The Sámi Artists’ Union – Sámi Dáiddačehpiid Searvi

The objective of the Sami Artists Union, founded in 1979, is to be a professional organization that supports Sami artists, craftsmen and art photographers from the entire Sami area. SDS aims to protect the professional, financial, social and idealistic interests of its members.

Membership in SDS is based on application. In order to become a member, the applicant must satisfy membership criteria adopted at the Union’s annual meeting. The annual meeting is the supreme governing body of SDS, authorised to establish and adopt the guidelines for running the organization.

The Steering Committee and the union’s Artistic Council are the executive bodies during the interim between the annual meetings. The Steering Committee shall ensure compliance with the intensions of and decisions adopted by the annual meeting, while the Artistic Council is responsible for carrying out the artistic evaluations. SDS is also a member of the Sami Artists Council, the umbrella organization for Sami artist associations, which has connections with the Nordic and the European Council of Artists. SDS’s purchasing consultants provide recommendations to the Sami Cultural Council’s art acquisition committee on the purchase of contemporary Sami art and Sami handicrafts.

In 1989 SDS won the right to negotiate with the Norwegian government, and administrate through the Sami Artists and Authors Royalty Fund (SKFV) the annual share of the grants and scholarships that arise from successful negotiations concerning exhibitions, library funding and copying royalties. The right to negotiate and access to collective royalty schemes allowed SDS to obtain better working conditions for Sami artists in their own communities, through the awarding of working grants for establishing artists, art projects and travel.

SDS has worked hard to give Sami artists their own art centre, which is now known as The Sami Centre for Contemporary Art (Samisk Senter for Samtidskunst/SDG).


SDS STYRE - SDS stivra:

VervNavn / Email adresseÅr
Lene E. Westerås2019-2020
Marte Lill Olsen Somby2018-2020
Styremedlem Inger Blix Kvammen2018-2020
VaraSynnøve Persen2018-2020
VaraBente Geving2019-2020

SDS forhandlingsutvalg og representant i Sámikopiijas representantskap:

MedlemAnnelise Josefsen2018-2020
MedlemHilde S. Pedersen 2019-2020

SDS Kunstnerisk Råd - SDS Dáiddalas Ráddi:

LederMatti Aikio2019-2021
MedlemIngunn Utsi2019-2020
MedlemAnders Sunna2019-2020
VaramedlemBente Geving2019-2020
VaramedlemPer Andersen 2019-2020

SDS rep. til Samisk Kunstnerråd - Lederforum:

MedlemSDS styreleder
Varamedlem SDS nestleder

SDS Fondstyre:

MedlemIngunn Utsi2018-2021
MedlemSynnøve Persen2018-2021
MedlemMatti Aikio2018-2021
VaramedlemMarte Lill Somby2018-2021
VaramedlemAndreas Holtung2018-2021

SDS repr. til styret i stiftelsen Sámi Dáiddaguovddáš - Ovddasteaddji SDG stivrii:

LederViggo Pedersen2017-2020
MedlemTorgrim Halvari2018-2020
MedlemAnnelise Josefsen2018-2020
VaramedlemPers vara: Viggo Pedersen - Anders Sunna2017-2020
VaramedlemPers vara: Annelise Josefsen - Geir Tore Holm2018-2021
VaramedlemPers vara Torgrim Halvari - Eva Aira2018-2022

SDG- Kunstneriske Råd

LederAnnelise Josefsen2019-2020
MedlemRagna Misvær Grønstad2019-2022
MedlemIngunn Moen Reinsnes2018-2021
VaramedlemUlrika Tapio Blind2018-2021
VaramedlemOdd Marakatt Sivertsen2019-2022
VaramedlemJørn M Langseth2019-2022

SDS repr. til stipendstyret for Sametingets kunstnerstipend:

MedlemMatti Aikio2019-2021
VaramedlemKR medlem velges av KR2019-2021

SDS representanter til Samiske Kunstneres og Forfatteres Vederlagsfond, SKFV:

MedlemMatti Aikio2019-2021
MedlemIngunn Utsi2018-2020
Anders Sunna
Bente Geving

Sametinget Norges illustrasjonskonsulenter:

