Our Mission: Open Space Creative is a working art and media studio producing products and services that inspire, entertain, and build community, while also fostering creative minds through collaborative and educational initiatives.
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We are more than just marketing services here at Open Space Creative. We also create some of our own really cool stuff. We have made documentaries, short films, plays, scripts and so much more and you can check them out here. Drumsong Media is a multimedia studio producing artistic, educational, and inspirational works. Dirty Sprocket is a place for scripts, illustrations, podcasts and short films.
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We’ve gotten to do some really cool work for some really cool people. We try to exemplify our motto, Create Better Together, and you can read below about the times we did just that. If you think we can help you, just reach out to us.
Wayáwa Čík’ala (Little Learners) provides educational programming for children ages 1-5, all in the Lakota language. Using multimedia tools, lesson themes, and experts in revitalizing the Lakota language, Thunder Valley CDC's Lakota Language Initiative, partnered with DrumSong Media, provides an entertaining and relatable way for young children to learn the Lakota language.
“Fewer than 3% of our community members speak Lakota fluently.” (Thunder Valley, CDC website) While there is a growing need for language immersion education, very few resources in media and digital format existed. The Lakota Language Initiative saw a need to address the lack of materials and meet the young students in a technology advancing world with contemporary media.
In 2015 the Lakota Language Initiative approached Anna Robins and DrumSong Media (a division of Open Space Creative) about creating an educational web-series. In order to provide dialogue and text completely in the Lakota language, Anna worked with Thunder valley’s language experts on translating scripts that she wrote. School teachers and students lent voices for the videos. Anna then took the audio and provided visuals, editing, sound mixing, coloring, music, illustrations, and graphics to create the videos. Now the series on YouTube includes educational segments ranging in subject, grade level, and artistic medium, all in the Lakota language. To date the channel has over 200 videos, with over a 1,000 subscribers, and views in over 20 countries. Watch all the episodes now!
South Dakota Songwriters aims to encourage and promote songwriting and songwriters in and around South Dakota.
South Dakota Songwriters was in need of a logo to unite and represent the variety of musical talent the state had to offer. While based in the Black Hills on the far western side of the state, the organization wanted to reach out and welcome all artists from the far corners of South Dakota without favoring the immediate area where they were based.
As a songwriter herself, Anna Robins offered to help South Dakota Songwriters in creating a logo that would meet their needs and reach across the state without playing to cliche icons related to the music field. The final result pictures a stylized soundhole, as commonly found on acoustic guitars - the black shapes on either side representing the Black Hills on the west half of the state, and the wavy strings in the center representing the Missouri River that runs through the center of South Dakota and into South Dakota’s largest city, Sioux Falls on the east side of the state. One product representing both unique sides of the state arranged in a musical icon. Visit South Dakota Songwriters.
Dwayne “Chuck” Wilcox is an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota and a lifelong producer of art. Chuck’s chosen medium is ledger paper, the first paper to make its way to the American Great Plains in the 19th century. Chuck’s goal is to share a continuing view of how natives see the European culture and to reverse the paradigm. His work has been exhibited at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City; Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK; Red Cloud Heritage Museum, Rine Ridge, SD; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA; the University of Alaska, Anchorage; among many other venues.
Wilcox expressed to Anna Robins and DrumSong Media (a division of Open Space Creative) a need for a film depicting his background and early life on the Pine Ridge reservation. The film would be used at gallery showings, lectures, and other appearances by Wilcox.
After brainstorming with Wilcox, Anna Robins decided to produce a mini-documentary about Wilcox, featuring his homelands, studio, artistic works and family memorabilia. The film was shot the summer of 2018 and finished production later that fall. DrumSong Media provided complete production including the film’s soundtrack. Over the course of a year the film was mentioned and/or showcased in seven festivals and won two awards. The film was publicly released fall of 2019 with a copy given to Wilcox to use at his discretion. View the documentary now!
Anna and Derek are a dynamic, married team with over 15 years of experience in arts, digital marketing, and arts organizing/events. After meeting at a coffee shop in the summer of 2017, they have since been creating and dreaming together.
Anna graduated with a degree in Communication Arts with a minor in Music Composition from Cardinal Stritch University. She has over 7 years of digital arts experience and is an award-winning songwriter/filmmaker.
Derek graduated with a degree in Animation and went to work as a digital artist at TDG in Deadwood, he has been there for almost fifteen years. He is also the director of the Belle Fourche High School Theater program and the Executive Director of Belle Fourche Area Community Theater.