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512 Main St, Ste 980
Rapid City, SD

605.394.4101 ext 212

Native POP: People of the Plains - A Gathering of Arts and Culture is an annual celebration of Native American arts and culture at Main Street Square in downtown Rapid City, South Dakota every third weekend in July. Art, Performance, Culture, Community.

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Support

The 6th Annual Native POP: People of the Plains - A Gathering of Arts and Culture invites you to be part of Rapid City’s Native American art market and cultural celebration, July 20 – 21, 2018 at Main Street Square.

Gifts of every size make a big difference. Donate to Native POP today. 

If you would like to partner with Native POP as a sponsor, please see the information below and
contact Peter Strong at peter@nativepop.org

2018 SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

$2,500+ Premier Event Sponsorship

  • 10 free tickets to Friday’s artists’ reception
  • Recognition during the reception and art market
  • Signs at Saturday event indicating major event sponsors
  • Website and Facebook recognition as an event sponsor
  • Sponsorship impact report

$1,000 ‘BEST OF CATEGORY’ ARTIST PRIZE SPONSORSHIP 

  • Your $1000 sponsorship is given to the winning artist as a prize donated by you 
  • 4 free tickets to Friday’s artists’ reception
  • Recognition during the artists’ reception and art market
  • Signs at Saturday event indicating art market sponsors
  • Website and Facebook recognition as an event sponsor

$500 PERFORMANCE SPONSORSHIP

  • Sponsorship helps cover performing artists’ costs
  • 2 free tickets to Friday’s artists’ reception
  • Recognition from the stage before and after sponsored act
  • Signs at the event indicating performance sponsors
  • Website and Facebook recognition as a performance sponsor

$250 Culture Bearer Demonstrations Sponsorship

  • Sponsorship helps cover honorariums for culture bearers
  • 2 free tickets to the Friday reception
  • Signs at Saturday event indicating culture bearer sponsors
  • Website and Facebook recognition as a culture bearer sponsor

Native POP showcases and celebrates contemporary and traditional Native artwork, performances and demonstrations by culture bearers in the heart of downtown Rapid City, creating opportunities to build cross-cultural conversation and understanding.

The all-day Saturday event features 50 juried emerging and established Native American Great Plains artists with free performances and demonstrations, all at Main Street Square. The event kicks off with a ticketed Friday night artist reception and awards at Rapid City’s Dahl Arts Center.

We hope you’ll join us for Native POP, and invite you to be part of this wholly unique celebration in our community through a sponsorship. Your generous support will have a direct impact, not only on the success of the event, but also on the future of cross-cultural relationships and local entrepreneurship among artists in the Rapid City area. 

Please contact contact Peter Strong at peter@nativepop.org to discuss how we can make your sponsorship meaningful to you. For more information about the impact of the Second Annual A Gathering of People, Wind and Water (now Native POP), download our 2014 report below. 

2018 Sponsors

Premier Sponsors

Regional Health Foundation

Dakota Charitable Foundaiton

Black Hills Energy

John T. Vucurevich Foundation

 

Additional Support

Native American Art Magazine

Crazy Horse Memorial

Akta Lakota Museum

South Dakota Arts Council*


*Support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

In-Kind Sponsors

Barefoot Dance Studio

South Dakota Public Braodcasting

Vision Maker Media

Oglala Sioux Tribe

Rapid City Arts Council

Epic Outdoor

The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School

Black Hills Playhouse

McKie Ford

Eirik Heikes

BID Board

Visit Rapid City

First Interstate Bank