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Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts MARCH 2021 Newsletter
Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts MARCH 2021 Newsletter
The SFCA office is currently closed to the public. SFCA staff are continuing to work remotely, and can be contacted by email or telephone. If you aren’t sure who to contact, email HawaiiSFCA@hawaii.gov or call (808) 586-0300 and leave a voice message, including your name and telephone number.
Hawaiʻi State Legislature
Several bills were introduced this session relating to the Works of Art Special Fund, which would impact and reduce funding for SFCA programs. We are working with the committee chairs and drafting positions and relevant testimony. To learn more about how to view hearings and participate, please visit the Hawaiʻi State Legislature website (https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov) and read the Hawaiʻi State Legislature’s information on remote testimony: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/docs/RemoteTestimony.pdf. During this session, the State Capitol building will remain closed and all committee hearings will be conducted virtually.
The Hawaiʻi State Public Library also has a quick guide and resources available for this legislative session. Resources include computers and internet access (including WiFi outside all library branches), and assistance in connecting to a hearing if you are scheduled to provide oral testimony. https://www.librarieshawaii.org/participate-in-the-hawaii-state-legislative-process/
2021 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Student Art Awards Exhibit
Featuring award-winning artworks by Hawaiʻi students. Exhibit opens at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum on Friday, March 12, and runs through April 16, 2021. The museum is open Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.
Presented by the nonprofit organization the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the country's longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative students in grades 7–12. This program year, over 2,000 entries were submitted to the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA). 167 creative teens from Hawaiʻi received Hawaiʻi regional honors, including Gold Keys, Silver Keys, or American Visions & Voices nominations. Gold Key and American Visions nominees continue on to the national level competition. View the list of award-winning students on the SFCA website: 2021 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Award Winners.
“Ola Nā ʻŌiwi Aloha ‘Āina”
•Student: Kieren McKee
•Category: Digital Art
•Kamehameha Schools Kāpalama
•Educator: Boz Schurr
“Behind A Mask”
•Student: Saianne Williams
•Category: Digital Art
•Waiʻanae High School
•Educator: Michael O’Connor
“Wear Your Mask”
•Student: Alwyn Matthew Agustin
•Category: Drawing & Illustration
•Mililani High School
•Educator: Ruth Koethe
•Student: Alohilani Marcariola
•St Andrew’s Schools
•Educator: Larry Prado
•Student: Anne DiMartino
•Category: Editorial Cartoon
•Educator: David Ball
The Hawaiʻi State Art Museum is a part of the SFCA Art in Public Places Program. “Creating art does more than just give the viewer something interesting to look at,” says Jonathan Johnson, SFCA Executive Director. “Engagement in the artistic process fosters creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication, often referred to as ‘21st century skills.’ Students who create art are expressing themselves and gaining an understanding of who they truly are. Having the Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards exhibit at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum helps the SFCA carry out its mission to promote, perpetuate, and preserve culture and the arts in Hawaiʻi.”
View the list of award-winning students and schools
2021 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi Winners
Judging for the 2021 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi competition for Hawaiʻi students grades K-6 has been completed! 96 winning artworks were selected from 392 entries, and will be on display in the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (May 14 – June 25, 2021) and high-quality replicas of the artworks will be displayed at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center April 2021 – March 2022. View the list of winning students on the SFCA website: 2021 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi Winners.
SFCA Arts Education
Artists in the Schools Applications
The Artists In the Schools Applications are currently open for the 2021-2022 school year.
•School educators and administrators from all state of Hawaiʻi public and charter schools are eligible to apply in partnership with a Teaching Artist from the SFCA Artistic Teaching Partners Roster.
•There are two types of grants to apply for: the AITS General Grant and the AITS Arts in Public Places Grant. The Arts in Public Places Grant must be a residency focused on interpreting a piece of art from the SFCA Art in Public Places Collection.
•This year, the maximum AITS General Grant is $7,000, with a 10% match from the school, and the maximum AITS Arts in Public Places Grant is $8,000, with no match required from the school. The application is the same for both grants.
