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A message to South Dakota artists 

May 19th, 2020|Blog|

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota The path of an artist is not an easy one. It takes courage in the best of times and today we need you to be extra courageous, [...]

Connect with the arts while staying safe

April 17th, 2020|Blog|

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota As the situation in our state continues with a growing number of cases of COVID-19, most of us are trying to shelter in place to do our [...]

The arts in a COVID-19 world

March 16th, 2020|Blog|

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota These are incredible times. Our world seems to be upside down and life as we know it has essentially come to a standstill. What did you have [...]

Arts advocacy means sharing YOUR stories 

January 10th, 2020|Blog|

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota One of the key roles of Arts South Dakota is to encourage South Dakotans to speak out in support of the arts. We call it arts advocacy—but [...]

#StateOfCreate puts South Dakota arts in the spotlight

November 7th, 2019|Blog|

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota The South Dakota Department of Tourism, in partnership with the South Dakota Arts Council, has launched a social media campaign, #StateOfCreate—and we think it’s great. Tourism and [...]

En Route to sharing our cultural heritage

October 16th, 2019|Blog|

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota The strength of South Dakota’s creative community comes from its diversity, weaving together threads from all cultures across our lands and celebrating through the arts our common [...]