FY22 Grant Notifications
Grant notifications are forthcoming. We hope to notify applicants in mid-June (at the earliest). We appreciate your understanding and patience. Notifications will be delivered by email to the address on file with your application. Please contact Kate Vandel if you have further questions. kathryn.vandel@state.sd.us.

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.

RELIEF FUNDING AWARDED ACROSS ARTS FIELD

PIERRE, SD – The South Dakota Arts Council has awarded $422,800 in grants supported by the National Endowment for the Arts through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to 60 arts and cultural organzations throughout South Dakota. A complete listing of CARES grant recipients is included in the announcement. 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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