Applications for Artists in Residence


The South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC) is now accepting grant applications for its Artists In Schools and Communities (AISC) residency program, which provides matching grants to schools and other nonprofit organizations that would like to host teaching artists for residencies. For the first time, the AISC application is paperless, but the online application process is as simple as before.

Through the AISC program, students – adults and children alike – will learn about fine arts in a relevant, hands-on environment.

Grantees choose their artist from a roster of professional teaching artists endorsed by the Arts Council. Disciplines include dance, literature, writing, music, theater, visual arts and traditional arts. A theater residency could include classroom workshops or a full-length production featuring local students at the end of the week. In the visual arts, choose from pottery, weaving, painting, drawing, sculpting, murals and more. The traditional artists include residencies in cowboy culture, American Indian hoop dancing and rodeo clowning. There is far more variety on the artist roster, as well. To view the online roster and read
about the residencies offered, visit

The deadline for grant applications to be submitted online is March 1; the simple, online form is available at

An office of the South Dakota Department of Tourism, the South Dakota Arts Council’s mission is to provide grants and services to artists, arts organizations and schools across the state, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the state of South Dakota. For more information about SDAC grant programs and artist rosters, visit

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