Community Development is partnering with Magpie Creative for ‘6th Street Promenade Public Art’ grant proposal

RAPID CITY, S.D. —  Magpie Creative and Rapid City Community Development have partnered up to apply for a national grant, Asphalt Art Initiative. To proceed with the application, they had to ask Legal and Finance Committee members for their approval during Wednesday’s meeting.

The grant proposal the two local organizations are currently working on is called 6th Street Promenade Public Art. It would go towards bringing in an artist to create pieces in an area of Downtown. Awarded money would not exceed $25,000.

“We’re always looking for opportunities to go a little deeper in the community and build community around the arts,” says Magpie Creative Owner, Peter Strong. “We really think that art is the way that leads us to the important and difficult conversations around race, gender and just community issues we’re trying to deal with.”

One location being considered for the project is the lawn space owned by Rapid City Public Library, on the corner of Sixth and Quincy Streets.

The grant proposal is still being written. Asking Legal and Finance approval for application is another step in the project.

Strong says they will submit the grant proposal on or before December 12th. If they receive the grant, the project itself will be completed by the end of the year 2020.

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