South Dakota Arts Council Grants $1.36 Million

 July 12, 2017

PIERRE, SD – More than 230 South Dakota artists, arts organizations, schools, and art projects and programs will receive $1,364,000 in grants from the South Dakota Arts Council for fiscal year 2018, Tourism Sec. James D. Hagan announced today.

Arts Council funds are provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and by the State of South Dakota from a portion of the state’s tourism promotion tax. Arts Council grants help generate $17 million each year in local matching funds and spending.

“These grant funds demonstrate sound public investments in our communities and schools across the state and highlight the value of our state arts agency and the importance of the arts in our state,” said Sec. Hagen. “The arts make South Dakota great, creating unique cultural identities for communities, dynamic tourism destinations for visitors, educational programs for adults and children, healing programs for military veterans and their families, and improvement in areas as diverse as transportation, housing and infrastructure.

The grant awards are divided into three general categories: artist grants, organization grants and special activity grants.

Grants awarded to artists total $230,000 and include five artist fellowships, nine artist career development grants, four traditional arts apprenticeship grants, two artist collaboration grants, two artist project grants, and 27 touring arts grants.

These grants contribute to the artists’ professional development and reward their commitment to live and work in the state. Touring Arts grants also provide South Dakotans the opportunity to attend quality performances and exhibitions.

Grant awards to 78 organizations total $696,000. Additionally, $164,000 has been awarded to finance 220 weeks of artist residencies in schools and community settings.

The grants encourage organizations to develop and sustain important arts projects in their communities and often provide employment opportunities for artists.

Grants awarded for special activities total $274,000. Those grants fund activities in education, public awareness, traditional arts, technical assistance, professional development, excursions, and Dance on Tour, Poetry Out Loud, and Art for State Buildings programs.

The South Dakota Arts Council is an agency in the South Dakota Department of Tourism.  The Council’s mission is to provide grants and services to artists, arts organizations and schools across the state. For more information about SDAC programs, visit www.artscouncil.sd.gov. The Department is led by Sec. James D. Hagan.

 

SOUTH DAKOTA ARTS COUNCIL FISCAL YEAR 2018 GRANT AWARDS

 

At its spring meeting, the South Dakota Arts Council announced initiative and special project funding as well as grant awards totaling nearly $1.4 million to non-profit organizations, schools, and individual artists for arts projects during Fiscal Year 2018, beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018. Grants were awarded in the following categories:

Artist Fellowships: The Council awarded Artist Fellowships to five South Dakota artists of exceptional talent to recognize past artistic achievement, encourage future artistic growth, and fund specific activities.

Artist Career Development Grants: The Council awarded nine Artist Career Development grants to provide financial support to emerging artists committed to advancing their work and careers as artists.

Artist Collaboration Grants: The Council awarded two Artist Collaboration grants, which provide funds for collaborations between at least two artists to advance their work and careers and benefit the state of South Dakota.

Arts Challenge Grants: The Council awarded 32 Arts Challenge Grants to support the yearly activities of the state’s major arts institutions and community arts organizations.

Artist in Schools & Communities (AISC) Grants: The Council approved funding for approximately 200 weeks of Artists In Schools & Communities residencies, conducted by professional artists at schools and other nonprofit institutions throughout the state. Additional residency sites and sponsors will be added to this list while funds remain.

Importation of Musicians Grants: The Council awarded two Importation of Musicians grants, which provide matching funds to support importing musicians to enhance an orchestra’s performance season.

Project Grants: The Council awarded 42 Project Grants, which provide matching funds to organizations and individual artists to support community-based arts activities.

Statewide Services Grants: The Council awarded four Statewide Services Program Grants to support organizations whose statewide missions support and complement the goals and objectives of the South Dakota Arts Council’s long-range plan.

Touring Arts: The Council approved funding for 26 touring artists and touring arts groups to be used to provide matching funds to nonprofit organizations in South Dakota to help underwrite performance and exhibition fees.

Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants: The Council awarded four Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants, which provide funds to master artists to teach qualified apprentices, helping ensure that the folk art form will be passed on to another generation.

Interim Grants and Special Projects: The Council also reserved grant funds for special interim projects. These include Professional Development, Technical Assistance, Arts Opportunity, Excursion, and Educator grants as well as Art for State Buildings purchases.  Since applications for these grants are received throughout the fiscal year, they are not found in the list below. All other grants are grouped together by community.

Statewide

  • Arts South Dakota: $60,000. Statewide Services grant supports the efforts of South Dakota’s primary arts advocacy organization to implement programming focusing on service to community arts organizations and artists, leadership and support of arts education, and advocacy for the arts on a community, statewide, and national level.
  • Governor’s Biennial Art Exhibition: $7,000. Statewide Services grant supports a juried art exhibition featuring South Dakota artists that tours the state every two years. Members of the statewide consortium of organizations that produce and host the exhibition are the South Dakota Art Museum / SDSU, Brookings; the Dahl Art Center, Rapid City; the Washington Pavilion Visual Art Center, Sioux Falls; and the USD University Art Gallery. Additional sites sometimes host the show.
  • South Dakota Center for the Book/S.D. Humanities Council: $10,000.  Statewide Services grant supports the 15th annual South Dakota Festival of Books, featuring many authors and a variety of other activities. The festival takes place in different locations, and in 2017 will take place Sept. 21-24 in Deadwood and Rapid City.
  • South Dakota Public Broadcasting: $13,000. Statewide Services grant promotes awareness of SDPB’s partnership with the Arts Council through underwriting announcements of support for arts programming and promotion of arts events through the “Events Calendar” on SDPB Radio and the organization’s online platforms.

 

Aberdeen

  • Aberdeen Area Arts Council: $12,093. Arts Challenge grant supports yearly programming of the local arts council.
  • Aberdeen Community Theatre: $21,737. Arts Challenge grant supports ACT’s season of locally produced theatrical productions, classes, workshops, and special events.
  • Aberdeen Jazz Society: $2,800. Project grant supports enhancements to the South Dakota Jazz Festival at Northern State University by engaging high-profile artists.
  • Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center: $23,031.  Arts Challenge grant supports year-round arts activities sponsored by the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center.
  • Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony: $5,000. Importation of Musicians grant supports the importation of musicians from outside the community to supplement local orchestra personnel.
  • Fischer, Nicholas and Nicole: $6,000. Artist Collaboration grant supports the artists, a married couple, in their effort to produce a body of collaborative work, including large-scale landscapes and nature scenes from South Dakota that are fragmented as if through a leaded glass window.
  • Northeast South Dakota Celtic Faire & Games: $4,500. Project grant supports Celtic music and dance performances and workshops as part of the Celtic Faire and Games.
  • Northern State University Department of Art & Theater: $1,500. Project grant supports the Arts Educators Conference, a first-time statewide arts gathering of K-12 and college/university arts educators.
  • Presentation College: $1,030. Project grant supports a public event marking the completion of the Wein Gallery Restoration Project and featuring three visual artists and a musical artist from South Dakota.
  • South Dakota Film Festival: $5,000. Project grant supports a four-day festival held at the historic Capitol Theatre in downtown Aberdeen, featuring films from around the world.
  • South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired: $600 + travel. AISC grant supports one-week residency at site.
  • Storybook Land Festival: $2,500. Project grant funds help support booking children’s entertainers and expanding marketing efforts for this annual festival, a partnership among local nonprofits held annually at Storybook Land.

Allen

·      American Horse School: $3,600 + travel. AISC grant supports four weeks of artists in residence.

Batesland

·      Batesland School: $1,000 + travel. AISC grant supports one-week artist residency.


Bath

·      Dominant 7: $4,000. Touring Arts grant supports the group’s tour of South Dakota non-profit organizations.

Beresford

·   Beresford Area Arts Council: $1,000 + travel. AISC grant supports one-week artist residency.

