South Dakota Arts Council Artist Application

PIERRE, S.D.–The Oct. 1 deadline for artists to apply to the South Dakota Arts Council’s
Artists in Schools and Communities (AISC) roster is approaching quickly.
The Artists in Schools and Communities program provides intensive, hands-on training in all arts disciplines to studentsof all ages across the state by providing funds to schools and nonprofit organizations that bring in groups and individuals for weeklong artist residencies. The artists are responsible for developing their residency lesson plans. Residencies are coordinated through the South Dakota Arts Council office as part of its
Arts in Education programming.
Applicants should give themselves plenty of time to prepare materials. The application process is somewhat involved, requiring completion of an applicant profile, an artist’s statement, artist’s resume/biography, a residency outline and a list of references. Artist documentation or work samples are also required.
Artists interested in applying for the Artists in Schools and Communities program must apply through the SDAC’s online e-grant process. Hard copies of the applications will not be accepted.
Visit for more information and a link to the e-grant system. For questions about the AISC program, contact Rebecca Cruse, SDAC assistant director at 605-773-3301 or
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 South Dakota state government.
The South Dakota Department of Tourism is comprised of Tourism, the South Dakota Arts Council and the South Dakota State Historical Society. The Department is led by Secretary James D. Hagen

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