Artists In Schools & Communities Sponsor Information

Purpose

Artists In Schools & Communities (AISC) grants provide professional artists to schools and other South Dakota nonprofit community organizations to encourage and supplement the arts in educational settings and foster positive community development through life-long learning experiences in the arts.

Artists In Schools & Communities is designed to:

  • Provide students and communities an opportunity to work with and learn from a professional artist.
  • Assist in the development of a school/community commitment to the arts as basic to education and life-long learning.
  • Serve teachers by providing a resource person in a specific arts discipline who can help develop methods of creative teaching and assist schools and teachers in meeting educational content standards.
  • Serve communities by providing artists to assist with community betterment, i.e. artistic and environmental design projects, theater residencies, murals, classes and workshops, etc.
  • Support individual artists by providing time during the residency to pursue their own artistic development.

Artist Availability

Artists available for residencies are listed in the Artists In Schools & Communities Roster published each year by the South Dakota Arts Council and mailed to all schools and arts organizations shortly after January 1. View the AISC roster.

Eligible

South Dakota schools, nonprofit organizations, and units of government are eligible to sponsor Artists In Schools & Communities residencies.

Deadline

AISC Sponsor Applications must be postmarked by March 1 for residencies occurring after July 1. Under most circumstances, late applications will not be accepted. To receive a copy of the application as well as the AISC roster, write or call the Arts Council office. The AISC sponsor application is online at http://artscouncil.sd.gov/grants/aiscapplication.aspx.

Grant Amounts

Matching grants, which include half the artist’s fee plus reimbursement for the artist’s travel, will be awarded to the local sponsor. At the completion of the residency, it is the sponsor’s responsibility to pay the total fee and mileage reimbursement to the artist. Residency supplies are the responsibility of the sponsor and should be negotiated with the artist well in advance of the start of the residency. Local sponsors are required to provide housing in a motel or similar facility unless such facilities are not available or unless the artist requests to stay in a private home. Private housing requests should be initiated by the artist, not by the sponsor.

Artist’s Fees: One Week Residency One Semester Residency

One Week Residency

 

One Semester Residency

 

One Month Residency

 

Total Fee 

$1,000

Total Fee 

$16,000

Total Fee

$4,000

School/Community Cost

     $500

School/Community Cost

$8,000

School/Community Cost

$2,000

SDAC Cost

$500

SDAC Cost

$8,000

SDAC Cost

$2,000

For residencies involving two or more artists, fees are higher. Contact the Arts Council for further details.

Evaluation

The Arts Council will send the residency sponsor an evaluation form to be completed and returned to the Arts Council office within 30 days of the conclusion of the AISC residency.

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