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If you attended ruralX this summer, you were part of a presentation from South Dakota artist Amber Hansen, who taught us about the value of communal creativity and how art can bring people together. Coincidence or not, we are seeing a flurry of artistic endeavors taking place across South Dakota.
Catching up with Amber
Amber Hansen, keynote speaker at ruralX and producer of the film “Called to Walls” has had a busy summer. Just two days after her visit to ruralX, she flew to Paraguay where she helped create a large mural in a neighborhood that had recently lost its hospital. The purpose of the mural was to pay tribute to the hospital and to try to help people re-imagine the potential of the space.
The Meridian District Art Project in Yankton
It’s all coming together.
In 2017, Design:SD … Read More »
By Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan, RANDY TRAMP P&D Correspondent
Dakota Rising is a free comprehensive Fellowship experience that seeks out, celebrates and inspires rural entrepreneurs. The 24-month program is designed to provide rural entrepreneurs with the tools, resources, and connections to help them reach their greatest potential.
The program works with entrepreneurs from anywhere in South Dakota, excluding Sioux Falls and Rapid City.
Dakota Resources, the non-profit that organizes the Dakota Rising Fellowship, has a core mission to enrich rural communities and empower rural people. Dakota Resources offers programs that are available to the community and economic development leaders across South Dakota and beyond.
“Our goal with the Dakota Rising Fellowship is to help business owners grow in a way that allows them to work on their company instead of in it,” said Joe Bartmann, community coach/VP of Community Innovation of Dakota … Read More »
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 10:23 pm
By Shauna Marlette, Yankton Press
“What do you celebrate about downtown Yankton?”
With that simple question, the design:SD Project Downtown Yankton began on Tuesday.
According to Joe Bartmann, the vice president of Programs for Dakota Resources and facilitator of Tuesday’s listening events, the project is focused on helping small rural towns like Yankton shape their future through design.
“Today is really where we press ‘go’ for this whole process,” he said. “These are really small group conversations where we are bringing together different groups of people who have some kind of affinity. We have had a group with human resource directors; we had a group of realtors this morning.”
Dakota Resources is a non-profit based in Renner that works with small communities that want to create a better future and make the place where they … Read More »