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Supporting local arts beats supply chain worries

November 17th, 2021|Blog|

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota As the holiday shopping season approaches with the speed of a runaway train, we are being warned about this year’s unusual supply chain woes, as stores struggle [...]

Arts education expansion proposed in Congress

October 22nd, 2021|Blog|

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota A new bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives calls for comprehensive legislation to increase access to arts education. The Arts Education for All Act will [...]

A multitude of career options through the arts

September 27th, 2021|Blog|

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota Students are back in school, with art projects, band rehearsals and class plays stimulating young minds in classrooms throughout South Dakota. These educational experiences in the arts [...]

Audiences enthusiastically embrace summer arts

August 23rd, 2021|Blog|

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota Throughout the state, artists, neighbors and visitors are finding a connection through the power of the arts—and gathering to embrace arts opportunities in South Dakota communities. The [...]

Business leaders help grow community arts

June 29th, 2021|Blog|

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota In every South Dakota community, local business leaders are a driving force for strengthening the arts and helping to grow cultural opportunities. Traditionally, they are among the [...]

The arts are calling YOU to join in this summer

May 12th, 2021|Blog|

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota The arts in South Dakota are alive this summer—and they are calling you to safely step into a renewed whirl of concerts, plays, performances and parks filled [...]

Federal funding for the arts is a vital investment

April 12th, 2021|Blog|

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota The recent federal legislation to stimulate the economy included emergency aid to the National Endowment for the Arts to provide needed support to our national creative industry [...]