- Categories: Community Care Fund
About: The Durham Art Guild (DAG) is a nonprofit member-driven visual arts organization that has served local artists and advocated for community arts since 1948. The guild’s mission is to enrich and connect communities by creating opportunities and providing leadership for current and future visual artists. DAG programs 20+ exhibits annually across 4+ venues featuring 300+ regional artists. DAG also produces 40+ events every year including public receptions, lectures, mixers and professional development workshops.
2017-18 DGIN funding will support DAG’s Creative Mentorship Program, which empowers students to discover and develop their creative voices and artistic skills through 20 weeks of dedicated work with a professional artist at Golden Belt Art Studios in Durham, involvement with the local arts community through monthly field trips, and a month-long professional exhibition in Golden Belt’s Room 100 Gallery. The grant will help cover part of the salary increase of the Education and Outreach Coordinator, in order to put more hours into the Creative Mentorship Program. The grant will also help cover increased program marketing/fundraising materials such as updated brochures and enhanced mailings, as well as new post-program resource packets for student alumni.