Creating a Vibrant Community Through the Arts
Summer Arts Camp Scholarships are Still Available!
Scholarships are still available for DAC Summer Arts Camps! If your family is in need of financial assistance, please apply today for a scholarship up to 75% off the cost of tuition for your camper. Scholarships are available for Cultural Camps, Mini Camps, and Teen Intensives. Apply HERE!
Camp is on Foot for The Durham Farmer's Market
Every Wednesday, campers in the Afternoon Adventure camp have the opportunity to visit the Durham Farmer's Market. By experiencing this community event firsthand, campers are given the opportunity to use critical thinking and practical life skills. Most importantly, however, the campers are able to eat good food and enjoy good music.
If there's one word to describe Wednesdays with the Afternoon Adventure Camp, that word would be fun.
For more information on summer camps with the Durham Arts Council, you can follow this link.
Creative Community Partners Needed
The City of Durham is in the midst of developing a cultural roadmap for the next five years!
By infusing local artists, writers, performers, and other creative workers in the planning process, the final cultural plan will look to reflect promote a greater sense of vitality for Durham’s unique cultural community. The selected Creative Community Partners (CCP) team will be 3 to 5 artists and/or creative workers who will act as members of the project team. They will help to design, host and participate in community engagement opportunities as a sub-contractor of the consultant, AMS Planning & Research.
If you are interested, more information can be found here.
The Artist Support Grant Application is Now Open!
Artist Support Grant applications will close on August 31, 2023. Artists living in Durham, Orange, Person and Alamance Counties are welcome to apply! For more information, you can follow this link.
We will hold multiple zoom information sessions before the application closes. Sessions are not mandatory but give you a chance to hear other applicants’ questions. Email Margaret DeMott at firstname.lastname@example.org to register and get the meeting link. Sessions are scheduled for:
July 11, 2023 — 6:00 p.m
July 26, 2023 — 6:00 p.m
August 10, 2023 — 6:00 p.m
Now On Display at the Durham Art Guild
"A Walk with Myself"- An Original Collection by Ji Ahn Kang
Unfolded Stories an original piece by Ji Ahn Kang
The Triangle Community Foundation and the Durham Art Guild present “A walk with myself” featuring new works by Triangle-based artist Ji Ahn Kang. In this exhibit, artist Ji Ahn Kang gives viewers permission to slow down and take a walk with themselves. In doing so, hopefully they are able to find bliss in the beauty and stillness of nature. This collection reminds us that it is ok to take it slow and take in the moment.
This exhibition is on view virtually at the Triangle Community Foundation’s website June 13, 2023 – January 15, 2024 (and beyond).
VIEW THE VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AND RECEPTION INFORMATION: LINK HERE
The Durham Art Guild presents Visceral Structures, featuring works by Sudie Rakusin, Holly Fischer, Susan Finer and Ivana Milojevic Beck
“Dilemna” by Holly Fischer; “Woman with Persimmon” by Sudie Rakusin; “Weathering 6” by Susan Finer; “Umbilicus” by Ivana Milojevic Beck
Ivana Milojevic Beck, Susan Finer, Holly Fischer, and Sudie Rakusin are four artists with distinctly different voices who all share the desire to push the boundaries of their chosen media and present work that challenges conventions by recontextualizing the familiar. Their work explores identity with the goal of breaking free from social constructs. These artists invite their audience to suspend disbelief, delve beneath beauty and surface appearance, and enter a world of transmutation and fluidity.
Piedmont Laureate Dasan Ahanu's Upcoming Events
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.
Visit the Durham Arts Network to learn more about local artists/organizations!
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.