APPLY FOR AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN GRANTS

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC) is now accepting applications for American Rescue Plan grant funds designated for South Dakota arts and cultural organizations. The submission deadline is Oct. 8. View the full press release online at https://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=28374 More information on these opportunities for General Operating Support is online https://artscouncil.sd.gov/grants/ARP_Grants.aspx

GOVERNOR NOEM OPENS CALL TO STUDENT ARTISTS

PIERRE, S.D. – In celebration of National Arts in Education Week, Sept. 13-19, 2021, Governor Kristi Noem and the South Dakota Arts Council are excited to announce the launch of the Governor’s Student Art Competition. The submission deadline is Nov. 12, 2021. View the full press release online at https://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=28527. For more information on this program visit https://artscouncil.sd.gov/events/student_art_Main.aspx

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

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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