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Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts MAY 2023 Newsletter
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Experience Hawaiʻi through award-winning artworks by Hawaiʻi students at the State Art Museum! Last day to view 2023 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards (grades 7-12) Saturday May 6. 2023 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi exhibit opens Saturday, May 20.
SFCA Art in Public Places
SFCA Dedicates Artist in Residence Project at Waiʻanae Intermediate School
In April, SFCA staff gathered with the Waiʻanae Intermediate School community, Hawaiʻi state legislators Rep. Darius Kila and Rep. Cedric Gates, and artist Wayne Zebzda to celebrate the completion of Zebzda’s SFCA Art in Public Places-Artist in Residence project and stainless-steel sculpture “Ride On” at this Leeward Coast school campus. SFCA APP-Artist in Residence projects are designed to implement an integrated visual arts in education program while providing commissioned works of art in Hawaiʻi public schools.
Read more on the SFCA website: Ride On
Senator Mazie Hirono Visits Filipino Veterans of World War II Sculpture and Exhibit at Waipahu Public Library
Photos: left, Senator Mazie Hirono with Waipahu Library Staff in front of an exhibit about Filipino Veterans of World War II. Right, Senator Hirono in front of the Filipino Veterans of World War II Memorial bronze statues by Kelley Hestir at Waipahu Public Library (SFCA Art in Public Places Collection).
Christine Madayag, Library Branch Manager at Waipahu Public Library, shared that Senator Mazie Hirono visited the Waipahu Public Library on April 4, 2023. “She requested to see the monument and take a tour of the library. She spent some time looking at the exhibits and was very impressed with the sculptures.” Senator Hirono posted additional photos of her visit on her Facebook page: facebook.com/senatorhirono/.
2023 Hawaiʻi State Legislature Updates
Photo: Hawaiʻi State Capitol building. Photo credit: State Foundation on Culture and the Arts/Mark Galacgac.
The following is a summary of the bills impacting the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) that went to conference committee. Ultimately, the SFCA received no additional funding or positions from last year’s budget. All of the bills to de-fund the SFCA, however, died earlier in the session. It was a team effort this session and we are grateful for the committee chairs Senator Chris Lee (TCA) and Representative Adrian Tam (CAI) for their support and the arts community for your participation!
Click the bill number link to read the testimony, committee reports or to watch the hearings on YouTube.
•HB473 HD1 Appropriation bill to fund CREATIVE WORKFORCE GRANTS to support the living wage of creative workers did not pass conference committee. (Tam)
•HB475, HD1, SD1 To establish the ART IN PRIVATE PLACES PROGRAM passed. The portion of the bill supporting performing arts, making an appropriation, and establishing a position, did not pass. (Tam)
•HB478, HD1, SD1SD2 Specifies the QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERS OF THE SFCA COMMISSION. (Lee) The portion of the bill appropriating funds for the Artist Fellowship Program did not pass. (Tam)
•SB1532 SD2 HD1 Establishes the Hawaii leadership awards program within the SFCA. Did not pass conference committee. (Lee)
There are several concurrent resolutions that will impact SFCA operations:
•SCR100 requesting the SFCA to collaborate with the Office of Veterans' Services to plan and construct memorials to honor the sacrifices and contributions of veterans from Hawaii.
•SCR148 requesting the SFCA to establish a museum of modern Hawaii history task force. (Lee)
• HCR37 HD1 requesting the comptroller, in consultation with other state officials, to submit a report on the process and procedures for the transfer of funds to the works of art special fund. (Yamashita)
Hawaiʻi Arts Alliance (HAA), a nonprofit arts advocacy organization and Arts First partner, is maintaining a list of Hawaiʻi arts legislation to watch on their website: HawaiiArtsAlliance.org/advocacy. HAA is also emailing action alerts; to sign up email email@example.com. The HAA is a statewide private nonprofit that champions all arts and is an Arts First Partner and member of the State Arts Advocacy Network. HAA is the State Captain for the national arts advocacy organization Americans for the Arts.
