Applications are now available for the Durham Arts Council’s Season Grants. These grants are designed to support arts activities occurring between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013. Non-profit arts organizations or nonprofits planning an arts activity may apply. An applicant must have non-profit 501c(3) status or apply using a fiscal agent that has 501c(3) status. The applicant organization must be based in Durham County or produce the majority of its programming in Durham County. An applicant may request cash and/or use of space in the Durham Arts Council building. Season Grants are not awarded to support fund-raising activities.
A representative of each first-time applicant organization must discuss their proposal with Margaret DeMott, director of artists services at Durham Arts Council, before completing the application. Representatives of previous applicant organizations are also encouraged to ask questions or discuss application drafts. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact DeMott at (919) 560-2720 or firstname.lastname@example.org. An information session to introduce the program to new applicants is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Durham Arts Council. The information session is free and open to the public.
Applications must be delivered to the Durham Arts Council building by 9 p.m. Thursday, March 1. Applications are available at the front desk of the Durham Arts Council, located at 120 Morris Street in downtown Durham, or may be downloaded from the Durham Arts Council website.
Season Grant cash awards are funded in part by individual, corporate and foundation contributions to the Durham Arts Council Annual Arts Fund. For more information on giving opportunities to support the programs of the Durham Arts Council, go to DAC Annual Arts Fund.