Members of the South Dakota Arts Council, the advisory board of the Office of Arts, will meet remotely via online/call-in format Nov. 18 for the Council’s annual fall meeting.

The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. CST. An agenda will be posted 72 hours prior to the meeting at The public is invited to listen to the proceedings. For instructions, follow the link provided. For more information or assistance, please leave a message at the SDAC office, 605-773-3301 or e-mail

Constituents are also invited to offer public comment in accordance with South Dakota Open Meetings Laws. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to follow CDC physical distancing guidelines, we invite public comment to be submitted in writing to be read during the meeting. Constituents may also provide public comments live via phone or by joining our meeting online. Anyone wishing to offer live comments during the meeting should reach out to our office via email or phone to arrange with staff.

The Council will elect officers and consider changes to the grant review panel process during this meeting.

An office of the South Dakota Department of Tourism, the South Dakota Arts Council’s mission is to provide grants and services to artists, arts organizations and schools across the state, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the South Dakota Legislature. The South Dakota Department of Tourism is comprised of Tourism and the South Dakota Arts Council. The Department is led by Secretary James D. Hagen.