Durham Arts Council has a BOLD new look! Thanks to the amazing folks at Loop Creative, we are able to more accurately reflect our mission, vision, and passion for the arts through this amazing new site.
Durham Art Guild’s Swing into Spring Online Auction and Virtual Fundraiser. Closes on April 6th.
Join the Durham Art Guildvirtually this year for an exciting Online Auction featuring a fabulous mix of over 80 artworks generously donated by local artists. We will also have over 15 incredible packages/experiences uplifting some of our favorite local businesses.
Durham Arts Council proudly supports the Durham Arts Guild through our Season and Facility grant programs.
Vote for Durham Arts Council for Best of the Triangle!
Here’s some fun news: INDY Week’s Best of the Triangle reader poll opens this Friday, March 26th where you nominate and vote for your favorite businesses as Best of the Triangle in more than 300 categories. The voting runs through next month and four finalists in all the categories go head to head in May.
Did You Know…
The Public Art Committee is accepting applications for new members.
What is the Public Art Committee?
Public Art Committee members serve without compensation and must live, work or study within the County of Durham. Due to the COVID-19 virus, all Public Art Committee meetings will be hosted as virtual meetings until further notice. The Public Art Committee has more than 13 appointed members (including up to three students from high school and schools of higher learning). The Public Art Committee provides new member recommendations to the Durham Cultural Advisory Board, who then appoints new committee members. Members are appointed to serve one three-year term, and may be reappointed for a second term. After two consecutive full terms, members must step down for a period of at least two years before being considered for re-appointment. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 16, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Stay up-to-date with the latest opening information and resources related to COVID-19.
The Arts are involved COVID-19 research. Read more HERE.
About the Durham Arts Council
The Durham Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and local arts agency dedicated to supporting the arts in Durham and the entire Triangle Region in North Carolina and has served the community since 1954. Each year DAC serves over 400,000 visitors and program participants, over 2,000 artists, and more than 300 arts and cultural organizations through classes, artist residencies, exhibits, festivals, grants programs, technical support, creative economy initiatives, arts advocacy and information services.
Durham Arts Council, Inc. is a catalyst in the cultural development of Durham – it leads, inspires, and promotes excellence in and access to the creation, experience and active support of the arts for all the people of our community. For more information call 919.560.ARTS(2787) or visit our website at www.durhamarts.org.
THANK YOU to everyone who has supported DAC through the pandemic! We are humbled by your generosity. If you have not made your gift to support the arts and would like to do so, please click HERE to get started!
The Durham Art Guild is continuing exciting new ways to keep their annual programs in support of the local art community going. And so, the MEMBERS’ EXTRAVAGANZA is born!
Currently Closed due to COVID-19
While our venue is currently closed, we are optimistic about our fall and winter events! Please contact Fay Marin to inquire about renting DAC for your next event!
For event rental inquiries, click below.
The Durham Arts Networkis a free online directory for artists, arts and cultural organizations, arts businesses and venues in Durham and adjacent counties. Get Your Free Listing Today!
South Arts – The Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grant supports a milestone opportunity in an individual artist’s career that is likely to lead to substantial and significant career advancement. Grants of up to $2,000 are available to support opportunities taking place between April 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022. Learn more.
South Arts has a number of available grant opportunities for artists and organizations. Learn more.
Chapel Hill Community Arts and Culture is looking for Triangle-based artists (or artist teams) to create digital art for the glass on bus shelters in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, as part of the Art + Transit project. Deadline: April 7Learn more.
The Search for the Silver Lining Contest aims to empower Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) creators to explore image-based storytelling by providing them with photographic equipment, photography-based education & technical product training. Deadline: April 15 Learn more.