Artist Career Development Grants


Artist Career Development Grants support anyone committed to advancing their artistic work and career, $2,000 grants. They support individuals to produce new artwork, market or promote their work, reach new audiences, or purchase materials and equipment, but are not limited to these examples.

Visit the Applicant Portal [linked here] to review grant guidelines, eligibility requirements, criteria, and the application procedure before beginning the application process.

Eligible Artists

  • Artist Grants support any South Dakota-based individual committed to advancing their artistic work and career.
  • Applicant must reside in South Dakota or within the borders of the state‚Äôs nine federally recognized Tribal reservations for at least one year prior to the start of the grant (July 1, 2024) and remain a resident through the end of the grant (June 30, 2025).


  • Artists and organizations cannot seek funding for the same project.
  • Anyone pursuing high school diplomas, graduate, undergraduate, or professional degrees.
  • Currently serving South Dakota Arts Council board members and staff cannot apply for an Artist Project Grant.
  • Previous Artist Fellowships and Artist Collaboration recipients cannot apply for any grants for a three-year period.

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