Arts South Dakota Artist Emergency Relief Fund applications open April 4

From Shari Kosel Program & Communications Director Arts South Dakota 605.252.5979 ext. 1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2023 Arts South Dakota Artist Emergency Relief Fund applications open April 4 The ARTS SOUTH DAKOTA ARTIST EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND provides short-term financial support for individual artists, culture bearers, and creative workers within South Dakota who [...]

By |2023-03-27T11:13:41-05:00March 27th, 2023|

Local arts councils energize their communities

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota Every South Dakota community is unique, with a fascinating combination of people and talent—and that is the recipe for a successful local arts council. An arts council in your town can spark entertainment, arts opportunities and community spirit, just as local groups have done in 37 South [...]

By |2023-03-21T17:19:29-05:00March 21st, 2023|

Taking Photos of Your Artwork 101

PRESENTERS Allyson Morgan - Prints & Repeat Fine Arts Printing DESCRIPTION Taking good quality photos of your artwork is a skill in and of itself. Great looking digital reproductions of your work are so important for your web and social media presence, online store, email newsletter, and to use for work samples for grants, [...]

By |2023-03-09T09:32:20-06:00March 8th, 2023|

Grant Writing Tips – Panel of Panelists

PRESENTERS Brian Bieber - Writer & Filmmaker Jane Rasmussen - Director, Sisseton Arts Council Jim Speirs - Executive Director, Arts South Dakota DESCRIPTION Are you working on writing grants or want to learn more about the process? Did you know that your grant will likely be reviewed by a panel of non-staff, who [...]

By |2023-02-09T10:01:49-06:00February 9th, 2023|

The arts are the gateway to unique South Dakota destinations

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota Winter may still have its grip on South Dakota, but travelers and communities are already thinking about the upcoming tourist season, energized by the recent Governor’s Conference on Tourism. And thinking about visitors to our state means thinking about our unique arts and cultural destinations.  The arts [...]

By |2023-02-08T15:03:15-06:00February 8th, 2023|

South Dakota Arts Council Grant Opportunities Spring 2023

PRESENTERS South Dakota Arts Council Director Patrick Baker & Grants Specialist Kathryn Vandel DESCRIPTION Join staff from the South Dakota Arts Council to discuss open grant opportunities for the spring grants, open until March 1st, 2023. Grants available for artists and arts organizations. Find more information at the Applicant Portal and join for the conversation [...]

By |2023-01-27T16:23:58-06:00January 27th, 2023|

Federal Taxes and Your New Business

PRESENTERS Neki Cox - Senior Stakeholder Liaison, IRS DESCRIPTION Join Neki Cox from the Internal Revue Service for a presentation on essential federal tax information for creative businesses, whether non-profit, for-profit, or as an individual artist. From EINs to record keeping, forms of business organizations, record-keeping requirements, and how to select a paid [...]

By |2023-01-26T10:56:40-06:00January 26th, 2023|

Governor’s Awards spotlight South Dakota’s arts excellence

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota On February 15, Governor Noem will present the biennial Governor’s Awards in the Arts, sponsored by the South Dakota Arts Council and Arts South Dakota. You can read about the 2023 recipients and their outstanding contributions to the arts in our state at Each is an [...]

By |2023-01-10T17:05:53-06:00January 10th, 2023|
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