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Encourage more federal arts funding for SD

August 15th, 2022|Blog|

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota It was disappointing to see our lone Congressman, Dusty Johnson, recently support a funding bill amendment that would have reduced National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) appropriations [...]

Indigenous flute spotlighted as state instrument

July 19th, 2022|Blog|

By Jim Speirs, Executive Director, Arts South Dakota South Dakota’s heritage is a unique combination of indigenous and immigrant cultures, and celebrating those elements helps make our state a leader in the recognition of its [...]

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, [...]