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Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts AUGUST 2020 Newsletter
Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts AUGUST 2020 Newsletter
- SFCA CARES Act Relief Fund
- SFCA Grantee Spotlight
- Economic Impact of COVID-19
- AFTA COVID-19 Arts Impact Survey
- Professional Development for Teachers
- Get Ready for the 2021 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards Competition
- Artists in the Schools (School Year 2020)
- Art in Public Places Hawaiʻi
- Public Art Archive
- Upcoming Exhibit Visits
- New Exhibit at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum
- Hawaii State Art Museum in the News
- Holiday Schedule
- SFCA Board Meeting Schedule
- Job Opportunities
- Volunteer Opportunities
SFCA CARES Act Relief Fund
The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) is distributing $427,500 to thirty-six Hawaiʻi arts and culture organizations impacted by COVID-19. These CARES Act Relief funds, provided by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), are intended to help save jobs in the arts sector and keep the doors open to organizations that add value to our economy and creative life of our communities.
Halau Hula O Hokulani with Kumu Hula Leinani Lauaki, Kehaulani Kawai and Leonani Nahoʻoikaika. Performance during the Prince Lot Hula Festival at Iolani Palace, 2019. This year, instead of a live festival, Moanalua Gardens Foundation will present the 43rd Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival via broadcast this fall on television and online. Photo credit: Joe Solem.
“This funding helps us to fulfill our cultural mission to perpetuate Hawaiʻi’s cultural traditions through the Prince Lot Hula Festival, a community celebration for the past 42 years. This year, especially during the pandemic, raising funds to support our virtual television festival in the Fall has been very challenging. SFCA funds are critical to help us maintain our operations and keep our staff employed.” – Pauline Worsham, Managing Director, Moanalua Gardens Foundation
Nonprofit arts and culture organizations are members of the business community – employing people locally, purchasing goods and services within the community, and involved in the marketing and promotion of their cities. The arts are an economic driver in their communites, supporting jobs and generating government revenue. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that arts and cultural production accounts for $2,606,035,292 and 2.9% of the Hawaiʻi economy, contributing 22,186 jobs. (source: “Creative Economy State Profiles: Hawaiʻi”, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, https://nasaa-arts.org/nasaa_research/creative-economy-state-profiles/).
Grant amounts range from $5,000 – $15,000. Applications were reviewed by a panel and scored based on the demonstrated need of the organization and the requested funding.
View a full list of the organizations receiving funds on the SFCA website: https://sfca.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/07/21/sfca-cares-act-relief-fund-grant
SFCA Grantee Spotlight
“As the restrictions from the COVID-19 shutdown became a reality, many East Maui families were left struggling for inspiration and connectivity, with sub-par devices, isolation and lack. As Hana Arts instructors shifted programs to virtual platforms, a new obstacle revealed itself: the content was there, but the accessibility and supplies were not. We began putting together ArtPacks; a compilation of a variety of supplies and activities to be distributed to the students of East Maui. We have distributed over 500 packs to date! We also were able to put quality devices in the hands of students who did not have access. We have distributed 36 tablets and 9 laptops to date!” https://hanaarts.com/
Ebb and Flow Arts
Coffee Without Milk podcast episode featuring pianist Sarah Cahill can be listened to online: https://ebbandflowarts.org/podcast. The Coffee Without Milk podcast is produced by the Maui Institute for Modern Music and Ebb and Flow Arts.
Mana Mele Music and Multimedia Academy
Mana Maoli’s, the Mana Mele Project, connected artists from our collective of over 200 music, audio engineer and video professionals with 1855 youth at 14 partner schools to provide 4 inter-related services that complement and amplify the effectiveness of each other: 1) Artist site visits - large group assemblies and small group workshops 2) Year-long after school/elective courses - teaching academics, business skills, and culture through music and multimedia 3) Mentorships - in class & real world settings 4) Mobile studio visits - including related audio engineer service & training. Watch and listen to video work samples, including a performance by Sina Merytyris and Drake Watanabe at Roosevelt High School:
Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus
Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus and the Education Department of the Hawaii Opera Theatre did a three-week summer intensive program online and have produced the first ever Hawaii Youth Virtual Opera. Students participated in daily musical, drama and dance (hula and modern) workshops and lessons. Students were coached in performance technique as singing performers. Due to the "distant nature" they needed to use "found objects" in their homes to create their costumes and props. Using the environment and their personal technology to audio and video record themselves for submission.
"The most important thing I learned is the power in numbers and how important it is to persevere in tougher, complicated times. I was able to get closer to old friends and meet new ones while also doing something we all love. Despite the current situation that our world is in, it is so important to continue to express our love through our passion for music, and OPERAtunities gave me the opportunity to do that." - student A. Abinales
The opera, "Laʻieikawai: Princess of Paliuli" based on the Hawaii island legend by the same, can be viewed online: https://youtu.be/5xi62WDwrE8.
