Current Projects

The Sioux Falls Arts Council has joined Americans for the Arts’ latest national economic impact study, Arts & Economic Prosperity 5! Our participation in this important research project will allow us to quantify the economic impact of the arts and culture industry in the Greater Sioux Falls Area. We all know that our industry supports jobs and generates government revenue. In June of 2017, we’ll receive a final report that tells us just how many jobs and how much money we represent!

The study is being conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. Americans for the Arts has conducted similar economic impact studies in more than 400 U.S. communities since 1994. Their methodology is sound. In fact, their economic impact data is used consistently by the Congressional Arts Caucus on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to support federal arts support.

For a copy of the results from Arts & Economic Prosperity IV, click here.

Fiscal Sponsorship

The Sioux Falls Arts Council serves as a fiscal sponsor for several smaller arts and culture organizations, thereby indirectly supporting additional accessibility to the arts for residents. In the past, these services have been provided to organizations such as Elate Theater, filmdrome, Dakota Sky International Film Festival and Buhnenkunst Theater.

Currently, fiscal sponsorship is provided to:

The Local Artist

“The Local Artist” exists to support South Dakotan culture by exposing local visual artists to the public in two free print publications annually, and fostering development of emerging artists.

High Plains Woodwinds

The mission of “High Plains Woodwinds” is to enhance appreciation of woodwind music for its members and the public at large; to sustain and encourage the growth of woodwind players in the area; to develop relationships with community organizations to further the cause of woodwind music; and to enrich the lives of the community through the language of music.

If you are interested in more information about fiscal sponsorship, please contact the Sioux Falls Arts Council