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Here Are Just Some Of The Events Happening In The Arts Community:

MUMPS - March Unplugged Musical Performance Showcase

Black Hills Bluegrass Association


Sunday, March 15 |  2:00 PM
On Common Ground
610 St. Francis Street
• Rapid City

OPEN CALL Auditions for Short Film

Hosted by DrumSong Media and Open Space Creative


Monday, March 9 |  7:00 PM
Monday, March  16 |  7:00 PM


𝙃𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙮𝙬𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝙞𝙨 𝙘𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜!
DrumSong Media is having open auditions at two locations for our next short-film production, "The Only Road West." Find out more below!

This is a paid opportunity.

𝗧𝘄𝗼 𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀:
Monday, March 9th, 7-9 pm at
tdg - marketing & public relations
Deadwood, SD

Monday, March 16th, 7-9 pm at
Sōl Yoga Collective
Rapid City, SD

A film by
Anna Robins with Co-Director Derek Olson
Inspired by the memoir of
Author Jaclyn Lanae

𝗙𝗶𝗹𝗺 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀:
"Erin is given a second chance at life after a fatal motorcycle accident leaves her with big scars and even bigger questions. A spontaneous escape to a small Wyoming town might be the key to finding the answers, or it may just create more forks in the road."

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴:
Erin - Female, age 30 - 40
Ben - Male, age 50 - 65
Noah - Male, age 30 - 40

Casting is done by the three Producers/Directors. Upon arrival at the audition location, we will ask you to fill out a contact form and be given an excerpt of the script. The earlier you come, the more time you'll have to look over the script and prepare. Auditions will be video recorded and may include additional questions.

We will cast the film by mid-April. Filming will take place over July/August of 2020. We will do our best to accommodate the actor's schedules. Keep in mind we will also be filming at several businesses, and schedules will also be dependent on the location's availability.

𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗲𝗿𝘀:
Anna Robins is an award-winning filmmaker, singer-songwriter/composer, event organizer, and business owner residing in Belle Fourche, SD. Derek Olson is the Executive Director of Belle Fourche Community Theatre, filmmaker, Belle Fourche High School Theatre Director, and born-and-raised resident of Belle Fourche, SD. Jaclyn Lanae is an author, co-owner of Mélange Magazine and Black Hills Faces, freelance journalist, speaker, event organizer, and arts ally living in Rapid City, SD.

DrumSong Media's last award-winning production:

Contact Anna Robins if you have any questions:

Eat For The Arts!


Colonial House Restaurant and Bar
Wednesday, March 18 | All Day!

Minervas Restaurant & Bar
Thursday, March 26 |  All Day!

49th Anniversary Celebration 5:30 PM at each location.


 Please join us as we celebrate You, our Patrons, for helping us reach our
 49th Anniversary of creating community through the arts. 
Proceeds from your purchase will be donated to the arts! 

Shop for the Arts at Target!

We are honored and excited to announce that we have been chosen to participate in a special charitable giving campaign, sponsored and funded by Target.

And you have the chance to help direct a portion of Target’s donation to us!
Now through March 31, vote for us through the Target Circle program to help determine how Target’s donation will be divvied up.

We’re asking our supporters to help us make the most of this incredible opportunity. Every vote counts to help us receive a portion of the available Target funds as we continue our mission to ensure dynamic, sustainable, cultural opportunities by enriching our Communities through the advancement of the Arts. The Allied Arts have been collaborating creative community connections for the Arts in Rapid City and the Black Hills since 1971. 

Don’t forget, as you earn more votes; you can keep voting multiple times during the campaign!

Thank you for your support, and we encourage you to share your support for us (and your thanks to Target) on social media throughout the duration of the voting!


Science, Technology, and Society Film Festival
SDSM&T Humanities Department


Hay Camp Brewing Company
601 Kansas City Street

Wednesday, March 25th | 5:30 PM
Wednesday, April 22nd | 5:30 PM

Pizza will be served.
Free and Open to the Public



Sultans of String
Rapid City Concert Association


Tuesday, March 31 | 7:00 PM

Rushmore Plaza Fine Arts Theater

444 Mount Rushmore Road • Rapid City

2017 JUNO nominees and SiriusXM winners Sultans of String thrill their audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, Cuban, and South Asian rhythms. Sultans of String celebrate musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity.

Acoustic strings meet with electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound, while world rhythms excite audiences to their feet with the irresistible need to dance. for more information

Enter with your membership card or just $25.00 adult or $10.00 for children. Memberships for next year will be available for purchase. This is the best value in entertainment you can find!

Supporting Community Projects!


"I would like to personally thank the Allied Arts Fund for their support, which allows me to create awareness pieces that, in return, support organizations in our community." Art heals, art transforms. The "Last of Me", 12x36 mixed media on canvas was auctioned at The Vagina Monologues, and the proceeds were donated to Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI) - Kristina Simmons, Ruminative Arts


The Maxwell String Quartet

Black Hills Chamber Music Society


Sunday, April 5 |  3:00 PM

First Congregational Church
1200 Clark Street
• Rapid City


The Maxwell Quartet has been hailed for its “great communication” by The Strad Magazine, and as “brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating” by the Scottish Herald.