Other resources for public engagement in the legislative process:
•State Legislature –create a free account to submit testimony, track legislation https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/account/
•Public Access Room – information, facilities, and services to participate in the legislative process https://lrb.hawaii.gov/par/
SFCA Student Art Exhibition News
12 Hawaiʻi Students Receive National Awards
Congratulations to Atona Chan, Joy Leung, Kaiyana Peterson,Elijah Deleon, Adriana Apana, William Lowry, Angelika May Agodong, Elizabella Geli, Mohailani Peloso, Peytin Salavea, Hane Niikura, and Nayeon Gil! These Hawaiʻi students have now received National Medals in addition to Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Student Art Awards. These artworks are on display at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum in downtown Honolulu through Saturday, May 6, 2023. Admission is free. View larger photos of the artworks on the SFCA website: sfca.hawaii.gov/12-hawai%ca%bbi-students-receive-2023-national-scholastic-student-art-awards.
2023 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi student artworks selected
Artworks have been selected for the 2023 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi exhibit by a panel of judges: Hawaiʻi State Representative Sonny Ganaden, Hawaiʻi Contemporary Executive Director Rosina Potter, and Youth Ambassador Rachael Kim. The addition of a Youth Ambassador judge is new this year - SFCA Art in Public Places Project Manager Kamakani Konia says “Rachael is a Junior at Mid-Pacific Institute and one of the most decorated artists from this year’s Hawai‘i Regional Scholastic Art Awards. One of the goals for Young Artists this year was to better bridge the gap between our student exhibition programming and perpetuate the theme of leadership within our schools by having big kids guide little kids.”
Young Artists of Hawaiʻi is an annual student art competition and exhibition. Presented by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority, and Gravitas Pasifika, this program recognizes creative excellence among Hawaiʻi’s public and private school students, Kindergarten through seventh grade. A panel of judges select 96 works for the exhibition, which is presented at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum. Replicas of the artworks are also displayed at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center for one year, in the Pa Kamaliʻi Courtyard on the third floor.
The student artworks will be on display at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum May 20 – July 8, 2023. The opening of the exhibit is the same day as the May Super Saturday family event.
Photo: Representative Sonny Ganaden (Hawaiʻi State Legislature), Rosina Potter (Executive Director, Hawaiʻi Contemporary), and Rachael Kim, Young Artists of Hawaiʻi Youth Ambassador selecting artworks. All artworks in the photo will be on display in the exhibit. The list of 2023 winners is on the SFCA website: sfca.hawaii.gov/2023-young-artists-of-hawaii-winners-announced.
2023 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi Winners
SFCA Artists in the Schools Spotlight
Kualapuʻu Charter School “Molokaʻi Keiki Storytellers”
Molokaʻi Arts Center shares: “Kualapuu Public Conversion Charter School held a wonderful event to showcase Molokai’s keiki Storytellers. Students in Ms.Eileen Carr’s 4th Grade Class, Mrs. Kimberly Link’s 5th Grade Class, and KumuLoke Han’s 6th Grade Papa worked with Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts’ Artist in Residence Laurel Nakanishi to create their own literary works about Molokai. The program resulted in the publication of books which were distributed at the program. Students read and then were available to autograph the books afterward. Lifetime Molokai residents ʻŌpuʻulani Albino, Penny Martin, Kalani Han, and Alice Cabael Kaahanui shared their own recollections about growing up on Molokai. Ono dinner music was provided by Pili Paʻa and Chicken Hekka meal by Mike’s Catering. Mahalo to everyone who came to support our keiki storytellers.”
SFCA Artists in the Schools provides State of Hawaiʻi Department of Education public and charter schools with engaging, creative, and fun learning experiences based on the Fine Arts standards for all grade levels, through residencies with qualified, trained teaching artists from the Artistic Teaching Partners (ATP) Roster. Many of these teaching artists integrate their art form with other core curriculum areas, such as language arts, math, social studies, and science, meeting both Fine Arts and other core standards.
SFCA Grantee Spotlight
Kumulāʻau Sing and Haunani Balino-Sing, “Pāʻieʻie: The Rise of Hawaiian Twining” at Hawaiʻi Community College
SFCA Folk and Traditional Arts grantees Kumulāʻau Sing and Haunani Balino-Sing, celebrating the achievements of six of their students, held an exhibition of Hawaiian twining at Hawaiʻi Community College Hilo April 10-13, 2023 (during the annual Merrie Monarch Festival).
