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Arts News + Exhibits
Artist Support Grant Applications Are Now Open!
Applications for Artist Support Grants are open! 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 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.
For more information or for an information session link, email Margaret DeMott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visual Artist 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.
“Material and Embodiment” in the SunTrust Gallery
The Durham Art Guild presents “Material and Embodiment” featuring new works by DAG member artists BR Goldstein and Tina Marcus at DAG’s SunTrust Gallery June 18 – August 20, 2021.
Third Friday Durham Receptions:
Most Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons LINK HERE to register
“In the past I have thought of my work as a form of landscape, while that initial idea has shifted and grown, it still rings true. Landscape in my mind is an all-encompassing thing that includes visual markers, aesthetics, histories that have soaked into the earth and political climates and currents. I am very sensitive to my surroundings: seeing evidence of how it has evolved, taking note of the people, feeling the energies that inhabit it, and being present to observe—all have an impact on what I produce.”
Piedmont Laureate Fiction Application Call
The Durham Arts Council, City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Orange County Arts Commission, and United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County are pleased to announce the opening of the application process for the position of Piedmont Laureate for 2022. For the 2022 cycle, applications will be accepted from writers of fiction. The selected candidate will focus on elevating fiction in Wake, Durham and Orange counties. The application submission period will begin June 25, 2021 and close on August 25, 2021, 11:59pm.
Sign Up NOW to See “Our House” – Gallery Tours By Appointment Only.
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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.
DAC Facility + Rental
Have you been postponing an event since 2019?? Book at DAC today!
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!
Contact email@example.com for rental information and availability.
Arts Opportunities + Artist Calls
The City of Durham recognizes that festivals, parades, and other celebrations play an important role in fostering community well-being, creating local identity, and in contributing to an improved quality of life of Durham residents and visitors. The City of Durham is seeking proposals from qualified entities to support virtual and/or in-person events for FY21/22 year for new or existing cultural and arts festivals and special events occurring between July 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022. More Info HERE.
Girls Rock NC (GRNC) is seeking an Operations Manager to maintain ongoing administrative tasks and support seasonal programming needs. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and motivated to complete tasks independently. Candidates must also be passionate about the mission of Girls Rock NC and comfortable working in a community that is driven by collective organizing. The Operations Manager will collaborate with the board of directors, seasonal staff and volunteers. Apply HERE.
The new Durham County parking deck under construction in the 300 block of East Main Street includes a wall of public art on the Queen Street side. Take the survey to make your voice heard by August 9th, 2021.
Mallarme is putting out a CALL FOR TALENT to enlist artists in a duo format to participate in a new concert series beginning Jan 1, 2022 called DYNAMIC DUOS. More information HERE.
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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.
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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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