The Miriam Rosenthal Foundation for the Arts grant program seeks to stimulate exciting and enriching cultural activities that elevate the quality and scope of programming available in the community, take advantage of special opportunities which otherwise might be missed, and provide opportunities for cooperation among arts and cultural organizations. We are proud to have presented grants to the following deserving arts entities.

We encourage you to learn more about these worthy organizations by clicking on their name.

Special Project Support Grantees

Art Center Foundation

  • Opening Events at the Schuster Center (spanning 6 months)

The Bach Society of Dayton

  • St. Matthew Passion
  • Bach to Ballet
  • Bach to the Future: 10th Anniversary Celebration
  • Dayton Bach Society Concert Series
  • 25th Anniversary Season
  • American Mosaic
  • The Music of Downton Abbey


  • Munta Dance Theatre
  • National Folk Festival
  • Jazz Week
  • JazzNet
  • Legacy of Earl Scruggs
  • Inventing America Festival
  • American Roots Series
  • Jazz Piano Masters
  • 2010 Cityfolk Festival

Dayton Art Institute

  • Centennial Celebration

Dayton Ballet

  • Sleeping Beauty
  • The Great Gatsby
  • The Nutcracker
  • Dancepower
  • An American Cinderella
  • Christmas Carol
  • New Music for New Dance
  • Confetti! — Dayton Ballet 75th Anniversary Celebration
  • Peter Pan
  • American Mosaic
  • Daring Duets Performance Enhancements

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

  • Paul Taylor’s Esplanade.
  • Black Tour
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration Performance
  • New Works – 2003 Inventing Flight Project
  • 35th Anniversary Celebration
  • In the Spirit of… (and reprise)
  • “Celebrating Dance and Song”
  • American Mosaic

Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus

  • DIVAs 
  • Original work for chorus and contemporary dance

  • Dayton History (formerly Carillon Historical Park)
  • Time Flies – 2003 Inventing Flight Project

Dayton Opera

  • Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem
  • Cinderella
  • 50th Anniversary Season
  • Orchestral Support for Lucia di Lammermoor and the Glory of Wagner
  • Aida
  • The Pearl Fishers
  • American Mosaic

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

  • Q The Music
  • Haydn’s, The Creation
  • “Mattering to Dayton”

Dayton Performing Arts Fund (aka Culture Works)

  • Creation of Special Fund

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Purchase of Timpani
  • Viennese Night
  • Summer Series at the Fraze Pavilion
  • Boston Pops Concert
  • Partnership School Initiative
  • Peace Accords Concert
  • Spiritual Concert with Central State University
  • New Works – 2003 Inventing Flight Celebration
  • Yo Yo Ma Concert
  • Renee Fleming Concert
  • Itzhak Perlman Concert
  • 75th Anniversary Gala with Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway
  • Audience Development Initiative
  • New Media Initiative
  • Bernstein’s Mass
  • American Mosaic
  • Stained Glass Concert

Dayton Public Radio (WDPR)

  • Great Days in Dayton

The Human Race Theatre Company

  • Engage Onstage
  • Women of Influence
  • Dayton Stories Project
  • Coney: A Holiday Fable
  • Musicals in Development
  • 25th Anniversary Season
  • American Mosaic
  • Celebrity Concert with Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley
  • Family Ties– a world premier

Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra

  • Dayton Community Oratorio Concert

Miami Valley Very Special Arts

  • Arts Festival

Muse Machine

  • Arts Integration Residency Program
  • Teacher Education
  • Relocation of administrative offices
  • Only Heaven – 20th Anniversary Project
  • Kennedy Center Partnership/The Educators’ Lecture
  • Series and Artists’ Training Academy
  • American Mosaic

Rhythm In Shoes

  • Special Performance – the Fraze Pavilion
  • 20th Anniversary Season

Victoria Theatre

  • Discovery Series
  • Celebration Series
  • Next Stage
  • Imagine That Children’s Festival
  • West Side Story
  • Through the Eyes of a Child: Children and the Holocaust
  • Victoria Theatre 150th Anniversary Documentary