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Artist Collaboration Grant

Grant to a South Dakota Team of
Artists for a Collaborative Project

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South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC)

Deadline Date:

03/01/19 11:59 PM CST


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Grant of up to $6,000 to a South Dakota team of artists to support a collaborative project. Funding is intended to support artists in the creation of new work, artistic collaboration, and to reach new audiences. Partnering artists may work in the same discipline or difference disciplines.

The funding category is designed to:
- Support and expand the creative achievement of South Dakota artists.
- Assist South Dakota artists in continued development of their careers in the arts.
- Support a collaboration between two artists that will result in benefits to South Dakota and may result in benefits to another state.

Examples of appropriate use of funds include supplies, travel, and artists’ time, but are not limited to those examples.

The panelists will use the following criteria to evaluate and score the applications:

- Quality of the applicant’s work as demonstrated by the artistic documentation submitted. Grant panelists assess the artistic quality of both the lead and collaborating artists. Artistic quality accounts for 50% of an applicant’s total score and plays a critical role in panel ratings and funding recommendations. Artistic quality is determined only by the submitted documentation.
- Record of professional activity and achievement as demonstrated in the professional artist résumé and support material. Grant panelists assess the record of professional activity and achievement of both the lead and collaborating artists.
- Complete description of the project.
- How this Artist Collaboration Grant will contribute to the South Dakota artist’s professional growth and career advancement. Why is support important to the development of the South Dakota artist’s career at this time?
- How the collaboration contributes to the overall quality of the arts in South Dakota and benefits the state and, when appropriate, the out-of-state artist’s region.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178590

Number of Grants:

Generally, only one grant will be awarded each year.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts of up to $6,000 will be awarded.

Term of Contract:

All planned project events/activities must take place within the defined grant period (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

One of the applicants must be a resident of South Dakota for at least one year prior to the start of the grant cycle (July 1, 2019) and remain a resident throughout the grant cycle (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020). The collaborator may be a resident of any state.

Artists may only apply for one of the following grants per year: Artist Fellowship, Artist Collaboration Grant, Artist Project Grant, Artist Career Development Grant, or Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant.

The South Dakota Arts Council does not fund:
- Artist Collaboration Grant recipients are not eligible to apply in this grant category again for three years. For example, an artist awarded an Artist Collaboration Grant in July 2018 (FY19) cannot reapply for this grant category until the Spring of 2021 (FY22). Recipients of this grant, however, may apply the next year in other categories of support.
- Academic research or formal study toward an academic or professional degree is not eligible for funding.
- Students pursuing high school diplomas and graduate or undergraduate degrees are not eligible.
- Currently serving South Dakota Arts Council board members and staff are not eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

All applications must be submitted on-line by 11:59 PM CST on March 1st each year. Applicants may start to apply on December 1.

Grant awards will be announced in May for the fiscal year starting July 1.

Draft Review: Draft review deadline closes at 11:59 PM CST, Feb. 10, 2019. SDAC staff members offer a draft review prior to final grant submission deadlines to help applicants improve their applications by checking for mistakes or omissions that might cause ineligibility. Staff will review the grant narrative, budget section, and support materials for compliance and consistency. Draft reviews do not provide grammatical editing or rewriting services. SDAC staff will provide feedback to the applicant in time to make corrections ahead of the submission deadline. To receive a draft review, applicants must contact SDAC prior to submitting their grant application in the online system and prior to the Feb. 10 deadline.

The SDAC encourages all applicants to take advantage of this opportunity.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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To receive a draft review, applicants must contact

Department of Tourism
711 E Wells Ave
Pierre, SD 57501

P: 800-952-3625
F: 605-773-5977

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Geographic Focus:

USA: South Dakota