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Time is Running Out! Emerging Artists Support Grants Close on October 31st.
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.
Applications are due October 31, 2021.
HUGE thank you for the increased support from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation this year.
Did You Miss Third Friday? You Can Still See Our New Exhibits!
Join us for Pieces of Light, a photography exhibition curated from the diverse perspectives of forty-seven regional artists collaborating with the Six Feet Photography Project . Pieces of Light, held in conjunction with Click! Photography Festival, will be on view in the DAC Allenton and Semans Galleries. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Pieces of Light photographers used their cameras as a tool for connecting intimately with their daily lives, the natural world, and their immediate communities. This exhibition runs through November 27, 2021, and can also be viewed by appointment.
While you're at DAC, don't miss the Durham Art Guild's 67th Annual Juried Exhibition, opening the same evening in the SunTrust Gallery.
The Durham Art Guild presents the 67th Annual Juried Exhibition at SunTrust Gallery inside the Durham Arts Council building. This is the Guild’s longest-running, largest, and most impressive annual exhibition featuring the work of 67 regional artists working in a variety of mediums and styles.
This exhibition will be on view in person through advanced appointments following safety guidelines October 7 – November 30, 2021.
3rd Friday Durham Public Reception – Nov 19th 6-8pm
Online Juror Lecture – Nov. 11th 7-8:30pm
The online version of this exhibition and the Peoples’ Choice Award online voting will go live soon and will be linked here.
Sewing Bee Event at DAC!
Bring your old negatives and slides to a sewing bee event at the Durham Arts Council at 1pm on October 24th. With the help of visual artist Elizabeth Stone, sew your film strips into a large scale community art piece! This sewing bee will be held as part of the "I REMEMBER PROJECT: Collected Memories / Shared Histories". Montana artist Elizabeth Stone will be an artist in residence for the month of October at Cassilhaus in Chapel Hill. With division so strong in our country right now, Stone has been thinking about what defines a community and how we gather together in meaningful ways. The sharing of stories is often at the core of human connection, and as a photographer Stone knows that photographs have the power to connect as well as to divide. She cares about the connection.
Learn more about the Sewing Bee Event HERE.
There May Be a Chill in the Air, But Our Classes Are HOT HOT HOT!
Teacher Workday Camps are Filling Fast!
Make sure to get your little one signed up TODAY while we still have availability.
Limited spaces available. Register Today!
Celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month Throughout October
Participate with Our DAC Partners and Friends
Grab your friends and celebrate Halloween at the Life and Science Museum, AfterHours style!
Enjoy a Tito’s cocktail and learn about the brain’s response to fear in both humans and animals with their neuroanatomy experts from UNC.
Are you a fan of the paranormal studies field? We’ve got you covered! Join their friends at the Association of Paranormal Study for an immersive presentation on their findings in popular locations across the southeast.
Meet some of their resident constrictors and delve into the stigma surrounding snakes with our animal care team specialists. Apprehensive about insects? Chat with their entomology team and overcome your fear of cockroaches or arachnids at the insectarium. Are you brave enough to play a game of “what’s in the box?”
Learn more HERE.
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!
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Arts Opportunities + Artist Calls
NorthStar Church of the Arts is HIRING and Executive Director!
OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
The executive director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for administrative oversight, fundraising, including grant writing and reporting for government, foundations, and corporate support; major gifts and annual campaigns; and special-event coordination. Learn more 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.
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.