The Board of Directors of the Sioux Falls Arts Council announced on June 12th that Tim Hoheisel has been named Executive Director of the non-profit arts organization. Nan Baker, part-time Arts Council Executive Director since 2010, is transitioning out of the position to spend more time with her family. Hoheisel will become the full-time Executive Director on July 2. Baker will assume board member responsibilities.
The Arts Council will hold an open house to meet Hoheisel, board members, and visit the new office space on Thursday, June 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Sioux Falls Arts Council is located in the Crane Centre at 8thand railroad, 326 E. 8th Street, Suite 106B.
Arts Council President Molly McCarthy said, “We are so very appreciative of the leadership of Nan Baker in engaging a collaborative dynamic with the City, the South Dakota Arts Council, the Airport Authority, the Washington Pavilion, our corporate benefactors, the broad range of artists in our community, and the many friends and supporters of the arts. Nan has positioned us to meet our ‘bring arts to life’ objective in Sioux Falls. Tim Hoheisel will layer his talent and energy to further the arts as a career, as economic development, and as an expression of our community.” Nan Baker added, “Tim has the experience and insight to provide thoughtful and informed leadership that is broad in perspective. This is an exciting opportunity.”
Tim Hoheisel has more than ten years of leadership and management experience, most recently at Augustana College’s Center for Western Studies where he was the Director of Outreach and Promotion since 2008. In addition, he comes to the Arts Council job familiar with the Sioux Falls art scene. At the Center for Western Studies, Hoheisel managed the art collection, art exhibitions, and coordinated the annual Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale. “It is an exciting time to be involved in the arts in Sioux Falls,” Hoheisel said. “There is an active and dynamic arts community and I am excited to work with everyone to make the arts even stronger.”
Hoheisel has degrees in history from Gustavus Adolphus College and St. Cloud State University. He has won several awards for his museum and public history work including the Organizational Achievement Award from the Historic South Dakota Foundation, the Governor’s Award for History from the South Dakota State Historical Society, and the Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History. He has also published three local history books.