Arts South Dakota Artist Emergency Relief Fund Now Accepting Applications

Arts South Dakota Artist Emergency Relief Fund Now Accepting Applications

ROUND ONE OPEN JUNE 10-25, 2020

Short-term, immediate financial support for individual artists, culture bearers and creative workers within South Dakota who have been impacted by the Coronavirus-COVID-19 health crisis is now available through the Arts South Dakota Artist Emergency Relief Fund. Rapid response funds of $500-$1,000 are available to those who meet the criteria and qualifications, as funds are available.

Please find information about the first round of relief funds using the button below. As funding and needs develop, we will work to open up additional applications in the future. Arts South Dakota is grateful to the Bush Foundation for providing the funding for this initial round.

“Through the past few months, artists have been there for us—performing virtually to keep us entertained and educating us through workshops and webinars,” said Arts South Dakota director Jim Speirs. “Now it’s time for us to help them and we couldn’t be more excited to provide this support to our most treasured creators.”

Applications for the first round begin today, June 10, and close on June 25, 2020. Notice of awards will be sent July 2, and payments mailed July 9. Anyone meeting the criteria is eligible for funding, with special consideration given to artists in rural communities with populations less than 20,000 and artists living within or current citizens of one of the nine Native nations with lands in South Dakota.

Funding for the Arts South Dakota Artist Emergency Relief Fund is provided through the generous support of the Bush Foundation, with administration and disbursement by Arts South Dakota. As funding and needs develop, Arts South Dakota will work to open up additional applications in the future.

ARTISTS – APPLY TODAY!

 

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