South Dakota State Arts Conference

Keynote Speakers, Presenters & Performers

The speakers, presenters & performers are subject to change as we work through the new dates and schedule. 


Mary Anne Carter
Chairman
National Endowment for the Arts

Thursday, October 29
Opening Keynote

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Lori Pourier
President & CEO
First Peoples Fund

 Keynote

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Lawrence Diggs
Chaplain/Level 1 Volunteer/ South Dakota State Prison

Using the arts to help inmates connect with and maintain their humanity and lower recidivism.
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Paul Thares
Community Vitality Specialist
SDSU Extension

Build A Better Board – Board Development
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Ann Taecker
Community Vitality Field Specialist
SDSU Extension

Show YOU the MONEY! Grant Writing to Fund Artists & Organizations
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Young Ae Kim
Associate Professor
South Dakota State University

Collaboration Is the way to Grow as an Artist
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Cory Knedler
Full Professor
University of South Dakota

Collaboration Is the way to Grow as an Artist
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Gunner Jules
Sicangu Lakota music artist, Rosebud Sioux Tribe
singer/songwriter/producer

Performance before Lori Pourier Keynote
Instagram: @Gunner.Jules
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Christine Stewart
SDSU English Professor
South Dakota Poet Laureate

Performance before Torrie Allen Keynote
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Rosemary Buchmann
High School Art Teacher
Pursuing Arts in Health certificate through USD

“Plant Seeds for Health” Interactive Art Activity
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Delta David Gier
Music Director
South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

Community-Building: Creating Meaningful and Lasting Relationships
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Jennifer Teisinger
Executive Director
South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

Community-Building: Creating Meaningful and Lasting Relationships
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Jeff Paul
Principal Oboist
South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

Community-Building: Creating Meaningful and Lasting Relationships
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