Read more on the SFCA website: SFCA.Hawaii.gov/news
Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking featured on National Endowment for the Arts blog
SFCA and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grantee organization Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking has been featured by the NEA on their grant spotlight blog: “In a film industry overwhelmingly dominated by male content makers and gatekeepers, Reel Wāhine of Hawaiʻi creates opportunities for women filmmakers to direct, produce, write, edit, and work as production crew on films about women. Each director mentors an aspiring young woman filmmaker through theprocess of making a film, creating an intergenerational conversation, and growing our community of film creatives.” – VeraZambonelli, founder and executive director of Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking. Read the full article on the NEA website: arts.gov/stories/blog/2023/grant-spotlight-hawaii-women-filmmaking.
Special performances of the “Symphony of the Hawaiʻi Forests” by Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra
In April, the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra hosted special performances for students weaving together music, art, science, and storytelling. “Symphony of the Hawai‘i Forests” is a collaboration including the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Hālau ʻŌhiʻa, and others to strengthen our pilina (relationships)with each other, our forests, and the arts.The performances were free of charge for all students, teachers, and chaperones, and supported in part by funding from the SFCA. Learn more about Symphony of the Hawaiʻi Forests at SymphonyOfTheHawaiiForests.com.
Maui’s Prince Dance Company brings live dance performances to Oʻahu public schools
Maui-based Prince Dance Company received an SFCA American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant to create and choreograph “My Empty Body is Full of Stars”, and brought the show to Oʻahu in March 2023. Performance locations included the State Art Museum and several Oʻahu public schools. The company reports: “Last month Prince Dance Company took “My Empty Body is Full of Stars” and “Dancing Galaxies” on tour to Oahu for a total of 11 performances in 5 days. - It’s a beautifully interesting experience to have a contemporary dance company in Hawai’i because the impact of our work here is seen much more intensely than on the mainland. Many of our shows on Oahu were educational performances at elementary schools. Due to the limited exposure to varied forms of performance arts in Hawaii, particularly in public schools, it was especially impactful to witness the effect of our performances on children. - We are reminded as a company that one of the biggest gifts we have been bestowed is to inspire others to explore their bodies as mediums for communication, story-telling, creative expression, and self-love. To be able to serve our community in such a way that opened up young students to seeing what is possible through discipline,creativity, and collaboration is an incredibly privileged. We witness the inspiration the children felt to explore a form of dance that they normally would not have exposure to.”
SFCA Art in Public Places Artist Spotlight
Honolulu based artist Gordon Sasaki is one of 18 awardees in this yearsWestern States Arts Federation (WESTAF) Black, Indigenous, and People of Color(BIPOC) Artist Fund. WESTAF’s team of reviewers identified the awardees from a pool of more than 450 applications,with one awardee per state and jurisdiction receiving an average of $10,000 per artist. Made possible through WESTAF’s MacKenzie Scott gift, the fund will include four virtual group coaching sessions to build on the plans awardees shared in their applications. The WESTAF announcement introduces Sasaki as an artist expanding the boundaries of disability, “[using] his ownwheelchair as a ‘still-life’ motif to create life-size paintings that redefinedisability as a rich resource of creative energy and cultural iconography.” Two paintings by Sasaki are in the SFCA Art in Public Places Collection; “Genesis” is currently on display in the Honolulu Community College Library and “Breadfruit” is on display at the University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa Richardson School of Law. Read more about the WESTAF BIPOC Artist Fund on their website: westaf.org/westaf-announces-bipoc-artist-fund-awardees.
Grants and Opportunities
May 2023 Grants and Opportunities Highlights
A longer list of federal government, state government, and other arts and culture grants/opportunities (including calls for artists) is on the SFCA website: Grants and Opportunities (May 2023). Questions regarding a particular opportunity should be directed to the organization listed with the opportunity. Inclusion here should not be interpreted as an endorsement.
•SFCA Seeks Grant Review Panelist Volunteers with a professional background in culture and the humanities to join our grant review panelist roster. Panelists must be Hawaiʻi residents with experience in Heritage & Preservation, Community Arts, Arts Education, and Presentation & Performing Arts. We encourage those with a background in Arts and Healing, Community Development related to arts and culture, cultural practitioners of all disciplines, and new and emerging members of the arts and culture community to apply. Contact the SFCA grants program at SFCAGrants@Hawaii.gov.
