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Durham Arts Council

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 studio facility located at Northgate Mall (1058 W. Club Blvd Space 836) -- just a few minutes 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 CenterFest, Durham's annual street arts festival, the third weekend of September.

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