 

Big Stone City

·   Big Stone City School District: $2,200 + travel. AISC grants support three weeks of artists in residence.


Bison

  • Bison School District: $1,600 + travel. AISC grants support two one-week residencies in the district.
  • Loughlin, Elizabeth: : $2,000. Artist Career Development grant supports efforts by the artist, also known as Eliza Blue, to record and present an album of original prairie-inspired folk songs in collaboration with several regional and nationally active instrumentalists.

Brandon

  • Brandon Valley Intermediate School: $600 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency.
  • Robert Bennis Elementary: $600 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency.

 Britton

  • Northern Fort Playhouse: $2,733. Project grants supports Northern Fort Playhouse’s yearly season of productions.

 Brookings

  • Brookings Arts Council: $3,543. Arts Challenge grant supports the council as it maintains a gallery and art center and provides a variety of arts experiences for the citizens of Brookings.
  • Brookings Chamber Music Society: $3,200. Project grant supports 2017-2018 season, which consists of four chamber and solo music concerts throughout the school year at various communities in the greater Brookings area.
  • Hardin, Cable: $5,000. Artist Fellowship supports artist’s specific animated film project and also supports ongoing education and creative development opportunities.
  • Hillcrest Elementary School: $600 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week residency at the school.
  • Prairie Repertory Theatre: $17,407. Arts Challenge grant supports seasonal programming of Prairie Rep. in both Brookings and Brandon.
  • South Dakota Art Museum: $24,521. Arts Challenge grant supports the collection, preservation, and exhibition of visual art and other year-round programming at the museum.
  • South Dakota State University-Civic Symphony: $2,500. Importation of Musicians grant supports the importation of professional musicians to supplement local musicians for the 2017-2018 season.
  • SDSU Music Department: $5,000. Project grant supports the SDSU String Project to strengthen orchestral programs in the public schools.

 Canton

  • Carnegie Center for the Arts, Culture and Education: $1,500. Project grant supports providing affordable art classes for community residents.
  • Peterson, William T.: $4,000. Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grant supports Missouri Valley fiddling instruction with three apprentices from Canton, Dell Rapids, and Sioux Falls.

Castlewood

  • Castlewood School District: $600 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency.

Chamberlain

  • Joseph’s Indian School: $2,400 + travel. AISC grants support 3 one-week artist residencies at the school.
  • Missouri Valley Arts Council: $1,000 + travel. AISC grant supports one-week artist residency.

Clear Lake

  • Deuel School: $600 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week residency at the school.

Custer

  • Black Hills Playhouse: $25,997. Arts Challenge grant supports summer season in Custer State Park.
  • Custer Area Arts Council: $1,500. Project grant supports the Way Park Summer Outdoor Music Festival, presented every Tuesday and Thursday evening in the summer.
  • Custer Area Arts Council: $1,000 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency.

De Smet

  • De Smet School District: $600 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency at the school.

 Deadwood / Lead

  • Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills: $5,330. Arts Challenge grant supports classical chamber music concerts and educational activities at events in Black Hills and Pine Ridge communities throughout the month of July.
  • Historic Deadwood Lead Arts Council: $4,499. Arts Challenge grant supports yearly programming of the local arts council.
  • Historic Homestake Opera House Society: $8,840. Arts Challenge grant supports yearly performing-arts programming to provide educational and cultural opportunities for the community.
  • Zimmerman, Mark A.: $5,000. Artist Fellowship supports artist’s creative process to advance aesthetic ideas and produce quantities of quality work.
  • Deadwood History Inc.: $600 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency.

 Eagle Butte

  • Cheyenne River Youth Project: $5,000. Grant project supports the third annual Red Can Graffiti Jam, bringing together 11 professional and renowned graffiti/street artists from across the country to paint with the youth of Cheyenne River.

 Elk Point

  • Elk Point Jefferson Schools: $1,000 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency.

Estelline

·      Estelline Alumni Association: $1,000. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency.

 

Faulkton

  • Faulkton Area Arts Council: $1,800 + travel. AISC grant supports three weeks of artist residencies in the community.
  • Snake Creek Development Corporation/Faulkton Area Arts Council: $5,000. Project grant supports opportunity to host world-renowned artist Guido van Helten, who will create a large mural on three sides of the North Central Farmers Elevator to capture the history and culture of the rural community.

 

Flandreau

·      Flandreau Indian School: $1,200 + travel. AISC grants supports two one-week artist residencies in the school.

 

Fort Pierre

  • Jim Szana Trio: $2,500. Touring Arts grant supports the group’s tour of South Dakota nonprofit organizations.

Frederick

  • Marttila, Annikki: $1,302. Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grant supports weaving instruction with an apprentice from Ipswich.

 Freeman

  • Swiss Choral Society: $1,444.50: In its 85th season, Project grant supports the choral society’s efforts to recruit singers for a performance of Handel’s Messiah to create an educational experience for the vocalists and audience.

Gregory

  • Gregory School District: $1,600 + travel. AISC grants support two weeks of artist residencies in the district.

Hayti

  • Books 4 Kids Program: $2,372.50. Project grant supports the purchase of age-appropriate books with character-building messages to be distributed to students for free.

Hermosa

  • Parker, Molina: $4,000. Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grant supports beadwork instruction with an apprentice from Rapid City.

Hill City

  • Black Hills Film Festival: $4,500. Project grant supports the ninth annual festival showcasing independent films for public viewing and featuring educational workshops and sessions for South Dakotans including filmmakers, writers, actors, and cinematographers.
  • Hill City Arts Council: $11,212. Arts Challenge grant supports HCAC’s season of activities and events.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Black Hills: $600 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency.

Hot Springs

  • Michael J. Fitzmaurice SD Veterans Home: $1,200 + travel. AISC grants support two one-week artist residencies at the home.

Huron

  • Huron School District/Our Home School: $600 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency.

 Kimball

  • Kimball School District: $1,200 + travel. AISC grants support two, one-week artist residencies.

Kyle

  • Oglala Lakota College: $3,000. Project grant supports “A Vision of Our History by Lakota Artists,” a summer program in which 12 artists are introduced to visitors who pass through the Historical Center of Oglala Lakota College.

Lead

  • Boys & Girls Club of Lead-Deadwood: $1,000 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week, artist residency.

Lennox

  • Lennox Elementary PACE: $1,000 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week, artist residency.

Leola

  • Leola School: $1,000 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week, artist residency.

Madison

  • Madison Area Arts Council: $4,000. Project grant supports the work of the local arts council in providing diverse arts programming for the community.
  • Madison School Central Educational Foundation: $600 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency.

 Manderson

  • Wounded Knee School: $600 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency.

Martin

  • Chief Eagle, Dallas: $7,000. Touring Arts grant supports the artists’ tour – Nurturing the Hoop of Life – to South Dakota nonprofit organizations.
  • Chief Eagle, Dallas: $4,000. Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grant supports hoop-dancing instruction with an apprentice from Martin.
  • Bennett County School District: $600 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency.

McLaughlin

  • McLaughlin School District: $1,000 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency.

Milbank

  • Milbank High School: $1,200 + travel. AISC grants support a two weeks of artists in residence.

 

Mission

  • Sinte Gleska University: $4,000. Project grant supports the 30th annual Northern Plains Indian Art Market held in Sioux Falls in September.

Mitchell

  • Area Community Theatre of Mitchell: $5,810. Arts Challenge grant supports the theater’s annual performance season.
  • Area Community Theatre: $1,000 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency.

 Murdo

  • Jones County Schools: $600 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency in the school.

 Newell

  • Newell Elementary: $1,000 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency in the school.

New Underwood

  • Reichert, Duane – “Backstage With a Rodeo Clown”: $3,000. Touring Arts grant supports the artist’s tour of South Dakota nonprofit organizations.

 Onida

  • Agar-Blunt-Onida School District: $600 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency in the district.

