Sioux Falls Student to Represent State at National Competition

PIERRE, S.D. – Maddie Lukomski, a Lincoln High School senior from Sioux Falls, won the Poetry Out Loud state finals March 13 in Sioux Falls and will represent South Dakota at the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, D.C., April 24-26.
Read full press release here

High School Students to Perform at Poetry Contest

PIERRE, S.D. – Eight South Dakota high school students from across the state will share their talents and the work of great poets while competing for the state title at the Poetry Out Loud recitation contest Monday, March 13, in Sioux Falls.
Read full press release here

Applications For Artist in Residence Due March 1

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC) is now accepting grant applications for its Artists in Schools and Communities (AISC) residency program, which provides matching grants to schools and other nonprofit organizations for artists in residence. Applications must be received through the AISC online grant form. The application deadline is March 1.
Read full press release here

Applications Open For SDAC Funding Opportunities

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota artists, arts organizations and other nonprofit groups are invited to seek grant support from the South Dakota Arts Council to assist in funding arts projects and programs throughout the state. The application deadline is March 1.
Read full press release here

Call for Artists: Art for State Buildings Proposals

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota artists have until February 24, 2017, to submit purchase proposals for the Art for State Buildings Program.
Read full press release here
Read request for proposals (RFP) here

South Dakota Arts Council to Meet Friday

PIERRE, S.D. – Members of the South Dakota Arts Council, the advisory board of the Office of Arts, will gather in Pierre, Friday, Oct. 28, for the Council’s annual fall meeting. Read full press release here

Renowned Artists' Work Added to State Collection

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Arts Council announces the addition of three new pieces to the Art in State Buildings collection. Read full press release here

Governor appoints 4 to South Dakota Arts Council

PIERRE, S.D. — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has announced the appointments of new Council Members Andrew Kightlinger, of Pierre; Mary Haug, of Brookings; and Linda Anderson, of Rapid City to serve on the South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC). All three new members were appointed to three-year terms on the Council. Read full press release here

Arts Council Grants $1.3 Million

PIERRE, SD – More than 250 South Dakota artists, arts organizations, schools and art projects will receive $1,338,000 in grants from the South Dakota Arts Council for fiscal year 2017, Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today. “Strong, accessible arts programs that reach all areas of the state further enhance the quality of life South Dakotans are proud of,” the Governor said. “Artists, arts organizations, and cultural events also contribute to economic development and South Dakota’s tourism industry by making our state a more interesting place to live and visit. Read full press release including a listing of cities here.


U.S. REP. KRISTI NOEM ANNOUNCES SIOUX FALLS STUDENTS AS WINNERS OF CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Kristi Noem announced William Drzycimski, of Sioux Falls, as the winner of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition from South Dakota. Drzycimski won for painting depicting, Queen Rock in Palisades State Park. William is a sophomore who is home-schooled. The artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol complex along with the winning artwork from other congressional districts for the next year. Read full press release here (coming soon)

SIOUX FALLS SENIOR WINS POL, ON TO NATIONALS

PIERRE, S.D. – Maddie Lukomski, a senior at Lincoln High School, won the state Poetry Out Loud  (POL) competition, March 21, in Sioux Falls. Lukomski will travel to Washington, D.C., to represent South Dakota at the Poetry Out Loud National Finals May 2-4, where she will compete for a $20,000 top-prize. Read full press release here

 

STUDENTS GET CHANCE TO SEND ART TO WASHINGTON

PIERRE, S.D. – The competition that puts the artwork of South Dakota students in the nation’s Capital is coming up, and U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, in cooperation with the South Dakota Arts Council, is now accepting entries. Read full press release here

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PERFORM AT POETRY CONTEST

PIERRE, S.D. – Eight South Dakota high school students from across the state will share their talents and the works of great poets while competing for the state title at the Poetry Out Loud recitation contest Monday, March 21, in Sioux Falls. Read full Press Release here

