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Durham Arts Council, Inc.
120 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701

Come face-to-face with the arts in Durham.



Registration Information

DAC School's Office Hours

Monday through Friday 9:30-5:30 pm
Registration by phone: (919) 560-2726
Registration by fax: (919) 560-2725

Online Registration

Mail or Fax Registration

Course mail-in registration begins as soon as you receive this catalog. Mail or fax your registration form with your Mastercard or Visa information or your check payable to Durham Arts Council (if mailing) to: Registrar, Durham Arts Council, Inc., 120 Morris St., Durham, NC 27701–3242. Our Fax number is 560–2725.

Walk-in and Phone-in Registration

You may register in person or by phone, between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday in the Education Office, located on the main floor in the Durham Arts Council building.

Register Early!

Many courses fill quickly so we urge you to register early. Enrollment is guaranteed only by payment of your course fee and space availability. If minimum enrollment figures are not reached for a particular course before it begins, it will be canceled. Please register well ahead of time so we can plan accordingly.

Course Schedules

Course lengths and class meeting times vary. See individual course descriptions, which include any dates the course will not meet.


We do not send confirmations for these courses. Unless notified by the Education Office, students who have registered should assume that their course will meet as scheduled.


Call (919) 560–2726 for further information or email ltannenbaum@durhamarts.org Payment Options

The DAC School offers several special options for tuition payment. Call 560–2726 for further information about any of the options described below.

Installment plans

Automatic installments of two equal payments are available as noted on the registration form. No installments are available for one-day workshops or courses costing less than $75. You are required to pay the full course fee regardless of your attendance.

Senior discounts

Students age 65 and older are eligible for a 20% discount on tuition.

Children’s scholarships

Partial scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, student interest and available funds. Applicants must complete and return a scholarship request and registration form at least one week prior to the first class. Candidates will be notified by phone. Read more about our scholarship programs.

Work Study opportunities for adults

DAC School offers some work study opportunities for adult students Contact the office for further information.


Enrollment is limited in our courses and workshops and your participation is important to us. Once you have enrolled, we are counting on you to attend.

If DAC cancels a course you will receive a full refund. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing.

CLASS WITHDRAWAL/REFUND POLICY: A participant wishing to withdraw from a class that has not been canceled by DAC must provide a written request at least one week before the scheduled start date of the class. They may receive a full refund minus a $10 processing fee per participant per class. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing. Within the week prior to the start of a class or after the class has begun, refunds or credits will not be given. In the case of verified medical hardships a credit may be given.

Any credit you receive from DAC will be valid for one year from the date you notify us and must be used by someone on the same account as the original registrant. DAC will not extend credit or provide make up classes for occasional classes missed due to illness or other circumstances.

SUMMER, INTERSESSION AND TEACHER WORKDAY CAMP WITHDRAWAL/REFUND POLICY: Parents who need to withdraw their child/children from any Summer or Intersession Arts Camp, for any reason should contact the DAC Education Office in writing at least 2 weeks before the session begins. You will receive a refund, less $30 service charge per two-week camp per session per participant and $15 service charge per mini-camp session per participant. These are the only circumstances in which DAC gives refunds. DAC will transfer your child to a later session only if space is available. Parents who need to withdraw their child/children from any Summer or Intersession Arts Camp, for any reason, less than two weeks prior to the start date or after camp has begun should contact the DAC Education Office in writing. You will not receive a refund. You may transfer your remaining balance to another camp or course in the same term for any family member. DAC will transfer your child to a later session only if space is available. Mail-in Registrations will be recorded by date of receipt. You may mail-in, drop-off or fax 919-560-2725 registrations. For more information please call 919-560-2726.

SUMMER, INTERSESSION AND TEACHER WORKDAY CAMP LATE PICK UP POLICY: Participants that are picked up after the closing time of camp will be charged a late fee. The fee is as follows: For participants who are registered until 3pm, a $5 fee will be charged per family if participant(s) have not been picked up by 3:15pm, a $17 fee will be charged per participant who remains after 3:30pm since the camper will at that point be participating in the Afternoon Adventures program, by default For participants who are registered until 5:30pm, once the parent/guardian is up to 15 minutes late a $5 fee will be charged per family. Payment is due at the time of late pick-up.


In case of inclement weather DAC classes will be cancelled if the DAC building is closed. Students should call 919-560-2787 for building closures. If the DAC building is open or on a delayed opening or early closure during inclement weather classes may be cancelled on a case by case basis and students will be contacted by their instructor or DAC staff.

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, GENDER PREFERENCE, MARITAL STATUS OR POLITICAL AFFILIATION. If you or your group has special accessibility needs in the DAC building, please contact the DAC Director of Facilities at (919) 560–2711. For program accessibility needs, please contact the DAC School Director at (919) 560–2735 and least two weeks prior to the program you plan to enroll in.

Consider a contribution to the Annual Arts Fund

Your donation to the Durham Arts Council Annual Arts Fund helps support the courses listed in this catalog, artists’ residencies in area public schools, operating and project grants awarded to members of the arts community and more. Please fill out the donation line on your registration form.