Pierre

  • Capital Area Counseling Services: $1,456.75. Project grant supports the organization’s efforts to bring the Hegg Brothers Holiday Jam event to Pierre in December.
  • Dakota Western Heritage Festival: $3,000. Project grant supports this annual festival, dedicated to educating and entertaining the general public, with a focus on arts and crafts, while stressing the rich heritage and traditions that makes South Dakota a reflection of the values of the West.
  • Jefferson Elementary School: $600 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency.
  • Pierre Players: $11,026. Arts Challenge grant supports the year-round season of Pierre Players Community Theatre.
  • South Dakota Historical Society Foundation: $2,372.50. Project grant supports efforts to re-print the first publication of Badger Clark, “Sun and Saddle Leather.”

 Pine Ridge

  • Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School: $20,485. Arts Challenge grant supports the Heritage Center’s yearlong activities designed to collect, preserve, and exhibit the tribal arts of the Lakota and the fine arts of all Native Americans.

Rapid City

  • Black Hills Chamber Music Society: $3,040. Arts Challenge grant supports the society’s season of performances and activities.
  • Black Hills Community Theatre: $19,113. Arts Challenge grant supports the BHCT’s season of theatrical productions and educational outreach activities.
  • Black Hills Symphony Orchestra: $2,500. Project grant supports busing public school children to BHSO’s free Symphony Safari 4th Grade Concert.
  • Black Hills Works: $19,200 + travel. AISC grants support two 16-week artist residencies at the Suzie Cappa Art Center.
  • Chief Eagle, Starr: $2,500. Touring Arts grant supports the artists’ tour of South Dakota nonprofit organizations.
  • First Peoples Fund: $5,000. Project grant supports Dances with Words (DWW), a youth-development program that works with youth, adult mentors, schools, and nonprofit partners on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and in Rapid City, empowering participants to become engaged cultural leaders through spoken word poetry and other art forms.
  • Grandview Elementary: $1,000 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency.
  • Harris, Hank: $4,000. Touring Arts grant supports the artist’s tour of South Dakota nonprofit organizations.
  • Meadowbrook Elementary PTA $600. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency.
  • Performing Arts Center of Rapid City: $3,200. Project grant supports the four-event Saturday Morning

Family Series with the goal of allowing families to experience live performing arts.

  • Pratt, Gordy: $7,500. Touring Arts grant supports the artist’s tour of South Dakota nonprofit organizations.
  • Rapid City Arts Council: $25,732. Arts Challenge grant supports a variety of  visual and performing arts programming available to the people of Rapid City and the larger geographical area it serves.
  • Rapid City Children’s Chorus: $3,128. Arts Challenge grant supports RCCC’s annual season of performances and outreach activities.
  • Elizabeth Seton School: $600 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency at the school.
  • Two Bulls, Micheal: $2,000. Artist Career Development grant supports the artist’s efforts to create a body of work to focus on his identity, history, and place, drawing from Lakota heritage.
  • Zion Lutheran School: $600 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency at the school.

Rochford

  • Ganje, Lucy A. (Rochford) and Lajimodiere, Denise K. (Moorhead, MN): $6,000. Artist Collaboration grant supports the artists’ efforts to reach out to urban and reservation community members in South Dakota to teach and exhibit personal narrative through poetry and art.

Roscoe

  • Roesch, Linda: $2,000. Artist Career Development grant supports the artist’s effort to self-publish two hard-cover, full-color art books featuring paintings of farm and domestic animals as well as landscapes of the Midwest.

 Rosholt

  • Rosholt School District: $1,000 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency in the district.

 Rutland

  • Rutland School District: $1,200 + travel. AISC grant supports a two-week artist residency.

 Salem

  • McCook Central School: $1,600 + travel. AISC grants support two, one-week artist residencies.

 Scotland

  • Scotland School District: $600 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency in the district.

 Selby

  • Busy Blue Birds 4-H Club: $1,000 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency in the community.

