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Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts NOVEMBER 2020 Newsletter
Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts NOVEMBER 2020 Newsletter
Government Grants for the Arts
Learn more about state and federal grants for the arts in Hawaiʻi! This video recording of the Government Grants for the Arts meeting on October 26, 2020, hosted by Congressman Ed Case, has presentations by National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) staff. The slide presentations are also available as PDFs, and the contact list and links to additional information are also posted on the SFCA website: https://sfca.hawaii.gov/2020/10/27/government-grants-for-the-arts.
SFCA Telework Update
The SFCA office remains 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.
Office of Elections Voter Campaign
In October, the State of Hawaiʻi Office of Elections launched a voter campaign with the SFCA and the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum. SFCA commissioned artist Maika‘i Tubbs to design three postcards encouraging Hawai‘i residents to vote. Postcards were distributed to local businesses, focusing primarily on areas with low voter turnout.
Hawaiʻi Pandemic Action Plan
Governor David Ige recently requested a report from the Department of Accounting and General Service (DAGS) and attached agencies (including the SFCA) as to actions that have been taken in support of the pandemic priorities of protecting public health, reviving the economy, and strengthening our community.
Actions taken by the SFCA have included temperature checks and hand sanitizing stations at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, launching a call for artwork created by Hawaiʻi artists in response to the pandemic and its impact on Hawaiʻi, distributing $427,500 in CARES Act Relief funds to Hawaiʻi arts and culture organizations, and convening the ARTS First Partnership in a unified strategy to address future education of Hawaiʻi's youth. The ARTS First Partnership includes the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Education (DOE), Univeristy of Hawaiʻi College of Education, Association of Independent Schools and other education organizations.
The Hawaiʻi Pandemic Action Plan can be read on the Governorʻs website: https://governor.hawaii.gov/main/from-the-governor-hawaiis-pandemic-action-plan/.
Call for Artists: APP COVID-19
The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts’ Art in Public Places Program has a call for artists, requesting submissions for artwork inspired by or created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of the pandemic on life in Hawaiʻi. Artworks will be considered by a committee for the Art in Public Places Collection, which is displayed in sites across the state of Hawaiʻi, including the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum in Honolulu.
Deadline: December 31, 2020. Additional information on the SFCA website: https://sfca.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/09/11/call-for-artists/
Call for Artists: 2021 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Students and educators: submissions are open 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.
•Final day to submit artwork is Tuesday, December 15, 2020.
•Categories include comic art, design, fashion, and film. See the full list of categories on the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards website: https://www.artandwriting.org/what-we-do/the-awards/categories/
•The Hawaiʻi State Public Library system free resources includes books, ebooks, access to Gale Courses (online classes, including digital photography), access to Kanopy film streaming (including fashion industry documentaries, filmmaking instruction, and art instruction). https://www.librarieshawaii.org/
•Link to additional info (how to enter, important dates, contact info) on SFCA website: https://sfca.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/08/13/scholastics-update-08-13-2020/
•Young Artists of Hawaiʻi (Hawaiʻi students grades K-6) updates will be announced here in the SFCA newsletter as well as on the SFCA website.
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
Poetry Out Loud
The Hawaiʻi State Finals and National Finals for the 2021 Poetry Out Loud recitation contest will be held virtually. The deadline to register your school or organization is January 18, 2021. Poetry Out Loud is open to all students in grades 9 – 12, and is designed to fit into a teacher’s busy schedule. Teachers are provided with free curriculum materials, designed to meet national standards and augment their regular curriculum with poetry recitation and competition. Learn more on the Poetry Out Loud website, www.PoetryOutLoud.org. SFCA partners with the Honolulu Theatre for Youth to implement the program statewide. The Hawaiʻi state contact is Tamara Smith, edadmin@HTYweb.org.
SFCA Grantee Spotlight
Folk & Traditional Arts grantee alum kumu hula Auliʻi Mitchell is a co-presenter in an exhibit at Aupuni Space, “He Noho Pili Kua, He Noho Pili Alo”, October 11 – November 12, 2020. Viewing appointments can be scheduled on the Aupuni Space website: https://aupuni.space/he-noho-pili-kua-he-noho-pili-alo
A video showing a hula performance led by kumu Auliʻi Mitchell has been made available by the Hula Preservation Society, which also receives funding support from the SFCA. https://vimeo.com/368933839
Folk & Traditional Arts grantee alum Kunāne Wooton has work in the exhibit “ʻElima (Five)” at the Hawaiʻi Pacific University Art Gallery (Hawaii Loa Campus) in Kaneʻohe. The exhibit is open through November 6, 2020 and also features work by Īmaikalani Kalāhele and Sean K.L. Browne with Cory Kamehanaokalā Holt Taum and David Kiyabu.
