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CRYP Officially Launched Lakota Arts Fellowship on Oct. 1

CRYP Officially Launched Lakota Arts Fellowship on Oct. 1

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Cheyenne River Youth Project officially launched the Lakota Arts Fellowship, the nonprofit youth organization’s latest offering in its Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. That evening, the inaugural cohort of four Lakota Arts Fellows met with South Dakota Art Council artist-in residence Hector Curriel for a… Continue Reading

CRYP Hosts Artists in Residence from the South Dakota Arts Council

CRYP Hosts Artists in Residence from the South Dakota Arts Council

This fall, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will be hosting two artists in residence from the South Dakota Arts Council. These artists, Hector Curriel and Jenny Menzel, will provide instruction, mentorship and guidance to local youth enrolled in CRYP’s Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. Curriel is already in Eagle Butte,… Continue Reading

CRYP Graduates a Record-Breaking 11 Art Interns from Summer Cohort

CRYP Graduates a Record-Breaking 11 Art Interns from Summer Cohort

On Labor Day weekend, the Cheyenne River Youth Project officially graduated 11 Lakota teens from its summer arts internship program. This is a record-breaking number for the nonprofit youth organization, which began offering teen internships in 2013.  “Normally, we see five or six kids complete the full arts internship track,” said Jerica Widow, CRYP’s youth… Continue Reading

Tyler Read Joins CRYP as Art Director

Tyler Read Joins CRYP as Art Director

The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced today that Tyler Read joined its full-time staff as art director on Sept. 3. In his new role, Read will oversee programming at the nonprofit youth organization’s Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. “As a teaching artist who has been working with CRYP since 2015,… Continue Reading

CRYP Executive Director Julie Garreau Joins Arts South Dakota’s Board of Directors

CRYP Executive Director Julie Garreau Joins Arts South Dakota’s Board of Directors

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that its executive director, Julie Garreau, is now a member of Arts South Dakota’s board of directors. This nonprofit, nonpartisan organization is dedicated to enriching the lives of South Dakotans and their visitors by advancing the arts through service, education and advocacy. This is a mission that resonates… Continue Reading

CRYP Announces Record-Breaking Attendance at RedCan 2019, Releases New Documentary Film

CRYP Announces Record-Breaking Attendance at RedCan 2019, Releases New Documentary Film

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that this year’s RedCan invitational graffiti jam is officially one for the record books. Nearly 1,600 people attended RedCan 2019 on June 19-22 in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, and the grassroots, nonprofit youth organization has commemorated this fifth annual Indian Country event in a special seven-minute documentary film.… Continue Reading

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

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