 Sioux Falls

  • Anne Sullivan Elementary PTO: $1,200 + travel. AISC grant supports a two-week artist residency.
  • Baker, Phil: $9,000. Touring Arts grant supports the artist’s tour of South Dakota nonprofit organizations.
  • Challenge Center at Robert Frost Elementary: $1,000 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency.
  • Comfort Theatre: $5,700. Touring Arts grant supports the company’s tour of South Dakota nonprofit organizations.
  • DakotAbilities: $4,000. AISC grant supports a one-month artist residency.
  • Eide/Dalrymple Gallery at Augustana University: $2,225. Project grant helps support an exhibition of sculptures and mixed media work by South Dakota artist Erica Merchant as well as artist demonstrations and workshops with local students.
  • Jazz Diversity Project (Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society): $2,500. Touring Arts grant supports the group’s tour of South Dakota nonprofit organizations.
  • Dakota Players: $8,500. Touring Arts grant supports the group’s year-round activities including touring and outreach to communities across the state.
  • DeBoer, Zachary Michael: $5,000. Artist Fellowship supports artist/gallery owner/community builder’s efforts to build a stronger arts community in Sioux Falls through a variety of projects and events.
  • Eugene Field A+ Elementary School: $1,200 + travel. AISC grants support two weeks of artists in residence.
  • Flower and Flame: $4,000. Touring Arts grant supports the group’s tour of South Dakota nonprofit organizations.
  • JAS Quintet: $2,500. Touring Arts grant supports the group’s tour of South Dakota nonprofit organizations.
  • Jewell, Laura: $2,000. Artist Project grant supports the artist’s efforts to research and then visit each of South Dakota’s state parks to find inspiration and then paint an original work of art based on each.
  • John Harris Elementary School: $1,200 + travel. AISC grants support two, one-week artist residencies.
  • LifeScape: $5,000. Project grant supports the inclusion and participation of children of all abilities during Camp Bravo, an all-abilities performing arts camp.
  • LifeScape: $13,200. AISC grants support 14 weeks of artist residencies for children and adults served by the organization.
  • Maggie in the Meantime: $4,000. Touring Arts grant supports the group’s tour of South Dakota nonprofit organizations.
  • Reich, Anna E.: $2,000. Artist Career Development grant supports the artist’s film photography efforts in South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Iowa to make work that engages with the legend and contradiction of the “American West.”
  • F. Pettigrew Elementary: $1,200 + travel. AISC grant supports a two-week artist residency.
  • Rieck, Josh: $2,000. Artist Career Development grant supports the artist’s efforts to build a guitar using primarily woods harvested and processed in South Dakota.
  • Sanford Arts: $25,200 + travel. AISC grants support 42 weeks of artist residencies in the medical center cancer treatment facility and the children’s hospital.
  • SculptureWalk Sioux Falls: $17,075. Arts Challenge grant supports a series of activities throughout the year aimed at exposing community members and visitors to three-dimensional art.
  • Singing Boys of Sioux Falls: $2,718. Arts Challenge grant supports the organization’s year-round season of performances and activities.
  • Sioux Empire Brass Society: $1,520. Project grant supports efforts to commission the composition of a piece as a tribute to Dr. Harold Krueger, who is the founder and first director of the organization.
  • Sioux Empire Community Theatre: $13,377. Arts Challenge grant supports the theater’s season of community-based productions.
  • Sioux Falls Arts Council: $1,473. Arts Challenge grant supports the year-round activities of the local arts council.
  • Sioux Falls Christian Elementary School: $600 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week residency.
  • Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society: $34,334. Arts Challenge grant supports the organization’s annual summer JazzFest, a jazz concert series throughout the year, and educational outreach activities such as the Jazz Diversity Project.
  • Sioux Falls Lutheran School: $1,200 + travel. AISC grant supports a two-week artist residency at the school.
  • South Dakota Friends of Traditional Music: $3,000. Project grant supports the Sioux River Folk Festival, an annual public event at Newton Hills State Park.
  • South Dakota Symphony Orchestra: $36,768. Arts Challenge grant supports the symphony’s season of orchestral music, special concerts, and educational and touring programs.
  • South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and Dakota Chamber Orchestra, Dakota String Quartet, Dakota Wind Quintent: $40,000. Touring Arts grant supports these groups’ tour of South Dakota nonprofit organizations.
  • Tallgrass Recovery and Sober Living Homes: $1,289. Project grant supports the Annual Recovery Art Show, a free event and community-based partnership designed to bring together diverse groups of individuals from all demographics to establish a dialogue on the struggles of addiction and the beauty of a life in recovery.
  • Washington Pavilion: $45,000. Arts Challenge grant supports visual arts exhibitions, performances, and other activities that are part of the Pavilion’s season of arts events.
  • Wiese, Anne Pierson: $5,000. Artist Fellowship supports poet’s continuing efforts to write poems and find homes for them in literary journals and published collections.

