Applicant Portal

SUPPORT AND RESOURCES

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

  • South Dakota Arts Council’s Guide to Grants: SDAC's document for grants available to artists and non-profit organizations. Online at https://artscouncil.sd.gov/grants/2020_Guide_to_Grants.pdf
  • SDAC’S Grant Applicant Facebook Group: Join the SDAC’s Grant Applicant Facebook group to pose questions to SDAC staff and other grant applicants.Online at https://www.facebook.com/groups/486354835191552/members/
  • South Dakota Art's Council's Strategic Plan: For information on our current strategic plan and access to the full document, please visit online at https://artscouncil.sd.gov/NEAFY18/index.aspx
  • Grants Quick Start Guide: Brief overview of the deadlines, details, and quick tips on applying for SDAC Grants, Online at https://artscouncil.sd.gov/grants/2020_Grants_Quick_Start.pdf
  • WEBINAR Online Grant System Guide: Step-by-step instructions for using the online grant system. This meeting took place on Friday, November 30 - for video of this meeting please click here. Step-by-step guide (pdf)
  • “ASK THE ARTS COUNCIL” Office Hours: SDAC staff is available for one-on-one support Dec. 3-8, 2018 from 1-5 PM, CST and Jan. 28 – Feb. 1, 2019 from 1-5 PM, CST.
  • WEBINAR Guide for Applicant Organizations: Hints on what makes a good grant application (including examples of strong grant applications), scoring criteria used by panelists to evaluate applications. For video of this meeting (Dec. 14) please click here (live soon). Documents from this webinar (pdf)
  • WEBINAR Guide for Applicant Artists: Hints on what makes a good grant application (including sample applications from past award recipients), scoring criteria used by panelists to evaluate applications.For video of this meeting (Dec. 14) please click here (live soon). Documents from this webinar (pdf)
  • Guide for Grant Recipients: Information includes how to accept a grant award, SDAC policy on credit and publication, and the importance of grant evaluations for the SDAC final report to the National Endowment for the Arts. Join us for a webinar in June 2019 (date and time to be determined).
  • Draft Review: Draft review deadline closes at 11:59 PM CST, Feb. 15, 2019. The SDAC offers a Draft review prior to final grant submission deadlines to help applicants improve their applications and to check for mistakes or omissions that might cause ineligibility. Staff will review the grant narrative, budget section, and support materials for compliance and consistency. Draft reviews do not provide grammatical editing or rewriting services. SDAC staff provides feedback to the applicant in time to make corrections ahead of the submission deadline. To receive a draft review, applicants must contact Kathryn.vandel@state.sd.us prior to submitting their grant application in the online system and prior to the Feb. 15 deadline.
    The SDAC encourages all applicants to take advantage of this opportunity.

SUPPORT DOCUMENTS

Use the links below to find support materials specific to your grant category

All Grant Applicants - Data Fields for Applicants

Artist Career Development Grant Applicants - Application Worksheet | Application Budget (fillable PDF worksheets)
Artist Collaboration Applicants - Application Worksheet | Application Budget (fillable PDF worksheets)
Artist Fellowship Applicants - Application Worksheet (fillable PDF worksheets)
Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Applicants - Application Worksheet | Application Budget (Coming soom)
Project Grant Applicants - Application Worksheet | Application Budget (fillable PDF worksheets)

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