South Dakota Arts Council

Established in 1966 and funded by the State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, the South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC) is a state agency serving South Dakotans and their communities through the arts. Recognizing the importance of creativity in the lives of all South Dakotans, the Council makes quality arts accessible throughout the state by providing grants, services and information to artists, arts organizations, schools and the public. The Council is the advisory board to the SDAC staff within the Department of Tourism. Council members are appointed by the Governor.

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As stated in the Council’s 2015 Strategic Plan, we are committed to a policy of inclusion in every program to overcome barriers imposed by economic status, education, discrimination, distance and special needs by building on the SDAC Arts Expansion Policy, which focuses on cultural participation of the state’s rural citizens, ethnic minority groups—particularly Native Americans—and a growing number of immigrants.