SFCA in the Community
Hawaiʻi Book and Music Festival: Hawaiʻi 2.0, Shaping Our Future
SFCA Executive Director Jonathan Johnson participated in a Hawaiʻi Book and Music Festival Zoom Webinar on October 20, on how to deepen the creative capital of Hawaiʻi. Session participants included Eric Johnson, Vilsoni Hereniko, Aaron Sala and Teri Skillman. The session has been recorded and will be available online. The festival runs through November 4. For the viewing links and additional information, visit hawaiibookandmusicfestival.com.
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) Executive Director Forum
SFCA Executive Director participated in a forum of Executive Directors from all 50 states to discuss “What Next” and the role of State Arts Agencies going forward. Questions grappled with were What can we control as State Arts Agencies? The survival of cultural organizations, survival of artists, return of audiences and the SAA role in deploying what we have that will make a difference.
Artists in the Schools Presentation for University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa Students
Four Artistic Teaching Partner Roster Teaching Artists and SFCA Arts Education Specialist Nikki Rosengren guest presented about the Artists in the Schools arts education program for three different University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa classes of teacher candidates. The Teaching Artists led the students through workshops to present the kind of lessons provided during Artists in the Schools residencies, while Nikki presented the granting and logistical side.
Hawaiʻi Freshman Career Expo Presentation
SFCA staff (Kamakani Konia, Art in Public Places Project Manager; Brittany Rakowitz, Community Arts Coordinator; Nikki Rosengren, Arts Education Specialist; and Alex Skees, Art in Public Places Project Manager) gave a presentation for the Hawaiʻi Freshman Career Expo this week. The expo is run by Hawaiʻi P-20, a University of Hawaiʻi based organization that works with schools and community partners to build college and career pathways for Hawaiʻi students. The expo is a pilot program and was shared with 17 schools across the state, including Pearl City High School, McKinley High School, Kaʻū High and Palama Elementary, and even Lānaʻi High and Elementary School. This presentation was a direct result of strategic plan discussions by staff about doing more youth outreach. The expo is going on through November 5: https://events.bizzabo.com/239643/agenda.
Recent and Upcoming Exhibit Visits
SFCA artwork purchases are recommended by an Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) that have been invited to view a juried or curated art exhibit in the state of Hawaiʻi. 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 the SFCA website: SFCA News Blog: Acquisition Award Selection Committees
APPROVED EXHIBIT VISITS
The SFCA Board of Commissioners has approved Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) visits to these exhibits:
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.
MAUI - Hui Noʻeau Annual Juried Exhibition 2021 at the Hui Noʻeau Visual Arts Center, Makawao. Mixed media, juried. January 15 – February 19, 2021.
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. Originally scheduled for August 7 - September 4, 2020; exhibit has been postponed with new dates to be announced.
O‘AHU - Resiliance, the Honolulu Museum of Art School, Linekona Gallery, Honolulu. Ceramic, curated. September 18 - October 16, 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.
AASCs visited the following exhibits in September and October 2020:
•HAWAI‘I ISLAND - Kipaipai Fellows 2020, Kahilu Theatre Galleries.
•HAWAI‘I ISLAND - Abstract Only 2020, Wailoa Center, Hilo.
•KAUAʻI - Art Kauaʻi, Kauaʻi Society of Artists.
•MAUI - Mālama Wao Akua, Hui Noʻeau.
•O‘AHU - Hawaii Craftsmen Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition 2020, Downtown Art Center, Honolulu. Mixed media, juried. October 23 - November 14, 2020.
Arts and Culture Calendar
Intersections Between Art Design Architecture – Learning presented by ahl.
November 19, 3:30 – 4:30pm
Learning is the acquisition of new, or modification of existing, knowledge and skills through experience and study. It involves ongoing curiosity and engagement of the shared human experience. Hear from leading practitioners who will share their own work and ruminations on how art, design, and architecture impact learning. Presenters include Daniel Friedman, University of Hawaiʻi School of Architecture; Paul Turnbull, Mid-Pacific Institute; Miki Tomita, Education Incubator; and Jonathan Johnson, Executive Director, State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Register by November 12 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Aloha Connects Innovation (ACI) is a state-funded program to assist job seekers who have been financially affected by COVID-19. The program matches displaced workers with companies in sectors including the creative arts. View all open positions on the Economic Development Alliance of Hawaii website: https://www.edahawaii.org/aci-careers
•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, Artizen by MW, 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. Deadline: November 13, 2020. For more information, visit their website: https://hihumanities.org/what-we-do/our-grants-program/apply-for-a-grant-with-us.
•The Hawaiʻi Museums Association (HMA) has an open call for Hawaiʻi artists and graphic designers to design a new logo for HMA. The deadline for submission is December 1, 2020. For more information: https://hawaiimuseums.org/logo-entry.
•The Hawaiʻi State Public Library is providing access to Scholastic Teachables, free online resources for students, families and educators. The free printable educational materials include educational crafts and activities. https://www.librarieshawaii.org/2020/08/05/scholastic-teachables-free-online-resources-for-students-parents-and-educators/.
•Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra is continuing their “Sounds of Resilience” livestreams of orchestra ensemble performances at the Hawaii Theatre Center via computer or mobile device, with cinema-quality audio and video technology.
•11/21: Going Home: Songs of Comfort
•12/12: Sounds of the Seasons
•For more information: https://www.hawaiitheatre.com/events/going-home-songs-of-comfort-hawaii-symphony-orchestra.
•The Honolulu City and County’s Culture and Arts Relief and Recovery Fund applications are open. This fund is for arts/culture businesses and organizations on the island of Oʻahu. For more information: https://www.oneoahu.org/culture-arts.
•Honolulu City and County "Only Spreading Aloha" contest: use your creativity to show how youʻre uplifting yourself, your family, friends or community through stories, photos, videos, songs, poems or drawings. Open to Honolulu County residents, runs through November 26, 2020. Additional information on the One Oʻahu website: https://www.oneoahu.org/rules.
•Kahilu Theatre will be presenting the 18th Annual ʻUkulele and Slack Key Guitar Festival online through Kahilu.TV, with a line-up including Sonny Lim, Mike Kaawa, Nathan Aweau, Jeff Peterson, Ledward Kaapana, Brittni Paiva, Raiatea Helm, Charles Brotman, John Keawe, Blayne Asing and other special guests. November 20 – 21, 2020. For more information: https://kahilutheatre.org/Kahilu-TV.
•Kahilu Theatre is asking students grades K-12 to reflect and respond literally to the phrase “Our Water, Our Canoe, Ka Moana Kākou” by creating a 2-D or 3-D representation of a waʻa (canoe) or interpreting and responding to the metaphor. Submissions are due November 30, 2020. Learn more about how students can enter the exhibit, and about the exhibit and exhibit events, on the Kahilu Theatre website: https://kahilutheatre.org/Exhibits/Our-Water--Our-Canoe--Ka-Moana-K--kou-Student-Exhibit.
•Kahilu Theatre live waʻa (canoe) carving event at Kahilu Theatre (Kamuela, Hawaiʻi Island) with Alika Bumatay and Alexis Ching, December 7 and 8, and December 15 and 15, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. This event is a part of the “Our Water, Our Canoe, Ka Moana Kākou” student art exhibit. For more information: https://kahilutheatre.org/Exhibits/Our-Water--Our-Canoe--Ka-Moana-K--kou-Student-Exhibit
•King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center is offering a virtual tour program for educators and students, in conjunction with their lesson plans and teacher’s guides. https://www.jhchawaii.net/educator-resources.
•Statewide Cultural Extension Program (SCEP) online performances and presentations by local artists: https://www.outreach.hawaii.edu/artists.
HiSAM Events and Exhibits
SFCA staff are planning to reopen the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum to the public on Monday, October 12, with a new exhibit.
New Exhibit: “For Walls” This exhibition highlights sculptures created specifically for walls, using them both as a support and as a backdrop. Many of us, due to the COVID pandemic and quarantining, have become all too familiar with our own four walls. With that in mind, we invite you to explore a variety of unique and dynamic ways artists engage and enliven enclosed spaces. All artworks are from the Art in Public Places Collection of the SFCA.
HiSAM From Home
•Thursday November 5, 10:00 a.m. Free art workshop on Zoom, topic and presenter to be announced (Link: HiSAM From Home on Zoom).
•Friday November 6, 6:00 p.m. Free online concert featuring Keilana on Instagram (@HawaiiStateArtMuseum).
•Friday November 13, 6:00 p.m. Free online concert on Instagram, performer to be announced (@HawaiiStateArtMuseum).
•Friday November 18, Pau Hana Artist Talk. Time, topic, and speakers to be announced.
•HiSAM From Home art workshop video recordings can be viewed online in the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) Vimeo channel for HiSAM: https://vimeo.com/showcase/4671257.
Check the HiSAM calendar for details and more upcoming events: https://hisam.hawaii.gov/calendar.
SFCA in the News
October 26, 2020
NIC Hawaii Introduces Redesigned Website for Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
"NIC Hawaii worked closely with SFCA staff to collect, develop and design the new website. Built in WordPress, SFCA staff can also easily manage their web content going forward."
October 27, 2020
HiSAM welcomes visitors back with For Walls, a new Covid inspired art exhibit
"The museum reopened earlier this month with coronavirus protections in place. Just walk up to the front desk on the second floor, give your name and number, get your temperature checked and, if it’s normal, you’re good to go. As you enter the Diamond Head wing of the museum you’ll see the exhibits Mai hoʻohuli i ka lima i ka luna and Emphasized: Eye on Scale. Go all the way to the back of the wing and you’ll find the spacious Turnaround Gallery where For Walls is on view."
2020 State Government Holiday Schedule
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, 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: Learn About Selling Your Art.
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: Become a Visual Art Consultant.
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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