•Application deadline: April 30, 2021.
•Contact: Arts Education Specialist Danica Rosengren, Danica.Rosengren@hawaii.gov.
•Learn more on the SFCA website: Artists in the Schools
Art Bento Applications
Art Bento at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM) is a museum education program serving Oʻahu public and charter schools grades 2-6.
•The program actively engages students and teachers through activities connected to current arts standards and ELA Common Core standards.
•There is no cost to schools to participate in the program, and funds for bus transportation are provided.
•Deadline for applications: Friday March 12, 2021.
•Contact: Susan Hogan, Museum Educator, at email@example.com or (808) 596-9958.
•Learn more on the SFCA website: Art Bento
SFCA Grantee Spotlight
Kawika Lum-Nelmida, a hulu (feather) artist from Pūpūkea (Oʻahu) who trained under the late Paulette Kahalepuna, is a 2021 recipient of the prestigious United States Artists USA Fellows award.In 2013, Lum-Nelmeida was awarded a Master’s apprenticeship with Kahalepuna through the Folk & Traditional Arts program of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Under the apprenticeship, he studied Hawaiian feather work in the forms of lei, kāhili, ahuʻula, and mahiʻole. He also learned how to use, cultivate, and preserve traditional hulu materials.
USA Fellowships are awarded to artists at all stages of their careers and from all areas of the country through a rigorous nomination and panel selection process. Learn more on the United States Artists website: UnitedStatesArtists.org
“Our Arts, Our Land” / “Pacific Voices 2000”
"Our Arts, Our Land" and the "Pacific Visions" radio program were produced in 2000 by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts/Folk & Traditional Arts Program, and feature interviews recorded from 1992 through 1997 of selected Apprenticeship Grant cultural practitioners. Some of these interviews are now available to listen to on-demand in an SFCA Vimeo showcase: Our Arts, Our Land / Pacific Visions 2000.
The T-Shirt Theatre documentary “Kīpuka: An Anti-Bullying Project” is currently available to view on Amazon Prime. This documentary, which addresses bullying, cyberbullying, and teen suicide prevention, was written and performed by the students (aged 13-18) at T-Shirt Theatre. Their stories, performed live in front of over 1,200 of their peers in a packed Farrington High School auditorium, are drawn from personal life experiences and are 100% original.
Grants and Opportunities
TourWest Grant Program
TourWest is a competitive grant program, supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, that provides subsidies to arts and community organizations for the presentation of touring performers and literary artists within the 13-state WESTAF region. For the 2021-2022 cycle, projects must take place between September 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022 and must have one public performance and one educational outreach activity. A one time exception will be available for the 2021-2022 cycle to applicants experiencing difficulties booking out-of-state artists due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Apply to TourWest: TourWest.GoSmart.org
Apply to TourWest
PBS Open Call for Emerging Filmmakers
PBS announced an open call for submissions for long and short form films by next generation content creators. This initiative will further amplify the voices of diverse/BIPOC producers across public media, inviting submissions that explore a broad range of experiences, perspectives and points of view.
Read more on the PBS website
Volunteer to be an NEA Panelist
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) seeks volunteers to review applications for funding.
National Medal of Arts Nominations Open
The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2021 National Medal of Arts are now being accepted on the Arts Endowment website. Any member of the public may submit a nomination, following the posted guidelines. The deadline for receipt of nominations is March 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET.
Submit a nomination
SFCA in the Community
King Kamehameha Celebration Commission Meeting
SFCA Executive Director Jonathan Johnson and Art in Public Places Director Karen Ewald met in January with the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission leadership to establish a partnership around the engagement and interpretation of the three King Kamehameha I statues in Hawaiʻi.