Sisseton

  • Sisseton Arts Council: $4,100. Project grant supports the council’s season of events and activities.
  • Sisseton Arts Council: $1,000 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency in the community.
  • Sisseton School District: $5,200 + travel. AISC grants support six weeks of artist residencies in schools.

 South Shore

  • Our Savior’s Lutheran Church: $3,000: Project grant supports the South Dakota Fiddle Festival, an annual three-day event taking place over the second full weekend in September in Yankton.

Spearfish

  • Buttke, Jami Lynn: $5,000. Artist Fellowship supports recording artist’s foray into a new musical genre through a jazz album with members of the Sioux Falls-based JAS Quintet as well as a new collaborative work, Dakota Duets, which will feature musicians of various genres from every corner of the state on single tracks.
  • Buttke, Jami Lynn: $3,000. Touring Arts grant supports the artist’s tour of South Dakota nonprofit organizations.
  • Matthews Opera House and Arts Center: $25,194. Arts Challenge grant supports a wide variety of arts programming throughout the year, including community theatre productions, an art gallery, touring performing artists, seasonal art festivals and shows, a foreign film series, and other activities.
  • Schoenewies, Jami: $2,000. Artist Career Development grant supports the artist’s efforts to create a visual narrative of experiences from bicycling on the Mickelson Trail in South Dakota and the Katy Trail in Missouri.
  • Scholz, Markie / Dragons Are Too Seldom Puppet Productions: $8,000. Touring Arts grant supports the artist’s tour of South Dakota nonprofit organizations.
  • Termes, Dick A. / Termespheres & Lectures: $7,000. Touring Arts grant supports the artist’s tour of South Dakota nonprofit organizations.
  • Termes, Dick A.: $2,000. Artist Project grant supports the artist’s efforts to publish a book of the 18 murals he painted along with communities and schools throughout the state of South Dakota from 1973-1985 through a South Dakota Arts Council residency program.

 Sturgis

  • Sturgis Area Arts Council: $1,000 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week, artist residency.
  • Sturgis Center for the Arts: $3,467. Arts Challenge grants supports the center’s mission to provide an environment of learning and appreciation of the arts by providing music lessons, art classes, and theater workshops to students of all ages.
  • Sturgis School District: $600 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week, artist residency.

Tea

  • Tea Area School District: $1,200 + travel. AISC grants support two one-week, artist residencies.

 Timber Lake

  • Timber Lake Middle School: $1,000 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week, artist residency.

 Valley Springs

  • Valley Springs Elementary PTA: $600 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency.

