TOURING ARTS AND ARTISTS IN SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES APPLICATIONS

Artists/arts ensembles are invited to participate in the South Dakota Arts Council’s (SDAC) Touring Arts and Artists in Schools and Communities programs. The application deadline is September 1, 2021. Visit the Applicant Portal for details.

ARTS COUNCIL GRANTS $1.45 MILLION

PIERRE, SD – The South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC) will provide support for grants and special arts initiatives totaling $1.45 million in fiscal year 2022, the state arts agency announced today. View the announcement. Grants by City List

JOHNSON ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2021 CONGRESSIONAL STUDENT ART COMPETITION

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) announced three South Dakota student artist winners for the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. View full press release from U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.).

13 NEW PIECES PURCHASED FOR STATE ART COLLECTION

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC) announces the addition of 13 new artworks to the state art collection and Art for State Buildings program. The pieces were purchased from a dozen South Dakota artists who were selected from a pool of 54 applicants from across the state. View the announcement.

SOUTH DAKOTA STUDENT WINS POETRY OUT LOUD NATIONAL FINALS

PIERRE, S.D. – Rahele Megosha, a senior at Washington High School in Sioux Falls, earned the title of Poetry Out Loud National Champion during the National Finals event webcast Thursday evening. Megosha will receive a prize of $20,000, and her school will receive $500 to purchase poetry education materials.

She will also be invited to make appearances and represent the Poetry Out Loud program at special events throughout the next year as the National Champion. View the announcement.

ARTS COUNCIL'S STRATEGIC PLANNING

Every three to five years the South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC) takes time to cast a new vision and establish new goals for the development of a comprehensive state arts plan. In 2016 and 2017 SDAC, in conjunction with statewide nonprofit arts service and advocacy organization Arts South Dakota, conducted strategic planning activities, all of which are detailed below. SDAC is pleased to share its latest strategic plan, guiding its operations to serve the statewide arts community through 2021:

Click here for the complete Strategic Plan

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