Applications for residencies occurring between July 1, 2024 and June 30, 2025 are now being accepted. The deadline is March 15

Applying for an AISC Residency

Before you apply for an Artists in Schools and Communities grant, you’ll want to put together the below information. Filling in the online form should only take a few minutes, and once you click submit, it will be completed and sent directly to the South Dakota Arts Council AISC program director.

Items of importance:

  • ALL APPLICANTS must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) from the System for Award Management (SAM) to apply. Should a grant be made, organizations must maintain an active SAM registration throughout the grant cycle (July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024). The Unique Entity ID is a 12-character alphanumeric ID assigned to an entity by [] (instructions linked here)(PDF Instructions).
  • Contact information provided on this form is what will be used to schedule your residency. It is extremely important to provide up-to-date information, as well as back-up information in case the original contact leaves the organization.
  • Only artists who have made successful application to our Artists in Schools and Communities teaching-artist roster are eligible to teach residencies at your organization through this granting program. You can review our roster of artists to learn about each artist and make your selections.
  • Please review the AISC grant guidelines and the AISC Residency Planning Manual prior to application to ensure your understanding of this program. Please note, One Week Residency total cost is $1,600. $800 from school/community and $800 SDAC match.
  • Dual/Multi Artist One Week Residency total cost is $2600. $1,300 school/community cost and $1,300 SDAC match.

What you will need to complete the online application:

Sponsoring organization and contact information
Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) from the System for Award Management (SAM)
Project Director with email and two phone number contacts
Alternate contact person with email and phone number
Artist choices – 1 preferred and 2 alternates
Ideas for residency dates (these are not concrete and will be discussed with artists)
Identified core group of students (explained on page 7 of the AISC Residency Planning Manual linked above).

APPLY FOR A RESIDENCY ( link to the online form )