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GOVERNOR NOEM OPENS CALL TO STUDENT ARTISTS

PIERRE – In celebration of National Arts in Education Week, Sept. 11-17, 2022, Governor Kristi Noem and the South Dakota Arts Council announce the opening of the Governor’s Student Art Competition.

View the full press release online at https://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=30641

For more information, including instructions for submitting work, visit https://artscouncil.sd.gov/events/student_art_Main.aspx

ARTIST APPLICATION DEADLINE COMING SEPT. 24

PIERRE – The South Dakota Arts Council invites artists in and near our state to apply to join our teaching artist roster to work in-residence throughout South Dakota communities. The deadline is Sept. 24.

The Artists in Schools and Communities program provides intensive, hands-on education in all arts disciplines to students of all ages by providing funds to schools and nonprofit organizations for residency activities. Artists develop their own residency lesson plans and then adapt them for work throughout the state. Residencies are coordinated through the South Dakota Arts Council as part of the Arts in Education program.

View the announcement online at https://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=30502

Resources for applicants online at https://artscouncil.sd.gov/grants/AISCApplicantPortal.aspx

13 ARTWORKS PURCHASED FOR STATE COLLECTION

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC) announces the purchase of 13 new pieces for the state’s public art collection through the Art for State Buildings program.

The recent purchases were selected by a five-member advisory committee to the SDAC, which reviewed 62 proposals, and based its decisions on quality of the work; the artwork’s relevance to South Dakota environment, history, heritage, or culture; professional experience of the artist; permanence and safety, as required for public artworks.

View the announcement online at https://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=30312.

SOUTH DAKOTA ARTS COUNCIL TO MEET JULY 29

OACOMA, S.D. – Members of the South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC), the advisory board of the state arts agency, will meet Friday, July 29 in Oacoma for the Council’s annual summer meeting.

The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. CDT. An agenda will be posted 72 hours prior to the meeting at https://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=7. The public is invited to listen to the proceedings. For instructions, follow the link provided. For more information or assistance, please contact the SDAC office, 605-773-3301 or e-mail sdac@state.sd.us.

View the announcement online at https://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=30417

GOVERNOR NOEM ANNOUNCES 2022 STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

Governor Kristi Noem announced 12 students who are being recognized for their artistic talents through the Governor’s Student Art Competition. An exhibition of the artwork is now open to the public in the South Dakota Capitol building. A brochure of winners is available online at https://artscouncil.sd.gov/events/2022_brochure.pdf.

View the announcement online at https://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=28860.

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ARTS COUNCIL'S STRATEGIC PLANNING

Every three to five years the South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC) takes time to cast a new vision and establish new goals for the development of a comprehensive state arts plan. In 2016 and 2017 SDAC, in conjunction with statewide nonprofit arts service and advocacy organization Arts South Dakota, conducted strategic planning activities, all of which are detailed below. SDAC is pleased to share its latest strategic plan, guiding its operations to serve the statewide arts community through 2021:

Click here for the complete Strategic Plan

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