support the Barre Mitchell Community Initiatives Fund
The Fund: The Barre Mitchell Community Initiatives Fund (BMCIF) began in 2015. It was created by Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation (RHEDC) to provide funding for projects that enhance the quality of life and support economic development goals in Rock Hill.
The Fund: The Barre Mitchell Community Initiatives Fund (BMCIF) began in 2015. It was created by Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation (RHEDC) to provide funding for projects that enhance the quality of life and support economic development goals in Rock Hill. Since its inception in 2015, the BMCIF has raised over $36,000 to support Public Art in the City.
About Barre mitchell In 2014, Rock Hill and York County lost one of its most fierce advocates for young people, culture, and the arts with the death of Barre Mitchell. A decade after a kidney transplant, Mitchell died from complications of renal disease. To quote his wife Gilda, “Barre thought Rock Hill was heaven on earth”. “He loved this community with all his heart. He gave so much of himself, and loved every minute of it. He thrived on serving people and never wavered in his desire to help.” Mitchell served and held volunteer leadership roles with the Arts Council of York County, the American Red Cross, the Quality of Life Committee of the Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation, and the Culture & Heritage Museums, among others.
About RHEDC The mission of Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation is to benefit Rock Hill economically by fostering increased employment opportunities and by the expansion of business and industry; thereby, lessening the burdens of government and combating community deterioration. Specifically, enhancing the quality of life in Rock Hill by assisting in the revitalization and redevelopment of the City’s Knowledge Park area.
Art is a Natural Human Behavior • Art is Communication
Art is Healing • Art Tells Our Story • Art is a Shared Experience
Support our current projects
We would love to raise $15,000 for the 2020/2021 year. These funds will help support the efforts of the Bleachery Heritage Project and the continuation of the Mural Mile.
Support for these and future projects is made possible through the generous contributions of our many partners: the City of Rock Hill, Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation, Winthrop University, the Women’s Art Initiative, The Arts Council of York County, The Old Town Association, Visit York County, as well as several private property owners and various grants.