Image of young boys painting a brick exterior wall on a downtown main street. Four young men are standing on a scaffolding - one faces the camera while painting, two work with large rollers to get more paint, and one stands at the far end of the scaffold.


The Arts Council is accepting application for the Artists in Schools and Communities (AISC) and
Touring Arts programs. Artists are reminded that the deadline to apply is September 1, 2017. Apply online at

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Touring Arts


PIERRE, SD – More than 230 South Dakota artists, arts organizations, schools, and art projects and programs will receive $1,364,000 in grants from the South Dakota Arts Council for fiscal year 2018, Tourism Sec. James D. Hagan 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 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.


NEA - National Endowment for the Arts