Creating a Vibrant Community Through the Arts
YOU Have a Huge Impact on the Arts!
The support of our donors has been instrumental in helping us serve the community, support arts organizations and artists, and survive the Covid-19 pandemic! The Durham Arts Council Board of Trustees and Staff feel fortunate to have supporters like you!
Can we count on you now to help us reach our fiscal year end goal? We are so close – only 2.7% of our $1.7 million goal left to raise!
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Please consider a gift before June 30, 2021.
Mission Moschino is a short film written and produced by fashion and arts educator Ann Thaden in collaboration with her Southwest Elementary school students and cinematographer, film editor, and CAPS teaching artist, Jaclyn Bowie. The project was made possible through the Durham Public Schools and Durham Arts Council CAPS artists-in-schools program partnership. We would like to thank Jim Henson Creature Shop and Jeremy Scott for continued inspiration by transforming exclusive runway invites into innovative and inclusive digital experiences.
Mission Moschino film plot summary
‘An energetic group of fashion students are determined to attend a Moschino Fashion Show. When the security guard turns them away, they come up with an alternative plan to see the show. As chaos ensues backstage, the students work together to showcase their own designs on the Moschino runway. Will their work be appreciated by celebrities and their idol Jeremy Scott? With courage and creativity anything is possible.’
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Durham Arts Council is delighted to feature “Our House”, our annual spotlight on artists from the DAC school. With this exhibit, we celebrate the work students have created through our virtual and onsite classes over the past year. The Durham Art Guild will present “Material and Embodiment”, featuring works by BR Goldstein and Tina Marcus. You can also catch the ongoing photography exhibit “Reaching Out to Durham’s Hungry” by Rhonda Klevansky – it is viewable on the windows surrounding our Pavilion lobby.
“Our House”, and Durham Art Guild’s “Material and Embodiment”, featuring works by BR Goldstein and Tina Marcus, are available for appointment viewing as well, from June 18 – August 20.
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. Rhonda’s work will be on view at the DAC through July 16. It is also on view at 21c Museum Hotel Durham, Bull McCabes, Durham Central Park, and the Museum of Durham History (through June for most locations). In the spirit of social distance, you can view all of the work outdoors, with photos in windows, on banners, and mounted on fences.
Our summer camps are amazing! Don’t believe us? Just look at these happy faces. Camps are filling up quickly so enroll today.
Have you been postponing an event since 2019?? It’s time to start planning your next event with Durham Arts Council! We are excited to help you plan a safe and exciting return to our facility!
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Arts Opportunities + Artist Calls
Seeking experimental movers, spoken word artists, musicians, and vocalists for an outdoor visual feast of artistry celebrating the summer of 2021 and North Carolina artists. Submit a 45-60 second video showcasing your skills for the chance to collaborate with RAPHAEL XAVIER and GARY DOURDAN on ADF’s commissioned version of KOLÂDE-XCOPE. Learn more HERE. Application Deadline: July 9
The Arts Center in Carrboro has 2 new job openings to share – Box Office Associate and Education Director. Click HERE to learn more
The “Arts on the Perquimans” festival has opened their applications. To learn more please see the registration form, rules & regulations, and and application forms HERE.
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AUGUST 8th 12:00-5:00 PM Durham Armory
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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.
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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.
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