BAKER HIRED AS SOUTH DAKOTA ARTS COUNCIL DIRECTOR

PIERRE, S.D. – Department of Tourism Secretary James Hagen announced today the selection of Patrick Baker as the next executive director of the South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC). Read full press release here


APPLICATIONS FOR ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE DUE MARCH 1

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC) is now accepting grant applications for its Artists In Schools and Communities (AISC) residency program, which provides matching grants to schools and other nonprofit organizations for artists in residence. Applications must be received through the SDAC’s online application system. Read the full press release here


Executive Director announced his retirement

Michael Pangburn has announced his retirement as Executive Director of the South Dakota Arts Council following 18 years in various staff positions with the agency. Learn more.

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR SDAC FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota artists, arts organizations and other nonprofit groups are invited to seek grant support from the South Dakota Arts Council to assist in funding arts projects and programs throughout the state. The application deadline is March 1. Learn more

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR SDAC DIRECTOR

PIERRE, S.D. –The South Dakota Arts Council, a state agency within the Department of Tourism, is accepting applications for the position of director, through Nov. 13.

The South Dakota Arts Council is advised by an 11-member governor’s appointed board of directors. The director of the organization is responsible for managing the staff and day-to-day activities of the agency, working with the board of directors, overseeing the agency’s grant programs, and generally serving as an advocate and point of contact for the arts in the state. Learn more, including how to apply.

SOUTH DAKOTA ARTS COUNCIL TO CONSIDER ARTIST APPLICATIONS

PIERRE, S.D. – Members of the South Dakota Arts Council, the advisory board of the Office of Arts, will gather in Pierre, Monday, Nov. 2, for the Council’s annual fall meeting. Read more

SDAC ANNOUNCES POETRY OUT LOUD: NATIONAL RECITATION CONTEST

High school students invited to compete in poetry recitation contest

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have once again partnered with the South Dakota Arts Council to support 2016 Poetry Out Loud, a FREE high school program which encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. Read More

ARTIST APPLICATION DEADLINE COMING SEPT. 1

PIERRE - Artists are reminded that the deadline to apply to the South Dakota
Arts Council's Artists in Schools and Communities (AISC) and Touring Arts
programs is Sept. 1. more

SOUTH DAKOTA ARTS COUNCIL TO MEET

PIERRE, S.D. – Members of the South Dakota Arts Council, the governing board of the Office of Arts, will gather in Pierre, Friday, May 8, for the Council’s annual spring meeting.

WATERTOWN SENIOR WILL COMPETE AT NATIONAL FINALS

PIERRE, S.D. – Ashley Brage, a senior at Watertown High School, won the state Poetry Out Loud competition, Monday, in Sioux Falls. Brage will travel to Washington, D.C., to represent South Dakota at the Poetry Out Loud National Finals April 27-29. more

CREATIVE COMMUNITY FELLOWS PROGRAM

Around the world, there are artists, activists, community organizers, administrators and entrepreneurs working as change-makers in their communities – using arts and culture as vehicles to drive physical and social transformations. Community change requires leaders with grit, those who are passionate and dedicated to tackling the challenges that lie ahead. It requires leaders who carefully engage local partners, who listen to the advice and counsel of community members and adapt their strategy based upon community feedback. Learn more, including how to apply

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PERFORM AT POETRY CONTEST

PIERRE, S.D. – Eight South Dakota high school students from across the state will share their talents and the works of great poets while competing for the state title at the Poetry Out Loud recitation contest Monday, March 16, in Sioux Falls. More Information

NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR TEACHING ARTISTS: APRIL 15 DEADLINE

PIERRE, S.D. – Artists who are interested in becoming involved in the South Dakota Arts Council’s Artists in Schools and Communities (AISC) program have a new opportunity to apply with a new spring grant deadline. The Council is now accepting applications through April 15. Learn More

GOV. DAUGAARD TO HONOR SOUTH DAKOTANS FOR WORK IN THE ARTS

PIERRE - Gov. Dennis Daugaard will present the 22nd Governor's Awards in the Arts Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at the Best Western Ramkota in Pierre. more

