Eligibility Requirements

EILLIGIBILITY
Please note, eligibility requirements for SDAC Grants vary by program. For eligibility requirements, please review the Guide to Grants (live in December) and materials available on the Applicant Portal. Below is a summary of basic eligibility requirements for Individual and Organizational support.

The Arts Council provides grant support to South Dakota Artists and South Dakota Organizations.

Upcoming grant funds will assist in funding arts projects and programs in State Fiscal Year 2022 (July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022).

SOUTH DAKOTA ARTISTS: Individual South Dakota artists may apply for one Artist Grant and must be a resident for at least one year (three years for a Fellowship) prior to the start of the grant cycle (July 1). Eligibility varies, so please review the Guide to Grants (live in December) and materials available on the Applicant Portal for specific requirements.

SOUTH DAKOTA ORGANIZATIONS: Must be physically located in the state of South Dakota to apply.

NONPROFIT STATUS: Must be designated as tax-exempt nonprofit status under section 501(c)(3) of federal IRS code or be a unit of government or a nonprofit educational institution. Additional eligibility requirements are included in the Guide to Grants (live in December) as well as other resource materials available on the Applicant Portal detailing specific requirements.

REQUIRED INFORMATION:
  • Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) or Tax ID Number (TIN)
  • Current articles of incorporation on file with the Secretary of State's office
  • Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS)