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.
TUNE IN TONIGHT:
Don't Miss the Triangle's Biggest Night for the Arts
Tune in to WRAL-TV or WRAL.com TONIGHT, Thursday at 7pm, and be a part of this annual fundraiser that has raised $615k for the arts in Orange, Durham, Chatham, and Wake counties in the past two years. Watch and Support with your donation during the show to help raise more critical funds for the arts in the Triangle!
In addition to highlights of local artists, arts spaces, and events you know and love, you'll enjoy performances by these nationally acclaimed Triangle artists:
Representing Durham -
Grammy-nominated country musician, Rissi Palmer
SUPPORT THIS BIG CAMPAIGN FOR THE ARTS HERE!
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 is OPEN!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com. Please include in subject line: Arts Education Asst. Manager position.
Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.
Applications for Durham Arts Council FY24
Season Grant and Durham Arts Catalyst Grant
are now OPEN!
Find more information about the FY24 Season Grant here.
Information session for the Season Grant will be held March 14 at 6 pm
Find more information about the Durham Arts Catalyst Grant here.
Information session for Durham Arts Catalyst Grant will be held March 21 at 6 pm
Email Margaret DeMott for a link to either information session: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creative Capital: Grant Opportunity
Creative Capital provides grants up to $50,000 to individual artists to support the creation of groundbreaking new projects. The new application process comprises only 6 short questions.
The 2024 “Wild Futures: Art, Culture, Impact” grant application for Visual Arts and Film/Moving Image is open through March 31, 2023 at 4:00PM ET
Creative Arts in Public and Private Schools Highlights
Incredible Performance by Takiri Folclor
CAPS Artist Takiri Folclor delivery an amazing performance for the DPS-EL Prep Academy’s Closing Program, this past Saturday at Bethesda Elementary School!
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.
Have you checked out the...
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.