The Matthews Opera House and Arts Center in Spearfish, South Dakota has received a $200,000 Community Innovation Grant from the Bush Foundation, as reported and South Dakota Public Broadcasting. The grant will be used to create a model in which the arts help address social and economic challenges in small communities.
Executive Director of the Matthews Opera House and Arts Center Sian Young noted that arts are often deemed to be entertainment in smaller cities. She would like to see arts utilized to foster economic development in Spearfish.
To read more about arts and culture in the Black Hills region, visit the Black Hills Knowledge Network’s online news archive.
For more information on the Bush Foundation’s Community Innovation Grants and other 2016 recipients, visit the foundation’s webpage.