Applicant Portal

South Dakota artists, arts organizations and other nonprofit groups are invited to seek grant support from the South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC) to assist in funding arts projects and programs in fiscal year 2021. The online grant application system will open on Monday, Dec. 16. The application deadline is March 1, 2020.

To apply visit

*PLEASE NOTE: Grant application signature pages DO NOT have to be received by the March 1 deadline. We appreciate receiving these as soon as you can mail them. Thank you!


South Dakota Arts Council staff are available to answer your grant questions by phone or email. Please note, Arts Staff will be attending the 2020 Governor’s Conference on Tourism Jan. 21-23 but will be responding to emails and voicemails daily.

The South Dakota Arts Council created several resources to assist applicants in using the online grant portal. These materials include:


SDAC staff will be available to help assess specific needs and assist in the development of grant proposals for artists and nonprofit organizations. Scheduled assistance events include:

Handouts from our most recent grants workshops can be found via the following links:

Handout includes FAQ and other vital information for applicants (opens in new page) [LINKED HERE]

Overview SDAC Grant Categories (opens in new page) [LINKED HERE]


Below you will find fillable PDF copies of grant applications and budget worksheets. Please note, these documents are just worksheets. You must provide all this information within your application and cannot submit a copy of work done on this PDF form.

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