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CRYP Releases New Trailer, List of Scheduled Youth Activities for RedCan 2019

CRYP Releases New Trailer, List of Scheduled Youth Activities for RedCan 2019

RedCan 2019 starts this Wednesday, June 19, and the Cheyenne River Youth Project is working hard to prepare for its 5th annual invitational graffiti jam in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. To help raise awareness, the nonprofit youth organization has released a second teaser trailer on its YouTube channel as well as a list of exciting… Continue Reading

RedCan Honored Today at Americans for the Arts Annual Convention

RedCan Honored Today at Americans for the Arts Annual Convention

Americans for the Arts today honored the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s groundbreaking RedCan invitational graffiti jam among 50 outstanding public arts projects created in 2018 through the Public Art Network Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. Chosen by public art experts, the roster of selected… Continue Reading

CRYP Releases RedCan 2019 Teaser Trailer, Official Lineup of Artists & Special Guests!

CRYP Releases RedCan 2019 Teaser Trailer, Official Lineup of Artists & Special Guests!

Once again, RedCan is rising on the South Dakota prairie: Just a little over a month from now, artists, musicians and performers from across the country will converge at the Cheyenne River Youth Project in Eagle Butte for the 5th annual RedCan invitational graffiti jam. In preparation for this eagerly anticipated celebration of graffiti culture… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Host Three New Lakota Culture Camps This Spring

CRYP Will Host Three New Lakota Culture Camps This Spring

This spring, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will host three 15-hour Lakota Culture Camps through its new Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. Open to youth ages 13-18, the camps are made possible through grants from NEA ArtWorks, ArtPlace America, South Dakota Arts Council and TECA. CRYP’s Lakota Culture Camps gave… Continue Reading

CRYP Adds “Arts Basics” Course & Arts Fellowship to Waniyetu Wowapi

CRYP Adds “Arts Basics” Course & Arts Fellowship to Waniyetu Wowapi

CRYP has announced a significant expansion in programming at its Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. This expansion has added a prerequisite course and a full arts fellowship to the Waniyetu Wowapi curriculum. Starting this spring, art students will be able to take a three-week “Arts Basics” course, which serves as… Continue Reading

45 Teens Complete Five Lakota Culture Camps This Fall

45 Teens Complete Five Lakota Culture Camps This Fall

This October and November, the Cheyenne River Youth Project hosted five 15-hour Lakota Culture Camps through its new Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. Forty-five 13- to 18-year-olds completed the camps, which were made possible through grants from NEA ArtWorks, ArtPlace America, South Dakota Arts Council and TECA. The camps gave… Continue Reading

CRYP Releases Official 2018 RedCan Documentary

CRYP Releases Official 2018 RedCan Documentary

CRYP has announced the release of its official 2018 RedCan documentary.  In this 8-minute video, viewers will become acquainted with visiting and local artists, CRYP staff, and Cheyenne River youth; enjoy an up-close look at the fourth annual invitational graffiti jam this past July; and learn how this award-winning event is changing lives and lifting… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Host Halloween Basketball & Halloween Carnival This Month

CRYP Will Host Halloween Basketball & Halloween Carnival This Month

CRYP has announced that it will host two free Halloween-themed events this month at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life). A special edition of “Halloween Basketball” for teens is scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 19, and a Halloween Carnival for the entire community will take place next Friday, Oct. 26. The Halloween Basketball festivities begin at… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Host Six Lakota Culture Camps in October & November

CRYP Will Host Six Lakota Culture Camps in October & November

This fall, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will host six Lakota Culture Camps at its Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) teen center. Scheduled for October and November, the 15-hour camps were made possible by a NEA ArtWorks grant for folk and traditional arts, and the ArtPlace America Creative Placemaking Fund. The six camps are part… Continue Reading

CRYP Produces RedCan Documentary Films This Summer

CRYP Produces RedCan Documentary Films This Summer

The fourth annual RedCan invitational graffiti jam is now in the books, and the Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that its media production team is hard at work on a full RedCan 2018 documentary film. In the weeks leading up to its mid- to late August release, CRYP will be sharing a series of… Continue Reading

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