Grant for 2016

Amount
$200,000
Term
25 months

Oglala Lakota Artspace: Native Arts & Business Incubator administered in partnership with The Lakota and First Peoples Fund

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Project site of Oglala Lakota Artspace in Kyle on Pine Ridge
Project site of Oglala Lakota Artspace in Kyle on Pine Ridge

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Rolling Rez Arts mobile unit with project partners and artists
Rolling Rez Arts mobile unit with project partners and artists

The Big Idea

The Oglala Lakota Arts and Business Incubator is a new concept developed by Artspace, First Peoples Fund and Lakota Funds. The partners hope to increase the role art plays in community and economic development. An architect will design a facility for local artists and small business owners who lack sufficient access to space, networks, credit and tools. The facility will house leasable co-working studios, a computer lab, administrative offices and a gallery space. This collaborative approach supports the local economy on Pine Ridge that is based on Native values.