SFCA/HiSAM Media Coverage
Hawaii News Now: HI Now
“The Hawai’i State Art Museum is proud to co-present ‘Ohana Day on February 13, a series of virtual events with something for everyone — families, children, and even young adults. The morning begins with keiki arts workshops focusing on upcycling and indigenous cultures. During lunch time, you’re invited into Mark Noguchi and Kevin Carvalho’s kitchen, where they present a family-friendly cooking demonstration that talks about the important connection between ‘āina (land), ocean, and food.”
Watch the Hawaii News Now video
Native News Online
“Six Indigenous Artists Awarded $50,000 Fellowships”
In 2013, Kawika Lum-Nelmida was awarded an apprenticeship with Kahalepuna (recipient of 2014 MAMo and ʻŌʻō awards) through the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, which he used to study Hawaiian feather work in the forms of lei (adornment), kāhili (feather standard), ahuʻula (cape), and mahiʻole (helmets), and how to use, cultivate, and preserve traditional materials.
Read the whole article on Native News Online
Honolulu Magazine (online)
“Q&A: 7 Questions with Mark Kadota”
Part of artist Mark Kadota’s “N Viral Mental” video was filmed in the Hawaii State Art Museum.
Read the whole article on the Honolulu Magazine website
Acquisition Award Selection Committees (AASCs)
Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) visits continue to provide important support for artists and arts organization venues statewide. The SFCA has conducted 20 AASC visits during the pandemic so far.
The SFCA Board of Commissioners has approved Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) visits to these exhibits:
•Hawai‘i Island - “2020 Pacific States Biennial North American Juried Print Exhibition”, University of Hawaiʻi-Hilo, Hilo. Print media, juried. Originally scheduled for November 6 - December 31, 2020; postponed to 2022.
•Maui – “Abstractionx3”, Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Schaefer International Gallery. Kahului. Paintings, curated. January 30 – April 25, 2021.
•Maui - “O Kalani”, Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Schaefer International Gallery. Kahului. Paintings and sculptures, curated. May 15 – August 29, 2021.
•O‘ahu - “Resilience”, the Honolulu Museum of Art School, Linekona Gallery, Honolulu. Ceramic, curated. Originally scheduled for September 18 - October 16, 2020, this exhibit has been postponed. Approved AASC visits are also posted on the SFCA's website: https://sfca.hawaii.gov/programs-for-artists-presenters/selling-your-art/
AASCs visited the following exhibits in January and February 2021:
•Oʻahu - Transparency in Translation, the Honolulu Museum of Art School, Linekona Gallery, Honolulu. Watercolor and glass. Originally scheduled for October 31 - November 27, 2020, this exhibit is now virtual: https://honolulumuseum.org/collection_exhibits/current-exhibitions/transparency-in-translation.
•Maui - Hui Noʻeau Annual Juried Exhibition 2021, “Zoomed Out” at the Hui Noʻeau Visual Arts Center, Makawao. Mixed media, juried. January 15 – February 19, 2021.
Arts and Culture Calendar
•The Center for Oral History at the University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa, Department of Ethnic Studies, supported by a grant from the Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities, partners with Hawaiʻi Public Radio (HPR) to share voices and stories from Hawaiʻi’s past. These air periodically on HPR’s show “The Conversation” (weekdays at 11:00 a.m. on HPR-1) and are also available to listen to on the COH podcast, “Hawaiʻi Life Histories”: https://ethnicstudies.manoa.hawaii.edu/center-for-oral-history/podcast/
•Creative Lab Hawaiʻi celebrates Women’s History Month with a free public panel, “Wāhine Make Movies”. March 6, 1:00 p.m. HST. Register online: bit.ly/CLH2021DDHWIF.
•The State of Hawaiʻi Department of Education provides educational programming on television (TEACH TV Channel 356 on Charter Spectrum and Hawaiian Telcom). Programs in the month of March include episodes of Art Smarts, Art Shorts, Art Hunter, Island Poets, and Artists of Hawaiʻi. View the weekly programming schedule online: TEACH TV Weekly Schedule.
