Call to Artists: Art for State Buildings Proposals

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CONTACT: Rebecca Cruse, 605-295-4052





Call to Artists: Art for State Buildings Proposals


PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota artists have until March 21, 2022 to submit purchase proposals for the Art for State Buildings Program.


The Art for State Buildings program was created for the purpose of adding the work of talented South Dakota artists to the state’s permanent art collection for display in areas of state government buildings with significant public access. Work purchased will be installed in public access areas of the Capitol and/or other state buildings on the Capitol Complex in Pierre.


Proposals for purchase must be submitted to the South Dakota Arts Council through a new online submission platform. South Dakota artists whose body of work has contributed to the state’s cultural heritage and development are encouraged to submit their work.


Proposals will be reviewed by an advisory committee to theSouth Dakota Arts Council. Selection will be based on:

  • quality of the work;
  • the artwork’s relevance to South Dakota culture, history, heritage, or environment;
  • experience of the artist; and
  • permanence and safety, as required for public artworks


The complete request for proposal and instructions for using the online submission platform are posted at For assistance call 605-773-3301 or email


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 state of South Dakota.


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.