The Sioux Falls Arts Council is seeking Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Artists to form a production team consisting of: Director, Director of Photography, Host, Editor and direct support to create a documentary “ELEVATE” telling the stories of BIPOC Artists living in Sioux Falls, SD. This project is funded by Arts Midwest through ARP funding and is in collaboration with Racing Magpie.

The full documentary will be between 30 – 45 minutes in length and be able to be cut into smaller clips to be shared on social media and SFAC website. The artists involved will also have access to use the footage for their reels, submit to film festivals, etc.

The Sioux Falls Arts Council will select and compensate the BIPOC Artists for the Documentary.

The total project budget is $13,750. Individual artists may apply for any of the roles below as well as artist teams. Because all expenses need to be included in budget, we envision applicants would live within 150 miles of Sioux Falls.

Potential Production Team Roles

  • Director
  • Director of Photography
  • Host
  • Editor
  • Gaff/Extra hand
  • Gaff/Extra hand

Qualified applicants must submit a resume and reel showing previous experience and be available to complete the project by the deadline. Additionally, artist teams must provide a budget proposal.

Call For Qualifications Schedule

Open Call October 5, 2022

Submission Deadline October 31, 2022

Applicants notified November 14, 2022

Contracts Signed and Artists Paid

Work begins

Deadline for Final Draft April 30, 2023

Please fill out Applicaiton or Email submission to