MedlemLene E. Westerås 2019-2022
VaramedlemLiisa Hellander2019-2022

Sametingets innkjøpsordning for samtidskunst og dáiddaduodji:

MedlemEva Aira2018-2020
MedlemGeir Tore Holm2018-2020
VaramedlemAino Hivand2018-2020
VaramedlemBiret Ravna Länsman2018-2020

SDS repr. Finnmark fylkeskommunes innstillingsutvalg for arbeidsstipend:

MedlemHilde Skancke Pedersen2019-2021
VaramedlemBente Geving2019-2021

SDS forslag til representant til Sámikopiija styret:

MedlemIngunn Utsi2018-2020

Nordisk Kunsterforbund:

MedlemSDS styreleder
Varamedlem SDS nestleder
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Forslag til representant til SDRs forhandlingsutvalg:

MedlemSynnøve Persen2018-2020

Forslag til representant til Dáiddafoanda:

MedlemAndreas Holtung2018-2020

Stiftelsen kunstskolen i Karasjok:

RepresentantSigfrid Hernes2018-2021
RepresentantAndreas Holtung2018-2021
RepresentantAnnelise Josefsen2018-2021
VaramedlemEva Aira2018-2021
VaramedlemAnders Sunna2017-2020

Representant Samerådets kulturutvalg:

MedlemMatti Aikio2018-2020


Medlem - LatthuIngunn Moen Reisnes 2019-2020
Medlem - LatthuBente Geving2019-2020

Sámi Dáiddačehpiid Searvi – SDS (Sami Artist Association) is a trade union organization for Sámi visual artists, artisans, dáiddaduojárat and artistic photographers from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia.

Any Sami artist, artisan, dáadaduojár and artistic photographer can apply for membership in Sámi Dáiddačehpiid Searvi – SDS.

Applicants who confirm their Sami background and who are / have been a member of another artist organization with corresponding admission criteria are entitled to admission as a member without a new evaluation.

In order to become a member of the SDS, the applicant must confirm his Sami background and have 3 points of the criteria mentioned under points 1 – 8.

Completed higher artistic education. (See specification under point education points)
Participation in national and / or regional exhibitions where jury is appointed by the trade union organizations.
Separate exhibition at Sámi Dáiddaguovddáš (SDG) or other gallery where application for exhibition space is evaluated by visual artists, artisans, dáiddaduojárat, artistic photographers.
Participation in judged collective and / or group exhibitions under the auspices of SDS or other exhibitions where the jury consists of visual artists, artisans, dáadaduojárat, artistic photographers.
Awarded scholarship by recommendation from the Artistic Council SDS or other nomination committees consisting of visual artists, artisans, dáiddaduojárat, artistic photographers.
Decoration assignments or prizes in competition mediated through regional collaborative committee and / or by adornment assignments where rules for public decoration have been followed.
Purchased by the Sami Parliament’s procurement system for contemporary art and dádaduodji or other purchasing committees where the majority of the committee consists of visual artists, artisans, dáiddaduojárat, artistic photographers.
Positive evaluation of the Artistic Council SDS when submitting documentation on artistic activity (picture material / video attached to the application), possibly submission of original works.

Sami background: Criteria that are used as a basis are that one perceives himself / herself as being registered in the Sami community.

There are three main groups separated:
education credits (point 1)
evaluation score (item 2 – 7)
application point (item 8)
There is a maximum of 2 points under each main group.

Education Points:
Completed education from the Academy of Fine Arts at Art Academy, Arts and Crafts / Art Studies / Specialized Art. Main subject / Diploma / Master or equivalent gives 2 points.
Completed education from the Academy of Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts, Arts and Crafts / Art Studies / Specialized Art. Bachelor or equivalent gives 1 point.
Completed education at the University College in Duodji. Master / Main subject / Diploma or equivalent gives 2 points.
Completed education at the University College in Duodji. Bachelor or equivalent gives 1 point.
There is a maximum of 2 points for education.