Vermillion

  • Discovery Mime / Movement Theatre: $4,600. Touring Arts grant supports the company’s tour of South Dakota nonprofit organizations.
  • Froehlich, Rebecca A.: $2,000. Artist Career Development grant supports the artist’s efforts to broaden her knowledge base in arts-in-health practices and to further her career in the field in South Dakota.
  • Missouri Valley Growth/S.D. Shakespeare Festival: $5,000. Project grant supports the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival, which will produce its seventh season of free Shakespeare performances and arts education programming throughout southeastern South Dakota.
  • Mollman, Sandra Kern: $2,000. Artist Career Development grant supports further development of the artist’s work as a community-based theatre artist in South Dakota by attending the Sojourn Theatre/Center for Performance and Civic Practice 2017 Summer Institute.
  • National Music Museum: $27,490. Arts Challenge grant supports the museum’s mission to serve the people of South Dakota and the nation as an international center for collecting and conserving musical instruments of all cultures and bringing people together to study, enjoy, and understand our diverse musical heritage.
  • Rawlins Piano Trio: $1,500. Touring Arts grant supports the ensemble’s tour of South Dakota nonprofit organizations.
  • Vermillion Area Arts Council: $1,500. Project grant supports Messy Hands Summer Art Camp, a visual arts opportunity for area youth 5 to18 years old.
  • Vermillion Children’s Choir: $3,250. Project grant supports the choir’s efforts to increase participation as well as public awareness of its events in the greater Vermillion area.
  • Vermillion Community Theatre: $750.  Project grant supports the summer production of “Fiddler on the Roof.”
  • Vermillion Community Theatre: $1,000 + travel. AISC grant supports a one-week artist residency.

Wagner

  • Wagner Community School: $1,600 + travel. AISC grants support two, one-week artist residencies.

Wakpala

  • Locke, Kevin: $9,000. Touring Arts grant supports the artist’s tour of South Dakota nonprofit organizations.

Watertown

  • Kuhlman, Heather Kallhoff: $2,000. Artist Career Development grant supports artist’s effort to build the business of Where the Wind Blows Art, further her metalsmithing skills, and purchase silver to work with as an additional metal.
  • North Country Fiber Fair: $1,500. Project grant supports instructional workshops – including crochet, knitting, spinning, etc. – at this annual event at the Codington County Extension Complex.
  • Northern Prairie Arts: $1,000. Project grant supports the second annual “Paint the Northern Prairie” plein air event for artists.
  • Town Players: $4,802. Arts Challenge grant supports Town Players’ yearly season of productions.
  • Watertown Artwalk: $4,000. Project grant supports the organization’s efforts to showcase sculptures in downtown Watertown and its designation as part of the South Dakota Sculpture Trail.

Waubay

  • Waubay School: $1,600 + travel. AISC grants support two, one-week artist residencies.

 Wessington Springs

  • Wessington Springs Elementary School: $1,200 + travel. AISC grants support two weeks of artist residencies.

 Worthing

  • Olde Towne Theatre :  $11,730. Arts Challenge grant supports a yearly season of theatrical programming with the goal of enriching, entertaining, and educating the Sioux Falls region through performance, benevolence, and volunteer opportunities.

Yankton

  • Lewis and Clark Theatre Company: $1,446. Arts Challenge grant supports year-round theatrical programming of the company.
  • Sacred Heart Schools: $1,200 + travel. AISC grants support two one-week artist residencies.
  • D. Human Services Center: $1,800 + travel. AISC grants support three weeks of artist residencies.
  • Yankton Area Arts: $10,581. Arts Challenge grant supports diverse yearly programming including arts presentations, visual art exhibitions, children’s workshops, and support to artists and other organizations.
  • Yankton Children’s Choir: $1,456.75. Project grant supports the choir’s 2017-2018 season.

Kansas City, Mo.

  • Cultural Kaleidoscope: $6,500. Touring Arts grant supports the presenters’ tour of South Dakota nonprofit organizations.

 Minden, Nev.

  • Green, Todd R.: $2,500. Touring Arts grant supports the artist’s tour of South Dakota nonprofit organizations.

 Minneapolis, Minn.

  • Minneapolis Guitar Quartet Association: $3,000. Touring Arts grant supports the group’s tour of South Dakota nonprofit organizations.
  • Simonet, Loretta: $2,000. Touring Arts grant supports the artist’s tour of South Dakota nonprofit organizations.

 Orange City, Iowa

  • Thompson, Judith A.: $2,500. Touring Arts grant supports the artist’s tour of South Dakota nonprofit organizations.

 

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