizations: the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic. Today, the annual Campaign for the Arts provides funding to the following organizations:
- Bach Society of Dayton
- The Contemporary Dayton
- Dayton Art Institute
- Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
- Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, Dayton Philharmonic)
- Discover Classical WDPR/WDPG
- The Human Race Theatre Company
- K12 Gallery & TEJAS
- Muse Machine
- Springfield Symphony Orchestra
The Gift That Gives Back!
When you donate $85 or more a year, you receive an annual Passport to the Arts membership. Your Passport gives you the opportunity to secure Buy-One Get-One FREE pricing on dozens of performances and activities throughout the year. It’s just one way our creative community says, “THANK YOU!” for supporting local art and culture! Visit Passport to the Arts for the most current list of discounts and performances.