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Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts JULY 2022 Newsletter
Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts JULY 2022
Allison Wong Selected to Lead Hawaiʻi State Government Arts Agency
Allison Wong has joined the team at the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) as Executive Director, effective August 1, 2022. A leader in Hawaiʻi’s arts community for over a decade, Ms. Wong has a passion for championing the power of culture and art to promote connection, enrich the human experience, and transform lives and communities.
Read more on the SFCA website: sfca.hawaii.gov/sfca-welcomes-new-executive-director
SFCA Welcomes New Executive Director
SFCA Board of Commissioners
On June 15, 2022, the SFCA Board of Commissioners welcomed 3 new commissioners: Jill Kuramoto, Michael Marshall, and Taylour Chang. Mahalo nui to outgoing commissioners Jane Clement, Clyde Sakamoto, and Karen Tiller Polivka.
Appointed by the state governor, the Board of Commissioners oversees the SFCA Executive Director, provides input, and approves spending. Commissioners are volunteers and do not receive compensation for their duties.
The next board meeting is scheduled for July 20, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to attend online via Zoom. Upcoming board meetings are posted to the SFCA website calendar: SFCA.Hawaii.gov/Events.
Read more about the new board members on the SFCA website: SFCA.Hawaii.gov/News.
Mahalo from Jonathan “JJ” Johnson, former Executive Director
“I would like to thank everyone who I have worked with in my various roles at the SFCA. My career at the SFCA was rewarding because I was able to work with amazing people to effect change. Over the years, I have enjoyed the challenge of finding creative solutions to ensure equitable access to the arts. I feel fortunate I was able to make a positive impact throughout the state through the SFCA with the many art projects and cultural programming for the people of Hawaiʻi.”
Read more: “5 Questions with Jonathan Johnson”
SFCA Culture Fellowships
The Culture Fellowship is for active individual artists and practitioners living in Hawaiʻi, and is a project-based community impact arts and culture fellowship. Eight $25,000 SFCA Culture Fellowships will recognize, honor, and support the creative achievements of renowned culture-bearers of art forms vital to Hawaiʻi’s rich cultural heritage. Applications are open through July 31, 022 on Hawaii.GoSmart.org.
Creative Workforce Grants
This grant provides eligible nonprofit 501(c)3 art and culture organizations support towards the living wage for staff salaries and/or contractual personnel in a creative worker role within the organization. Intent to apply is open on Hawaii.GoSmart.org July 1 - 30, 2022.
Creative Workforce Grants
Hawaiʻi State Poet Laureate
Do you know a Hawaiʻi poet of exceptional talent and accomplishment? Nominate the Hawaiʻi State Poet Laureate! Nominations are open through August 20, 2022. Learn more on the SFCA website: SFCA.Hawaii.gov/PL.
Nominate the Hawaiʻi State Poet Laureate
SFCA Art in Public Places Program
On June 15, 2022, the SFCA Board of Commissioners approved the acquisition of eleven artworks by Hawaiʻi artists. Ten of the works were nominated by committees visiting exhibitions and one was a gift, approved by a committee. A full list of artworks approved for acquisition fiscal year 2022 (July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022) can be viewed on our Art in Public Places Program page, along with information about to invite a committee to an exhibit and a link to the Art in Public Places Collection online photo album of artworks.
Image: "Confounded", watercolor on paper painting by Richard Nelson. Acquired from the "Celebration of Hawaiʻi 2022" exhibit at Viewpoint Gallery Maui.
Art in Public Places Program
Acquisition Award Selection Committees (AASCs) Upcoming Exhibit Visits
Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) visits continue to provide important support for artists and arts organization venues statewide. The SFCA has conducted over 20 AASC visits during the pandemic so far.
The SFCA Board of Commissioners recently approved Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) visits to these exhibits:
•Oʻahu - “Hawaiʻi Watercolor Society 2022 Open Exhibition”. Downtown Art Center (Honolulu). Watercolor, juried. August 2 - 22, 2022.
•Maui - “Malama Wao Akua”, Hui Noʻeau Visual Arts Center (Makawao). Mixed media, juried. September 9 - November , 2022.
•Kauaʻi - “Art Kauai 2022”. KSA Gallery (Līhuʻe). Mixed media, juried. September 17 - October 28, 2022.
•Oʻahu - “Hawaiʻi Craftsmen Annual Statewide Exhibition 2022”. Downtown Art Center (Honolulu), and Maui Arts and Cultural Center (Kahului). Mixed media, juried. September 17 - October 16, 2022 (Honolulu) and
•Oʻahu - “Flashpoint”. Downtown Art Center (Honolulu). Mixed media, juried. October 29 - November 11, 2022. Approved AASC visits are also posted on the SFCA's website: Selling Your Art.
SFCA Grants Spotlight
Francis “Palani” Sinenci
Francis “Palani” Sinenci is a Hawaiian Hale Builder from Hana, Hawaiʻi. Dedicated to revitalizing the traditional Hawaiian art form of building thatched houses called hale, Sinenci leads the construction of countless new architectural structures and is training the next generation of practitioners to carry on the practice.
