Friends of the Arts/NSU

Support and enhance the arts at NSU and enjoy exclusive benefits and privileges by becoming a Donor, Friend, Patron or Benefactor.

Having just completed my first year as dean of the School of Fine Arts at Northern State University, I could not be more thrilled to be a part of this university and community as we work towards cultivating a true center for the arts. This is an extraordinary time for the arts at Northern State, with renovated state-of-the-art facilities, palpable faculty energy and a dynamic collaborative mission.

This past year saw a number of tremendous successes for our program, highlighted by the spectacular Johnson Fine Arts Center opening gala concert featuring the classic rock band Three Dog Night. That was only the beginning, however, as each succeeding month saw an impressive array of concerts, productions, exhibitions, festivals and prestigious individual achievements – all of which reaffirmed Northern State’s deserved reputation as the premier arts destination in the Upper Midwest. 

I am proud of Northern State’s commitment to providing a superior education in the visual and performing arts, where students develop their talents, refine their passions and ultimately become leaders in their chosen fields. We also succeed in creating an academic environment that encourages students to explore a multitude of artistic opportunities, wherever their talent leads them. Truly, our students do it all!

I hope you enjoy the chance to look back on this spectacular past year, preview the exciting 2017-18 season and consider contributing to the School of Fine Arts, growing base of support. As always, I look forward to sharing and celebrating our bright future with you.

Thank you so much for your support, if you're interested in supporting the arts, please call 605-626-2563.

Warm regards,

Dr. Kenneth Boulton

Dean, School of Fine Arts

Friends of the Arts/NSU
Become a member of the Friends of the Arts/NSU!
Join us in our commitment to the dedicated faculty and students of Northern State University's School of Fine Arts by becoming a member of the Friends of the Arts/NSU group. Through your membership, you help strengthen your love of the arts with exclusive benefits and privileges, while also enhancing the quality of the Northern State University School of Fine Arts.
  • Exclusive season preview and "select your seat" event
  • Wine and hors d'oeuvres pre-performance socials for selected season events
  • Art gallery exhibits, receptions and lectures
  • Recognition in performance programs and on NSU School of Fine Arts website
We hope you'll consider joining today!
  • Donor ($50 individual; $100 couple)
    • Recognition in performance programs and on website
  • Friend ($150 individual; $300 couple)
    • ​Membership benefits included
    • Plus: complimentary tickets to your choice of five selected season events
    • Plus: the ability to select and reserve your individual seats for those events
  • Patron ($200 individual; $400 couple)
    • ​Membership benefits included
    • Plus: complimentary tickets to your choice of seven selected season events
    • Plus: the ability to select and reserve your individual seats for those events
  • Benefactor ($250 individual; $500 couple)
    • ​Membership benefits included
    • ​Plus: complimentary tickets to all designated Friends season events
    • ​Plus: the ability to select and reserve your individual seats for those events
    • ​Plus: exclusive invitation to Dick Termes Termispheres reception/lecture event, jointly planned with South Dakota Public Broadcasting
    • ​Plus: exclusive invitation to a "behind-the-scenes" progressive reception highlighting NSU School of Fine Arts students and faculty in action
Please call 605-626-2497 for more information.