About Allied Arts 

We Are …The Allied Arts has served as a united funding agency for the arts in Rapid City and the Black Hills since 1971. Allied Arts Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

We Provide …
Operating and promotional support for arts organizations, as well as funding for other non-profit, grassroots community art projects. Together, our groups represent the most active and established arts organizations in the Black Hills, who with our grant recipients, provide over 1,600 culturally enriching events for our community each year.

We Give …
Allied Arts raises funds from individual and business donors, and administers the Pailing Family Grant and the City Investment Grant, which allows us to provide funding to many other grassroots, non-profit arts projects.

Each year, Allied Arts is able to administer about $250,000 to support the arts in the Black Hills, yet this represents only a fraction of the money needed to sustain our arts community.

Many Allied Arts member agencies provide programs at no cost or at low cost, and all give back to the community, providing outreach to children, seniors, and the underprivileged through donations of time, talent, performances, event tickets and scholarship funds.

We Need…You
Since 1971, ongoing and generous community support has fostered the growth of a world-class arts community right here in the Black Hills.

With one gift, you are supporting thousands of arts experiences, helping Rapid City maintain our status as a regional cultural center, offering high quality, accessible arts opportunities for people from all walks of life..

Funds Distribution
Our funds are distributed among our member organizations according to each group’s annual operating budget (those with higher budgets and more programming receive a greater percentage of the total available dollars.)