Become a Grant Panelist

The South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC) is looking for people interested in serving as panelists for various grant programs, including those for individual artists as well as those for organizations. Your responsibilities as a panelist are to review application materials, score them, comment on their quality and merit based on the mandated review criteria, and participate in the panel discussion. Panels are composed of individuals who represent a broad range of artistic and cultural viewpoints and geographic and ethnic diversity. Panelists may be experienced in a specific art form or be a person that is knowledgeable about the arts but not engaged in the arts as a profession.

To nominate yourself or another person as a Grant Panelist, please complete and submit the online form, linked here.

The SDAC does not discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, or physical or mental disability. The Council has the responsibility of ensuring that all programs using federal funds allocated by the SDAC are equally accessible to all people. The Council adheres to federal Fair Labor Standards and non-discrimination guidelines stated in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act.