Please Give So The Arts Can Live!
Every day the impact of COVID-19 on the Durham arts community escalates. Canceled performances, classes, residencies, loss of ticket sales, loss of contract income, loss of hourly employment, loss of venue income are blows that will not be recovered from in a few weeks. The Durham Arts Council is working with our private and public partners to provide immediate resources and long-term strategies to respond to the impact of COVID-19.
You can be a part of the solution today! All Fund proceeds will go directly to the Durham arts community impacted by COVID-19. You will be supporting local nonprofit arts organizations, artists, artist collectives, arts presenters, arts venues and arts businesses!
DAC is grateful for launch support and leadership from Duke University, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Durham Arts Council Board of Trustees and DAC Executive Director, and is in process of securing support from other public and private funders and individuals.
The DAC Arts Recovery Fund is working in partnership with the Durham Artist Relief Fund established by Northstar Church of the Arts. The two funds will support, cross-promote, and coordinate with each other to maximize resources available to the arts community. The Durham Arts Council Arts Recovery Fund is able to expand the emergency resources by attracting and administering dollars on behalf of public and private funders that are not able to channel their support through a GoFundMe platform. Individual donors may give through either campaign, or both!
Together, we WILL support the arts organizations and artists who make Durham the amazing community that it is!
The application process and guidelines for the DAC Arts Recovery Fund are being developed and will be announced as soon as possible.