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2024 South Dakota Arts Conference & Arts Leadership Institute Pre-Conference

Price FREE – $110 USD + BF Register

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This year, the Arts Leadership Institute will be offered as a pre-conference session before the State Arts Conference. Join us for one or both!

South Dakota artistsarts advocatesadministratorsart loverspolicymakers as well as community and state leaders who recognize the value of our cultural heritage will join together for a one-day Arts Leadership Institute pre-conference & one-day State Arts Conference scheduled for June 7-8 in downtown Sioux Falls.

Hosted by the South Dakota Arts Council & Arts South Dakota the biennial State Arts Conference will bring a halo of creativity over Sioux Falls.

The Saturday keynote luncheon will feature Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research, Americans for the Arts.

The conference includes workshops, panels, creative excursions, performances, networking opportunities and a Friday night opening reception with music at Levitt Sioux Falls!

One of the best parts of the State Arts Conference is the chance to network with others who are passionate about the arts in South Dakota. The conference is open to everyone looking to focus and enhance advocacy, accessibility, business for artists, rural design, marketing & more. Ideas and strategies will be shared, and new friendships will be forged. Plenty of time will be scheduled for socializing, networking, and creative excursions throughout downtown Sioux Falls.

Read more about the keynote, pre-conference & conference offerings, performers, networking opportunities & creative excursions. NOTE when registering:  The Pre-Conference takes place at the same time as the walking tour.

For complete conference schedule and information, visit Questions? Email us!



Donors/Members of Arts South Dakota receive reduced pricing to our events & never pay outside processing fees. Join today and enjoy the benefits of Arts South Dakota!

Not sure if you're a member/donor to receive reduced pricing? Visit our Individual Donors or Member Organizations pages.

For questions, please email Shari Kosel.

PLEASE NOTE: If you will be attending both the pre-conference and main conference, you must select each during checkout. The two pre-conference options take place at the same time. Please select only one.

Want to bring a guest to the Friday night opening reception? Select the Friday night-only ticket option during checkout.




Reserve your room today:

A discounted rate associated with the Arts South Dakota is available on the nights of June 6th through June 9th, 2024, at the Holiday Inn City Centre in Sioux Falls, SD.

To reserve your room:

  • Call 605-339-2000 and refer to the group “2024 South Dakota Arts Conference” or to the group code “AC4”
  • Online-Follow this link 2024 State Arts Conference, (you must enter in the dates of arrival and departure dates between 06/06/2024 and 06/09/2024)

The cutoff date to book rooms in this block is 05/10/2024.


Arts South Dakota is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization funded entirely by donor contributions and grants. South Dakota Arts Council support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Arts South Dakota believes all individuals and communities deserve meaningful artistic experiences. The goal should be full inclusion of all people in all arts and humanities programs and facilities.

For the State Arts Conference, Arts South Dakota can provide, upon request, alternative formats, auxiliary aids, and services necessary for all individuals to participate in all programs and services provided throughout the conference. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Arts South Dakota will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. Requests can be served more effectively if notice is provided at least 10 days before the event. Direct accommodation requests to

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