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    Arts & Cultural District

    For More Information, Contact Us:

    451 West Third Street, 10th Floor
    Dayton, OH 45422

    Matt Dunn - Executive Director, 937-224-3850

    Montgomery County believes its arts and cultural amenities play a valuable part in our quality of life, making the county a vibrant community in which to live, work, and play.

    Arts CollageThe Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District is not a geopgraphic entertainment area. Rather, it is a government body similar to a school district or parks district. The Arts and Cultural District supports, nurtures, and encourages the development and preservation of arts and culture thoughout Montgomery County, primarily by funding arts and cultural organizations and institutions.

    While the County boasts a wide variety of arts and cultural organizations, the following institutions, destinations, and organizations make up our larger institutions and organizations. All of them are recipients of public funding by the Arts and Cultural District:

    Aullwood Audubon Center

    Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

    Dayton Art Institute

    Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC)

    Dayton History

    Dayton Performing Arts Alliance 
    (Ballet, Opera, Philharmonic)

    Dayton Public Radio
    (WDPR, 88.1 FM)

    Dayton Public Television 
    (ThinkTV, Channels 14/16)

    Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC)

    Human Race Theatre Company

    K-12 Gallery for Young People

    The Muse Machine

    The Victoria Theatre

    We Care Arts


    Additionally, MCACD funds two community initiatives led by Culture Works, the community's local arts agency:

    • MCACD has provided Matching Gift funds to projects enrolled in Culture Works' Power2Give program
    • MCACD supports, and is a partner with, Culture Works in the creation of a Cultural Plan that will identify and address community priorities within the arts and cultural sector for the next several years.

    Other local, regional and national resources which benefit our arts organizations and artists:
    National Endowment for the Arts
    Ohio Arts Council
    The Dayton Foundation
    Miriam Rosenthal Foundation for the Arts
    Advocacy, Research, and Policy
    Ohio Association of Non Profit Organizations
    Ohio Citizens for the Arts
    Americans for the Arts
    Presenting and Operational Resources
    Arts Midwest
    Project for Public Spaces
    Theatre Communications Group
    Association of Performing Arts Presenters

    2015 Meetings of the Arts and Cultural District Board are all held at 4:00 p.m. at
    451 West Third Street, 10th Floor 

    January 29
    May 7
    September 3
    December 3

    The next meeting of the MCACD Grants Committee will be Friday, March 20 at 3:30 p.m.

    Changes to meeting dates and times and additional, ongoing information on all Board of Trustee meetings, its committees, and sub-committees will be posted here at www.mcohio.org/services/ced/art_cultural.html