“The arts are an expression of what it’s like to be human. To feel, to help us make sense of our world.” Ballet Hawaii's #ArtsBeyondCovid Public Service Announcement (PSA) video: https://vimeo.com/438745215
Economic Impact of Coronavirus on the Arts and Culture Sector
Americans for the Arts (AFTA) has created a dashboard reporting on the latest results from their ongoing survey to capture coronavirus-related economic impact reports from artists, arts organizations, and arts agencies of all types, genres, sizes, and tax statuses. With this tool you can view national aggregated data or filter the information by either ZIP code or state.
Explore the dashboard online: https://www.americansforthearts.org/by-topic/disaster-preparedness/the-economic-impact-of-coronavirus-on-the-arts-and-culture-sector
Data from the AFTA dashboard on the economic impact on Hawaiʻi (133 responses as of 7/13/2020; not all respondents provided financial or attendance data).
Help Hawai‘i Get Funding for COVID-19 Relief
The National Endowment for the Arts together with Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit for advancing the arts, have created a survey to assess the economic impact of COVID-19 on nonprofits arts organizations. We urge all Hawai‘i arts and culture organizations, creative workers, cultural practitioners, and educators to participate, so the virus’ effect on our state’s arts infrastructure can be documented.
Your answers are critically important. They create the data-backed case for advocacy to include the arts in emergency relief funding that might be allocated at the federal or state levels.
Take the five-minute survey online at AFTA COVID-19 Arts Impact Survey.
Professional Development for K-12 Classroom Teachers and Teaching Artists
The SFCA is accepting grant proposals for Arts Ed Hybrid Professional Development for Teachers and Teaching Artists 2020-2021. Application is on GoSmart: https://hawaii.gosmart.org/. Deadline: 12:00 p.m. Monday August 31, 2020. Please read all of the Request for Proposals information before applying, to ensure your organization qualifies.
Contact: Danica "Nikki" Rosengren, Arts Education Program Specialist
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Students and educators: Get ready for the 2021 Scholastic Student Art and Writing Awards competition! Read the tips for students and educators, including feedback from judges and preparing for the digital submissions process: Get Ready for the 2021 Awards. Public, private, or home-school students in the U.S., Canada, or American schools in the rest of the world enrolled in grades 7-12 (ages 13 and up) are eligible to participate. Submissions open online September 1, 2020.
State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) is the Hawaiʻi regional Affiliate Partner for the Scholastic Student Art and Writing Awards. SFCA participates in the student art portion of the competition, and all entry fees for Hawaiʻi students associated with the competition are covered by the SFCA.
Alex Skees, Art in Public Places Project Manager
Telephone/Voicemail: (808) 586-9955
Kamakani Konia, Art in Public Places Project Manager
Telephone/Voicemail: (808) 586-0736
Artists in the Schools (School Year 2020)
The SFCA Board of Commissioners has approved funding for the School Year 2020 Artists in the Schools (AITS) grants as recommended by SFCA staff. Eighteen permanently installed works of art in the SFCA's Art in Public Places Collection are currently being utilized in AITS residencies, and that number could go up to twenty-six. The Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) has conducted matching funds with direct funding to the Artistic Teaching Partner nonprofit organizations that are working with the selected AITS schools. Thanks to HCF support, all of the applications for School Year 2020 can be funded.
For the first time, the AITS panel review meeting was conducted entirely via videoconferencing, which reduced paper-packet preparations and saved costs on travel.
SFCA Artistic Teaching Partners have been working with their schools to determine how AITS residencies will work in the upcoming school year.
Last Friday, one of our ArtVentures classes, “In Song,” finished by performing a song collaboratively written by the students!
ArtVentures was a free, weeklong online workshop series for students 4-10 years old. During the “In Song!” sessions with teaching artist Jonah Moananu, students explored various volcano images from our Public works collections, which they then used as inspiration for songwriting. In the "Art Off The Walls" sessions with Artistic Teaching Partner James McCarthy, students examined Sally French's painting "Introducing Ruddy Spuddy" and French's photograph "Fumiko, Keeper of the Meek" (both from the SFCA's Art in Public Places Collection), which students then brought to life through character development and screen acting.
Art in Public Places Hawaiʻi
For over a half a century now, the Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts has been recognized as one of the most significant collections of late twentieth and early twenty-first century art in Hawai‘i. The collection enhances the environmental quality of public buildings and spaces throughout the state for the enjoyment and enrichment of the public. View the collection online: Search the Art in Public Places Collection.