•City and County of Honolulu Oʻahu Business Recovery Grant Reopening May 15 for applications from small businesses that have suffered pandemic hardship. Businesses that applied in the first round and were declined are encouraged to apply again if they meet the expanded eligibility criteria. Learn more on the Revitalize Oʻahu website: RevitalizeOahu.org/oahubizgrant.
•U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 2023 Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program for independent inventors, entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and intellectual property (IP) professionals to learn about available resources. Virtual event held May 31, 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Hawaiʻi Standard Time. For more information and to reserve a free ticket, please go to the USPTO website: uspto.gov/about-us/events/aanhpi-innovation-and-entrepreneurship-event-series.
Calls for Artists on CAFE The Call for Entry (CAFE) website can be searched by state (choose the “sort by” menu on the left side of the screen). Search the Café website: Artist.CallForEntry.org.
•“MidSummer Art Celebration” 6 Annual All Media Juried Exhibit, Hawaiʻi Island Art Alliance (HIAA). Open to all Hawaiʻi based 2D and 3D artists in all mediums and styles. Entries due by May 12, 2023. For more information, please visit the call for artists on CallForEntry.org: artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=11165.
Additional calls for artists are posted on the SFCA website: sfca.hawaii.gov/grants-and-opportunities-may-2023.
Grants and Opportunities (May 2023)
SFCA Art in Public Places Program
2023 Art at the Capitol
Photos: Left, Art at the Capitol Co-Chairs Representative Sonny Ganaden and SFCA Interim Executive Director Karen Ewald addressing the crowd. Right, Representative Sonny Ganaden and his office staff with SFCA Interim Executive Director Karen Ewald. Karen and her staff took on the major responsibilities of producing the 2023 Art at the Capitol event.
Acquisition Award Selection Committees (AASCs) Recent and Upcoming Exhibit Visits
Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) visits continue to provide important support for artists and arts organization venues statewide. Artworks for the SFCA Art in Public Places Collection are selected via an AASC from juried or curated exhibits statewide. An AASC visit must be requested by the exhibition organizers and approved by the SFCA Board of Commissioners. An AASC Request Application can be submitted online at Hawaii.GoSmart.org/active_programs at least 4 months prior to the opening reception of the exhibition.
The SFCA Board of Commissioners recently approved Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) visits to these exhibits:
•“Ma Ka Pouli: (Re)presentations of Moananuiākea”, Donkey Mill Art Center (Holualoa, Hawaiʻi Island), March 18 - July 8, 2023
•“Marooned in Paradise: A Forty Year Love Story - Doug and Sharon Britt”, Arts and Letters Nuʻuanu (Honolulu), May 5 - June 10, 2023
•“Eleven”, Bishop Square, Pauahi Tower Lobby, May 15 - July 15, 2023
•Approved AASC visits are also posted on the SFCA's website: Selling Your Art.
Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM)
2023 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Student Art Awards Exhibit open through May 6
This year, over 250 award-winning works of art by Hawaiʻi students will be exhibited in the spacious ʻEwa Gallery at HiSAM. Experience Hawaiʻi through the art of Hawaiʻi students grades 7-12!
Image: “Garden of the Mind” painting by Naia Jones, Parker School, grade 12. Educator: Heidi Buscher. American Visions Nominee.
2023 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Student Art Awards
Events at the State Art Museum
“Under the Blue” for children with developmental disabilities
“Under the Blue” is an interactive, multi-sensory performance specifically designed for young people with developmental disabilities and their caregivers. In this space, audience members may make noise and move around when they feel they need to. The audience will discover who dwells beneath the surface of the sea and what adventures abound far below the waves!
The Under the Blue Experience at the museum is free, and space is very limited. Performances: Saturday May 6 (9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.), May 13 (9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.), and May 20 (9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.). Attendees must register in advance (for more information, please visit the HTY website: membership.htyweb.org/product/under-the-blue-experience-at-hisam).
Next season, there will be Honolulu Theatre for Youth performances of a show version of “Under the Blue” for all families to enjoy.
Photo: Honolulu Theatre for Youth performers in rehearsal.
Under the Blue Registration
•First Friday at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, Friday May 5, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Live music. Free, all ages welcome. Download a printable flyer: May 2023 First Friday flyer (PDF).
•The Vibe, Friday May 12, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
•Super Saturday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
•2023 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards exhibit open through May 6
•2023 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi exhibit opens May 20 Check the HiSAM website calendar for additional information: hisam.hawaii.gov/calendar. The museum is open Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 250 South Hotel Street (entrance on Richards Street), downtown Honolulu.
