Thank you for voting DAC’s Galleries as the best Art Gallery in the Triangle for Indy Week’s Best of the Best of the Triangle 2023! Read more here
Third Friday at the DAC
THIS Friday, December 15th from 6-8pm
The Durham Arts Council is thrilled to be hosting the WSNC Annual Juried Exhibition. Juror Kathleen Conover chose 70 paintings from the 300 plus submitted. Thirty (30) of these paintings will be selected to be in the WSNC’s Traveling Exhibition, which tours across North Carolina, showcasing the beautiful award-winning works for the next year.
Come out to Third Friday and attend the exhibits first opening, featuring live music from Durham Medical Orchestra and live demo from DAC teacher, Ryan Fox and a make-and-take activity from Willa Brigham.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information on this exhibit check out our website here. Facebook event here.
Give the gift of creativity at the DAC School!
Give the gift of creativity! Gift certificates are available for your nearest and dearest this holiday season. Give us a call at (919)560-2726 to get your loved one their sure-to-be favorite gift!
And, if you’re looking to kickstart your own artistic resolutions this New Year, sign up for a Winter Class today! From drawing and art journaling, crochet, digital arts, music, mindfulness and more – pickup your next hobby at the DAC. Register here.
Registration for Spring School Break Camps is OPEN!
Creepy, crawly, fluttery and fun! Budding entomologists will put their insect knowledge to the test creating fabulous works of art inspired by the world’s coolest bugs.
March 18 – 22
March 25 – 29
April 1 – 5
April 1 (single day option)
School Break Camps (Ages 5-12) accommodate year-round and traditional school breaks and teacher workdays on Durham Public Schools calendars. Campers participate in both visual and performing arts inspired by an awesome camp theme. Each week has different activities, so campers can participate in multiple sessions!
Camp runs from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. Drop-off begins at 8:00AM
Afternoon Adventures programming available for campers needing full-day care, from 3PM to 5:30PM
Last week, CAPS Artists The Beast, Takiri Folclore, and The Magic of African Rhythm were tapped to perform at The School For Creative Studies-DPS.
The school hosted a phenomenal multi-cultural festival! View our recap here.
ARPA Grant Applications are now OPEN!
Exciting News for Durham’s Arts & Culture Scene!
The Durham Arts Council is thrilled to announce the launch of the Culture and Arts: Invest to Restart ARPA Grant Program This $1 million initiative, funded through the American Rescue Plan funds allocated by the City of Durham, is set to help breathe life back into our vibrant creative community post-pandemic.
The two-year program will provide grants and free training/capacity building programs to support arts and cultural organizations, small businesses, and individual artists in Durham. All beneficiaries of these programs must provide documentation of financial loss due to the COVID pandemic and must be based in the City of Durham. The application portal opens on November 28, 2023, with the first-round application deadline set for January 15, 2024.
We are grateful for this American Rescue Plan Act support from the City of Durham which comes at a crucial time when arts and culture are emerging from the pandemic and when most Covid relief funding and Payroll Protection federal relief programs have ended. Durham’s arts and cultural sector faced substantial losses during the pandemic. While recovery is underway, persistent challenges remain. The DAC ARPA program seeks to bridge this gap by offering financial aid, training, and support for a swift and robust recovery.
The Choral Society of Durham presents: All the World Rejoices!
Featuring music from three traditions
Ariel Ramirez, Navidad Nuestra with guitar, percussion, and keyboard (Latin America) Ralph Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on Christmas Carols with string orchestra (British) Z. Randall Stroope, Hodie with brass, percussion and Durham Children’s Choir (US) Sunday, December 17, 4 PM Duke Chapel
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.