You will select either the Community-Driven Public Arts pre-conference sessions or the AlterNATIVE walking tour session

Community-Driven Public Art Pre-Conference sessions:

Thursday, May 19 – afternoon – Holiday Inn Rapid City Downtown – Conv Ctr
2:00-5:00PM Community-Driven Public Art Pre-Conference sessions
Art-Train Agency/Organization Training with Jun-Li Wang and Ricardo Beaird

Sessions by Springboard for the Arts
6:30-8:30PM On your own mixer or networking opportunity/dinner on your own
Friday, May 20 – Holiday Inn Rapid City Downtown – Conv Ctr
8:00-8:30AM Continental breakfast – Pre-conference attendees
8:30-10:00AM Imagining, Connecting and Creating session with Amber Hansen, Sandra Kern Mollman and Reyna Hernandez
10:15-11:30AM Joint Q&A/panel discussion session with all pre-conference presenters

AlterNATIVE walking tour Pre-Conference session:
Friday morning, May 20

9:00-10:30AM AlterNATIVE walking tour Pre-Conference session
Walking Native Art Tour in Downtown Rapid City with Dr. Craig Howe


Friday, May 20 – Holiday Inn Rapid City Downtown – Conv Ctr & The Monument

9:00-5:00PM “The Chair Is Not Me” art show with Suzie Cappa Arts Center
11:00-12:00PM SDPB “In the Moment” with Lori Walsh – LIVE from the arts conference
12:00-2:00PM LUNCH – Welcome & Opening Keynote
12:05-12:15PM Honor Native Land Acknowledgement – Stampede Singers Wanápȟeya Nažíča Okȟá
12:15-12:30PM Welcome: Pam Breaux – President & CEO, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
12:30-1:15PM Lunch served
1:15-1:30PM performance: Sophia Beatty
1:30-2:00PM Opening Keynote –Creative People Power
Laura Zabel, Executive Director, Springboard for the Arts
2:00-2:30 Networking break – Atrium & Pre-convene area
2:30-3:45PM Workshops/panels/roundtables begin (Workshops @ The Monument)
Let’s Really Get Into It: How we made a little money making art we care a lot about with Brian Bieber and Brienne Maner
Watering the Seeds of Creativity with Peter Strong & Candi Brings Plenty
Branding can be a Picnic: A fresh perspective on branding with Ted Heeren and Heidi Marsh
Shaping the Arts in South Dakota with Amber Hansen and Sandra Kern Mollman
Interactive Art Activity – hotel
The Dr. Is In one-on-one sessions – hotel
3:45-4:15PM Networking break – The Monument hallway
4:15-5:30PM Workshops/panels/roundtables @ The Monument
So, We Are a Nonprofit: What Else We Need to Know with Julie M. Johnson
Navigating Narratives: An Educational Art Exhibition featuring Creatives from all 66 South Dakota Counties with Dr. Craig Howe
Grant Writing Basics with Peggy Schlechter
The Dr. Is In one-on-one sessions – hotel
5:30 PM Break/Check-into hotel
6:30-8:30PM Opening Reception – Dahl Arts Center – 713 7th St, Rapid City
A fun, informal, networking mixer with food and drink, along with exciting arts activities. These include a performance by the Sophia Beatty Band, author signings, and all of the exhibits at the Dahl open for viewing. And of course their fabulous gift shop will be open!
8:30-? On your own downtown Rapid City

Saturday, May 21 – Holiday Inn Rapid City Downtown – Conv Ctr & The Monument

9:00-5:00PM “The Chair Is Not Me” art show with Suzie Cappa Arts Center
9:00 – 10:30 AM Opening welcome & performance -Continental breakfast with dedicated networking topics at tables
9:00-9:30AM Continental breakfast – Tables with assigned topics (marketing, education, fundraising etc)
9:45-10:00AM Performance: Tyler Brink & “JJ” James Janis, Flutter Productions a member of the Black Hills Works family
10:00-10:30AM Good morning from Arts South Dakota director Jim Speirs and South Dakota Arts Council director Patrick Baker
10:30-11:00AM Networking break – Atrium & Pre-convene area
11:00-12:15PM Workshops/panels/roundtables continue @ The Monument
Arts Midwest grant opportunities with Joshua Feist Canceled due to illness
Using the brain to advocate for the benefits of creativity and arts programming with Jessie Park and Courtney Anderson
Community Tapestry: celebrating diversity with Dale Lamphere and Elle Larsen
The Cave Collective, and The Value of DIY Arts Spaces in Community and Individual Transformation with Dexter Carman
The Dr. Is In one-on-one sessions – hotel
12:30-2:00PM Lunch & Featured Presentation – Dakota Ballroom
1:15-1:30PM Performance: Tashina Red Hawk, Sicangu Lakota Oyate, Miss Teen Rosebud
1:30-2:00PM Featured Presentation – Sec. Jim Hagen, Department of Tourism
Tourism & the Arts #StateofCreate
2:00-2:30PM Networking break – Atrium & Pre-convene area
2:30-3:45PM Workshops/panels/roundtables continue @ The Monument
SD Native Tourism Alliance with Rep. Tamara St. John
Start Small, Dream Big: Empowering Artists & Advocates with Eliza Blue
Scrappy and Imperfect: Effective Digital Marketing with Mike Gussiaas
4:00-4:30PM Send off w/ Talley Monteau art & Passport drawing w/ art prize – must be present to win