Two long-time contributors to the arts in Dayton will be the recipients of the 2014 Ohio Governor's Awards for the Arts. Dayton Philharmonic Music Director, Neil Gittleman, and Sheri Williams with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company were selected with 4 other winners from around the state for the prestigious award.
Three major Dayton arts organizations are making an unusual move to merge under a single management structure.
The Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra are forming the Dayton Performing Alliance. The new nonprofit organization announced it will have one board of directors and three artistic directors.
Leaders from the individual organizations say it could boost artistic collaboration and may be a model for arts groups elsewhere to consider.