Evaluation Points:
Points 2 – 7 give 1 point each, maximum 2 points below each point. Evaluating bodies with the same person composition give 1 point, ie positive evaluation for, for example, exhibition space and recommendation for scholarship by jury / artistic council with the same person composition. Positive evaluation for the same kind of exhibition (ex. Autumn exhibition), but with different person composition gives 1 point each.
A maximum of 2 points is given throughout the main group.

Application Points:
Applicants who have three points during the first two main groups are entitled to
The applicant must have one point below the preceding points in order to apply for the application mark.
In connection with the application, documentation of up to 10 works must be submitted. Relevant documentation is submitted on the CD / DVD / memory stick together with the application.
The decision in the Artistic Council SDS cannot be appealed.
The Artistic Council shall primarily consider submitted material, but may also emphasize other matters that document the applicant’s professionalism and activity.

The applicant must enclose a CV with an overview of relevant education, solo exhibitions, group and collective exhibitions, purchases, decorations and a complete list of awarded scholarships, among others. The list should not be more than 2 A4 pages.

Approved at SDS Annual Meeting 2016 in Enare, 12-13.03.16.


Sámi Dáiddáčehpiid Searvi – SDS (The Sámi Artists’ Union) is a professional organization dedicated to supporting the Sami visual artist, craftsman, dáiddaduojárat and art photographers from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia.
SDS works to protect its members’ rights and safeguard their professional, social, economic and idealistic interests.
SDS is a neutral organization and not affiliated with any political party or religious community.

Members of SDS must be artists, handicraftsmen, dáiddaduojárat and art photographers who satisfy the conditions for member as adopted at SDS’ annual meeting.
Membership applications must be sent in writing. Membership fees are paid annually and for the subsequent months of the first year of membership until the new year has begun. The Steering Committee shall approve new members.
The annual membership fee is set and adopted at the SDS annual meeting. Members who have not paid the annual fee by the end of the year shall lose their membership, after receiving a written warning. Renewing an expired membership can only be obtained after reapplying and paying any outstanding membership fees.
Membership will cease when one withdraws one’s membership, of if a member is excluded or fails to pay the membership fee.
In the event of a conflict between a member and SDS/Steering Committee, the member has the right to submit an appeal to an arbitrator who is appointed by SDS.
A member who reaches the age of 70 shall be granted a senior membership with the right to pay half the annual fee.
An honorary membership can granted to individuals who have made a distinguished effort to help and support SDS and promote Sami art. Honorary memberships are not subject to membership fees.

SDS may
1) Sign framework agreements and standard contracts with potential clients on behalf of the members
2) Sign collective compensation agreements when this form of remuneration is related to SDS culture policy activities
or for other reasons if it is not practical or realistic to sign individual
agreements for compensation
3) Pursue legal means if a member’s work or performance etc. is violated in any way
4) sign binding agreements that allow
a) Limited use or copying of members’ artwork, performances etc. in the manner in which they are made public for
b) Broadcasting the published artwork, photographs etc. of our members and, and of broadcast works, performances etc. or other published work.
c) recording or copying recordings of members’ work/presentations etc. for use in broadcast media and archiving or storing such recordings.
d) forwarding or other forms of transfer of broadcasts that contain our members’ work/ presentations.
5) sign binding agreements on compensation for the use of our members’ works/ performances.
The authorizations implicit in the first paragraph, items 2, 3, 4 and 5, are non-exclusive.
SDS may entrust the management of these stipulations to a common administrative or management organization, of which our association is a member.
Protecting our members’ interests abroad, including management of rights in relation to foreign countries and remunerations for these, which can also be entrusted to an organization in other countries.
Our members are obligated to comply with the provisions of the contracts and agreements that SDS has committed to on behalf of our members, individually or collectively through the managing organization, within the framework of these articles of association and Norwegian law.
Upon signing the membership agreement the individual member empowers SDS to negotiate and sign agreements with the Sami parliament, the Norwegian state, the municipalities, counties and other institutions. This authorization applies to all general agreements and also includes, within the framework of the SDS articles of association or decisions by the annual meeting, agreements concerning the right use the members’ published works, whether these are available to the public or transferred copies of these.
Decisions made at the annual meeting are binding for the executive bodies at SDS and for all members.

