Applications Open For SDAC
Funding Opportunities


South Dakota artists, arts organizations and other nonprofit groups are invited to seek grant support from the South Dakota Arts Council to assist in funding arts projects and programs throughout the state. The application deadline is March 1.
For a full list of grants visit https://artscouncil.sd.gov/grants/index.aspx
To begin the application process visit https://sdac.gosmart.org/

The online application process for Artists in Schools & Communities is a separate one:
Learn more here.


South Dakota Arts 2017 Constituent Survey

Every three years the statewide arts community takes time to cast a new vision and establish new goals. As we begin this process, we need YOU to tell us what is important to you. What do you feel needs to be done? What have “we” as an arts community done well? What can we do better? What is OUR vision for the future? 

Please take a few moments to complete the following survey. We promise it will be quick, less than 15 minutes, and your participation is essential. The information learned from the survey will be the basis for community conversations this spring, leadership meetings over the summer, and ultimately our vision for the next three to five years.

Complete the survey

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.

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