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

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

United Arts Fund

The Durham Arts Council Annual Arts Fund is the volunteer driven campaign for the arts in Durham. DAC is a United Arts Fund Affiliate of Americans for the Arts. Since fees and other earned income only provide 42% of the total costs to deliver our outstanding programs and services to the community, the Durham Arts Council must raise $1.2 million in contributions from generous donors each year. The Annual Arts Fund is a public/private partnership with the community of Durham and surrounding counties which supports the DAC in carrying out its mission through three areas:

  • Community Arts Education: The DAC School and CAPS program
  • Community Funding and Support of the Arts: Season Grants program and Emerging Artist program.
  • Community Access to the Arts: Operation of the DAC studios, theaters, galleries and rehearsal spaces.

The Durham Arts Council believes the arts play an essential role in defining the cultural life of Durham and can serve as a catalyst for bringing communities together. By fulfilling our mission of promoting excellence in and access to the creation, experience and active support of the Arts for all the people of our community, we are helping to make Durham a better place to live and grow.

Please support the Annual Arts Fund today!



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2013 Annual Report Summary

2012 Annual Report Summary

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