*Due to limited space in our clay classes as a result of pandemic conditions we request that you do not register for more than one clay class in order to allow others to participate.
Durham Arts Council Season Grant and Durham Arts Catalyst Grant Applications Open TODAY!
Both grant programs fund arts activities conducted by Durham arts nonprofits or nonprofits conducting arts activities between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. Arts nonprofits are encouraged to apply for operating support for this grant cycle.
Grant applications due online to DAC on May 31, 2021
Grant announcements to applicants August 30, 2021
These grant programs are supported by contributions to the Durham Arts Council Annual Arts Fund and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.
$8 Million for Restart the Arts Grants – Ask Your State Reps to Support H562
Last week Rep. Becky Carney and Rep. Jeffery Elmore, NC House Co-Chairs of the Joint Caucus for Arts and Arts Education, were joined by Arts Caucus Members Rep. Erin Paré and Rep. Susan Fisher as Primary Sponsors of H562 which would allocate $8 million for Restart the Arts Grants to nonprofit arts organizations, which Arts NC had requested of the NC General Assembly. This funding, $4 million each year for the next two years, would be distributed by the NC Arts Council for costs associated with presenting arts and cultural programming to the public. The bill already has wide bipartisan support from 39 additional co-sponsors. This funding is needed to restart the arts, which is crucial to reigniting our state’s economic engines and strengthening our communities statewide.
NOW IS THE TIME to ask your NC Senators and NC House Representatives for support, or thank them for their sponsorship, of H562 to Restart the Arts.
Empower Dance Studio has a lot going on – store Grand Opening, new adult dance classes, and outdoor African Dance Expo! As a team, Empower is proud of their ongoing opportunity to serve our community by showing up creating and maintaining a safe space for collaboration, representation, and creativity and we are proud to support them through our grant programs.
Empower Dance Studio invites you to Shop Empower at their new location, 121 Market Street on Saturday, May 1st during their outdoor African class from 12- 2pm.
Mark your calendars! Festival Passes go on sale April 27th!
A Festival Pass is the best way to experience the virtual festival and offers patrons the chance to watch every film, filmmaker Q&A, and panel at the festival. Supplies are limited, so be sure to purchase your pass as soon as possible.
Durham Arts Council has been fortunate to work with Nnenna supporting arts in education, arts in communities, emerging artists and her production of The Clothesline Muse.
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.
You Shop. They Give.
Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select “Durham Arts Council Inc” as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They’ll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.
How it works: 1. Open the Amazon app on your phone 2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features 3. Select “Durham Arts Council Inc” as your charity 4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app
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 has a number of available grant opportunities for artists and organizations. Learn more.