The Annual Meeting is SDS’s main executive body. The Annual Meeting is conducted each year before the end of April. The notice of preliminary agenda will be sent out at least 2 months before the annual meeting. Matters which members wish to be discussed at the annual meeting, or addressed by the Steering Committee, must be sent at least 5 weeks before the annual meeting. The agenda and all case papers shall be sent out at least 3 weeks before the annual meeting. Only cases which are submitted in this manner can be processed and discussed at the annual meeting. All members of SDS have the right to attend the annual meeting. Members who are unable to participate at the annual meeting can give the power of attorney to another member, in writing. No single member may have more than 3 powers of attorney. The annual meeting forms a quorum when at least 1/3 of all members (including voting rights/powers of attorney to vote) are present.
Minutes shall be recorded by the secretary of the annual meeting. All the members of SDS shall receive a copy of the notes 1 month or less after the annual meeting is concluded.
The annual meeting shall address these issues:
a) The Annual Report by the Steering Committee and the Artistic Council. All committees and councils are required submit an annual report.
b) Accounts.
c) Cases submitted to the annual meeting by and through the Steering Committee.
d) The work and actions programs.
e) Budget.
f) Determining the membership fees.
g) Choice of:
1) SDS chairman
2) The Steering Committee members and deputies
3) Nomination committee
4) Leader of the Artistic Council
5) SDS/ SDG Artistic Council appointments and deputies
6) Representatives and deputies of SDG’s Steering Committee and its chair, the vice-chair and the leader of the Artistic Council
7) The representative and deputy of the Sami Arts Council – Leader forum
8) Representative for Dáiddafoanda
9) Representative for SDR Negotiations committee liaison with the Sami Parliament
10) Representatives and deputies of SDS Negotiation committee
11) Representative and deputy of Sámikopiija representantskap
12) SDS proposal for the representative of the Sámikopiija board
13) Representatives and deputies of SKFV’s board
14) Representative and deputy for the grant committee, for the Sami parliament art scholarships
15) Representative and deputy for the Biret Elles Memorial Fund
16) Representatives and deputies of the Sami parliament Norway contemporary art and dáiddaduodji procurement project
17) Representative and deputy of the County Municipality of Finnmark recommendation committee for work scholarships.
18) Illustration consultants, Sami parliament Norway
19) Representatives and deputies of SDS fund board
20) Representative and deputy of RSU Northern Norway and Sameland
21) Representatives of NKF/ IAA and other international art organizations
22) Representatives and deputies of the board of directors for the Karasjok art school
23) Representatives of other committees and/or work groups that are established at the annual meeting

Extraordinary annual meetings can be conducted. They require notification at least 4 weeks prior to the meeting and must include:
At least 1/10 of all members
A majority of the Steering Committee (the board)
A summons to an extraordinary annual meeting must be formulated in writing. Case documents must be enclosed with the summons to the meeting. The only cases to be discussed at the extraordinary annual meeting are those listed in and enclosed with the summons. The general rules for ordinary annual meetings shall apply at extraordinary annual meetings.

The Steering Committee (the board) is SDS executive body. The Steering Committee shall ensure compliance with the intensions of and decisions adopted by the annual meeting. The Steering Committee consists of 5 members and 2 deputy members.
The chairperson of the SDS Steering Committee (the board) is elected at the annual meeting for a period of 2 years. The Steering Committee will appoint the vice-chairperson. The chairperson and 1 member of the board constitute the working committee. The members of the board are elected for a period of 2 years. Two new members and 1 deputy member are elected every year at the annual meeting.

At least 4 board meetings are held each year. The board meetings are convened with at least 2 weeks’ notice. Notes shall be kept of the meetings. The meeting notes shall be sent to all the members of the Steering Committee and deputies, 14 days or less after the meeting is concluded. SDS members shall be informed about the board’s work at least 4 times a year. The Steering Committee forms a quorum when the chairperson or deputy chair and 2 ordinary board members or deputy members are present.
If votes are equal the chairperson’s vote will count as two votes. If the chairperson is not present the vice chairperson’s vote will count as two votes.
The chairperson and/or vice-chair are authorised to sign legal documents for the organization, and/or others that the board empowers for this function.

