We believe art is an invaluable community asset – a resource for cultivating productive relationships and sparking positive change.
The Carrack is a platform for experimentation, conversation, and connection through the arts. We provide professional support and free exhibition and performance opportunities that empower artists to dream big and speak out at all stages of their careers.
The Carrack is a zero-commission art space entirely funded by donations. Thank you for supporting this project and keeping art accessible.
The Muse Masquerade brings the best local dancers, musicians, aerialists, DJs, tarot readers, poets, and artists together with 500 guests decked out in costume at 21c Museum Hotel. This is a one-of-a-kind fundraiser that reflects the innovation and quirky spirit that defines The Carrack, and its success is spearheaded by our dynamic arts community.
Attend an unforgettable event, receive a year’s worth of arts programming! Your support at The Muse Masquerade funds The Carrack’s 2018 operations.
Want to know more? Find out about last year’s event and our 2016 Sponsors.
The Muse Masquerade is made possible by generous sponsorship and partnership from 21c Museum Hotel Durham, The Fruit, Hamilton Hill Jewelry, HappyMess, Indio, Queer Youth Circus, Spoonflower, Caktus Group, Durham Magazine, MAXX Adult Emporium, Net Friends, The Floor, Imagine Circus, Eno Ventures, Addled Muse, Moogfest, Smashing Boxes, Beverly and Robert Atwood & the Fab Femmes, INHABIT, Durham Distillery, Brothers Vilgalys Spirits, and numerous individuals.
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|A personalized Thank You on social media with 3,500 followers||✓||✓||✓||✓|
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|3-hour hosted event of your choice at The Carrack*||✓|
|Sponsorship recognition for our annual January or June Community Show, including private wine reception for 25 guests; expose your brand to 100s of new Carrack visitors and be included in email and social media marketing of the event.||✓|
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|Your logo on the 21c ballroom big screen during the event||✓|
|Your logo on posters & postcards for the event, deadline permitting||✓|
*Event must take place on or before 12/15/18; booking must be finalized 90 days in advance; availability may be subject to exhibiting artist’s discretion and gallery policies; space holds 100 people standing or up to 50 chairs; please send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A RED DOT indicates that an artwork has sold. Help us nurture a thriving local arts economy, in which The Carrack allows artists to keep 100% of what they earn from sales.
The KEY to our mission is to grant all artists complete access to a professional exhibit and performance space.
TORUS is the name of our home at 947 East Main Street, built on the concept of a dynamic, recursive exchange of artistic energy and ideas.
There are no limits to how the community can use our space. Poetry, film, dance, performance, visual art…the possibilities are INFINITE.
Your 21c hotel room is waiting. There are a limited number of rooms that we can offer at a very special rate so please check out our hotel room details and contact us soon. See additional room details provided by 21c. The following room types are available for the night of The Muse Masquerade (10/27):