Artists: Sioux Falls scene needs collaboration, support, education

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The White House caught the attention of Sioux Falls artists by proposing to cut federal funding last month, but they also know improving the local scene will take more than money.

Artists in Sioux Falls called for more collaboration, more arts education and more investment from public and private groups Friday in a brainstorming session hosted by local and state advocates.

Bringing together dozens of artists and community members, Arts South Dakota ended a nine-stop statewide tour at the Washington Pavilion in an attempt to learn the resources and needs of local arts communities.

Jim Speirs, executive director of the nonprofit, started the workshop by encouraging those in attendance to call politicians about President Donald Trump’s proposal to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts.

“It comes up everywhere,” Speirs said. “I think that’s the first thing people are thinking about.”…

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