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Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts AUGUST 2021 Newsletter
Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts AGUSUT 2021 Newsletter
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.
2021 Legislative Session: Significant Outcomes Relating to SFCA
The 2021 Legislative Session focused on identifying and prioritizing funding to ensure the State’s solvency in response to the economic crisis of the pandemic. Bills and hearings focused on Special funds, vacant positions and identifying resources to support State government services. The following are a few key outcomes of the session.
•The Legislature applied a 20% reduction to SFCA general fund (intended for grants).
•Abolished vacant Arts Program Specialist III Collections Manager position and deletes 75% Office Assistant III funding.
•Transferred King Kamehameha Celebration Commission funding under SFCA. The transfer includes administration and reporting on accounts and does not include oversight of the commission and its activities.
•Administration of American Rescue Plan funding for Bishop Museum and Iolani Palace will be through the SFCA. SFCA is responsible for ensuring the proper expenditure and reporting of the funds to Federal Government.
SFCA and Hawaii Community Foundation Award Arts Education Residencies
Image: artwork by students made during a 2019 AITS residency at Puohala Elementary School with Artistic Teaching Partner Meleanna Meyer.
All ninety-seven public and charter schools that applied were awarded Artists in the Schools residencies for school year 2021/2022. Awarding all applicants was made possible by matching funds from the Hawaii Community Foundation, sponsoring forty-one schools. Funding for Artists in the Schools is a mix of Federal, State and Hawaii Community Foundation funds.
Artists in the Schools is an SFCA arts education program that provides eight-session artist residencies with highly qualified teaching artists from the SFCA Artistic Teaching Partners Roster. The residencies support school curriculum topics including science, math, and literacy with various arts activities.
The eight session school residencies were approved for all Public and Charter Schools that applied. Funding for Artists in the Schools is a mix of Federal, State and Hawaii Community Foundation funds. Mahalo nui to Hawaii Community Foundation for their continued support of statewide arts education.
Learn more about AITS through a new video lesson series, featuring music, poetry, and visual art lessons: SFCA.Hawaii/gov/AITS (scroll to the bottom of the page).
NEA Announces New Report on Artist’s Use of Technology As a Creative Medium
The National Endowment for the Arts announces the release of the report Tech as Art: Supporting Artists Who Use Technology as a Creative Medium, the result of a two-year field scan, an initiative of the Arts Endowment in collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Ford Foundation. The field scan and report explore the multi-faceted practices of artists who engage with digital technologies in both the creative and functional aspects of their work. The report also looks at the training and exhibition infrastructure that tech-centered artists have developed to pursue their creative practices, and diagnoses a critical need for funding to advance the field.
SFCA Grantee Spotlight
Kalihi Pālama Culture and Arts Society – the 2021 Queen Liliʻuokalani Keiki Hula Celebration can be viewed in a series of online videos on their website: KeikiHula.org.
Kumu Kahua Theatre/University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa Department of Theatre and Dance - Each year Kumu Kahua Theatre co-sponsors this playwriting contest with the University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa Department of Theatre and Dance in its effort to nurture local playwrights. Kumu Kahua Theatre is now accepting entries for the 2022 Playwriting Contest. Deadline: January 2, 2022. Get more information on the Kumu Kahua website: https://www.kumukahua.org/contests-writing
Grants and Opportunities
Art in Public Places Call for Artists: Request for Qualifications
The Art in Public Places Program is requesting qualifications from individual artists for artworks to be commissioned for various locations. Through this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) we intend to establish a qualified pool of professional artists for consideration. Visit the Call for Entry website for additional information.
Deadline: August 6, 2021
Call for Entry
SFCA ARP Grants for Hawaiʻi Artists and Cultural Practitioners
Applications will be open Sunday August 1 - Thursday September 30, 2021 for the SFCA ARP Grants for Individuals. This grant awards $7,225 to Hawaiʻi artists and cultural practitioners. “Artist” is broadly defined and includes actors, dancers, filmmakers, photographers, playwrights, poets, and more.
For more information, please visit the SFCA website: SFCA.Hawaii.Gov/Grants or contact Denise Miyahana at SFCAartistgrants@hawaii.gov.
The National Endowment for the Arts provided funds received from the American Rescue Plan to the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) to distribute to the arts and culture community throughout the State of Hawaiʻi. This emergency funding is designed to support the arts sector as it recovers from the devastating impact of COVID-19.
SFCA Biennium Grants for Hawaiʻi Nonprofit Organizations
The Intent to Apply can be filed August 1 – September 30, 2021. The Intent to Apply is the required first step and must be completed in order to access the grant application.
File the Intent to Apply Now
NEA American Rescue Plan Grants
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has released guidelines for the NEA ARP Direct Grants to Arts and Culture Organizations in grant amounts of $50,000, $100,000, or $150,000. This grant is for eligible nonprofit organizations nationwide. Deadline is either August 19 or August 27, 2021 depending on the name of the organization.
Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant
US Small Business Administration (SBA) deadline: until funds are exhausted. SVO Grants are available to
•Live venue operators
•Live performing arts organization operators
•Relevant museum operators
•Motion picture theater operators
Learn more on the US SBA website: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/covid-19-relief-options/shuttered-venue-operators-grant
Kumu Kahua Theatre/University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa Department of Theatre and Dance
Each year Kumu Kahua Theatre co-sponsors this playwriting contest with the UHM Department of Theatre and Dance in its effort to nurture local playwrights. Kumu Kahua Theatre is now accepting entries for the 2022 Playwriting Contest. Deadline: January 2, 2022. For more information, please visit the Kumu Kahua website: https://www.kumukahua.org/contests-writing
Volunteer to be an SFCA Visual Arts Consultant
Participate in making decisions about artworks for the SFCA Art in Public Places Collection. Informed community panelists make decisions at the SFCA regarding artwork purchases and gifts. Participate by volunteering as a Visual Art Consultant! Application on the SFCA website: Volunteer as a Visual Art Consultant
Calls for Artists in Hawaiʻi
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: CallForEntry.org
Survey: SFCA Website Update
The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) did a website update in late 2020. We are evaluating the new website and would appreciate your insights: take the website survey.
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Survey: SFCA Email Newsletter
SFCA staff are evaluating the SFCA’s monthly email newsletter and would appreciate your feedback! This short survey has six questions and will help staff tailor future newsletters: take the newsletter survey.
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Acquisition Award Selection Committees (AASCs)
“Koloa Juice Company Two” painted steel sculpture by Robert Flynn, 1984, at the Wailoa Center in Hilo (Hawaiʻi Island). Art in Public Places of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) visits continue to provide important support for artists and arts organization venues statewide. Exhibit holders invite the SFCA to send an AASC (application form on the SFCA website), and the qualifying invitations are presented to the SFCA Board of Commissioners for approval.
The SFCA Board of Commissioners recently approved Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) visits to these exhibits:
•Hawaiʻi Island - “Eruptions and Interruptions, Hawaiʻi Artists Interpret Experiences of Living on the Edge”, Firehouse Gallery, Kamuela. Mixed media, juried. August 4 – September 26, 2021.
•Hawaiʻi Island - “Abstract Only! 2021”, Wailoa Center, Hilo. Mixed media, juried. August 6 – 26, 2021.
•Hawaiʻi Island - “Nā Kapa Kuʻina”, Donkey Mill Art Center, Holualoa. Kapa, curated. August 28 - October 9, 2021.
•Hawaiʻi Island - “Hawaii Nei 2021”, Wailoa Center, Hilo. Mixed media, juried. November 5 – December 2, 2021.
•Hawaiʻi Island - “Brilliance of Now”, Kahilu Theatre Foundation, Kamuela. Mixed media, juried. November 9 – January 10, 2022.
•Kauaʻi - “Art Kauaʻi”, KSA Gallery, Lihue. Mixed media, juried. September 17 – October 29, 2021.
•Maui - “Malama Wao Akua”, Hui Noʻeau Visual Arts Center, Makawao. Mixed media, juried. September 10 – November 5, 2021.
•Oʻahu - “Hawaii Watercolor Society Open Exhibit”, Downtown Art Center, Honolulu. Watercolor, juried. August 31 – September 18, 2021.
•O’ahu - “Inspirations”, Downtown Art Center. Mixed media, juried. September 30 – October 14, 2021.
•Oʻahu - “Hawaiʻi Craftsmen Annual Statewide Exhibition 2021”, Downtown Art Center, Honolulu. Mixed media (fine craft), juried. October 23 – November 19, 2021.
•Oʻahu - “Hawaii’s Woodshow 2021”, Hawaii Opera Plaza, Honolulu. Wood, juried. November 20 – December 5, 2021. Correction: the “Nā Kupu Kuʻina” location was incorrectly listed in the July 2021 newsletter. The correct location is Holualoa, Hawaiʻi Island. Approved AASC visits are also posted on the SFCA's website: Selling Your Art.
Learn more about selling your art
Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM)
New Exhibit: “Altered States”
“Altered States” Friday August 6 – December 2021. Highlighting unique and alternative visions of the world through artworks from the SFCA’s Art in Public Places Collection.
Artists: Andrew Binkley, Sachelle Dae, Isami Doi, Francis Dubois, Sally French, Ryan Higa, Renee Iijima, Sarah Martinsen, Lloyd Menard, Hiroki Morinoue, Michelle Schwengel, Madeline Soder, James Surls, Masami Teraoka, Lauren Trangmar, Tom Walker, Donna Westerman, William Williams, and Scott Yoell.
Image: “Enlightenment” oil on linen canvas painting by Isami Doi, 1965. Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
Altered States at HiSAM
The Vibe: Monthly Jazz Night
Thursday August 12, 2021. 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Free admission, all ages welcome.
