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DAC School News
Don’t Miss Out on This Amazing Class!!
Art by Alberto Lung
Bring out your child’s creativity with this Cartoon Sketching Anime & Manga Characters and Creatures class for ages 5-12 year old’s. This course is virtual and occurs 10/6-10/20 at 5:30 pm. Cost is $50.
Don’t miss out! This course will fill up.
Arts News + Exhibits
Don’t Miss the Last Two Information Sessions for Emerging Artists Support!!
DAC will be awarding $20,000 in Emerging Artist grants this year thanks to generous support from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Anika James Foundation, DAC Annual Arts Fund donors and partner support from Orange, and Person Counties.
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. 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.
HUGE thank you for the increased support from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation this year.
October 4th Deadline is Approaching! Public Art Request For Qualifications from Durham County Artists
Request for Qualifications – Durham County Artists – Issue Date: September 13, 2021
The Durham Convention and Arts Complex (DCAC – Durham Convention Center, Carolina Theater, The Armory and the Durham Arts Council) seeks Ground Plane/Surface Art, Sculptural Elements, Lighting Installations for the Durham Convention Center/Carolina Theatre Plaza
The DCAC is seeking qualifications from artists or artist teams to transform the Durham Convention Center/Carolina Theatre Plaza through creative placemaking elements. This is a Request for Qualifications only. Finalists selected from RFQ will be asked to prepare and present proposals. Site plans, maps more details will be provided to assist finalists in proposal preparation.
Artists/Artist Team will be asked to design a system of art elements that visually connect the four buildings into a cohesive group so that it can be used and marketed as the Durham Convention and Arts Complex. The DCAC wants the art elements to include sculptural elements, mosaics, and/or other surface art, and strategic light installations.
DAC Partner + Grantee News
Durham Art Guild Hosts: Photographing Your Artworks
Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021
Location: Onine via Zoom
Cost: $5 for members and $10 for non-members
Knowing how to document your artwork well is an essential skill for any artistic career. Artists are typically required to submit work digitally for exhibitions, competitions, grants, and more. Good photography offers a strong first impression of your art and your professionalism as an artist. Knowing how to properly photograph your work can make a big difference towards being accepted to an exhibition or capturing the attention of potential clients online.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for rental information and availability.
Arts Opportunities + Artist Calls
Art + Transit project is growing! They are adding art to the ceilings of 3 Chapel Hill Transit buses. $400 stipend awarded to selected artist. Artists must reside within a 40 mile radius of Chapel Hill. Apply today to create an original 2-D graphic design for the project.
Submission deadline: October 11, 2021
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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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