The Artistic Council is responsible for artistic evaluations at SDS.
The Artistic Council consists of 3 members and 2 deputy members and is composed of a range of professionals in the arts. Deputy members should be used to supplement the Artistic Council’s evaluations to cover subjects that are not represented professionally by council members.
The Artistic Council forms a quorum when 3 members and/or deputy members are present. The leader and/or deputy must be present to form a quorum.
The Artistic Council is elected at the SDS annual meeting. The annual meeting elects the leader of the council for a period of 2 years.
The Artistic Council elects its own deputy leader.
2 new members and 2 deputy members are elected to the council every year.
The SDS Artistic Council’s tasks:
a) Consider applications for membership to SDS in cases where the application needs a professional evaluation.
b) Receive applications for grants/scholarships for:
· The Sami Parliament’s arts grants
· SKFV’s scholarship(s)
· The John Savio BKH – scholarship
· Other grants
c) Participate in processing grants/scholarships for the Sami Grant Committee
d) Appoint artistic consultants for public art projects in Sami areas and consultants for the public decorations etc. not associated with RSU’s range of application when a request is submitted.
e) Participate when other situations arise that require the Artistic Council’s expertise.
The Artistic Council meets at least 4 times a year. Notes shall be kept of the meetings. If votes are equal the leader’s vote will count as two votes. If the leader is not present the deputy leader’s vote will count as two votes.
Members of the Artist Council and its deputies are excluded from participating grants and projects for their term of election in decisions where the Council’s evaluation is of significance to the outcome the grant etc. The deputy council member will be summoned if one of the Council’s members is incapacitated or disqualified for a vote.

SDS is represented in the SDR Leader forum by the elected chairperson, with the vice-chair or another board member functioning as deputy representative. Their term of appointment in the Leader forum is the same length of time as the period for which they were elected to participate in the SDS annual meeting.

RSU is the coordinating and advisory body with responsibility for artistic decoration etc. on public (federal, county municipal or municipal) buildings in the region. RSU is composed of visual artists, handicraftsmen and one architect, appointed by their respective organizations in Northern Norway. The SDS annual meeting will elect the representative and deputy representative to join RSU. The representative and his/her deputy have a term of office of 2 years.

The board that manages the SDS Indigenous Artists Fund, the SDS Project Fund and the SDS Members Fund consists of 3 members with 2 deputy members. The board is elected for 3 years and shall constitute itself by voting. Each fund has its own statutes and shall submit annual accounts and annual reports for the respective fund.

The Nomination Committee shall propose candidates for appointments to the annual meeting.
The Nomination Committee consists of 2 member elected for 1 year at a time.

Members will be summoned to the member meetings by the Steering Committee. The member meetings are convened to discuss case that the Steering Committee or member meeting wish to discuss. Member meeting decisions shall be advisory instructions for the Steering Committee.

The Steering Committee can propose cases of vital importance to individual members to a referendum vote. The annual meeting or an extraordinary annual meeting can also decide to bring important issues to a referendum vote.
The Steering Committee may not use a referendum to exclude or nullify a decision by the annual meeting.  At least 2/3 of the members must participate in a referendum vote, or at least 50% of all Steering Committee members must vote equally, for a referendum to be binding, and the final decision can ultimately be made by the Steering Committee.

Decisions made at the Steering Committee meetings, member meetings and annual meetings are decided by majority vote.

The financial year runs from 1 January to 31 December. The audit of the annual accounts shall be done by a certified/authorized public accountant. The annual accounts shall be presented to the annual meeting for approval.

Any member sets himself against the organization and the common interests of its members can be expelled from the organization, with a 2/3 vote if the annual meeting requests such a vote. This type of decision can be appealed at the subsequent annual meeting.

Amendments to the articles of association may only be made by 2/3 majority vote at the annual meeting.

