Because of so many amazing donors, we EXCEEDED our Annual Arts Fund individual giving goal this fiscal year! We just can’t thank you enough for your support over these past months.
Your gift helps provide services such as:
arts education in Title 1 schools through our CAPS program.
expanded grant funding and jobs for artists and arts organizations.
exhibits on our gallery walls.
life-long learning in arts camps and classes for all ages.
continued advocacy for pandemic relief funding for the arts – our efforts and donor support have helped DAC triple grants to the arts sector!
increased cleaning protocols to welcome arts lovers of all ages back into our building.
PS- We can’t wait to safely return to camps like the one pictured above!
Arts News + Exhibits
VisualArtist Application for Durham Art Walk Holiday Market is Open!
It’s like Christmas in July: the application for the Durham Art Walk Holiday Market is NOW OPEN! All artists who wish to participate in this non-juried event must apply online via the application link. The application fee is $5.00, with a $75.00 booth fee for accepted artists. The Durham Art Walk Holiday Market will be held Saturday November 20, and Sunday November 21. Participating artists will be placed at locations throughout our Downtown Durham footprint, in both indoor and outdoor spaces. The Holiday Market is the perfect transition from the harvest to the holidays! This annual community arts festival is free and family friendly – learn more about Art Walk here.
Artist Support Grant Applications Are Now Open!
Applications for Artist Support Grants open TODAY, July 1, 2021. These project grants should enhance the applicant’s skills and abilities to create work, improve their business operations or capacity to bring their work to new audiences. Links to applications can be found on the DAC’s Artist Support Grant page.
Eligible applicants have lived in Durham, Orange, Alamance or Person Counties, NC, for one year before the application due date, are at least 18 and are not in a degree program in their art form. Zoom information sessions will be offered at 6 pm on July 13, August 5 and August 18. Applications are due September 3, 2021.
This is the second year of this program, established and funded by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. The administration of the program is supported by Durham Arts Council and Partner Counties.
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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.
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.
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.
RIDE UNITED NC focuses on addressing the fear in communities about COVID-19, making an informed decision about getting vaccinated, and providing transportation access to vaccine appointments. Our ability to demonstrate our mission to eradicate poverty and increase social mobility through the power of partnerships is an element of RIDE UNITED NC’s success, and your contribution made it possible.
Thank you to our partners at Bank of America for sharing these resources!