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Jan. 2019  
 

  Applications open for SD Arts Council funding opportunities

South Dakota schools are among groups 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 for Project Grants and Artists in Schools & Communities grants is March 1. Learn more about these and other opportunities below.

South Dakota schools may be interested in the following opportunities:

  • Project Grants assist nonprofit organizations in the presentation of a single arts event or a series of similar and related arts activities that benefit the general public. Organizations may request up to $5,000 in funding, covering no more than 50 percent of the cash expenses of the project. Applicants have until March 1 to apply for grant support for projects and activities that will occur July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020. Project Grant applicants should begin the process by visiting the SDAC’s new Applicant Portal to review the Guide to Grants, eligibility requirements, granting criteria and the application procedure before beginning the application process.
  • Artists in Schools & Communities: Place professional artists in residencies of one week or longer in schools and communities to encourage and supplement existing arts programs. Set fees with matching grant. Artists must come from roster provided by SDAC. Applicants have until March 1 to apply for grant support for projects and activities that will occur July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020.
  • Educator Grants: Projects, professional development, curriculum, supplies, or program development. Up to $1,000 non-matching. Apply 45 days before start date (application form available via grant link). Funds go directly to educator.
  • Excursion Grants: Transportation for SDAC-sponsored events. Half of costs, up to $500, matching grant. Apply at least 15 days before event (application form available via grant link).
  • Professional Development Grants: Provides up to $500 to school to match funds provided for PD. Apply at least 30 days before proposed activity (application form available via grant link).
  • Touring Arts: Fees negotiable. Artists must come from roster provided by SDAC. Single performance or presentation or one- to two-day workshop. No deadline, no application. Contact artist directly to check grant availability.

Questions? Contact the South Dakota Arts Council at 605-773-3301 or sdac@state.sd.us.

 
 
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