Public Art Archive
View permanently installed works of art in the SFCA’s Art in Public Places Collection across the state (and many other public art collections) in the Public Art Archive with the Locate Public Art tool! Try it out: locate.publicartarchive.org or go to www.publicartarchive.org and click the locate button.
This tool is a device-responsive web app. Use it on your desktop, tablet or smartphone. No download is required, and it is available at no cost!
Recent & Upcoming Exhibit Visits
APPROVED EXHIBIT VISITS
The SFCA Board of Commissioners has approved Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) visits to these exhibits:
HAWAI‘I ISLAND - Kipaipai Fellows 2020, Kahilu Theatre Galleries, Kamuela. Mixed media, curated. August 27 - October 18, 2020.
HAWAI‘I ISLAND - Abstract Only 2020, Wailoa Center, Hilo. Mixed media, juried. October 2 - 28, 2020.
HAWAI‘I ISLAND - Hawaii Nei 2020, Wailoa Center, Hilo. Mixed media, juried. November 6 - 27, 2020.
HAWAI‘I ISLAND - 2020 Pacific States Biennial North American Juried Print Exhibition, University of Hawaiʻi-Hilo, Hilo. Print media, juried. November 6 - December 31, 2020.
KAUA‘I - Art Kaua‘i, Kukui Grove Center, Līhu‘e. Mixed media, juried. August 27 - October 18, 2020.
MAUI - Malama Wao Akua, Hui No‘eau Visual Art Center, Makawao, Maui. Mixed media, juried. September 18 - November 6, 2020.
O‘AHU - A Deeper Shade of Soul, Sculpture by Jonathan Swanz, the Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu. Drawings, curated. July 23, 2020 - January 8, 2021.
O‘AHU - Downtown Drawing, the Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu. Drawings, curated. July 23, 2020 - January 8, 2021.
O‘AHU - Incipit: Paintings by Tom Walker, the Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu. Paintings, curated. July 23, 2020 - January 8, 2021.
O‘AHU - Why are you painting?, the Honolulu Museum of Art School, Linekona Gallery, Honolulu. Paintings, curated. August 7 - September 4, 2020.
O‘AHU - Resiliance, the Honolulu Museum of Art School, Linekona Gallery, Honolulu. Ceramic, curated. September 18 - October 16, 2020.
O‘AHU - Hawaii Craftsmen Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition 2020, Downtown Art Center, Honolulu. Mixed media, juried. October 23 - November 14, 2020.
O‘AHU - Transparency in Translation, the Honolulu Museum of Art School, Linekona Gallery, Honolulu. Watercolor and glass. October 31 - November 27, 2020.
Approved AASC visits are also posted on the SFCA's website: Acquisition Award Selection Committees.
An AASC visited the following exhibits in July 2020:
OʻAHU - Hawaiʻi Craftsmen Fiber Hawaiʻi 2020: In, Of, or About Fiber. Hawaiʻi Craftsmen has made the exhibit catalog available online, and Windward Community College has provided a free video walkthrough of the exhibit. View online: Fiber Hawaiʻi 2020.
The role of the Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) is to make recommendations to the SFCA regarding the purchase of works of art, including the review, nomination, evaluation and selection of the recommended artworks for acquisition. The AASC is generally composed of SFCA commissioners, staff members, and visual arts consultants.
For more information on AASCs, including how to invite a committee to an exhibit, or to volunteer as a Visual Art Consultant, please visit our website: Art in Public Places Relocatable Works of Art. For more information about specific exhibits, please contact the exhibit host organizations.
AASC Exhibit Visits made earlier this year and AASC Purchase and Gift Recommendations are posted on our website: SFCA News Blog: Acquisition Award Selection Committees
Hawaiʻi State Art Museum Now Open
The Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM) reopened to the public on Monday, July 13, with a new exhibit, "Mai hoʻohuli i ka lima i luna". This exhibition, curated by guest curators Drew Broderick, Kaʻili Chun and Kapulani Landgraf, will spread out across HiSAM over the course of a year, occupying different spaces at different times—a wall display case, gift shop, café, and sculpture garden on the first floor, and a sculpture lobby and multiple gallery rooms on the second floor. The curatorial response varies with each space as do the artworks. In certain moments the exhibition is conventional, in others experimental: mapping interpersonal relations within a group of artists, paying attention to materials and techniques, recognizing struggles of the past, dwelling with kaona in the present, and facing indigenous futures already in the making.
For over a half a century now, the Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts has been recognized as one of the most significant collections of late twentieth and early twenty-first century art in Hawai‘i. The collection enhances the environmental quality of public buildings and spaces throughout the state for the enjoyment and enrichment of the public.
