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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 [...]

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 [...]