Cruse elected to Americans for the Arts’ Advisory Council

WASHINGTON – Dec. 24, 2014 – Members of Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, have elected Rebecca Cruse as a member of their advisory council for the Arts Education Council. more

Poetry Out Loud Video Submission Deadline

The deadline to submit videos for the preliminary round of Poetry Out Loud is Feb. 12. more

Applications for Artists in Residence Due March 1

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC) is now accepting grant applications for its Artists In Schools and Communities (AISC) residency program, which provides matching grants to schools and other nonprofit organizations for artists in residence. Applications must be received through the SDAC’s online application system. more

March 2 Grant Deadline Set For Artists and Organizations

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota artists, arts organizations and other nonprofit groups are invited to seek grant support from the South Dakota Arts Council to assist in funding arts projects and programs throughout the state. more

Altman E. Studeny and Aurora Plains Academy Selected to Create South Dakota’s Ornaments for tree in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, announced today that artist Altman E. Studeny and the students of Aurora Plains Academy have been chosen to design and create ornaments to be included in the 2014 Pathway of Peace in President’s Park in Washington, D.C. Studeny and APA join local artists and youth from each U.S. state, territory, and the District of Columbia. more

First Lady's Prairie Art Showcase Selected Artists

PIERRE, S.D. – First Lady Linda Daugaard will once again host the First Lady’s Prairie Arts Showcase, scheduled for Oct. 24-25, 2014, in Pierre during the annual Governor’s Invitational Pheasant Hunt.Thirty South Dakota artists were selected from a pool of artists that applied earlier this spring.

South Dakota Arts Council Fiscal Year 2015 Grant Awards

At its May 2, 2014 meeting, the South Dakota Arts Council announced grant awards totaling $1.3 million to non-profit organizations, schools and individual artists, for arts projects during Fiscal Year 2015 (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015).

Artist Application Deadline Extended to October 1, 2014

PIERRE, S.D. – The Oct. 1 deadline for artists to apply to the South Dakota Arts Council’s Artists in Schools and Communities (AISC) roster is approaching quickly.

Little Wound High School Student Wins POL,
on to Nationals

PIERRE, S.D. – Shivalo Soldier Wolf, a junior at Little Wound High School, won the state Poetry Out Loud competition, Monday, in Sioux Falls. Soldier Wolf will travel to Washington, D.C., to represent South Dakota at the Poetry Out Loud National Finals April 28-30.

Students Get Chance to Send Art To Washington

The competition that puts the artwork of South Dakota students in the nation’s Capital is coming up, and the South Dakota Arts Council, in cooperation with U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, is now accepting entries.

South Dakotans for the Arts Day at the Legislature

South Dakotans for the Arts Day at the Legislature and Students’ Capitol Art Show

Mark Morris Dance Group to perform in Rapid City and Sioux Falls

Internationally renowned as one of the world’s leading dance companies, the Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) will perform in Rapid City and Sioux Falls. More of the story

St. Joseph’s Indian School students

St. Joseph’s Indian School students worked with artist Marcia Holliway to design and create ornaments for South Dakota’s tree in the 2013 National Christmas Tree display

South Dakota Arts Council Fiscal Year 2014 Grant Awards

The South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC), an office of the South Dakota Department of Tourism awarded nearly $1.2 million in Fiscal Year 2014 grants. More of the story.

SDAC shares results of statewide Arts & Economic Prosperity IV Study

The recent survey conducted across South Dakota by Americans for the Arts. For more on the story.

Nonprofit Arts, Cultural Tourism have statewide economic impact

South Dakotans buying tickets to arts events and paying salaries to museum administrators are boosting America’s prosperity. For more of the story.

Can Mail

CAN Mail - weekly e-newsletter from Arts South Dakota &  SD Community Arts Network

Newsletter

Arts Alive Newsletter - Members of  Arts South Dakota are kept informed of opportunities and issues through our newsletter which includes information on artists, local arts organizations and the South Dakota Arts Council.