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Creating a Vibrant Community Through the Arts
Sustainer Gifts Add Up Here at DAC!
Did you know that you can support the arts at DAC for as little as $5 per month? Your gift adds up in a BIG way to grow our programs and support our local arts community. Please consider a monthly gift today. Make sure you select your sustainer gift frequency at check out from the drop down menu (monthly, quarterly, annually).
Emerging Artist Grants are NOW OPEN!!
Applications for the DAC's Emerging Artists Grant program are now open. Artists who live in Durham, Orange, Chatham, Granville and Person Counties are eligible to apply for these professional development project grants .
Details on the program and links to applications are on the DAC website.
Information Sessions will be held on zoom at 6 pm on Sept. 14, Sept. 30 and Oct.13. Email Margaret DeMott for a zoom link or to ask questions by clicking the button below.
Applications are due October 31, 2021.
School Breaks Start Next Week. Register for Art Camp Today!
School break camps are designed for students’ ages 5 to 12 years old and offer a flexible schedule to accommodate year-round and traditional school breaks. Students participate in both visual and performing arts activities that are inspired by a theme. Each week of camp will have different activities. Camp runs from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Drop-off begins at 8:30 AM. Pick up ends at 5:15 PM.
Art + Nature
September 20 – 24
September 27 – October 1
October 4 – 8
You can find information about our COVID protocols here. For additional questions please contact Lauren Whittaker, DAC School Director.
DAC Partner + Grantee News
DPAC is hosting a Blood Drive in partnership with The Blood Connection on Friday, September 10 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
DPAC invites those who are able among our Durham community, friends, members and past guests to support local hospitals in this time of need. As a special thank you for your generosity, every donor will receive a $20 eGift card.
Over this past year, DPAC Blood Drives have been part of helping save over 2,000 lives. With your help, we could save 1,000 more.
For those who haven't already, please consider registering now for a time to donate. When we share blood, healing happens and families remain whole. By registering in advance, The Blood Connection will know how many supplies and staffing to coordinate.
Sign up for a time to donate here
THE I REMEMBER PROJECT
A Cassilhaus residency in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, October 2021 that will result in production of a participatory multi-generational community public art work. With the help of your community, using donations of photographic negatives and slides, visual artist Elizabeth Stone will weave and sew together personal narratives from multiple generations into a large sculptural art piece.
This collaborative record of the community’s identity will be created with the artist at scheduled “sewing bees'' encouraging participants to pause and reconsider the many perspectives of a shared experience, sparked by family photographs.
DAC will serve as a drop off location for photographic negatives and slides. Between September 14-October 7, you can drop off materials at the DAC Terrace on Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday between 11 am - 3 pm. For more information contact Elizabeth Stone.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for rental information and availability.
Arts Opportunities + Artist Calls
Visual Artist Application for
Durham Art Walk Holiday Market Closes Tomorrow!
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.
ClayMakers is hiring a General Manager!
Overall, the General Manager will:
• work with the Executive Director to ensure smooth flow of retail and studio operations;
• interact with students and open studio renters in a way that supports Claymakers’ mission;
• promote and maintain a positive, safe working environment;
• develop and promote sound studio use guidelines and procedures
Our Contact Information
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.