Arts South Dakota & the South Dakota Arts Council have rescheduled the 2020 South Dakota Arts Conference.
SAVE THE DATE! October 29-31, 2020
Watch for registration & session information coming soon.

The state arts conference is held every two years at different locations across South Dakota. Workshops, panel discussions, plenary sessions focus on key areas such as racial equity, arts education, fundraising, local arts councils, grant-writing, and marketing/social media. Arts leaders are invited to attend and provide keynote presentations, workshops and panel discussions.

Registration information coming soon.

Early bird pricing:

Pre-Conference – Arts South Dakota Member/Donor $40
Pre-Conference – Non-Member/Donor $50

Conference – Arts South Dakota Member/Donor $150
Conference – Non-Member/Donor $175
Conference – Student $100

Reduced price for organizations sending 3 or more $125/ticket

Emerging Leader Scholarships (20 available) applications are closed.

SDAC Professional Development Grants Professional Development Grants may be awarded to an organization to fund its representative’s attendance at a professional development activity that benefits both the organization and the individual attending.

Donors/Members of Arts South Dakota receive reduced pricing to our events & never pay outside processing fees. Join today and enjoy the benefits!

Conference hosts:

THANK YOU to our Conference Leadership Committee:

Sarah Carlson – Illustra Creative Services Advisor
Danielle Osloond – GreenInk Designs, Deadwood Mountain Grand

Desy Schoenewies – Rapid City Arts Council
Peter Strong – Racing Magpie
Kate Vandel – South Dakota Arts Council

The South Dakota State Arts Conference is sponsored by Arts South Dakota and the South Dakota Arts Council.
South Dakota Arts Council support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, 
through the Department of Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Hotel reservations:
Block hotel rate of $109/day available until 9/29/20 (or after if rooms are available) can be reserved online by clicking this link or by calling 1-605 348-4000 or 1-877-666-3243. Please use code “Arts South Dakota” block code A1S when booking by phone to receive the reduced rate.

Emerging Leaders Scholarship Info & Application
Keynotes | Presenters | Performers
Full Conference Schedule – Coming Soon
Conference Program [coming soon]
“The Doctor Is In” one-on-one sessions [coming soon]
Pre-Conference Schedule | for Community Arts Councils [coming soon]
Attendee List [posted in October]
The Great Race Exhibit

Arts South Dakota believes all individuals and communities deserve meaningful artistic experiences. The goal should be full inclusion of all people in all arts and humanities programs and facilities.

For the State Arts Conference, Arts South Dakota can provide, upon request, alternative formats, auxiliary aids, and services necessary for all individuals to participate in all programs and services provided throughout the conference. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Arts South Dakota will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. Requests can be served more effectively if notice is provided at least 10 days before the event. Direct accommodation requests to

Thank you to our generous sponsors & funders:

– Friends of the Arts –

– Brian D. Hagg –