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Rapid City Arts Council Now Taking Applications for the New Stanford M. & Lynda Adelstein Art Grant

The Rapid City Arts Council is proud to have been selected as the organization to distribute the Stan M. & Lynda Adelstein Art Grant.

Stan & Lynda Adelstein are committed to Rapid City and bringing new arts, culture and experiences to the area. The Stanford M. & Lynda Adelstein Art Grant is a grant for arts organizations with 501(c)3 status who have exciting and unexpected opportunities that arise that requires funding to make them available. Its purpose is to help facilitate arts opportunities that may not have been originally budgeted for or included in regular seasonal programming by non-profit arts organizations in the Black Hills Area.

Grant amounts will vary depending on need, so please include a detailed description of what funding is needed and how it will be used towards your proposed activity. Grants will be awarded in amounts of $500 or greater.

To apply, please send a brief narrative to the Rapid City Arts Council describing the opportunity for which funds are being requested including:

  • Dollar amount being requested
  • Description of the proposed activity
  • How this event will contribute to the quality of arts in the area
  • How the grant will be used

A small committee comprised of two Rapid City Arts Council staff members, and two Rapid City Arts Council Board members will review grant requests and determine eligibility. Grants are funded on a first-come basis while funds are available.

Please send grant application materials to:

713 7th STREET, RAPID CITY SD 57701

Or by e-mail at:
With the subject line: Adelstein Arts Grant Request

Full terms and conditions can be accessed at:


On behalf of the Rapid City Arts Council at the Dahl’s Staff, Board of Directors, and Volunteers we would like to express our sincere gratitude and thank the City of Rapid City for their ongoing support of our organization. It is because of support like this that we are able to continue to fulfill our mission to champion inclusive, innovative and inspired arts opportunities to enrich the communities we serve. 

The Rapid City Arts Council receives support from generous members and donors, the City of Rapid City, John T. Vucurevich Foundation, BH Area Community Foundation, SD Community Foundation, and the South Dakota Arts Council with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism and the National Endowment for the Arts. Special Thanks to Bierschbach Equipment and Supply. The Dahl Arts Center is a municipal facility managed by the Rapid City Arts Council and owned by the City of Rapid City.