Creating a Vibrant Community Through the Arts
Founded by Filmmaker Katina Parker, Feed Durham is a scrappy mutual aid collective that came together in response to mounting hunger in the Durham area, due to COVID. Since 2020, Feed Durham has fed 155,000+ neighbors in need through massive no-contact cookouts, where they lovingly prepare meals for 500 people per day, and offer grocery giveaways.
"Lovingly Prepared by: A Multimedia Experience by Feed Durham" opens at the Durham Arts Council on Friday, July 21, 2023, from 6pm to 8pm. Covering both the first and second floor gallery spaces, "Lovingly Prepared by" is a celebration of Feed Durham’s inspirational work during the pandemic.
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.
The CenterFest Arts Festival has been a staple of the Triangle for nearly 50 years. Promoting local visual, as well as performing artists, the festival serves as a reminder of the impact art has on modern-day society. With the help of valuable volunteers, CenterFest has the potential to have an even greater influence.
If your organization is looking for an event to volunteer at, look no further. This experience is not only critical for supporting local artists and non-profits, but it will also be fun as well! To find out more about the festival and to sign up please use the links provided below.
The City of Durham's Festivals and Special Events Request for Proposals has Opened Up
The City of Durham recognizes that festivals, parades, and other celebrations play an important role in fostering community well-being, creating local identity, and in contributing to an improved quality of life of Durham residents and visitors.
Currently, Durham is seeking proposals from qualified entities for new or existing cultural and arts festivals and special events occurring between July 1, 2023 to December 31, 2024.
You can find more information HERE
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 email@example.com to register and get the meeting link. Sessions are scheduled for:
July 26, 2023 — 6:00 p.m
August 10, 2023 — 6:00 p.m
The Durham Arts Council is Looking for Panelists!
Are you interested in serving as a grant review panelist for the Durham Arts Council?
Every year DAC assembles review panels to evaluate grant applications and recommend awards for its grant programs. If you would like to be considered to serve as a panelist, click here for more details and the interest form. All review tasks occur online so panelists do not attend meetings in person. Panelists are paid an honorarium for their time. Questions? Email Margaret DeMott at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration for Fall Art School Is Opening Soon!
Sign up for A Teen Intensive Printmaking Class Today!
Teen intensive camps are designed for middle/high school students (ages 13-17) who have some experience with art and want to learn more about a specific media in depth. This particular opportunity allows campers to explore fun and creative techniques for making prints. From stamps to T-shirts, concert posters to botanical prints--it is fair to say that the opportunities are endless!
Piedmont Laureate Dasan Ahanu's Upcoming Events
Check out Piedmont Laureate Dasan Ahanu's upcoming events and blog post:
Latest Blog Post
Give the Piedmont Laureate a follow with the links below!
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!
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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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.