•Diamond Head Theatre: “Shout! The Mod Musical” March 12 – 21, 2021. For more information, visit the Diamond Head Theatre website: https://www.diamondheadtheatre.com
•Friends of the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM): The HiSAM Gift Shop, operated by the Friends of HiSAM volunteer group, is displaying new work by Herman Piʻikea Clark, Kānaka Maoli artist, educator, and business owner. Friends of HiSAM are also displaying artworks in the museum café, by emerging Kānaka Maoli artists Cory Kamehanaokalā Holt Taum, Nanea Lum, and Nālamakūkapō Ahsing. Artworks are available for sale. For more information, or to purchase artworks, please contact the Friends of HiSAM at FriendsOfHiSAM@Gmail.Com.
•Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities Public Humanities and Preservation & Access grants are currently open. HCF is also hosting free grants program workshops for those interested in applying for a grant. Deadline: March 5, 2021. For more information, read their December newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/hihumanities/hawaii-council-for-the-humanitiesgrants-announcements?e=2b9f005bc4
•Hawaiʻi Craftsmen has rescheduled their Raku Hoʻolauleʻa at Camp Mokuleʻia ceramics event to March 25 – 27, 2022. For more information, please visit the Hawaiʻi Craftsmen website: https://www.hawaiicraftsmen.org/.
•The Hawaiʻi State Public Library offers free access to Gale Courses, highly interactive instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. Course offerings include “Introduction to Guitar”, “Drawing for the Absolute Beginner”, and “Music Made Easy” (fundamentals of music theory). For more information, visit their website (go to the Learn tab and look under Online Classes): https://www.librarieshawaii.org/
•Mānoa Valley Theatre has announced auditions for “Tiny Beautiful Things” by appointment only. Call for additional information and an audition appointment: (808) 988-6131.
•Maui Arts and Cultural Center presents a free livestream concert featuring Across the Sea (Jeff Peterson, Greg Sardinha, and Tsun-Hui Hung). March 6, 7:30 p.m.
•National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with the National Council for the Traditional Arts will present “The Culture of America: A Cross-Country Visit with the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellows” virtual event, March 4 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern (3:00 p.m. HST). The pre-recorded virtual presentation will be webcast free to the public at www.arts.gov. For more information, please visit the NEA website: https://www.arts.gov/honors/heritage.
•Statewide Cultural Extension Program (SCEP) online performances and presentations by local artists, supported by funding from the SFCA. March performers include storytellers James McCarthy and Alton Chung, opera singer Maya Hoover (accompanied by pianist Jonathan Korth) and performing artist Jonathan Clarke Sypert. For more information, please visit the SCEP website: https://www.outreach.hawaii.edu/arts-culture/statewide-cultural-extension-program.
SFCA Board of Commissioners 2021 Meeting Schedule
•Wednesday March 17, 2021
•Wednesday May 19, 2021
Learn more about the meetings on the SFCA website
About the SFCA
The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) is a government agency, established by the Hawai‘i State Legislature in 1965, to promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts, history and the humanities as central to the quality of life of the people of Hawai‘i. SFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawai‘i and the National Endowment for the Arts.The SFCA is administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services (Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Chapter 9).
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The Hawai'i State Art Museum is dedicated to presenting the largest and finest collection of works by Hawai'i artists that celebrate the diverse artistic and cultural legacy of Hawai'i.
To promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts, history and the humanities as central to the quality of life of the people of Hawai`i. HSFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawai`i and the National Endowment for the Arts. The HSFCA is administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services.
The musuem is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed State and Federal Holdays. Always free admission. For pre-recorded information call 586-0900.
The Hawai'i State Art Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For pre-recorded summary information on the museum, call (808) 586-0900. For current museum program information, call the HSFCA Art in Public Places Program at (808) 586-0305. To arrange an educational tour of the museum, call (808) 586-9958.
For information on the HSFCA; the Hawai'i State Art Museum; HSFCA grants, programs, and services; Hawai'i arts and culture events; and USA and worldwide arts opportunities, visit the HSFCA website, www.hawaii.gov/sfca.
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