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Growing a
culture for art at Duke

The arts thrive at Duke. Leading academic programs, critically-acclaimed presenting organizations and embedded visiting artists create connections between campus, the cultural momentum of Durham, NC, and international thinkers, makers and performers.

The Office of the
Vice-Provost for the Arts

The Vice Provost for the Arts is charged with transforming the arts at Duke. This office works with academic, student and community arts programs to embed art into the mainstream Duke experience.

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  • 32 Arts Degrees, Minors, and Certificates
    Duke Arts programs leverage the resources of a top research university
  • 68 Visiting Artists supported in 2018–2019
    Hosted by departments across Duke with our support
  • 105 Total arts faculty
    52 are practicing professional artists
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Celebrate a decade of DEMAN!

Over 120 alumni working in arts, media, and entertainment are presenting at DEMAN Weekend on Nov 1 and 2 at the Rubenstein Arts Center. Connect with Duke's growing network of creatives ten years after the first DEMAN gathering in Hollywood, CA! Preview the schedule and register today.

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Made at Duke

9 students sit on a carpet in the Arc, a dance studio at Duke
New MFA Students

Meet the Inaugural MFA in Dance Cohort

Behind the Scenes

Heather Gordon, Artistic Data Miner

Visiting Artist

Beyond Broad Strokes: Renzo Ortega at the Ruby

Power Plant Gallery

People of Duke Arts: Vonnie Quest

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Public programs in the arts from across campus and into Durham.

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Latest stories in the arts at Duke. Published by Duke Arts and around the web.

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The creative community in the Triangle runs deep and shares an entrepreneurial spirit—helping to make Duke and Durham incredible places to study and experience the arts.
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