Quoting the Ellon Times, “Superbly balanced and articulated...a subtlety and maturity of interpretation that belies their youth.” The Maxwell Quartet is now firmly regarded as one of Britain's finest string quartets.

Kantorei: The 25th Anniversary Concert

Dakota Choral Union


Friday, April 24 |  7:00 PM

Terra Sancta Retreat Center
 2101 City Springs Road • Rapid City


Kantorei, Dakota Choral Union's small chamber ensemble, performs classics from Brahms, Rheinberger, Felix Mendelssohn, Moses Hogan, and others. Eight voices, all a cappella in a beautiful setting. Tickets are $10 at the door. 12 and under are free.

With your help and the support of US Bank, we were able to provide a grant through our Share-a-Seat program so that local students could participate in a cultural dance workshop with the Young Irelanders. The students performed those dances that night on stage at the Rapid City Concert Association event.
Thank you for making these opportunities possible for the children in our community. Find out more about our Share-a-Seat program here:


Rapid City Concert Association
Only $25!

NOTE: This season's concerts will begin at 7pm, doors open at 6:15pm.

Sultans of String
Mar. 31
Apr. 18

Find out more here:

Tickets On Sale Now!

Black Hills Community Theatre

601 Columbus St, 

Black Hills Community Theater is thrilled to be celebrating another season of fantastic productions. BHCT performs in the heart of downtown Rapid City, at the Performing Arts Center. We have a total of 16 events planned for our 52nd Season – from our five main-stage presentations, Play Reading Series, Cherry Street Players, Well Done Players. our annual dinner theater fundraiser and more! Take a minute to look around our website, and check out the incredible lineup of shows for our upcoming year. Thanks for coming by, and we’ll see you at the theater soon.

The Allied Arts need your support now more than ever.
Our world-class arts, education, and development programs are at risk without the investment from all of our patrons.
Help us inspire, inform, enlighten, educate, and entertain our youth, seniors, and the Black Hills community.
Your donation will help to support the tradition of excellence and accessibility of our nonprofit arts organizations.
Allied Arts help to keep gallery doors open, spotlights shining, toes tapping, tickets and classes affordable and the fun never-ending for these amazing Black Hills' arts non-profit organizations:

Bells of the Hills
Black Hills Bluegrass Association
Black Hills Chamber Music Society
Black Hills Community Theatre
Black Hills Dance Theatre
Black Hills Showcase Chorus
Black Hills Pow Wow Association
Black Hills Symphony Orchestra
Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills
Dakota Artists Guild
Dakota Choral Union
Rapid City Children’s Chorus
Rapid City Concert Association
We appreciate your continued investment in arts programming that makes our lives and community a great place to live, work, play, and educate our kids and grandkids!
Make the Arts experience come true for our next generation, and we ask you to encourage a friend to do the same.
Make a gift TODAY and help support the future of the Allied Arts! Thank you for enriching Rapid City and the Black Hills, we indeed are better TOGETHER!

You Make The Difference!
Thank you for your support of the Arts!

New Name ~ Family Fare ~ Same Campaign!
Turn your receipts into a donation for the Arts!

Did you know that YOU could

Allied Arts Fund has the opportunity to earn $1,000 from Spartan Nash, simply by shopping at any local company-owned Family Fare Center. Through the Direct Your Dollars program, we can turn eligible receipts into cash for our organization!
It’s easy to help us “Direct Your Dollars.” Every time you shop at any Family Fare Center, save your receipts and send them to us at:
Allied Arts Fund
PO Box 4080
Rapid City, SD 57709

Proceeds will benefit the
in the Black Hills!

Thank You For Making Our Work Possible!

Allied Arts’ Organizations donate tickets to children, schools and our underserved communities, provided over $10,300 in local scholarships, and created 217 events for children and hosted hundreds of FREE programs in our local schools. 

Show Your Support Today
Art Agencies
Up Coming Events

Contact us for your next event or celebration at
Black Hills Bluegrass Festival

Black Hills Bluegrass Festival
40th T-shirt Design Contest! Winner will receive 2-weekend passes and a t-shirt with their design!

The Maxwell String Quartet
April 5, 2020, 3 PM

White Rabbit Red Rabbit
3 Dates · Mar 6 - Mar 8 | 7:30 PM
Black Hills Pow Wow Association

Black Hills Powwow
Come Dance With Us Oct. 9 - 11, 2020!

"Let Freedom Sing!" 
Regional Competition in Rapid City
April 2 - 4, 2020
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Fine Arts Theatre

Mozart Requiem
April 4 | 7:30 PM

Dignity: The Power of the Female Spirit
coming summer 2020

Workshop news coming soon!

