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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 [...]

Celebrating award-winning service to the arts

February 17th, 2021|Blog|

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota This month Governor Noem, along with the South Dakota Arts Council and Arts South Dakota, presented the biennial Governor’s Awards in the Arts. You can read about [...]

Arts advocacy begins with one voice

January 7th, 2021|Blog|

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota In South Dakota, arts advocates include community arts groups, statewide arts organizations and alliances for arts education and artists. As important as these groups of advocates are, [...]

Giving this season to keep the arts strong

November 23rd, 2020|Blog|

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota This year, the holidays will be different for all of us. Maybe that’s a reason to give more unique gifts—gifts that support and enhance the work of [...]

It’s more important than ever to Vote smART!

October 6th, 2020|Blog|

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota This year’s election is vitally important to the arts in South Dakota. The pandemic response has dramatically illustrated the significance of self-expression, creative endeavors and the role [...]