Rolling Rez Arts Mobile Unit

First Peoples Fund

Funding Received: 2015
Kyle, SD
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months

The Pine Ridge Reservation consists of 30,000 Oglala Lakota tribal members, many of whom live off the reservation and are spread across 70,000 square miles of South Dakota and Nebraska. Half of the members are under the age of 30 and unemployment is at 80%. Native artist entrepreneurs will lead Rolling Rez Arts, mobile units that travel across the reservation delivering art, business, and retail services that would otherwise be inaccessible. Representatives from the local community development financial institution will also accompany each mobile unit, providing educational opportunities to tribal members.


See below for recent updates, press, and events from this project

Oct 13, 2017
The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwest South Dakota is big. Read More
Apr 25, 2017
With his horses foaling, Tony Richards, 63, said that he would not have had time to make the hourlong drive from his corner of the... Read More
Jan 19, 2016
The "starving artists" maxim is often true, but three local Native American artists will now have a little extra money to help them pursue their... Read More
Dec 3, 2015
The colorful herd of buffalo roaming down the roads of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota this fall brought both tears and cheers... Read More
Oct 27, 2015
Pine Ridge has a new bank, financial literacy hub, and art space and it’s all on wheels. Rolling Rez Arts is a mobile creative space,... Read More
Sep 24, 2015
The dream of turning art into profit on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation got a $750,000 boost Wednesday from the federal government. The grant, from... Read More