2020 State Arts Conference

Emerging Arts Leader Scholarships

We are pleased to announce up to twenty South Dakota Emerging Arts Leaders
will be awarded free registration to attend the 2020 State Arts Conference.
Who can apply:
Emerging arts leaders (artists or administrators), based in South Dakota, between 20-35 years of age, OR an arts administration professional with less than 3 years of experience in their field.
What will you receive:
Free registration to the 2020 State Arts Conference, including a pre-conference track if so desired.
Application process:
1. Complete the application form.
2. Submit a single page essay briefly describing your history as an artist or administrator in the field, including age or number of years of experience, and what goals do you have for your time at the conference.
3. We ask that scholarship receipts briefly summarize your experiences and top three takeaways from your time at the conference. Final summary is due no later than June 15, 2020.
Deadline & Selection:
Scholarship proposals are due March 15, 2020. Recipients will be announced March 30, 2020.
Additional financial support available for the 2020 State Arts Conference:
1. Reduced student registration fee
2. Travel & registration support through the South Dakota Arts Council Professional Development grant: https://artscouncil.sd.gov/grants/professdev.aspx