Subscribe to the HiSAM Newsletter
Performing, Teaching, and Presenting at the State Art Museum
If you are interested in doing contract work performing, teaching, or presenting in the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, please go to one of the forms linked below:
•Performing at HiSAM: HiSAM Performance Request Form
•Teaching a Workshop at HiSAM: Workshop Teacher Application Form
•Installation in the Mirror Room: Mirror Room Installation Proposal Form
◦Please note that this is our installation space and only full proposals will be considered. If you are interested in using our POD studio space, please complete that form instead.
•Utilizing the Passion on Display (POD) Space: POD at HiSAM Proposal Form
◦Please note that this is considered free studio space and is not a paid opportunity. If you would prefer to have an installation at HiSAM, please complete the form for the Mirror Room.
Rent the Museum
Hold a special event at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum! Indoor and outdoor spaces are available for events, parties, and film sets. Learn more about the facilities rental program on the State Art Museum website: HiSAM.Hawaii.gov/rentals.
Arts and Culture Calendar
This arts and culture calendar features SFCA grantees, partners, and Hawaiʻi state and local government programs and events. A longer list of events is on the SFCA website news page: sfca.hawaii.gov/arts-and-culture-calendar-may-2023.
Questions regarding a particular opportunity should be directed to the organization listed with the opportunity. Inclusion here should not be interpreted as an endorsement.
May 2023 Arts and Culture Highlights
•City and County of Honolulu “Sew a Lei for Memorial Day” “As unique and diverse as our communities are in Hawaiʻi, so are some of our traditions on Memorial Day. One of the more distinct traditions is the placing of lei upon every gravesite within Punchbowl for Memorial Day. Every year the members of the community work together to make some 38,000 lei to fulfill this ambitious goal. Those efforts include numerous volunteer opportunities to help make ti leaf and fresh flower lei, the donation of fresh flower lei and anthurium wreath before the ceremony,and our "Sew a Lei for Memorial Day" events held every year around the island. There you can donate fresh flowers, learn how to make a lei, and help make the lei yourself!” Multiple sites on Oʻahu are listed with dates and times on the City and County of Honolulu website: https://www.honolulu.gov/cms-dpr-menu/site-dpr-sitearticles/27367-memorial-day.html.
•First Hawaiian Center gallery at First Hawaiian Bank (downtown Honolulu) exhibit “Hawaiʻiā intersecting flows” Margo Ray, Jisoo Boggs, Carl F.K. Pao, on view April16 – August 19, 2023.
•Leeward Community College (Pearl City,Oʻahu): the new Hōʻikeākea Gallery has opened and will showcase works from LCC students, faculty, and other artists. Learn more on the LCC Arts website (Leeward.hawaii.edu/the-arts). The first exhibition, “ʻAi Pōhaku, Stone Eaters”, pays homage to Hawaiian artists and culture bearers, and offers audiences an opportunity to form meaningful connections to their diverse work while ensuring that their story-telling,through art, is sustained in their ancestral homelands and abroad. Exhibit open through August 25, 2023.
•2023 Poetry Out Loud National Semifinals; Hawaiʻi State Champion Irene Jiayi Zhong Competes May 9, 11:00 a.m. Hawaiʻi Standard Time. This annual event brings together high school students from across the country who memorize and recite classic and contemporary poems, competing for the title of national champion and the$20,000 prize. The National Semifinals and Finals will be streamed live on YouTube: youtu.be/-JDmsAvTUf0. For more information, please visit the National Endowment for the Arts website: arts.gov/news/press-releases/2023/poetry-out-loud-national-finals.
•University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa Department of Art and Art History “The Other Side” BFA exhibition, April 19 – May 7, 2023. Learn more on the UHM Art and Art History Department website: hawaii.edu/art/exhibitions-events-museum.
Arts and Culture Calendar May 2023
SFCA in the Media
SFCA on HI NOW April 1 on KHNL
The SFCA, Honolulu Mayor’s Office on Culture and the Arts, and state legislators came together to talk about the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, arts in our community, and the upcoming Art at the Capitol Event. Photo: Left to right, Makanani Salā (Executive Director, Honolulu Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts), Representative Sonny Ganaden, Karen Ewald (SFCA Interim Executive Director), Kamakani Konia (SFCA Art in Public Places Project Manager), Eli Baxter (SFCA Art in Public Places Curator), and Aly Ishikuni-Sasaki (Ai Media, public program coordination contractor for HiSAM).
