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South Dakota Arts Council Grants

  • Touring Arts – program widens the distribution of arts throughout South Dakota and offer new opportunities to artists, arts-producing organizations, schools, and audiences.
    Deadline: SEPTEMBER 1,2021
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  • Artists in Schools & Communities (AISC) is a residency program for K-12 schools and community organizations, with matching funds from the SDAC. AISC artists are professionals, selected by panels of experts who evaluate the quality of the artists’ work.
    Deadline: SEPTEMBER 1,2021 
    Apply here: 

For more information regarding all SDAC Artist and Individual Grants go to:

South Dakota Humanities Council Grants

  • South Dakota Humanities Council awards grants to non-profit organizations that promote humanities in South Dakota through our community project grants.
  • Grants are competitive. All projects must advance the mission of the South Dakota Humanities Council and promote the humanities in American public life.
  • Before applying, review the 2020 grant guidelines and deadlines below. With questions, email or call the SDHC office at (605) 688-6113.
  • For more info, click here.

Arts Midwest Touring Fund

  • Arts Midwest Touring Fund engages people in meaningful experiences with the fine arts of dance, music, theater or musical theater, and other performing arts forms.
  • Organizations located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, or Wisconsin and the Native nations that share this geography.
  •  Applicants must:
  • Present a professional performing artist/ensemble that is touring from outside their state.
  • Program a public performance.
  • Include a community activity (masterclass, talkback, discussion, etc.).
  • Reach an audience with limited access to the arts.
  • Grant awards are between $500 and $4,000. Awards are dependent upon available funds and demand within each state.
  • Read the guidelines.
  • Prepare your application.
  • Complete and submit the application form by Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Only one application will be accepted per organization.
  • For additional information, read our Frequently Asked Questions.