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Support The Arts

We envision a community where creativity and the arts are highly valued, positive and transformative forces in Durham’s cultural, educational, and economic life. We envision an excellent and sustainable arts and cultural sector that is vital to quality of life in Durham.

Support The Arts

Giving Options

Your Support Will Help Create a Vibrant Community through the ARTS.

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Donate to AAF

Your support of the Annual Arts Fund helps DAC provide classes, artist residences, exhibits, festivals, grant programs, technical support, artists training, and inspiring arts experiences for the community. Donate securely online at or by mail using the form on the back page of the catalog.

Monthly Giving

When you choose to give monthly, your gift ensures that we can continue to inspire creativity and innovation in our community throughout the year!

Your donation of: 

• $10 per month will help support an artist’s gallery exhibition opening ($120 annually) 

• $20 per month will tune pianos for children’s music lessons, recitals, and rehearsals ($240 annually) 

• $25 per month will support scholarships for 2 children to attend summer arts camp at DAC ($300 annually)

Arts Recovery Fund

Donors to the Arts Recovery Fund will be supporting a diverse community of local nonprofit arts organizations, artists, artist collectives, arts presenters, arts venues and arts businesses.  The non-profit arts sector in Durham provides 5,722 jobs and economic impact of over $154.2 million annually.**  The arts are a major part of what makes Durham vibrant and unique, and this sector is being critically impacted by Covid-19.

Emerging Artist Grant Fund

Choosing to donate to the Durham Arts Council’s Emerging Artists Grant Program expands DAC’s support for local artists as they develop their professional careers.  Grant support for pivotal projects can have significant impact for the developing artist.  Open to artists living in Durham, Orange, Chatham, Granville and Person Counties.  Invest today in the art of tomorrow!

Estate + Planned Giving

How will you be remembered?  You can leave a legacy of creativity, life-long learning, and vibrancy in your community by thinking of us when you plan your will or estate. A gift that costs you nothing during your lifetime will continue to benefit the arts community in so many beautiful ways after your passing.  Please speak with your financial and legacy planners to arrange your gift to the Durham Arts Council.

You have options when it comes to your legacy gift:

  • Name DAC as a beneficiary of your IRA or retirement plan
  • Name DAC as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy. Leave a specific amount, percentage, or the residual of your estate to Durham Arts Council
  • Name DAC in the succession plan of your donor advised fund or family foundation

You can contribute online or mail your donation to “Durham Arts Council, Development Department, 120 Morris. St., Durham NC, 27701”.

Supporters of Durham Arts Council

We are grateful for the support of our community, Thank YOU!

Donor lists acknowledge support and sponsorships given each fiscal year. Every effort has been made to include your name. Please let us know if we have made any errors or omissions by calling our development department at (919) 560-2707.


Your Support Will Help Create a Vibrant Community through the Arts

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