Mozart Requiem
Saturday, April 4 | 7:30 PM

Find Out More:

Memberships for the 2020-2021 season available at next concert!
For more information 

Community Grants Awarded

Awarded for 4th Grade Symphony Safari

Awarded for Choose Art: Collaborative Event Between Artists and Performers

Awarded for Saturday Morning Family Series

Awarded for Chamber Music for Children

Rapid City Ranger Band

Awarded for New Band Shirts
Rushmore Music Festival

Awarded for Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Awarded for Sculpture in the Hills

Awarded for Lifeways' Choose Art

We Believe in Kids Event

Four and One Half - Octave Hand Bell Set

Rapid City Concert Association Student Workshop

The Pailing Family Grant

Awarded for Art & Health: A Community Partnership

Music in the Schools

Awarded for Symphony Safari 4th Grade Concert

Awarded for Tea with H.G. Wells

Awarded for Arts Merit Badge Midway

Awarded for New RC Ranger Band Shirts

 Awarded for Power of Purple  Project

Sponsor of artwork by Ruminative Arts to be auctioned off for WAVI

 WellFully Art show BE BLUE AWARE,
Friday, April 26th 

Black Hills Community Theatre - Summer Camp: Stories of the Lakota


Provide a Seat for a Senior or a Student

We are asking for your help!

In an effort to bring the Arts to those in our Community that may not have the opportunity to attend a performance
A gift from you….
Will provide a seat at one of our Member Arts Agencies programs for a
Senior or a Student.

Consider a donation or donating your unused tickets!

Community Grants Awarded

The Allied Arts was honored to support this summer project to enrich and educate the community on the history and importance of Klezmer music, and also as a fundraiser for the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra. “We as a community must continue to promote the arts by encouraging audience participation and attendance to different events. Or for the musicians, it’s merely just a practice. We perform to watch the reaction of our audience and to feel the energy of a live performance.” ~ Jami Beck organizer

The Allied Arts celebrated the Season of Giving with Scheels!
We are so thankful to Scheels for their community support!
Having the support of businesses like this make it possible for us to continue to be Better Together! Thank you❣️

Being able to share the Arts with students in our community through our Share-a-Seat program and with scholarships is such a joy! 

Please consider a cash donation or donating your unused tickets.
Thank you!


Harmony Bridge is a project that is creating a band comprised of 26-30 Middle School youth from 5 schools in the ​RCAS district. These students will be professionally trained to perform specially prepared music to then​
be shared with senior citizens at extended care facilities in the RC area. This is the seed that will grow into the future with more bands and seniors affected. Currently there are 5 school band teachers and one college music professor committed to the success of this program.​ The Allied Arts is proud to support this project! If you would like to find out how you too can help please contact us. Thank you!


Allied Arts Receive 2020 Best of Rapid City Award
Rapid City, S.D. 1/15/2020 – The Allied Arts, a united funding agency for the arts in Rapid City and the Black Hills, has been selected for the 2020 Best of Rapid City Award in the Arts Organizations & Information category.

Each year, the Rapid City Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Rapid City area a great place to live, work, and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2020 Rapid City Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Rapid City Award Program and data provided by third parties.

The achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Rapid City area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Rapid City Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy. 

"Like so many nonprofits, we work tirelessly behind the scenes to further our mission. We do the work because we want to make a difference. To help others and to empower people. Being recognized for this work is such an unexpected honor. Thank you to our Rapid City community for your support of the Allied Arts!" ~ GiGi Lage, Executive Director

It was an honor to recognize Black Hills EnergyMutch UseraKyle Lambert, and Becky Ann Dodge Dingus at Helpline Center's 2019 Spirit of Volunteerism Award luncheon. Thank you for all you do to keep the lights on and the wheels in motion for us and many other nonprofits in our community!

Donate Here

The Allied Arts Fund is pleased to share with you our Fiscal Sponsorship program. For more information, please contact us at:
Fiscal Sponsorships Awarded:
Scrap Iron Press
SHMAAF ~ Southern Hills Music and Arts Festival

Emerging Visual Artists Program Through the
Dakota Artists Guild
4 Directions Sun Dance Project
Full Circle Martial Arts Academy - Learning Full Circle
Veterans Honor Banner Project

The Rapid City Children’s Chorus receive $70k dollar concert piano from the family of pianist Virginia Mitchell. This amazing donation will provide the gift of music for generations to come.
Thank you to everyone that made it possible.

Here is one of the groups from the Rapid City Children's Chorus, Inc. with the concert piano that was donated. What a wonderful legacy gift for them!

Please Help Us Continue Our Mission Here

Allied Art’s endowment fund provides you with the opportunity to create a lasting legacy while ensuring the future of the arts in the Black Hills. A permanent endowment offers financial security for the Black Hills artistic, educational, and community programming for many years to come.

We have partnered with the South Dakota Community Foundation to manage our Endowment.
Your planned gift will do more than support AAF and its missions – your generosity will also provide significant benefits for you, your family, and

Generations to come!

When you donate to the Allied Arts Fund you are helping to provide exceptional Arts opportunities to our Community!  
Over 416,924 participants, $33,991 in donations to students through our schools, and 1,318 events for the Black Hills!
Thank you for your support!

Our mailing address is:
Allied Arts Fund
PO Box 4080
Rapid City SD  57709

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