PRE-CONFERENCE Friday, June 7:

You will select either the Arts Leadership Insitute Advocacy pre-conference sessions or the SculptureWalk tour session.

2024 ARTS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE Pre-Conference sessions:

Friday, June 7 – afternoon – Washington Pavilion Schulte Room
12:00-1:00PM Registration table is open!
12:00-12:58PM SDPB LIVE “In the Moment” with Lori Walsh
12:45-5:00PM Advocacy Pre-Conference sessions
1:00 – 2:45 Session 1 – The Art of Advocacy with Janet Brown
2:45 – 3:15 Break & Networking
3:15 – 4:30 Session 2 – Arts Education Advocacy Case Study and Discussion
(Janet Brown with Mary Cogswell: Arts Education Advocacy Cohort Coordinator, Laura Schenk: South Dakota Music Education Association Executive Director & Educator Shane Wuebben: Sioux Falls School District Fine Arts Coordinator
4:30 – 5:00 Wrap Up / Open Q&A
5:00-8:00 Oscar Howe Legacy Across Four Generations opening artist reception with Keith Braveheart & Amy Fill – Artists talk at 6:30PM (optional)
6:30 – 9:00 Arts Conference Social at StartUp Sioux Falls and Levitt at the Falls Performance by Kyaira

SculptureWalk walking tour Pre-Conference session with Cameron Stalheim
Friday June 7 – 3:00-5:00PM
Meet at Coffea, SW Corner of Phillips Ave and 10th St.


6:30-9:00 PM Arts Conference Social at StartUp Sioux Falls and Levitt at the Falls Performance

Saturday, June 8 – Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls
session info will be added as confirmed

Saturday, June 8 – Washington Pavilion – FULL CONFERENCE LITE
7:00 AM Regstration table open
8:15-8:45 Welcome – Mary W. Sommervold Hall Stage
South Dakota Poet Laureate Bruce Roseland reading (10 minutes)
9:00-10:00 Mary W. Sommervold Hall Stage – Art, Equity, and the Journey Getting There with Kellen Boice
Schulte Room – Artist Co-ops/ Showcasing & Supporting Local Artists with Emily Nguyen – The Art Collective, Sion Lidster – Full Circle Book Coop & Claudia Dail – The Watering Can
10:00-10:30 Break – 1st floor lobby
10:30-11:30AM Mary W. Sommervold Hall Stage – Patience, Persistence and Partnerships: How Arts Advocates Succeeded at City Hall with Janet Brown, Jeff Eckhoff – City Director of Planning and Development Services & Maren Engel, City of Sioux Falls Arts Coordinator
Schulte Room – Accessing the Arts: Ensuring the Arts in South Dakota are Accessible for All with Ari Albright, Creative Care LLC., Debra Workman, Black Hills Playhouse & Jamie Reindl, LifeScape Center for the Arts
11:30-12:00PM Break – 1st floor lobby
12:00-1:30PM Mary W. Sommervold Hall Stage – box lunch
12:15-12:25 Goodnight Theatre performance
Lunch with Randy Cohen, VP of Research, Americans for the Arts
1:30-1:45PM Short break
1:45-2:45PM sessions Mary W. Sommervold Hall Stage – Rural Design: What’s Working + Resources for Your Community with Hillary Presecan, Community Placemaking Program Manager at the Housing Assistance Council – Panelists: Patricia Acevedo Fuentes, AIA, NCI CS, Ashley Pourier, Courtney Bergey Swanson
Schulte Room – Marketing with Mike Gussiaas, Chief Marketing & Creative Officer, Travel South Dakota
2:45-3:00PM Short break – Ice cream social, Mary W. Sommervold Hall Stage
3:00-4:00PM Mary W. Sommervold Hall Stage – All Together
Oscar Howe Legacy Exhibition: Across Four Generations (Artist Panel)
Panelists: Keith BraveHeart (Oglala Lakota), Roger Broer (Oglala Lakota), Gwen Westerman (Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota), Talon “Bazille” Ducheneaux (Crow Creek Dakota & Cheyenne River Lakota), Kylie Thunder Hawk [Wanatee] (Sicangu Lakota)
4:00 PM Farewell
Optional Enjoy the many arts activities taking places in Sioux Falls! See the creative excursions list in the program guide for more info.