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Artists show us how to keep learning

April 19th, 2022|Blog|

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota We hear a lot about the importance of lifetime learning—growing our brainpower and appreciation of the world around us by adding knowledge and new skills as we [...]

Rapid City will host 2022 State Arts Conference

March 25th, 2022|Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Shari Kosel, Program & Communications Director shari@artssouthdakota.org
 605-252-5979 ext. 1 March 24, 2022 Rapid City will host 2022 State Arts Conference South Dakota artists, arts advocates, arts organization members, art lovers [...]

State Arts Conference connects creative community

March 15th, 2022|Blog|

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota Everyone is busy these days—and with more travel and family events, the calendar fills up fast. The biennial State Arts Conference is May 19-21 in Rapid City—and [...]

Videos shine spotlight on state artists

February 10th, 2022|Blog|

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota The South Dakota creative talent pool is deep and wide—and every artist in our state deserves recognition for the work each does in expanding the cultural boundaries [...]

We’re all better together—with the arts

December 17th, 2021|Blog|

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota Last year at this time, most of us were grappling with a holiday season spent in varying degrees of isolation, making connections that mostly involved zoom sessions, [...]

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 [...]