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Durham Arts Council

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community


120 Morris StreetDurham, NC 27701 United States

Organization Information

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.


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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