Location: South Dakota
In South Dakota, Growing the Field of Arts in Health
February 22 2024
Artist and educator Ari Albright is leading the way for Arts in Health through programs and projects that stress creativity, exploration of ideas, and trying new techniques.
Six Midwestern Ensembles Receive Jazz Roads Funding
February 15 2024
Today, South Arts announced the Winter 2024 Jazz Road Artists—16 artists and ensembles receiving funding through the Jazz Road Tours grantmaking program.. Among these artists are six ensembles based in the Midwest....
In South Dakota, This Collaboration Is Connecting Orchestras and Lakota Music
January 24 2024
The Lakota Music Project has been connecting Indigenous and non-Indigenous Musicians for nearly two decades as part of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.
Meet Casandra Artichoker, Young Native Artist Reclaiming Lak̇ot̄a Practices
January 23 2024
With mentorship from relatives and other artists, Artichoker says she is eager to gain knowledge around traditional art practices and tell impactful stories through her art.
Meet South Dakotan Baxter Badure, A Handmade Saddle-Maker
January 18 2024
Inspired as a young ranch hand, Baxter considers saddle-making a “nice little hobby” as he spends evenings after full days of ranching to craft distinct hand-tooled saddles.
What We Learned: Community Creativity Cohort
January 3 2024
From 2019-2022, Arts Midwest served as operating partner for the Bush Foundation’s Community Creativity Cohort program. This partnership provided an unparalleled opportunity to connect with 40 incredible organizations who use...
These Indigenous Chefs Are Turning the Table on Native Foodways in the Midwest
December 5 2023
Chefs Kimberly Tilsen-Brave Heart, Sean Sherman, and Bryce Stevenson are growing the Indigenous Food Sovereignty movement through their Native food-centered initiatives.
Meet Noelle Benson, a Native American Star Quilt Maker in North Dakota
October 26 2023
Colors, traditions, and prayers are all pieced into Benson’s star quilts. Her craft has been encouraged by the women in her family.
A Bright Spot: The First Two-Spirit Powwow in Rapid City
September 21 2023
Local and national attendees participated and people danced with and for their communities at the inaugural powwow of its kind in western South Dakota.
Rock The Rez Brings Power Chords to Indigenous Kids in South Dakota
August 29 2023
A rock camp “aims to empower Indigenous girls, two-spirited, transgender, and gender diverse youth” in a safe space where they can raise their voices — and crank the amps.