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.
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.