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Congressional Arts Competition for High School Students
This spring, under the leadership of Representative Valerie Foushee, the Fourth Congressional District will be participating in the Congressional Arts Competition, part of a national competition for high school-age art students. The contest is open to any student in 9th-12th grades who attends school or lives in the Fourth Congressional District. The deadline for students to submit their art for the competition is Tuesday, April 18th. Participants will be honored April 24 at the Durham Arts Council.
The rules for the 2023 Congressional Arts Competition and submission form
for each art piece can be downloaded here and here.
Drop-off times for art work submissions will be 4/18 and 4/19 from 9am-7pm both days. Art work should be delivered to the local Fourth District Office at 2605 Meridian Parkway, Suite 110 Durham, NC 27713.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Job Opportunity at the 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.
Durham Public Schools Instructor Show
The second annual DPS Instructors show is now on display at the DAC! Come and view this diverse show featuring work from 16 art educators in the Durham Public School system, now at the DAC until May 5th, 2023!
"Foxgloves and Allium Flowers"
Teacher at Y.E. Smith Elementary School
Teacher at Club Boulevard Elementary School
"Cultural Cycle 6"
Jose Manuel Cruz
Teacher at Shepard Middle School
Curriculum Workshop: Arts + Literacy
Do you want to add social justice or culturally relevant pedagogy to your lesson planning? Are you interested in learning about we are's anti-racist summer camp curriculum for young children? If you answered yes to either questions, please join us for our Curriculum Workshop, K-5 Literacy + Arts Focus! Use this link to register.
Check out our Summer Teen Intensives!
Creative classes for creative teens! Sign up for our Summer Arts Teen Intensives. These week-long intensives are designed for middle/high school teens (Ages 13 – 17) that have some experience with art and want to learn more about a specific media in depth. Each intensive runs for 3.5 hours per day, and you can bundle a morning and afternoon intensive for a full day experience.
Scholarships are available, based on financial need. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a scholarship application.
Learn more about our Summer Arts Teen Intensives by visiting our website.
Looking for Summer Teen Volunteers!
The Durham Arts Council is preparing for Summer Arts Camp, and we are looking for Teen Volunteers (14-17 years old) to volunteer with us.
Here is the link for more information and here is the link to the the volunteer application.
Register Now for School Break Camps:
Only a few more spots available!
School Break Camp Highlights
Puppets inspired by Zora Neale Hurston's "The Creation of Butterflies"
Flutterby Dance inspired by Zora Neale Hurston's "The Creation of Butterflies"
During our Harlem Renaissance themed camp, young artists have read various books including, "The Making of Butterflies", written by Zora Neale Hurston and adapted by Ibram X. Kendi.
This book is illustrated by the incredible artist, Kah Yangni , who makes heartfelt art about justice, queerness, and joy. They are a fierce advocate for Trans Rights. Check out these upcoming events in the Triangle Area to celebrate Trans Day of Visibility 2023.
Join the Durham Art Guild for a night bursting with creative expression and celebration of the arts. For the first time since 2019, they are celebrating in-person at the Truist Gallery from 6-9pm! Enjoy local entertainment and refreshments and place your bids on unique items celebrating local artists and the best of the Bull City. Learn more about the Swing into Spring Event here
North Carolina Poetry Festival
Celebrate National Poetry Month with the North Carolina Poetry Festival!
Where: Rofhiwa Book Café
When: Saturday, April 1st at 6:00 PM
Upcoming at the Carolina Theatre
Check out the Durham Savoyards show, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Yeomen of The Guard, at the Carolina Theatre running from Mar 31st - Apr 2nd. Find out more information here.
NC JazzGirls Day
NCCU Jazz Studies is co-presenting its second annual JazzGirls Day,
including programming at PSI Theatre
When: March 31st, 2023 at 11:00 AM
Learn more here.
FAMILY CONCERT: Life of a Bee
WHEN: April 2nd at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Celebrate NC’s very own Jeffery Beam with music composed using his poetry as lyric and inspiration! The program is being curated by soprano Andrea Edith Moore; a passionate advocate for contemporary vocal chamber music.
Learn more here.
Please note that DAC does not provide box office services. If you are interested in attending any of these events please contact the organizers. If a website is not included with show listing none was provided.
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.