Welcome to the South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC) online grants system.

The South Dakota Arts Council uses GOSmart for our Online Grant System.The GOSmart system provides constituents with a user-friendly portal for requesting grant funds from the South Dakota Arts Council.

Before you apply: Prior to beginning any application, read through the South Dakota Arts Council’s GUIDE TO GRANTS. This document provides ALL the guidelines you should follow when working through your application. The GUIDE TO GRANTS is online at https://artscouncil.sd.gov/grants/ApplicantPortal.aspx​​​​​​​.

Returning applicant? Enter the system by clicking Login from the menu bar above. Please take a moment to review and revise your profile. Select "Edit Profile" after logging into the system.

New to the system? Begin by creating a new profile for yourself or your organization. Use the link below “Click Here to create a new profile” to get started. Be sure to write down your "User Name" and "Password" in a secure place for future use. Next time you visit this site select “Login” from the menu bar above to enter the system.

Keep in mind: When registering, you will need to indicate both your State House and Senate Legislative districts. This information can be found online using the following link: http://www.sdlegislature.gov/Legislators/Who_Are_My_Legislators/default.aspx? We recommend that you enter your mailing address/mailing address for your organization to ensure the most accurate results.

Contact the South Dakota Arts Council: If you have questions please do not hesitate to call the SDAC office (605-773-3301). Arts staff is on-hand to assist applicants during business hours, 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. Central, Monday through Friday.