Dissolving the organization can only be done by 2/3 majority vote at 2 consecutive annual meetings, or at an annual meeting and an extraordinary annual meeting. A meeting convened to discuss a proposal to dissolve the organization will require sending out a summons to the meeting with a 3-month notice. The meeting shall discuss and decide on the manner in which the organization’s archives etc. shall be stored and disposed of in the future. It is assumed that the archives etc. shall be used for the previous objectives of the organizations if possible. The meeting shall consider in the same manner and with the same objectives as stated above how the organization’s assets and values shall be used after dissolution.

Adopted by the SDS annual meeting in Jokkmokk in 1980, with amendments adopted at the SDS annual meeting in Kautokeino in 1985, Hætta 1986, Jokkmikk 1987, Lakselv 1988, Karasjok 1991, Enare 1992, Lakselv 1994, Utsjok 1995, Alta 2000, Kiruna 2005, Enare 2007, Luleå 2008, Stockholm 2011, Berlin 2012 and Tromsø 2013.


Samisk kunstnerforbunds strategi- og handlingsplan 2014-2017

2.1 Bedre produksjons- og levevilkårene for samiske kunstnere
2.2 Sikre at samiske kunstnere får sin rettmessige andel av ulike
2.3 Bygge allianser med samiske kultur- og kunstnerorganisasjoner og andre institusjoner og kunstnerorganisasjoner innenfor det visuelle kunstfeltet
2.4 Styrke SDS omdømme som en profesjonell og nytenkende aktør innen kunstpolitisk arbeid
3.1 Planlegging /organisasjonsutvikling
3.2 Bygge allianser med samiske og andre kultur- og kunstnerorganisasjoner innenfor det visuelle kunstfeltet
3.3 Samarbeid med andre kunstfelt
3.4 Samarbeid med aktører nasjonalt og internasjonalt
3.5 Dialog med politiske myndigheter
3.6 Aktiv deltakelse i høringer, forhandlinger og andre prosesser
3.7 Samarbeid med SDG
3.8 Deltakelse på konferanser og seminarer
3.9 Deltakelse i debatter
3.10 Dokumentere SDSs historie

Denne planen omhandlerSámi Dáiddačehpiid Searvi -SDS arbeid med kunstpolitikk på nasjonalt, regionalt plan i Norge, Sverige, Finland og Russland. SDS kunstpolitiske virksomhet defineres av årsmøtevedtak, samt denne strategi og handlingsplanen. Arbeidet ledes av styret. Samisk Kunstnerråd – SDR`administrasjon har sekretariatsfunksjon for styret.

SDS kunstpolitiske arbeid skal hvile på tre pilarer; allianser, dialog og fakta. Gjennom allianser med andre samiske organisasjoner representert i Samisk Kunstnerråd, skal SDS jobbe for felles fagpolitiske og økonomiske saker og særlig fremme og synliggjøre medlemmenes økonomiske behov og interesser på det visuelle området. Samarbeide med andre kunstnerorganisasjoner innenfor det visuelle kunstfeltet er viktig.
SDS vil styrke det fagpolitisk samarbeid med andre søsterorganisasjoner. SDS vil arbeide for nasjonale kunstøkonomiske interesser som for eksempel pensjonsavtale for kunstnere. Dialog med myndigheter og andre sentrale aktører er avgjørende for å utvikle kunstpolitiske saker i en konstruktiv retning.
SDS skal orientere og forhandle med sametinget i Sverige og Finland om etablering og finansiering av egne stipendordninger, utsmykkingsordninger samt innkjøpsordninger for samtidskunst og dáiddaduodji/kunsthåndverk i de to land. Samiske kunstnerorganisasjoner har kunstneravtale med Sametinget i Norge. SDS skal tilrettelegge for at samisk språk kan brukes i størst mulig grad i alle sammenheng.
Handlingsplanen konkretiserer det SDS skal fokusere på i sitt kunstpolitiske arbeid.

SDS hovedmål for kunstpolitikk 2014-2017 er høyere inntektsnivå for samiske kunstneres virksomhet.

2.1 Bedre produksjons- og levevilkårene for samiske kunstnere Prioriterte saker er:
• Fortsette arbeidet for styrking av Sametinget Norges innkjøpsordning for samtidskunst og dáiddaduodji/kunsthåndverk samt etablering av tilsvarende ordninger i Sverige og Finland
• Følge opp dialogen med Sametingene i Sverige og Finland
• Arbeide for styrking av stipendordningene
• Produksjonsstøtte i forbindelse med utstillinger må økes
• Arbeide for forenkling av søknads-/tildelingsprosessen og for at
stipendsøknader kan sendes digitalt
• Arbeide for økte bevilgninger fra ulike bevilgende myndigheter
• Støtte initiativer ifht. trygd/pensjon

2.2 Sikre at samiske kunstnere får sin rettmessige andel av ulike støtteordninger for kunstnere, så som vederlagsordningene

2.3 Bygge allianser med samiske kultur- og kunstnerorganisasjoner og andre institusjoner og kunstnerorganisasjoner innenfor det visuelle kunstfeltet.

2.4 Styrke SDS omdømme som en profesjonell og nytenkende aktør innen kunstpolitisk arbeid.
Prioriterte saker er:
• Aktiv deltakelse i etablering og videreføring av nye kunstnernettverk.
• Aktiv samhandling og tverrfaglig samarbeid mellom samiske kunstnere fra forskjellige kunstfelt.

3.1 Planlegging /organisasjonsutvikling
Gjennom langsiktig planarbeid ønsker SDS å gi det kunstpolitiske arbeidet en tydeligere retning, økt forutsigbarhet, anseelse og slagkraft. Gjennom satsing på utvikling av organisasjonen, kompetanseheving av tillitsvalgte, gode internrutiner og rutiner for samarbeid med andre, vil SDS være bedre rustet til å gjøre en god fagpolitisk innsats. Gjennom gode rutiner for medlems-informasjon ønsker SDS å bevisstgjøre medlemmene på det fagpolitiske området.
Første prioritet:
SDS medlemmene deltar på åpning av SDG 14. Juni 2014 i Karasjok. Det planlegges en aksjon som “synes”. Følgende gruppe planlegger dette; Marita Isobel Solberg, Gry Fors, Eva Aira og Anders Sunna

Prioriterte oppgaver:
• Arbeide for et fritt og uavhengig samisk kunstmuseum i Karasjok.
• Ha tett dialog med Sametinget i Norge ang. samisk kunstmuseum.
• Følge opp innholdet i Sametingsmelding om samisk kunst og kultur
Forøvrig utføres:
• Arbeide aktivt for å få styrke sekretariatsfunksjonen
• Legge tilrette for god informasjonsutveksling og felles
strategiarbeide mellom SDS og SDG.
• Være aktivt med i planleggingen av nye SDG
• Gjennomføre kompetanseheving og tillitsmannskurs i regi av SDR
• Gjennomføre aktuelle seminarer for medlemmene i forbindelse
• årsmøtene, gjerne i samarbeid med SDG og SDR
• Utbedre nettsidene til SDS og utarbeide rutiner for drift av sidene
• Arbeide med å forbedre rutiner for medlemsinfo.
• Rekruttere nye medlemmer

