We inform Legislators, Executive brand officials and SD Congressional delegation on arts issues.
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Arts South Dakota maintains close relationships with South Dakota’s political leaders and often sends letters to our local, state, and national delegation, informing them of arts advocacy issues and concerns in our state. We will update this page with letters sent by director Jim Speirs for reference.
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ADVOCACY AND PUBLIC AWARENESS
Arts South Dakota and the South Dakota Arts Council continue to co- sponsor a public awareness campaign emphasizing the value of the arts to individuals, communities and our state. The Executive Director of Arts South Dakota is a registered lobbyist with the Secretary of State and informs Legislators and Executive branch officials on arts issues.
ARTS ADVOCACY DAY AT THE LEGISLATURE
Arts Advocacy Day at the Legislature is held biennially, alternating years with the Governor’s Awards in the Arts. This day serves to heighten awareness and appreciation of the arts for our legislators and other decision-makers. SAVE THE DATE: February 9, 2022.
CANDIDATES SURVEY ON THE ARTS & GOVERNMENT
As a service to our statewide membership and constituents, Arts South Dakota is conducting a survey of candidates for the South Dakota Legislature, United States Representative & United States Senate, asking for their perspectives on the arts and government.
NEWSLETTERS AND EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION
Organizational members and individual donors of Arts South Dakota are kept informed of opportunities and issues through our magazine, ARTS ALIVE, which includes information on artists, local arts organizations, and the South Dakota Arts Council. Members also receive weekly updates and alerts on education, advocacy issues, events and programs through our weekly arts events emails sent every Monday afternoon.