Every generous dollar we receive inspires and strengthens our vibrant and growing creative community. Become a sustainer of the Durham Art Guild today! These convenient, ongoing contributions allow DAG to sustain and expand our work supporting local artists while enriching and connecting our community through art. Or, make a one-time gift uplifting creativity in our community this year! Sustainer levels and impact are listed below for your review. All donations to DAG, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


That bright idea waiting to be explored!

$5 per month or $60 total

Spark creativity in our community! For example, this donation can cover a membership scholarship for one local artist to engage with DAG’s resources and opportunities.


In a major groove mastering creations!

$10 per month or $120 total

Get creative practices flowing in our community! For example, this donation can cover the stipend for a professional presenter to share knowledge during a professional development event at DAG (keeping the cost free or nominal for artists to attend!).


Engaging masterpieces with the world!

$50 per month or $600 total

Create artistic connections in our community! For example, this donation can cover a supply budget for one student-mentor pair in the Creative Mentorship Program so they can create and grow together and then display their final projects.


Entering an exciting new phase of creative practice!

$100 per month or $1,200 total

Advance the careers of local artists in our community! For example, this donation can cover the overhead for one Artist in Residence Program studio space for six months (free for the artist!).


Choose a unique amount you prefer to give!

Select your own monthly on one time contribution level.


DAG Creative Catalyst Circle

Allow DAG to dream much bigger this year and into the future!

$1,000 (or more) per year, 2 year commitment encouraged

For more information about our Creative Catalyst Circle and DAG’s capacity building and stabilization plans, LINK HERE or contact our Executive Director Liz Gage at

The Durham Art Guild relies on individual and corporate donations, grants and fundraising events to support our annual operations and to fulfill our mission each year. We are also able to accept donations of stock if that is something that you are interested in coordinating with us. When you donate long-term publicly traded stock to DAG, you’ll generally take a tax deduction for the full fair market value. Please consult your advisor about how the tax rules apply to your contribution. 

If you have further questions about giving or DAG’s specific funding needs please contact the Executive Director Liz Gage. Thank you in advance for your generous support.

Donations can also be made via check and mailed to:
Durham Art Guild, 120 Morris St. Durham, NC 27701

Be sure to indicate any funding allocations or dedications with your mailed donation. If you are willing, please share your phone number and email with the donation as well.


The Durham Art Guild facilitates two core arts programs that we fundraise for annually in order to provide. Individuals or businesses can directly support these programs at various giving levels or through a donation in any amount. Feel free to reach out to learn more or talk more about the impact and needs of these ongoing programs.


The annual Creative Mentorship Program is a partnership between DAG and Student U. Together, our organizations connect high school students in Durham Public Schools with artist mentors from DAG. Students discover and develop their creative voices and artistic skills through 20 weeks of one-on-one dedicated work with a professional artist, involvement with the local arts community through monthly field trips, and a culminating exhibition of their projects. 

DAG and Student U are taking a strategic planning year for 2022. We need to raise $5,000 to facilitate this important process and to fund the different student arts engagement activities we are coordinating for this year.

  • Celebrate – $500+
  • Connect – $1,000+
  • Empower – $2,000+
  • Any amount makes a difference!


The annual Artist in Residence Program provides free professional studio space at the DAG Gallery + Studios at Golden Belt Campus for 6 months, a $1,000 stipend, regular support from and access to DAG’s professional resources and networks, and an exhibition at the DAG Gallery at Golden Belt for two selected local artists. This program is the longest running of only 3 visual arts residency programs that exist in Durham. The other two have the space and resources of Duke University.

This program typically costs DAG $6,000 each year.

  • Imagine – $250+
  • Inspire – $500+
  • Invest – $1,000+
  • Any amount makes a difference!

Thank you to our 2021-2022 fiscal year supporting community partners: