Arts & Cultural District

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451 West Third Street, 9th Floor
Dayton, OH 45422

Matt Dunn - Executive Director, 937-225-4573

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.

The Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District is not a geographic 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 throughout 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

The Contemporary

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)

Human Race Theatre Company

K-12 Gallery for Young People

The Muse Machine

Victoria Theatre Association
(Operates Victoria Theatre, Schuster Center, Metropolitan Arts Center)

We Care Arts


MCACD has also participated in and provided funding for Culture Connects 20/20, the region's Cultural Plan. The Cultural Plan is coordinated by Culture Works, the community's local arts agency. Additionally, Culture Works administers Artist Opportunity Grants, made possible with funding by MCACD.


Quarterly meetings of the Arts and Cultural District Board are all held at 4:00 p.m. at 
451 West Third Street, 9th Floor 

2019 regular meeting dates:

January 24
May 2
September 5
December 5

2019 special meetings or committee meetings:

February 26, March 12, April 9 (meeting of an ad hoc planning committee)

Changes to meeting dates and times and additional, ongoing information on all Board of Trustee meetings, its committees, and sub-committees will be posted on this website. 

For a roster of current board members, click here.