Advocacy

We inform Legislators, Executive brand officials and SD Congressional delegation on arts issues.

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ADVOCACY ALERTS

Advocacy Alerts are emailed on an as-needed basis as issues arise locally and nationally.  Sign up to receive our weekly email to be kept informed of all arts related issues in South Dakota.

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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 2022.

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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.

SHARABLE INFOGRAPHICS

We hope you help us spread that message by downloading these infographic panels to use online, on social media, and in print. Our full, folded infographic brochure is shareable via jpg or pdf. Use the hashtag #artsadvocacy when sharing via social media.

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