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Mission Statement

Durham Arts Council, Inc. promotes excellence and access in the creation, experience and active support of the arts for all the people of our community.


We are a private nonprofit dedicated to supporting the arts in Durham and the Triangle Region in North Carolina.

• We help professional and amateur artists and arts organizations produce music, theatre, dance, visual, media and literary art.
• We help residents and visitors find, enjoy and participate in the artistic and cultural events available in the community.
• We manage the Durham Arts Council Building, a city owned, multi-purpose community arts center in downtown Durham, North Carolina.
• We operate The Clay Studio, a warehouse studio facility located at 546 Foster Street -- just a few blocks from our main facility.
• We program classes in the performing, literary and visual arts for toddlers through seniors. Some of these classes are held off-site in private studios.
• We work with public and private schools to provide artist residencies designed for the classroom.
• We raise public and private funds to support the arts in the community.
• We provide grants, information and networking for artists and arts groups.
• We provide exhibit space for visual artists.
• We produce street arts festivals including CenterFest and the Durham Art Walk.




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Would you recommend Durham Arts Council?

by Andrea S. from NC (2009-11-22 17:13:16.0)
Volunteering with the Durham Arts Council was great! I was quickly contacted with volunteer information and the events were really organized. My experience was fun and I'll most likely volunteer again.
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