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Arts South Dakota, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, enriches the lives of South Dakotans and their visitors, by advancing the arts through service, education and advocacy.

Launched in November 2015, Arts South Dakota is a statewide arts service, education and advocacy organization headquartered in Sioux Falls. It brings vitality to South Dakota communities and enriches people’s lives through the promotion of the creativity and visitor industries, by nurturing cultural leadership and education, and recognizing artistic excellence. The private, nonprofit group works closely with the South Dakota Arts Council, the state and federally funded division of South Dakota Tourism.

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Arts South Dakota, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, enriches the lives of South Dakotans and their visitors, by advancing the arts through service, education and advocacy.

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

The arts in a COVID-19 world

March 16th, 2020|0 Comments

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota These are incredible times. Our world seems to be upside down and life as we know it has essentially come to a standstill. What did you have [...]

Rapid City will host 2020 State Arts Conference 

March 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Shari Kosel, Program & Communications Director shari@artssouthdakota.org 605-252-5979 ext. 1 March 3, 2020 Rapid City will host 2020 State Arts Conference  South Dakota artists, arts advocates, arts organization members, art lovers and [...]

A Strong Partnership for the Arts in South Dakota

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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.