Artist and Individual Grants


South Dakota artists are invited to seek grant support from the South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC) to assist in funding arts projects and programs throughout the state. Funding for projects and activities that will occur during the grant period of July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025. Deadline is March 1.

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

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.

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.

Applications for the grants listed below are now closed.

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.

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