Artist and Individual Grants


PIERRE – Artists interested in applying to participate in the South Dakota Arts Council's (SDAC) Artists in Schools and Communities (AISC) and Touring Arts roster programs have through Sept. 4 to complete application.

View the full press release online [linked here]

For complete programming information, resources, and instructions to apply, visit the AISC applicant portal at Visit the Touring Arts portal at

Artists In Schools & Communities Grant. Places professional artists in residencies of one week or longer in schools and other educational and community settings to encourage and supplement existing arts programs.

Touring Artist Grant. Help make the arts available in all regions of the state, by providing matching funds to individuals for touring in any arts discipline.

Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants of up to $5,000 encourage the continuation of South Dakota’s traditional arts and culture.

Educator Grant. Educator Grants assist South Dakota teachers in presenting an activity or project in any arts discipline(s) that serves to educate their students in the arts.

Artist Career Development Grants $2,000 supporting any artist committed to advancing their work and careers.

Artist Fellowship $5,000 rewards individual artistic excellence.

Artist Collaboration Grants $6,000 supports expanding the horizons and artistic base of artists.

Project Grants up to $2,000, matched dollar for dollar, assist in presenting an arts activity or project that serves the general public.

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