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CARES Act Emergency Operating Grants Available for up to $10K

The South Dakota Humanities Council CARES Act Grant application is available from May 1 through June 30.

It provides unrestricted operating and/or humanities program support to cultural organizations who have suffered program financial losses due to COVID-19 in the state of South Dakota. Click below to read more and find out if your organization qualifies. 

COVID 19 Response for SDHC Events & Programs

The South Dakota Humanities Council believes that public health and safety are top priorities and, as such,  has outlined a policy for upcoming programs and events in light of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

 
 
 

Blog

  1. Throughout the history of the One Book program, the South Dakota Humanities Council has selected books that propel our mission, helping us create a more well-read and, by extension, more engaged and thoughtful state of South Dakota. Continue Reading

  2. The South Dakota Humanities Council recently approved 10 grants to support humanities-based research and discussion programs in South Dakota. Continue Reading

  3. The South Dakota Humanities Council has long been a resource for cultural institutions, readers, writers, aspiring humanities scholars — people who are dedicated to exploring the human adventure in our state. Continue Reading

  4. Attention young readers in South Dakota: Get ready for Bink and Gollie! Continue Reading

Event Calendar

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Jun
9:00 am | VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
2
Jun
9:00 am | VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
3
Jun
9:00 am | VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
4
Jun
9:00 am | VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
5
Jun
9:00 am | VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
5
Jun
5:00 pm | Fort Sisseton Historic State Park
6
Jun
9:00 am | VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
7
Jun
9:00 am | VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
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Jun
9:00 am | VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!

South Dakota Humanities Council

The South Dakota Humanities Council (SDHC), founded in 1972 in response to an act of Congress, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the only cultural organization in the state whose sole mission is to deliver humanities programming to the people of South Dakota. Our vision is to "lead statewide advocacy for the humanities, working with other partners to foster literary and civic engagement." This programming vision forms the core mission:

The South Dakota Humanities Council celebrates literature, promotes civil conversation, and tells the stories that define our state.

Want to read more about what the humanities are? Check out our definition of the humanities and examples of various humanities disciplines explored by our programs. 

The sole meaning in life is to serve humanity.
- Leo Tolstoy