University of Hawaiʻi News
April 4, 2023
Gallery ʻIolani presents ʻAi Pōhaku, Stone Eaters exhibition
“The exhibition is supported by the Puʻuhonua Society, Admiral Residency in Contemporary Pacific Art, Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services and Independent Curators International.” Read the full article on the University of Hawaiʻi website: hawaii.edu/news/2023/04/04/gallery-iolani-ai-pohaku-exhibition.
Hawaiʻi Public Radio
April 14, 2023
Interview with Karen Ewald, Rep. Sunny Ganaden, Rep.Adrian Tam, and Sen. Chris Lee by Cassie Ordonio. Listen to the interview on the Hawaiʻi Public Radio website: hawaiipublicradio.org.
April 14, 2023
“Art at the Capitol: embracing different forms of art in Hawaiʻi”
Interview with SFCA Interim Executive Director Karen Ewald
•Watch the video on the KITV website: kitv.com/video/art-at-the-capitol-embracing-different-forms-of-art-in-hawaii/video_e899baf7-11c0-59fd-96fe-3c5ca34e10ab.html
•Article on the KITV website: www.kitv.com/news/community-is-invited-to-attend-art-at-the-capitol-friday-night/article_4e6d4656-db00-11ed-9540-f36a493f0108.html
University of Hawaiʻi News
April 26, 2023
Students explore Hawaiʻi’s forests through music, art, science, hula
“The performances brought together music, art, science, hula and storytelling to better connect keiki with the forests of Hawaiʻi through an immersive performance that fully embodies the collaborative spirit. Approximately 3,000students from 45 schools from as far as Lāʻie and Nānākuli attended the performances. […] Symphony of the Hawaiʻi Forests is a collaboration between UH Mānoa, the Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources Kaulunani Urban& Community Forestry Program, Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra and HālauʻŌhiʻa, with support from the U.S. Forest Service, Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and Hawaiʻi Forest Institute.” Read the full article online: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2023/04/26/symphony-of-the-hawaii-forests.
5 Reasons to Visit Hawaiʻi State Art Museum in May
April 25, 2023
“Check out these fun, free events at HiSAM with your ʻohana this month” Read the full article on the Honolulu Magazine website: honolulumagazine.com/hisam-events-may-2023.
SFCA Board of Commissioners 2023 Meeting Schedule
•Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Meeting schedule is also posted to the SFCA website calendar: sfca.hawaii.gov/events.
Decisions about grants, artwork purchases, and more are made by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) Board of Commissioners. Meetings are currently being held virtually on Zoom, and the public is invited to attend. Appointed by the state governor, the Board of Commissioners oversees the Executive Director, provides input, and approves spending. Commissioners are volunteers and do not receive compensation for their duties.
Individuals may submit written testimony on posted agenda items in advance of the meeting via email to HawaiiSFCA@hawaii.gov or by mail addressed to the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, 250 South Hotel Street, 2nd Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813. Individuals interested in signing up to provide oral testimony on posted agenda items at the meeting may submit their name, email, and phone number to HawaiiSFCA@hawaii.gov. Individuals may provide oral testimony at the meeting via the above-listed video conferencing link or by calling the above listed telephone number. Testimony presented during the meeting will be limited to three minutes each.
Agenda items for General Meetings may include approval of artwork acquisition recommendations and Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) art exhibit visit recommendations.
Agendas and minutes are also posted on the SFCA Board of Commissioners page.
2023 State Holiday Schedule
The Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts office is closed on Hawaiʻi state government holidays. The Hawaiʻi State Art Museum is open on some holidays - please check the museum calendar to confirm: hisam.hawaii.gov/calendar.
2023 Hawaiʻi State Holidays
•May 29, Memorial Day
•June 12, King Kamehameha Day
•July 4, Independence Day
•August 18, Statehood Day
•September 4, Labor Day
•November 10, Veterans’ Day
•November 23, Thanksgiving
•December 25, Christmas
The SFCA office is open by appointment. SFCA is operating in a hybrid model of teleworking where all staff are available 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.
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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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