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Sanford Arts Vermillion

The arts programming of Sanford Arts Vermillion (SAV) is designed to support wellness for residents, patients, staff, families and volunteers at the Sanford Vermillion Medical Center (SVMC).

Since 2013, arts programming -designed for residents of Sanford’s long term care facility- has supported positive changes in the workplace. Art making opportunities are offered as “mini-breaks” and provides creative ways to uplift the workplace culture. SAV applies visual arts, music, literary, contemplative and movement modalities to serve the broadest range of interests and abilities among the participants. Dakota Hospital Foundation is proud to provide the first year funding to make this program possible. SAV is the beneficiary of DHF’s annual wreath auction and tree of lights fundraising events.

Sanford Arts Vermillion Internship Opportunities
Arts in healthcare training is available to volunteers and students through internships. Applications are accepted year-round. Click HERE for Sanford Arts Vermillion internship description and application.

SAV Program Coordinator Ari Albright, is a professional artist, art educator and artist in residence. She received her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from the University of South Dakota (USD); is a roster artist with the South Dakota Arts Council’s (SDAC) Artists in the Schools and Communities Program since 2007; teaches related courses at USD; and is an active board member of the National Organization of Arts in Health (NOAH).

The Sanford Arts Vermillion office and art studio is located at 15 Plum Street. Call (605) 677-3641 or (605) 677-3500 for more information.