Jane is a leader and advocate for the arts in South Dakota and in her home community of Sisseton. Founder and director of the Sisseton Arts Council, she has worked in community arts for 35 years, helping develop a model rural arts organization recognized for its community, tribal, and global connections.
Rasmussen also serves on the South Dakota Arts Council and is a former Chair of the council. She taught English at Sisseton Wahpeton College and is an independent scholar with the South Dakota Humanities Council. In her role at the Sisseton Arts Council Jane presented Arts Midwest World Fest in the 2013–2014 and 2014–2015 seasons. She is a huge fan of the program and has consistently spoken on our behalf via support letters and site visits to funders.