One Stop Programs

The SDHC offers three one stop programs to help your group more easily host humanities programming and events throughout South Dakota. Where resources and funds are limited, these programs encourage communities to engage in thoughtful conversation, broaden learning opportunities and build community. 

For a $50 application fee, local groups host SDHC scholars and reading programs specific to their needs and interests. The host group handles on-site logistics and local promotion, while the council fulfills financial commitments to the scholars.

Speakers Bureau/Chautauqua
Bring a renowned scholar to your community to present on topics for all ages and backgrounds. Consult the annual program catalog for a full list of scholars and topics. 

One Book South Dakota

Host a One Book South Dakota discussion, featuring the One Book South Dakota selection and a scholar to lead your group's discussion. The OBSD author is central to the annual Festival of Books as a keynote presenter. Our 2016 selection is "Some Luck" by Jane Smiley, winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. The 2017 selection will be announced in January 2017.

Reading Group Toolkits

Expand your reading group with one of more than 30 selections from the SDHC Lending Library. The program includes a SDHC scholar to lead your group's discussion.

Host a program

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Program applications require a $50 fee per application and should be submitted 4 to 6 weeks in advance of the proposed program. Organizations can submit applications for programs which fit the following categories. 

Information & forms for successful grantees.