Monthly jazz nights in the outdoor Sculpture Garden with the Dae Han Ensemble and special guests. For additional information and a link to reserve tickets: HiSAM Calendar.
HiSAM Creates: The Letter Lab by Zach Angeles
Free visual arts workshops for youth,k in-person at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum in downtown Honolulu. Four week sessions every Saturday in August for grades 2 - 5 and grades 6 - 9. Limited seats, registration on Eventbrite required.
HiSAM Creates: Carved Stamp Stationery Workshop with Cherish Fuller
Saturday August 7, 2021. 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum.
Create your own custom set of greeting cards by designing and carving stamp blocks in this free in-person workshop. Space is limited and registration on Eventbrite is required.
Subscribe to the HiSAM email newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cl4ySf (be sure to check “Hawaiʻi State Art Museum Newsletter” on the list of emails you wish to receive).
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Arts and Culture Calendar
Image: still frame from a 2021 Keiki Hula Celebration video featuring Keolalaulani Halau Olapa O Laka.
•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 Craftsmen - 2021 Hawaiʻi Craftsmen Statewide Exhibition online registration September 1 – October 1, 2021. For more information: HawaiiCraftsmen.org.
•The Hawaiʻi State Public Library offers free access to Mango Languages, online language learning that includes ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese. Mango Languages also offers courses for English-language learners. For more information, visit their website (go to the Learn tab and look under Take an online class): https://www.librarieshawaii.org/
•Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra is hosting a free ʻOhana concert at the Waikiki Shell with a suggested donation of $5 or more per ticket to Hawaii Foodbank. August 4, 7:30 p.m. For more information: HSO Broadway to Blockbuster.
•Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus videos and recordings from the Spring 2021 Season can be viewed online on YouTube. For more information, please visit the HYOC YouTube Channel: HYOC YouTube.
•Honolulu Museum of Art Friday and Saturday evenings through August 31, 2021 feature live music and hands-on art workshops. For more information: HonoluluMuseum.org.
•Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HTY) The company is mounting three productions that can tour to Oʻahu schools and will be available for limited in-person engagements at HTYʻs home, Tenney Theatre, for both schools and families. The season also includes four digital productions for virtual field trips and four new episodes of the Emmy® winning tv show, The HI Way. Access to in-person and virtual performances is included with HTYʻs new membership program. Educators may sign up for a free educator membership to book shows and virtual field trips. For more information on shows or membership, go online to www.htyweb.org or contact email@example.com for school reservations.
•Hui Noʻeau Visual Arts Center Youth Art Exhibition 2021 showcases the work of 250+ youth participating in the Huiʻs summer arts programming. July 30 – August 27, 2021. For more information, please visit the Hui No’eau website: HuiNoeau.com/Exhibitions.
•Kahilu Theatre presents Natalie Ai Kamauu with tickets for both in-person and on-demand on August 14. For more information please visit the Kahilu Theatre website: https://kahilutheatre.org
•King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center "A Conversation With: Julian Aguon” a webinar with internationally renowned human rights lawyer and writer Julian Aguon. August 27, 5:30 p.m.For more information, visit their website: https://www.jhchawaii.net/public-programs.
•Mānoa Valley Theatre presents Jeff Peterson, slack key guitar player in concert, August 7. For more information, please visit the Mānoa Valley Theatre website: https://www.manoavalleytheatre.com/
•Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) presents “Ahi Wrap”, a comedy in two parts. August 13 – 29, 2021. For more information, please visit the MAPA website: MauiAcademy.org.
•Moanalua Gardens Foundation - the 2021 Prince Lot Hula Festival will be held in a virtual format, airing on television October 28 (broadcast time to be announced). For more information, please visit their website: MoanaluaGardensFoundation.org.
•Palace Theater “A Tribute to George Helm” September 2. A special screening event featuring the short film “Hawaiian Soul”, archival documentary “Kahoʻolawe Aloha ʻAina” and musical guest Kainani Kahaunaele. For more information, please visit their website: HiloPalace.com.
•Portuguese Association of Maui monthly meeting August 1 at Heritage Hall. For more information, please visit their website: PortugueseAssociationOfMaui.com.
•Society for Kona’s Education and Art (SKEA) Artist Video Series shares drawing, printing, and other art activities. For more information, please visit their website, SKEA.org.
•University of Hawaiʻi Outreach College Statewide Cultural Extension Program (SCEP) online performances and presentations by local artists, supported by funding from the SFCA. April performers include storyteller Kathy Collins, sharing folktales and legends from around the world. 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 September 15, 2021
Thjs meeting schedule is also posted to the SFCA website calendar: https://sfca.hawaii.gov/events/
Wednesday September 15, 2021
Thjs meeting schedule is also posted to the SFCA website calendar: https://sfca.hawaii.gov/events/. For a link to the meeting, please contact Sara Beth Newell at Sara.B.Newell@hawaii.gov.
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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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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