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SDHC Opens Second Funding Round for South Dakota COVID-19 Emergency Support

Applications Accepted from July 20-Aug. 31

The South Dakota Humanities Council has opened a second round of grant funding to assist South Dakota cultural organizations struggling to maintain operations during the coronavirus pandemic.

SDHC will accept applications from July 20-Aug. 31 at http://sdhumanities.org/cares.

CARES Act Emergency Operating Grants Awarded

The statewide South Dakota Humanities Council has awarded $153,618 to cultural organizations struggling to maintain operations during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The deadline was June 30 for the first funding round of the South Dakota Humanities Council CARES Act Grant, which provides unrestricted operating support, humanities program support, or both to qualifying organizations impacted by COVID-19. A total of $153,618 has been awarded to 18 organizations in 14 counties. Numerous other applications are pending committee approval.

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).

Click below for more information on our COVID-19 policy and CARES Grants. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Blog

  1. Journalist and author Lee Shippey said, “The right book at the right time, may mean more in a person’s life than anything else.” Continue Reading

  2. Every summer, the statewide South Dakota Humanities Council’s One Book South Dakota author tours South Dakota to meet readers and fans. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s author, former Westboro Baptist Church member Megan Phelps-Roper, is interacting with fans virtually. Continue Reading

  3. The South Dakota Humanities Council has opened a second round of grant funding to assist South Dakota cultural organizations struggling to maintain operations during the coronavirus pandemic. Continue Reading

  4. The South Dakota Humanities Council, in cooperation with longtime SDHC scholar Lawrence Diggs, has developed a weekly discussion program to address civic unrest and racial bias in the wake of the George Floyd incident in Minneapolis. Continue Reading

Event Calendar

16
Aug
2:00 pm | Wessington Public Library
20
Aug
5:30 pm | Private home
26
Aug
27
Aug
6:00 pm | VIRTUAL PROGRAM and at First Congregational United Church of Christ
1
Sep
2:00 pm | Racing Magpie
4
Sep
9:00 am | Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn
4
Sep
12:00 pm | 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 aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
- William Faulkner