Darke County Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit organization formed in 1978 by a group of five local citizens desiring to expand cultural enrichment in the community by supporting all of the arts. They were also committed to the restoration and preservation of the Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall as an important cultural center.
DCCA has presented an Artists Series featuring outstanding performing artists for over 40 years. The Family Theatre Series was inaugurated in 1997, and in cooperation with Greenville City and Darke County schools, Arts In Education was added to the programming schedule in 1983. In 2002, DCCA presented its first Missoula Children's Theatre summer residency, offering local students the opportunity to actively participate in the performing arts. The Coffeehouse Series was introduced in 2006, allowing smaller, intimate performances in local venues.
DCCA is governed by a board of elected Trustees and Officers. These volunteer positions are filled by community folks who have a desire to promote the Arts in Darke County. Trustees are selected through a Nominating Committee and upon vote of members at the annual meeting are elected to three-year terms; a Trustee may serve three consecutive terms. Officer positions consist of Board Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, which are elected annually for one-year terms; an Officer may serve four consecutive terms.
DCCA Officers and Trustees give of their time to meet monthly at Trustee meetings as well as serve on various committees which guide the organizations' planning processes. Committees consist of Program Planning Artists Series, Program Planning Family Theater Series, Program Planning Arts In Education, Finance and Development, Fund Raising, Hospitality, Legislative, Marketing and Publicity, Membership Benefits, Nominating, and Usher. In addition to Trustees and Officers, DCCA has three paid staff positions, which are appointed by the board: Executive Director, Artistic Director, and Marketing Director.
Our mission is to present and promote performing and fine arts, encouraging cultural enrichment.
We are also committed to the preservation of Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall as an important cultural center in the community.