Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Operation Records (MS-664)
The collection contains the records of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, an entity which was formed in 2012 to merge the management and business operations for three of Dayton's large performing arts organizations: the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Dayton Ballet, and Dayton Opera. (Note that any materials that pertain specifically to only one of the three member arts organization - Philharmonic, Ballet, or Opera - will be found in those specific manuscript collections.)
Series I: Merger Documents, contains materials relating to the merger, including press releases, consultant studies and merger plans, financial data, and meeting minutes and notes.
Series II: Governing Documents, contains Codes of Regulations and Articles of Incorporation.
Series III: Annual Reports, consists of the published annual reports for the DPAA.
Series IV: Board of Trustees, contains board meeting minutes, notes, and meeting packets for Board of Trustee Meetings, as well as the Annual Meeting.
Series V: Committees and Teams, includes meeting minutes and notes, as well as relevant topic files, for various teams, committees, and departments in the DPAA. These include: Executive Committee, Staff/ Senior Staff Meetings, Advisory Group, Artistic Directors, Development, Education, Marketing, Program Advisory Committee, and Sustainability Task Team.
Series VI: Finance, includes financial reports, audits, budgets, as well as meeting minutes and notes for the Finance Committee.
Series VII: General Administrative, includes staffing information, policies and procedures, human resources information, union contracts, and leases.
Series VIII: Calendars, includes both published calendars, as well as internal calendars, arranged by year.
Series IX: Events, contains programs, invitations, and other information for events that are DPAA-wide, such as the annual Season Opening Spectacular.
- Creation: 2009 - 2019
- Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions: There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.
Conditions Governing Use
Per the deed of gift form, Dayton Performing Arts Alliance retains intellectual property rights on any and all logos, artwork, and pictures. However, the retained rights transfer to Wright State University 50 years after publication.
Additionally, copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
In 2012, leadership of the Dayton Opera, Dayton Ballet, and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra created a groundbreaking and innovative merger, forging these three art forms into one organization named the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance. This merger is the first of its kind in the United States. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, with Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Ballet, and Dayton Opera as its three crown jewels, has carefully planned for future success by creating a single management structure and business operating unit while preserving and promoting the integrity and identity of each of its three art forms. This alliance, unique in the nation, emulates the model of highly successful European performing arts organizations, taking artistic collaboration to a new level.
In early February of 2012, the Merger Agreement was approved individually by each of the arts organization’s respective governing boards. In February and March of 2012, the Dayton Ballet and Dayton Opera associations' membership, respectively and per those organizations' by-laws, also approved the Merger. As of July 1, 2012, the three organizations became a single entity.
(The above historical sketch was reproduced with minor edits, from the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance's "About Us" web page, accessed July 13, 2022.)
2.94 linear feet (7 Hollinger boxes)
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The collection contains the records of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, an entity which was formed in 2012 to merge the management and business operations for three of Dayton's large performing arts organizations: the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Dayton Ballet, and Dayton Opera.
The collection is arranged in nine series:
- Series I: Merger Documents
- Series II: Governing Documents
- Series III: Annual Reports
- Series IV: Board of Trustees
- Series V: Committees and Teams
- Series VI: Finance
- Series VII: General Administrative
- Series VIII: Calendars
- Series IX: Events
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to Wright State University Libraries' Special Collections and Archives by the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance in August 2019.
Any materials received with this collection that pertain specifically and exclusively to only one of the three member arts organization - Philharmonic, Ballet, or Opera - have been moved into those specific manuscript collections.
- Guide to the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Operation Records (MS-664)
- Lisa Rickey
- 2022 July 13
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3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton OH 45435-0001 USA