Rotary District Grant Funds Makerspace

Native American artist Evans Flammond Sr. at work in the Whiteclay Makerspace in Whiteclay, Neb., applies paint to a buffalo robe that will eventually contain an elaborate encampment scene. Flammond is an established artist whose work appears in the South Dakota Capitol and who is now helping other artists explore their creativity and find a greater audience for their work. (Photo: Bart Pfankuch / South Dakota News Watch)

Rotarians in District 5610 have led the efforts to create and support a new Makerspace in Whiteclay.

They also secured a Global Grant from Rotary International, as it falls within the economic and community development focus of Rotary’s seven areas of focus. They have also secured support from several other Rotary districts to provide opportunities for these local artisans.

What can you do to help?

Thank the volunteers! Thank the businesses who have been very generous with discounting equipment and supplies. Be a volunteer! Donations of cash or in-kind items are welcomed. A donation form is available for download on the website. Follow updates on Facebook and the website.

Support the artisans by purchasing their hand made items!

You can learn more about the Makerspace in this South Dakota News Watch Article.