Creating a Vibrant Community Through the Arts
Durham Arts Council Presents:
“The Arts are for EVERYONE” Spring Auction
DAC is launching our Spring online auction on June 1st and it is jam-packed with fun and exciting experiences, art pieces, and items to soothe the soul. You don’t want to miss out on this one!!
Become a Sustainer and enjoy the perks of First Peek at the Auction and Last Bid access. Make a monthly, quarterly, or annual commitment to the arts at DAC here.
Portrait Project Honors Those Responding to Food Insecurity in Durham
Durham Arts Council is proud to feature the work of photographer Rhonda Klevansky, as one of multiple venues displaying portraits from her “Reaching Out to Durham’s Hungry” project. This project explores Durham’s response to hunger during COVID and the economic crisis. The series spotlights members of our community working to provide food to those in need. Beginning on Friday, May 21, Rhonda’s work will be on view at the DAC, 21c Museum Hotel Durham, Bull McCabes, Durham Central Park, and the Museum of Durham History. In the spirit of social distance, you can view all of the work outdoors, with photos in windows, on banners, and mounted on fences.
Grant Deadline Quickly Approaching!
Get Your Application in by May 31st.
Both Season and Catalyst 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.
More detailed overview and applications here:
Durham Arts Catalyst Grant
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.
Don’t Stop The Music: Celebrating Black Music Month!
Every Wednesday In June @ 7pm, Hayti Heritage Center presents our music Series, DON’T STOP THE MUSIC, celebrating Black Music Month. Each Week, we will present a different genre of music that reflects the deep roots and influence Black Americans has had on the American musical landscape.
June 2nd – Gospel
June 9th – Blues/Jazz
June 16th – R&B/Soul
June 23rd – Funk/Hip-Hop
June 30th – House
Register for Summer Camps and Classes TODAY.
Arts Opportunities + Artist Calls
The City of Raleigh seeks several artists to work closely with the community and design team to create artworks for the Plaza & Play that speak to the themes of the Dorothea Dix Park Master Plan. Two to four artists/artist teams will be selected to design and fabricate artworks and assigned a tentative scope of work. Application deadline: June 7, 2021.
The North Carolina Writers’ Network offers an annual Sally Buckner Emerging Writers’ Fellowship, in honor of the late poet, editor, and educator. The Buckner Fellowship, in the amount of $500 awarded to one writer each year, supports North Carolina emerging writers whose work shows promise of excellence and commitment to a literary career. Learn more about this opportunity.
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.
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
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.