In addition to providing a variety of exhibition opportunities for local artists, the Guild also manages three core arts programs:


The Artist in Residence Program provides free professional studio space at Golden Belt Artist Studios in Durham lasting 6 months for one selected artist each year. Resident Artists also receive a $1,000 stipend, regular support from and access to DAG’s professional resources and networks, and an exhibition in Room 100 Gallery at Golden Belt at the end of the residency.

Artist in Residence Recipients
2018: Gemynii (Currently in Studio 119)
2017: Stephen Hayes
2016: William Paul Thomas
2015: Maready Evergreen
2014: Brianna Gribben and Lile Stephens

If you have additional questions about the Artist in Residence Program, please contact our Education and Outreach Coordinator, Chellie LaPointe, at

Download the program brochure!


The Creative Mentorship Program empowers high school students to discover and develop their creative voices and artistic skills through 20 weeks of dedicated work with a professional artist at Golden Belt Artist Studios, involvement with the local arts community through monthly group field trips and workshops, and a month-long exhibition in Golden Belt’s Room 100 Gallery.

Through this innovative arts education program, students and mentors work collaboratively to enhance their artistic strengths, express themselves creatively, and expand their creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
This program is an annual collaboration between Student U and DAG that began in 2013. Student U is a college-access organization that believes all students in Durham have the ability to succeed. In order to make this dream a reality, Student U creates a pipeline of services to support students through middle school, high school, and college.

If you have additional questions about the Creative Mentorship Program, please contact our Education and Outreach Coordinator, Chellie LaPointe, at

Download the program brochure!


The Art@Work Program connects local artists to local businesses for mutually beneficial opportunities. The primary goal of the program is to sell (or lease) local art to local businesses to be displayed in their offices and private or public buildings.  In addition to supporting local artists and the arts community, Art@Work clients have the opportunity to visually reflect the aesthetic, brand and values of their business by selecting art from a wide variety of artists, styles and mediums. DAG can provide an array of consulting and professional services to meet different needs and different budgets.

If you have additional questions about the Art@Work Program, please contact our Executive Director, Katie Seiz, at

Download the program brochure!

Are you an artist interested in participating? We are building a database of local art and participating artists as a tool for DAG in promoting and marketing this program and the artists/artwork to Art@Work clients as new projects are being cultivated. Download the Art@Work Program Artist Database call for art.