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Growing a
culture for art at Duke

The arts thrive at Duke. Academic programs, critically acclaimed organizations and visiting artists create connections between campus, the Durham community, and international thinkers, makers, and performers.

Pictured above: A photo by Cici Cheng MFA EDA '20 in "How to Build a Home." Congratulations to all Class of 2020 graduates!

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
Summer Zoom Series

New Creative Career Workshops

DukeCreate & DEMAN are partnering to offer a new summer Zoom series teaching creative career skills. Tune into each episode to hear alumni working in creative industries share deep dives on their projects, give behind-the-scenes insight, and answer your questions. DEMAN Live meets DukeCreate, free on Zoom, open to everyone — but designed especially to support Dukies.

upcoming workshops

Reflecting on Art amidst COVID-19

Sarah Wilbur speaking to a group
From the Classroom

Teaching as the Art World Changes Forever

Two dancers join in a curve
Collaborations

Working Together in Movement and Music

Dario Robleto reading
Artistic Practice

Art’s Radical Capacity for Care and Reciprocity

Jake Xerxes Fussell
Springtime in Pandemic

Enjoying the Arrival of the Hummingbirds

Featured Events

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

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Durham

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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