CALL TO ARTISTS: ART FOR STATE BUILDINGS PROPOSALS

South Dakota artists have until March 21, 2022 to submit purchase proposals for the Art for State Buildings Program.

The Art for State Buildings program was created for the purpose of adding the work of talented South Dakota artists to the state’s permanent art collection for display in areas of state government buildings with significant public access. Work purchased will be installed in public access areas of the Capitol and/or other state buildings on the Capitol Complex in Pierre. View the full press release online at https://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=28723. View full details on how to submit proposals.

UPCOMING GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

The South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC) will open applications in mid-late December for the upcoming grant cycle (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023). The submission deadline is March 1, 2022. Grant guidelines and resources will be posted online in mid-late November. In the meantime, Artsist and Organizations can find details on all SDAC grant opporunities at https://artscouncil.sd.gov/grants/index.aspx.

SOUTH DAKOTA ARTS COUNCIL TO MEET NOV. 9

Members of the South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC), the advisory board of the state arts agency, will meet remotely via online/call-in format Nov. 9 for the Council’s annual fall meeting.

The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. CST. An agenda will be posted 72 hours prior to the meeting at https://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=7. The public is invited to listen to the proceedings. For instructions, follow the link provided. For more information or assistance, please contact the SDAC office, 605-773-3301 or e-mail sdac@state.sd.us. View the announcement.

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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