Culture Works
Culture Works is greater Dayton's United Arts Fund. Culture Works provides the resources necessary to ensure a stable and dependable base of support for our cultural assets. As a leader in arts and cultural development, Culture Works offers valuable services to the arts community, including professional development and technical assistance programs, promotional services, advocacy and grant-making. Culture Works raises and distributes the largest single source of private funding for the arts in Greater Dayton.
Dayton Visual Arts Center
The Dayton Visual Arts Center is a group of artists and art lovers who believe that a vital visuals arts community is essential to the life of the community. From gallery talks and exhibit openings to professional development workshops, DVAC provides opportunities to meet others who share an interest in art and to learn about and support contemporary visual art.

Since 1991, DVAC has been a leading proponent of contemporary art in the region. Our gallery in downtown Dayton presents a full schedule of innovative exhibitions each year. The annual art auction has grown to become one of the largest auctions of contemporary art in Ohio. ARTtoBUY, which includes the very popular holiday gift gallery, connects artists with the public for the purchase of reasonably priced fine art and fine craft. Through Art Source, we consult with art collectors, assisting them in finding art by regional artists. And we have fun together, presenting a series of Artist Palate parties in the homes and studios of artists and art collectors.
Ohio Designer Craftsmen
Founded in 1963, Ohio Designer Craftsmen is a not-for-profit organization with over 2100 members. Our membership includes craft artists, educators, students, and others who appreciate fine craft. Our mission is to promote the fine crafts aesthetic by establishing a standard of excellence, encouraging creative growth, providing professional support to craft artists, and building public awareness, appreciation and collection of fine craft. In support of this mission, Ohio Designer Craftsmen offers a wide range of exhibitions, publications, programs and artist services.

Exhibitions are presented at the Ohio Craft Museum, founded by Ohio Designer Craftsmen in 1993. Located in Columbus, it is the only museum in the Midwest exclusively devoted to exhibiting and collecting fine craft. Twelve exhibitions of contemporary craft by artists from Ohio and across the United States are presented each year. Public programs include artist lectures, hands-on workshops for children and adults, and a summer craft day camp for children ages 6 - 14.

Ohio Designer Craftsmen also provides assistance to ODC's member artists. Membership benefits include publications, technical and professional workshops, marketing assistance, referral service, and opportunities to apply to our retail store and craft fairs.
The International Sculpture Center
The ISC is a member-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to advance the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. Members include sculptors, collectors, patrons, architects, developers, journalists, curators, historians, critics, educators, foundries, galleries, and museums—anyone with an interest in and commitment to the field of sculpture.

ISC Mission Statement
The ISC seeks to expand public understanding and appreciation of sculpture internationally, demonstrate the power of sculpture to educate, effect social change, engage artists and arts professionals in a dialogue to advance the art form, and promote a supportive environment for sculpture and sculptors.
Metalsmith (SNAG)
Society of North American Goldsmith
The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), an international nonprofit organization founded in 1969, is the premier metal arts organization for jewelers, designers and metalsmiths.

The Society of North American Goldsmiths encourages professional excellence, supports education, and advances the jewelry and metal arts. SNAG is dedicated to creating greater public awareness and appreciation of the metal arts.

SNAG members are studio artists, students, educators, collectors, gallery and museum professionals, independent curators, writers and critics, working with all metals and on any scale. Membership is open to anyone interested in jewelry, design and metal art. We strive to stimulate conversation among everyone interested in the production, technology and aesthetics of the field.

SNAG provides services to both its members and the larger community. These services include the publication of Metalsmith magazine; producing an annual three-day conference; a newsletter rich in timely professional resources and opportunities; SNAG-sponsored exhibitions and competitions; SNAGnet, a listserve free and open to the jewelry and metals community; and this Web site.

Get involved with SNAG---there are myriad opportunities ranging from writing an article for SNAG News, to volunteering on a project, to committee or board service.
American Craft
The American Craft Council
We are a national, nonprofit educational organization founded in 1943 by Aileen Osborn Webb. The mission of the Council is to promote understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft. Programs include the bimonthly magazine AMERICAN CRAFT, annual juried shows presenting artists and their work, a 2006 leadership conference on craft, the Aileen Osborn Webb Awards honoring excellence, a specialized library, workshops and seminars.

The Council is today the leading voice for the crafts in America, celebrating the remarkable achievement of the many gifted artists working in the media of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and other materials. Programs through which the Council supports the field include the bimonthly magazine AMERICAN CRAFT, annual retail and wholesale shows, and a special library on contemporary craft, education grants, workshops, seminars and other services to the public.

As a membership organization, the Council welcomes those with an interest in or curiosity about the crafts. Many institutions and individuals belong to the Council—not only artists, but teachers, scholars, collectors, gallery owners and professionals in several fields, in the U.S. and abroad. This diversity is well represented in the Council's governance through its Board of Trustees, which is elected annually by the members.
Lapidary Journal
Lapidary Journal was the first gem and jewelry-making magazine in the world! And after more than 50 years we're still the Number One magazine dedicated to the art of gems, jewelry-making, beads, minerals and more!

LJ is your comprehensive resource into the world of gemcraft, jewelry making and design. We offer you monthly coverage of every facet of the field. Whatever your interest or level of expertise, you'll find a breathtaking array of information within each lavishly illustrated 100+ page issue.

Whether you're a beginner, an experienced artisan or in the business, Lapidary Journal can take you to a whole new level.
Cannery Art & Design Centre
The Cannery Art & Design Centre will provide the artist / entrepreneur with an economical working space that is conducive to growth by association with parallel talents.

This associative mix will allow the tenants to feed their creative senses and even more importantly, develop a strong business base.

The working spaces will be flexible to meet your requirements and budget. CADC will also feature a retail and display area that all tenants may share in.

Additional spaces will be available for conferences, seminars, and special events of many kinds.