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CONTACT:  Rebecca Cruse, Deputy Director, SDAC





apply for Artists-in-residence grants through March 15


PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC) is now accepting sponsor applications for its Artists in Schools and Communities (AISC) program, which provides matching grants to schools, arts councils, health and service organizations, and other nonprofit organizations to host artists-in-residence between July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025.


Through the AISC program, students of any age 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 writing, music, theater, visual arts, and traditional arts.


Applications must be received through the AISC online grant form. Organizations may apply to host a variety of skilled professionals from the teaching artist roster. Applicant organizations will find information about the application process, grant amounts and matching fees, and residency planning guidelines at


The deadline for grant applications to be submitted online is 11:59 pm on March 15. The simple, online form is available at Please review program guidelines before applying, and reach out to with questions.  


The South Dakota Arts Council is an office of the Department of Tourism that provides grants and services to artists, arts and nonprofit 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


The South Dakota Department of Tourism is comprised of Travel South Dakota and the South Dakota Arts Council. The department is led by Secretary James D. Hagen.


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