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So what's an arts council?
We are a private nonprofit dedicated to supporting the arts in Durham and the Triangle Region in North Carolina.
OK, so how does Durham Arts Council "support the arts"?
How long have you been here?
Founded in 1954, Allied Arts occupied several facilities before moving into the former City Hall on Morris Street in 1978, three years after changing its name to Durham Arts Council, Inc. In the mid 1980s, after a three year renovation, the city-owned building became DAC's long term home and, together with the adjacent Carolina Theatre, part of the Royall Center for the Arts in Downtown Durham.
Can I participate?
Although some restrictions may apply to our grant and exhibit programs, you do not need to be a resident of Durham to make use of our facilities or services or to take classes at the Durham Arts Council School.
Durham Arts Council, Inc. makes all of its programs, facilities and services available without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender preference, marital status or political affiliation.
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.
Durham Arts Council has four goals:
Board of Trustees
A copy of our audited financial statements is available by calling (919) 560-2709