Durham Arts Council

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy


120 Morris StreetDurham, NC 27701 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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.


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, 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 program classes in the performing, literary and visual arts for toddlers through seniors.
* We work with public and private schools, as well as other community organizations, to provide teaching artist programs.
* 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.


Would you recommend Durham Arts Council?
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by Andrea S. from NC (November 22, 2009)
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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