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Hawaiʻi State Art Museum in the News
July 28, 2020
Q&A with the Curators of Hawaiʻi State Art Museum’s Latest Exhibit
“The exhibition continues a discussion that was happening in Honolulu at the turn of the 21st century when art museums and galleries were presenting some of their first exhibitions of contemporary Native Hawaiian art. Two decades later, HiSAM is helping to revive this vital conversation about increased support for contemporary Native Hawaiian artists. Collaborations like this allow for exhibitions based on accountability and provide a much-needed platform for artists of Hawaiʻi amid a global pandemic, economic collapse and social unrest. We hope that Mai hoʻohuli i ka lima i luna will come to mark another important turning point for the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.”
July 16, 2020
Afterthoughts: Sometimes the Worst Situations Bring Out the Best in People
“I’ve really enjoyed the Hawai‘i State Art Museum’s Instagram posts about pieces in the Art in Public Places collection, many of which I’ve never seen in person. And painting workshops by Luke DeKneef and Keli‘i Beyer have been soothing to watch while writing this column.”
July 17, 2020
Hawaiʻi State Art Museum Reopens
Admission is free at the museum, which reopened with a new exhibit, Mai hoohuli i ka lima i luna, bringing together works of art across the mediums including painting, drawing and printmaking, weavings and drapings, carvings and sculptures, and ceramics. https://www.travelweekly.com/Hawaii-Travel/Hawaii-State-Art-Museum-reopens
Hawaiʻi State Art Museum Online
Staff are posting artworks from the SFCA’s Art in Public Places Collection, hosting online activities, and creating a fun, educational space online. Subscribe to the HiSAM email newsletter to get event calendar updates!
HiSAM from Home
Visual Art Workshops
The Visual Art Workshops are continuing through August! Every Thursday from 10:00am-11:00am HST, HiSAM hosts visual art workshops online live with local teaching artists. See upcoming events on the HiSAM website calendar: https://hisam.hawaii.gov/calendar/
2020 State Government Holiday Schedule
Statehood Day - Friday, August 21, 2020
Labor Day - Monday, September 7, 2020
General Election Day - Tuesday November 3, 2020
Veterans' Day - Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 26, 2020
Christmas - Friday, December 25, 2020
The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Hawai‘i State Art Museum operate on the Hawai‘i State Government schedule.
SFCA Board of Commissioners Meetings
2020 SFCA Board of Commissioners Meetings
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Committee meetings usually begin at 9:00 a.m., followed by the general meeting at 11:00 a.m.
Unless otherwise specified, the public is invited to attend SFCA Standing Committee and Commission Meetings. Meetings and agendas are posted just prior to the meetings on the State of Hawai‘i Calendar of Events. Select “State Foundation on Culture and the Arts” from the search menu.
In order to comply with the Sunshine Law and social distancing requirements, notice of meetings will be posted on the State of Hawaiʻi Calendar of Events seven days prior to the meeting, submission of written testimony on agendized items will be accepted and minutes of meetings will be available within 40 days after the meeting.
There are no SFCA job listings at this time. Job listings are posted in our website news blog and in the monthly email newsletter (subscribe here), as well as on our social media (@hawaiisfca on Facebook, @hawaii_sfca on Instagram, and @hawaii_sfca on Twitter).
SFCA and HiSAM do not have an active internship program at this time.
Art Acquisitions and Commissions
Artwork acquisitions and commissions are done through the Art in Public Places Program. For more information: Opportunities for Artists.
For doing business with the state as a contractor, the State of Hawaii eProcurement (HiePro) is a system for issuing solicitations, receiving responses, and issuing notices of award. Solicitations and awards are posted and searchable. State Foundation on Culture and the Arts solicitations have included graphic design services, printing services, custom framing, artwork conservation and restoration.To find SFCA solicitations, search under Department: Accounting and General Services (the SFCA is administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services).
Get Involved: Volunteer Opportunities
Help the SFCA Select Artwork
The Art in Public Places Program of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) seeks volunteers, particularly on the Neighbor Islands, with expertise and knowledge in the visual arts field to serve as Visual Arts Consultants on Art Advisory Committees and Acquisition Award Selection Committees. The role of the Art Advisory Committee is to make recommendations to the SFCA regarding the development and design of a given commissioned art project, including location, medium, distinguishing features of the artwork, and selection of the artist. The role of the Acquisition Award Selection Committees is to review and make recommendations regarding the purchase of works of art. The SFCA appoints the committee members for each exhibit visit — generally composed of SFCA commissioners, staff members, and Visual Arts Consultants. The application form is available here: Visual Arts Consultants Application.
Contact Karen Ewald, Art in Public Places Manager, at (808) 586-9950 or email@example.com.
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 mission of the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is 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 Hawaii. HSFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawaii and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Hawaii State Art Museum
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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