OPPORTUNITY FOR PANDEMIC RELIEF AND RECOVERY

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Arts Council is currently accepting grant proposals for funding focused on pandemic relief and recovery. RESIDENCIES FOR RECOVERY: funds payment to artists who work intensively with community service organizations and local government entities to engage with the local community, research and produce artworks and programs that will assist with recovery, present the work publicly, and build networks within the community with a focus on preparedness and resiliency. The application deadline is April 1, 2021. Instructions to apply are provided in the program guidelines. Residencies for Recovery applications do not need to be submitted through the online grants system.

GOVERNOR NOEM ANNOUNCES STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

PIERRE – Gov. Kristi Noem announced 12 students who are being recognized for their artistic talents through the new Governor’s Student Art Competition. An exhibition of the artwork will be displayed in the South Dakota Capitol Building beginning Jan 12. View the announcement.

A borchure of winners is available online at https://artscouncil.sd.gov/events/2021_brochure.pdf

APPLICATIONS FOR ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE (AISC) DUE MARCH 1

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC) is now accepting grant applications for its Artists in Schools and Communities (AISC) residency program, which provides matching grants to schools and other nonprofit organizations for artists in residence. Applications must be received through the AISC online grant form.

The deadline for grant applications to be submitted online is March 1. The simple, online form is available at www.artscouncil.sd.gov/aisc. Please review program guidelines before applying, and reach out to Rebecca.cruse@state.sd.us if you have any questions. View the announcement.

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.

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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