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The arts councils from Chatham, Durham, Orange, and Wake Counties, in partnership with WRAL-TV, are joining forces once again to present Big Night In for the Arts. This regional fundraising initiative has raised more than $615,000 to ensure the arts and culture will continue to thrive and remain a part of what makes the Triangle a unique place to live, work, and play.
WHERE CAN I WATCH BIG NIGHT IN FOR THE ARTS?
You can watch Big Night In from the comfort of your home on WRAL or on WRAL.com. You will only have one shot to catch this hour-long broadcast, so make sure to put March 9 at 7:00 p.m. on your calendar!
**NEW** This year includes a Triangle-wide watch party! In addition to the WRAL broadcast, Big Night In sponsors at all levels will be invited to the in-person watch party beginning at 6:00 p.m. at The Mayton in Downtown Cary with a special live performance from Rissi Palmer! Sponsorships start at just $500 plus The Mayton is offering special hotel packages for sponsors to make your Big Night even more special!
HOW CAN I SUPPORT BIG NIGHT IN?
Become a Sponsor and celebrate the arts at the watch party! Sponsor deadline extended until February 17, 2023
Tune in on March 9 at 7:00 p.m. on WRAL or WRAL.com for our third annual Big Night In for the Arts to support our arts community.
Donate during the show. You may choose to support all four counties or one specific county when you make a donation.
Post on your social platforms prior to or during the event, and please tag us @durham_arts and use the hashtag #BigNightIn23
Sponsorship Deadline extended until February 17, 2023
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Many Thanks to Our Sponsors!
$10,000 Community Sponsor
Triangle Watch Party Sponsor
The broadcast will be closed captioned and audio described to increase accessibility
for everyone interested in participating.
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Registration for Spring Classes
Spring Class Registration Opens on February 17th at 10 AM!
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I Am Therefore I Think by Lisa Creed
Call for Art Teachers at DAC!
Upcoming Events and Artist Opportunities
Third Friday on February 17th
Libertad by Cornelio Campos
We're back with another Third Friday on February 17th from 6pm-8pm! Don't miss your final chance to see Corrientes Latinas/Latin Currents from the Inter-Latin American Artist Collective (ILAAC), a group composed of seven professional artists working in the Triangle Area.
We are so excited to have singer/songwriter Allie Capo back to perform at our event! Thanks to Downtown Durham Inc for the sponsor!
For more information, please click here.
SDF Roundtable: Archival Research for Your Documentary
with Filmmaker Emily Harrold
Feb 28, 2023 01:00 PM Eastern Time
Join Southern Documentary Fund (SDF) for an interactive mentorship roundtable with award-winning filmmaker Emily Harrold. Learn from a seasoned professional as she shares her expertise on the art of archival research. Discover the best resources for finding and organizing archive and third-party visual materials for your documentary, and gain a deeper understanding of the research phase of the filmmaking process. Don't miss this opportunity to ask questions and gain insights from an experienced filmmaker.
Call for Artists for 2023-2024 is now open!
The Durham Arts Council's Call for Artists for 2023-2024 is now open! If you are interested in having a show at the Durham Arts Council for the year 2023-2024, we urge you to apply. We are accepting proposals for solo, and group shows for the dates of July 2023- June 2024.
Please fill out the application here.
The deadline for the application is March 20th, 2023. If you have any questions, please email our Artist Services manager Colleen Scott at email@example.com
Cast Your Vote in Best of Durham 2023! Deadline is February 22nd at 11:59 EST.
Durham Arts Council can be found in multiple categories,
including Best Art Gallery and Best Event Space.
Please note the following update to the DAC Mask Policy:
As of November 1, 2022 - Masks are Welcome in the DAC Building but not required. We encourage you to wear a mask if you will be in close proximity (less than 6 feet) to other visitors, students, or employees.
Students and instructors in the DAC Clay Studio are strongly encouraged to wear a mask due to clay materials and clay dust.
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Arts & Cultural Directory for Durham and the Triangle Region:
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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.