3.2 Bygge allianser med samiske og andre kultur- og kunstnerorganisasjoner innenfor det visuelle kunstfeltet.
SDS skal videreføre samarbeidet med organisasjonene innen visuell kunst:
• SDG- Samisk senter for samtidskunst
• NBK – Norske Billedkunstnere
• NNBK – Nordnorske Billedkunstnere
• NK – Norske Kunsthåndverkere
• NK Nord-Norge – Norske Kunsthåndverkere – Nord-Norge
• FFF – Forbundet Frie Fotografer
• KRO – Konstnärernas Riksorganisation, Sverige
Disse organisasjonene har i stor grad sammenfallende interesser med SDS, og sjansene for gjennomslag øker når et samlet kunstfelt står bak et initiativ. Dette samarbeidet er ingen hindring for at SDS i enkeltsaker kan innta en holdning i strid med noen av de nevnte organisasjonene.
• Opprettholde kontakten med de andre kunstnerorganisasjonene i de land samene bor, og å sørge for at det blir avholdt fellesmøter med jevne mellomrom. Opprettholde og styrke kontakten med andre kunstnerorganisasjoner og institusjoner med tanke på økt og ny satsing på det visuelle feltet innenfor blant annet den Nordnorske Kulturavtalen.
• Skape kontakter med andre urfolksorganisasjoner
3.3 Samarbeid med andre kunstfelt
Gjennom etableringen av Dáiddafoanda/Kunstfondet jfr. Kunstneravtalen med Sametinget i Norge inspireres samiske kunstnere fra forskjellige kunstfelt til prosjektsamarbeid. SDS skal legge forholdene til rette for sine medlemmer til tverrfaglig samarbeid gjennom informasjon og fagpolitisk dialog med de andre samiske kunstnerorganisasjoner.
• Samarbeide med andre kunstnerorganisasajon om bl.a. trygde- eller pensjonsrettigheter, opphavsrettsspørsmål og forhandlinger om stipendordninger.
• Være aktiv i opprettelsen av nye nettverk for kunstnerorganisasjoner.
• Ta en aktiv rolle i de pågående samtalene/forhandlingene i Kulturdepartementet (KUD) i Norge om stipend- og honorarpolitikken.
• Være aktivt med å gi innspill til Fylkeskommunenes satsing på det visuelle kunstfeltet gjennom Den Nordnorske Kulturavtalen
3.4 Samarbeid med aktører nasjonalt og internasjonalt SDS ønsker å styrke samarbeidet med bl.a.:
• Kunst i Nord-Norge/SKINN, Bodø
• Ájtte, Fjäll- och samemuseum, Jokkmokk
• Konstnärscentrum, KC-Nord
• Konstnärliga och litterära yrkesutövares samarbeid
• Siida Sámi Museum, Enare
• Suoma Sámi Dáiddasearvi, Enare
• Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter/NNKS
• Nordisk Kunstforbund/NKF
• John Savio Museet
• Könstnärsgildet
• RiddoDuottarMuseat, Fagenhet for kunst SVD, Karasjok
• Etablere kontakter nasjonalt og internasjonalt med tanke på
samarbeidsprosjekter om fellesutstillinger eller separatutstillinger for samiske billedkunstnere og dáiddaduojárat/kunsthåndverkere.
3.5 Dialog med politiske myndigheter
SDS skal aktivt søke dialog med myndighetene, både innen sametingene, departement og riksmyndighetene.
3.6 Aktiv deltakelse i høringer, forhandlinger og andre prosesser
SDS vil delta aktivt i høringer, forhandlinger og andre relevante prosesser. Eksempler er prosesser rundt ulike rapporter, undersøkelser, vedtak i sametingene, stortingsmeldinger etc.
• Realiserere og tilpasse nyordninger innen kunstfeltet (jfr Stortingsmelding nr. 23 Visuell kunst).
• Gi innspill til kunstnernettverk om saker som angår samisk kunst
• Fortløpende svar på relevante høringer på feltet.
• Følge opp etableringen av innkjøpsordning for samisk
samtidskunst og dáiddaduodji/kunsthandverk i Sverige.
3.7 Samarbeid med SDG
Det er ønskelig med et ett årlig fellesmøte med Samisk Senter for Samtidskunst (SDG)/Kunstnerisk Råd (KR).
3.8 Deltakelse på konferanser og seminarer
SDS skal delta på relevante konferanser og seminarer, for å holde seg oppdatert på viktige områder. Innlegg ved slike arrangementer bør prioriteres. Styret tar fortløpende stilling til deltagelse på aktuelle konferanser og seminarer.
3.9 Deltakelse i debatter
SDS bør følge med på debatter i presse, fagblader og internett, og der ressursene strekker til, aktivt delta i disse. SDS sitt kunstpolitiske syn bør komme frem i media.
3.10 Dokumentere SDSs historie
Systematisere og overføre SDS sitt dokumentarkiv til Samisk Arkiv.