ARTS COUNCIL GRANTS $1.26 MILLION

PIERRE, SD – The South Dakota Arts Council will provide support for grants and special arts initiatives totaling $1.26 million in fiscal year 2021, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announced today. View the announcement. View the city by city listing.

FY21 Grantees please visit https://artscouncil.sd.gov/grants/grants_manage.aspx for support in managing your grant.

GOVERNOR NOEM OPENS CALL TO STUDENT ARTISTS

PIERRE – In celebration of National Arts in Education Week, Sept. 13-19, 2020, Governor Kristi Noem and the South Dakota Arts Council are excited to announce the launch of the Governor’s Student Art Competition.

The Arts Council is now accepting submissions on behalf of Gov. Noem. All South Dakota students in kindergarten through 12th grade can participate in this program. Selected student work from four age divisions will be exhibited in the state Capitol Building in Pierre from January through November 2021. These student artists will also be honored during an event in March. View the press announcement.

Please be sure to review all guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting your artwork. Online at https://artscouncil.sd.gov/events/student_art_Main.aspx

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

DEADLINE: September 24 – The South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC) is seeking artists from across the state to help us engage in an artist-led strategic planning process. View the request.

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 years the statewide arts community takes time to cast a new vision and establish new goals. In 2017, the Arts Council, in conjunction with Arts South Dakota, launched a constituent survey.

Click here for the complete Strategic Plan

Compilations of the information from our planning meeting can be found online through the following documents:

Click here for 2017 South Dakota Arts Constituent Survey Report

Click here for Report of South Dakota Arts Council and Arts South Dakota 2017 Regional Arts Meetings

Research and Reports by Craig Dreeszen, Ph. D. Dreeszen & Associates

50 SOUTH DAKOTA ARTISTS TO WATCH

50 Artists to Watch is a special project we’re embarking on in celebration of our 50th anniversary at the South Dakota Arts Council. This series of short artist features is intended to share the work of South Dakota artists on a wide platform. It is not intended as a list of top or best artists. It is not presented in any particular order. Featured artists are being selected from nominations sent to us. You can nominate an artist by emailing sdac@state.sd.us. We can’t include them all, but we’ll keep all nominations on a list for future features and blogs. Learn more about the featured artists by visiting our Blog.

NEA - National Endowment for the Arts