In addition to the residency programs, South Dakota Arts Council offers an innovative program for teachers, curriculum directors and school administrators.

Many of the professional artists appearing in the Artists In Schools & Communities (AISC) Roster are also available to school districts as in-service presenters and workshop facilitators. Artists involved in the Teacher In-service program provide educators with the creative tools and artistic skills necessary for developing arts education curricula. Artists are available for presentations, in-services and one week summer residencies.

One Day In-service:
Total cost $250
School cost $125
SDAC match $125
One Week Residency:
  Total cost $1,250
School cost  $625
SDAC match  $625

Travel: SDAC will reimburse the artist’s mileage at State rates.

Lodging: If distance to the in-service site necessitates, the sponsoring organization is responsible for providing lodging for the artist conducting the in-service.

Supplies: The school or sponsoring organization is responsible for the cost of any necessary supplies. This should be negotiated with the artist prior to the in-service activity.

Application procedure: It is the school’s responsibility to contact an artist and negotiate a mutually agreeable date before submitting a formal application to the Arts Council.

Deadline: This application (which must include the name of the selected artist and the dates of the in-service activity) should be submitted to SDAC at least 30 days prior to the scheduled activity.

Application form: The Artists In Schools & Communities Sponsor Application form should also be used to apply for a Teacher In-service Program.

Availability of funds: Teacher In-service grant funds will be available for activities occurring July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. Since funding is limited, grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Payment: Approved sites will receive a grant award letter and payment from SDAC for one-half the amount of the artist’s fee plus the artist’s round trip travel reimbursement to the site. On the last day of the activity, the sponsor will pay the artist the total fee, which includes the grant award from SDAC and the sponsor’s matching funds.

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