SUPPORT AND RESOURCES FOR OPEN APPLICATIONS

The South Dakota Arts Council created several resources to assist applicants in using the online grant portal. Please visit the APPLICANT PORTAL (online at https://artscouncil.sd.gov/grants/ApplicantPortal.aspx) for a list of resources, upcoming events, and sample applications. Join us for two webinars (Firday Jan. 10): Great Applications, 12:30 pm (individuals) & 3 pm (organizations). Broadcast live from Facebook!

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR SDAC FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota artists, arts organizations and other nonprofit groups are invited to seek grant support from the South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC) to assist in funding arts projects and programs in fiscal year 2021. The online grant application system will open on Monday, Dec. 16. The application deadline is March 1, 2020. For the further information including the full press release, please visit https://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=26214

CALL FOR ARTISTS: ARTS FOR STATE BUILDINGS PROPOSALS

South Dakota artists have until March 9, 2020, to submit purchase proposals for the Art for State Buildings Program. For the full press release please visit https://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=26050 The REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS is online at https://artscouncil.sd.gov/directories/2020_Art_State_Buildings.pdf.

ARTS COUNCIL GRANTS $1.36 MILLION

PIERRE, SD – The South Dakota Arts Council will provide grant and special initiative support to more than 200 South Dakota artists, arts organizations, schools, projects and programs totaling $1.36 million in fiscal year 2020, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem announced today.

Read full press release here | Listing of Grants by City

50 SOUTH DAKOTA ARTISTS TO WATCH

50 Artists to Watch is a special project we’re embarking on in celebration of our 50th anniversary at the South Dakota Arts Council. This series of short artist features is intended to share the work of South Dakota artists on a wide platform. It is not intended as a list of top or best artists. It is not presented in any particular order. Featured artists are being selected from nominations sent to us. You can nominate an artist by emailing sdac@state.sd.us. We can’t include them all, but we’ll keep all nominations on a list for future features and blogs. Learn more about the featured artists by visiting our Blog.

Council’s Strategic Planning

Every three years the statewide arts community takes time to cast a new vision and establish new goals. In January 2017, the Arts Council, in conjunction with Arts South Dakota, launched a constituent survey. In the survey, we asked South Dakotans to weigh in on what is important, needs to be done, what have “we” as an arts community done well, and what can we do better.
Information gathered from the survey was the basis for community conversations throughout the spring and leadership meetings over the summer.

The Arts Council compiled the needs and wants of all participants into a vision for our agency the next three to five years. We are pleased to share with you our new strategic plan.

Click here for the complete Strategic Plan

Compilations of the information from our planning meeting can be found online through the following documents:

Click here for 2017 South Dakota Arts Constituent Survey Report

Click here for Report of South Dakota Arts Council and Arts South Dakota 2017 Regional Arts Meetings

Research and Reports by Craig Dreeszen, Ph. D. Dreeszen & Associates

We thank all of you who participated in the survey, regional planning gatherings, and leadership meetings. Your input was essential to our planning process and we deeply appreciate and value your time.

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