March 11 Submission Deadline
The City of Durham Cultural and Public Arts Program now invites artists and artist teams to submit portfolios to be selected to join the City of Durham Pre-Qualified Artists Registry.
This registry will serve as a resource for the selection of artist and artist teams to create City cultural and public art projects. Access to a pre-determined network of qualified professional artists strengthens and streamlines the process and allows for greater capacity building within the arts community.Read more
Students from Three Durham Schools Worked to Beautify Construction Fence at Future Wetlands
Passersby will now notice new public art adorning the construction fencing around the South Ellerbe Stormwater Restoration project thanks to the efforts of local teachers and students from three schools in Durham.
The City’s Public Works Department partnered with artist-educator Lee Moore Crawford to produce artwork by local students for the project. The students answered the question, “Who will show up in this wetland restoration project?” with colorful images of birds, turtles, fish, and native plants. Crawford reproduced the images on banners that she and the students displayed earlier this week on the project’s construction fence along 808 W. Trinity Ave.Read more
Faith Summit on Racism and Child Poverty
March 7, 8:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Union Baptist Church
The event is free, but you do need to register: https://www.euarofnc.org/FaithSummit
Co-hosted by EUAR and End Poverty Durham, the 2019 Faith Summit is a convening to share best practices in anti-racism and anti-poverty work, as well as increase interfaith collaboration towards dismantling racism and ending poverty in our community.
1. Gain awareness and understanding of racism as the root cause of child poverty.
2. Discover resources/services already happening in Durham to reduce racism and child poverty.
3. Create collaborative steps for congregations and organizations to work together to reduce racism and child poverty in Durham.
City Hall On The Go serves residents where they live, work, and play. It is a unique mobile platform that will serve, share, and connect residents with the resources throughout the City of Durham. City Hall on the Go is designed to reach out to remote communities within the city, to increase awareness of City services.
The City Hall On The Go Truck will be at the following public locations on the dates below:
- Southwest Library: February 8, 2019 10A—12P
- South Regional Library: March 6, 2019 10A—12P
- El Centro: March 27, 2019 2:45P –4:30P
- North Regional Library: April 10, 2019 10A—12P
- Northgate Mall: April 24, 2019 10A—12P
- Food Lion (3808 Guess Road): May 15, 2019 10A—12P
February 28 Submission Deadline
DURHAM, N.C. – Local and regional artists are invited to apply for a new public art project to be displayed as part of the upcoming renovations at Morreene Road Park.
The City of Durham General Services Department, Durham Parks and Recreation, and the Public Art Committee are now seeking professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design, fabricate, and install a signature, permanent piece of public art at Morreene Road Park.Read more
The Durham City-County Planning Department has received, and continues to receive, numerous comments regarding the set of proposed changes to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) known as the “Expanding Housing Choice” initiative or “EHC.” EHC is intended to create additional housing opportunities in the highest demand neighborhoods in Durham, while preserving the character and quality of these neighborhoods. This should help stabilize housing prices and allow for greater housing access in high-opportunity neighborhoods.Read more
Nine New Guides Now Available on the City’s Small Business Services Webpage
DURHAM, N.C. – Durham entrepreneurs looking to start or expand their businesses now have a new tool to better understand their regulatory requirements, conveniently located in one place.
The City’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the Durham City-County Planning Department have collaborated on a set of new guides for small businesses called Startup Roadmaps. The roadmaps were created to remove barriers and build capacity for small businesses by providing an easier way to understand all of the regulatory and permitting requirements in the beginning of the planning process.Read more