Durham Arts Council: Annual Call for Artists 2012-2013


The Durham Arts Council (DAC) is a private, non-profit organization committed to supporting local and regional arts organizations and artists working in all media. The DAC manages and programs the historic Durham Arts Council building in downtown Durham, North Carolina, provides year round classes and artist residencies, produces several large-scale art events each year, runs an Annual Arts Fund, and provides grants and technical assistance to artists and arts groups.


The Durham Arts Council building is a 52,000 sq. ft. community arts center in downtown Durham that contains 4 galleries, 2 theaters, rehearsal studios, classrooms, meeting spaces and the offices of ten local arts organizations. DAC programs the Allenton and Semans Galleries as well as the Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery.

Main floor gallery area. Halogen lighting. 11 foot ceilings. Approximately 42 running feet of hanging space.

Second floor gallery space outside the Peoples Security Insurance Theatre. Halogen lighting. 11 foot ceilings. Approximately 78 running feet of hanging space.


1. Submit Artist Statement
Artist Statement should explain the body of work submitted

2. Submit Resume
Resume should include arts-related background (previous training, exhibitions, shows, etc.)

3. Submit 7 Images (ONLY)
Each image should be formatted according to CaFE guidelines

4. Submit Image Script
Image identification list must include image number, year work was executed, title, dimensions, and medium

Only 2-dimensional works that can be hung on the gallery walls will be considered because our galleries also serve as main entries to the building and special event and reception spaces.

Submitted images must represent the work the artist wishes to exhibit. Ninety percent (90%) of exhibited work must be for sale. The Durham Arts Council will handle artwork sales on behalf of the artist. DAC commission is thirty percent (30%) for any sold works.

Although DAC does not endorse restrictions on artistic content, in making programming decisions the agency will consider the fact that all the users of the building must pass through the gallery space as they enter.  Visit Calls For Entry for details.


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