Since 2012, Silkroad artists from Spain, Japan, the U.S., and India have exchanged music, stories, and traditions with students and teachers at Lame Deer Junior High on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana. What began as a two-year partnership through the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities Turnaround Arts Program, has grown into a wonderful, multi-year relationship, supported by Silkroad donors.



On May 11, 2019, Silkroad artists joined Lame Deer Junior/Senior High School at Stapleton Gallery in Billings, MT, for a student exhibition and performance all about cultural exchange and the promise of the Morning Star — the most iconic symbol of the Northern Cheyenne people. The gallery showcased student artwork created in collaboration with artist Ben Pease, for a one-of-a-kind event that brought together the Lame Deer and Billings communities.


Photos courtesy of Allison Kazmierski, Font & Figure

Partnerships with schools like Lame Deer are not possible without the support of generous individual donors. This spring, we’re raising $15,000 to create new music with communities from Boston to Lame Deer to Reggio Emilia, Italy, that inspire passion and curiosity for building a more hopeful and inclusive world. Help us reach our goal and give today.