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Applications for Durham Arts Council FY24
Season Grant and Durham Arts Catalyst Grant
are now OPEN!
Applications for the DAC FY24 Season Grant and Durham Arts Catalyst Grant are now open. Links to the applications can be found on the Durham Arts Council website. A recording of the Information session for the Season Grant will be posted on the DAC Website.
Information session for Durham Arts Catalyst Grant will be held March 21st at 6 pm.
Email Margaret DeMott for a link: email@example.com
African American Dance Ensemble
Did you miss Big Night In for the Arts?
Job Opportunity at Durham Arts Council!
Arts Education Assistant Manager
Qualified applicants should send via email resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to Durham Arts Council, Attn: School Director, Amanda Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in subject line: Arts Education Asst. Manager position.
Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.
Third Friday at the Durham Arts Council
Come join us for Third Friday, tomorrow from 6-8pm at the Durham Arts Council! We will be showcasing the opening of our freshly installed show, "The DPS Instructors Show", which features work from over 15 art instructors in the Durham Public Schools system. We will also be having performances from Jeremy Tucker and Kristin Taylor Duncan of DPS with live music from Lady Bailey. See you then!
"Duke Gardens Lily Pond Vignette" by Ellen Tumavicus
Registration for Spring Classes
Spring Class Registration is OPEN!
Call for Artists for 2023-2024 is now open!
The Durham Arts Council's Call for Artists for 2023-2024 deadline for applying is March 20! 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
Creative Art in Public and Private Schools (CAPS) Highlights
Melissa Rooney's New Picture Book
DAC CAPS artist Melissa Rooney's next picture book, One Proud Black Cat (under the pen name Melissa Stacy), is going to be the first book released by the new Froward Press publishing company in September, 2023. OPBC is subtly Halloween themed and will make a great surprise gift for children and grandchildren. It is available for preorder at the link below.
By preordering and pre-paying for the book, you will provide Melissa with much-needed funding to pay for gas, accommodations, etc. during her book launch and tour up the East Coast this Fall (book publishers don’t generally pay for that stuff). This link contains more info about the book, including its Facebook page and Youtube playlist
LandED By Aya Shabu
CAPS Artist Aya Shabu has written and dances in the performance titled, LandED.
Here is more about the performance:
Through first-person narrative and dance, artist Aya Shabu’s LandED interrogates a matriarchal curse and uncovers a family secret. LandED is the story of Aya, a second-generation African American of Bajan descent. Her familial history and childhood memories are marred by her grandmother’s colorism, gender norms, and prideful notions of Black mobility Set in Durham, North Carolina, the story spans several generations
Mar. 24th & 25th @ 7:30 p.m., at the Black Box Theater in Swain Hall
Reserve Tickets Here.
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:
Artists, Creatives & Cultural Workers?
Check it out 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.