Mission & Policies
The Contemporary Dayton Mission
Providing art for the community and a community for artists since 1991.
New Equity Statement
The Contemporary Dayton welcomes all individuals and groups who wish to learn and grow through contact with the visual arts. This organization is open to all persons, without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, gender, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical, mental, or medical disability.
A jury of visual art professionals reviews proposals from curators and artists for all Calls for Artists; their recommendations go to The Contemporary Dayton’s Exhibition & Program Committee for final approval. Although The Contemporary Dayton is a member-based organization, non-members are encouraged to apply for exhibitions. While The Contemporary Dayton promotes local and regional artists through its programs and services, there is no geographic limit as to who may have an exhibit in the gallery. The Contemporary Dayton actively seeks an audience for the work it shows.