Triangle - Durham Arts Council

2 WINTER / SPRING 2019 www.durhamar | 919-560-2726 OUR FUNDING OUR HISTORY OUR MISSION Community Access to the Arts DAC manages and operates the city-owned Durham Arts Council Building in historic downtown Durham. Our facility is the fourth largest visitor attraction in downtown Durham serving nearly 400,000 visitors each year, and is an extraordinary community resource for the City and the entire Triangle Region. Community Funding and Support of the Arts The Durham Arts Council is a significant funding source and key service provider for the arts and cultural community in Durham and the Triangle Region. DAC raises funds for its arts programs, services and the grants it makes to arts organizations and artists through the DAC Annual Arts Fund. Community Arts Education The Durham Arts Council’s educational programs provide the community with year-round, high quality, accessible arts programs, services and information to the public and arts community. Durham Arts Council, Inc. makes all of its programs, facilities and services available and accessible without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, gender preference, marital status or political affiliation. The DAC building has designated accessible parking in the surface lot directly south of the building. Ramps to the north and south of the building with approved handrails and automatic door openers provide access to all three main exterior entrances to the DAC. Within the building an elevator provides access to each level. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located on each level of the building. Restrooms on the main and lower levels are equipped with automatic door openers. Service animals are welcome inside the DAC building and must remain on a leash or in a harness at all times. 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 school program accessibility needs, please contact the DAC School Director at 919-560-2735. For more information on DAC and to sign up for e-mail updates on our programs and services, please visit Creating a Vibrant Community Through the Arts! Painting Class The Durham Arts Council has helped shape the artistic and cultural landscape of the region through the support of a diverse community of artists, patrons and organizations since 1954. We have achieved this through steadfast dedication to our mission. DAC STAFF ADMINISTRATION Sherry L. DeVries 919-560-2709 Executive Director ARTIST SERVICES Margaret DeMott 919-560-2720 Director of Artist Services Susan Tierney 919-560-2719 Artist Services Manager DEVELOPMENT Dan Abbott 919-560-2707 Development Manager EDUCATION Lauren Tannenbaum Whittaker 919-560-2735 DAC School Director Janet Bell 919-560-2726 Assistant School Manager and Registrar Shana Adams 919-560-2718 CAPS Director FACILITIES Anthony Zefiretto Jr. 919-560-2711 Director of Facilities and Visitor Services Fay Marin 919-560-2787 Assistant Manager for Facility Sales & Service Horace Lane 919-560-2787 Facility Sales and Services Assistant Darriel Williams 919-560-2724 Maintenance Assistant Justin Bond Maintenance Assistant BUILDING HOURS DAC Building Hours: M-Sat 9:00am - 9:00pm Sun 1:00pm - 6:00pm School Office Hours: M-Fri 9:30am - 5:30pm 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. Founded in 1954 to promote and nurture the arts of Durham, Allied Arts was renamed Durham Arts Council, Inc. (DAC) in 1975. Three years later, the Council moved into the historic Central High School and City Hall building which was constructed in 1906. In the mid-1980s, after a three year renovation, the city-owned building became DAC’s long-term home. Printing & Design: The Herald-Sun DAC Editor: Lauren Tannenbaum Whittaker Cover Photos: Mosaic by Sarah Clover and Sculpture by Larry Downing DAC is a private, 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that receives funding through grants and contributions from the North Carolina Arts Council, the City of Durham, private foundations, corporations and individuals, plus earned income from fee-based programs and services. For more information about Durham Arts Council programs and giving opportunities please call (919) 560-2707 or visit . As one of the oldest arts councils in the country, and historically one of the strongest in North Carolina, the Durham Arts Council fills not one, but three major goals through which it carries out its mission: