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Bryan Akipa – Traditional Red Cedar Flute
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Art is the leading edge of society.

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“Dignity” by Dale Lamphere

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COVID 19 RESOURCES

Arts South Dakota is regularly monitoring the CDC and SD Department of Health regarding COVID-19 as to how the current outbreak may impact our state arts community. The health and safety of our arts community and staff is our highest priority.  This page will be updated with information as it is received, so please check back regularly.

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GOVERNOR’S AWARDS IN THE ARTS

The Governor’s Awards are sponsored biennially by Arts South Dakota and the South Dakota Arts Council. The Awards recognize South Dakota’s finest artists and supporters of the arts. SAVE THE DATE: February 10, 2021. Nominations for the 2021 Governor’s Awards are open until November 30, 2020

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WEBINARS

Arts South Dakota provides an ongoing series of learning and professional development webinars for both artists and arts organizations. Now, more than ever, coming together to learn from the vast shared knowledge within our state’s creative communities is vital to supporting the arts.

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STATE ARTS CONFERENCE

The state arts conference is held every two years at different locations across South Dakota. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the conference was held virtually October 29-31, 2020.

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Opportunity is everywhere.

Arts SD initiates, coordinates and sponsors programs and projects statewide.

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Education is not complete without the arts.

Arts SD believes all children in our state have the opportunity to experience and participate in art.

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Education is not complete without the arts.

Arts SD believes all children in our state have the opportunity to experience and participate in art.

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Art impacts us all.

Arts SD informs Legislators, Executive branch officials and the South Dakota Congressional delegation on arts issues.

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Arts South Dakota is a statewide grassroots service, education, and advocacy organization.

Back to school with the arts

August 17th, 2020|

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota While the educational experience has changed in South Dakota—with virtual learning, staggered [...]

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Strengthening the creative culture of South Dakota and keeping the arts alive throughout our state requires a team effort — and the South Dakota Arts Council and Arts South Dakota lead that team.

As the state arts agency, the South Dakota Arts Council has been a vital grant making board for over a half century, leveraging state legislative dollars and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts to bring cultural experiences to every corner of South Dakota.

As the programming half of a dynamic team, Arts South Dakota provides advocacy, education and communication leadership. The private, nonprofit organization publishes Arts Alive, the state arts magazine; coordinates the Arts Education Institute, State Arts Conference and the Governor’s Awards in the Arts, and brings South Dakotans together to be an active local, state and national voice for our shared creative vision.

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