Sinenci also received SFCA Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grants between 2000 and 2017 for Hale Kahiko (Indigenous Architecture) and Master Hale Builder.
Photo credit: Holani Hana
Read the NEA press release
Kumu Hula Auliʻi Mitchell
New exhibit curated by Kumu Hula Auliʻi Mitchell, “Hānau Hou Ka Hula Kiʻi: Rebirthing Hula Kiʻi in the 21st Century” on view at the Downtown Art Center (Honolulu) July 10-30, 2022. For more information, please visit the DAC website: DowntownArtHI.org.
Mitchell received an SFCA Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grant in 2020 for Hula Kiʻi: A Tradition of Hawaiian Puppetry.
Downtown Art Center
Kī Hoʻalu (Hawaiian slack key guitar) master Jeff Peterson has written and published an instructional method book, a project he had been thinking about for a long time to make learning traditional slack key methods more accessible and to perpetuate the art.
Funding from the SFCA American Rescue Plan grant helped Peterson learn to write, edit, and compile books, which he now hopes to do as a series. Read more on the SFCA website: sfca.hawaii.gov/sfca-arp-grant-spotlight-jeff-peterson
Read more on the SFCA website
Historic Hawaiʻi Foundation
Two recent presentations by the Historic Hawaiʻi Foundation (HHF) are now available online.
•“The Preservation of the Nancy Bannick Collection at the Hawaiʻi State Archives” (YouTu.be/C9LOliTkoMg) features a project funded in part by the SFCA through an SFCA American Rescue Plan Grant to filmmaker Robin Lung.
•“The Honokaʻa Story Map Project: Presentation and Panel Discussion” (YouTu.be/0t2Ojm5hkBM) features a project funded in part by the SFCA.
Grants and Opportunities
A longer list of federal government, state government, and other arts and culture grants/opportunities is on the SFCA website: Grants and Opportunities (July 2022). Questions regarding a particular opportunity should be directed to the organization listed with the opportunity. Inclusion here should not be interpreted as an endorsement.
July 2022 Grants and Opportunities Highlights
•Currently open Calls for Artists in Hawaiʻi on CallForEntry.org include the Hawaiʻi Island Arts Alliance “Plein Air Perspectives 2022” and “Abstract Only! Exhibition” and the “2022 Pacific States Biennial North American Printmaking Exhibition”. 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.
•Hawaiʻi Arts Alliance is seeking a full-time Executive Director. Applications accepted through July 31, 2022. HAA is a statewide nonprofit arts advocacy organization based in downtown Honolulu. For more information, please visit the HAA website: HawaiiArtsAlliance.org/hiring.
•Hawaiʻi’s Creative Industries and US Patent and Trademark Office “Path to a Patent”: learn more about intellectual property and how to protect what you’ve created! July 14 – August 18. Learn more on the Hawaiʻi’s Creative Industries website: cid.hawaii.gov/main/learn-more-about-intellectual-property-and-how-to-protect-what-youve-created.
•Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden Art Contest for Kids: The Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden celebrates its 40th anniversary with an art contest for kids ages 3-17. Deadline to submit entry: July 20, 2022. Learn more on the City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation website: Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden Community Calendar.
•Library of Congress Community Collections grant program: The Library of Congress and the American Folklife Center are excited to open applications for the second round of funding in the Community Collections grant program. These grants will support individuals or non-profit organizations in producing cultural documentation–photographs, interviews, audio or video recordings about their community from the community’s perspective. Materials gathered through this program will become part of the Library’s permanent collection, while locally-held copies can enhance (or seed) community archives. This exciting program is part of the larger Of the People initiative funded by the Mellon Foundation that creates dynamic opportunities for more people to engage with the Library. All activity under the initiative will expand the Library’s efforts to ensure that our historical record reflects a diversity of experiences, thus weaving a more inclusive American story. Grants will be up to $50,000, and will support projects of up to 12-months in length. Applications due August 1, 2022. For more information, please visit the Library of Congress website: blogs.loc.gov/ofthepeople/2022/05/round-two-of-funding-for-the-community-collections-grant-program-applications-open/
•Library of Congress Virtual Volunteer: help transcribe Library of Congress documents online. Volunteers create and review transcriptions to improve search, access, and discovery of these pages from history. https://crowd.loc.gov/.
•National Endowment for the Arts: Independent Film and Media Arts Field-Building Initiative. Currently convened by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) with the Sundance Institute, the Independent Media Arts Group (IMAG) hosts field-building activities and shares resources focused on building collective power and collaborative relationships to promote equity and career sustainability for individuals working in the film and media arts industry. The network is free to join from the IMAG page. All organization types, networks, artists, and collectives from across the United States are welcome to join! The NEA is seeking proposals for an organization to implement the Independent Film & Media Arts Field-Building Initiative, which will provide a continuation of the Independent Media Arts Group (IMAG) through knowledge exchange and peer learning activities, with a focus on equity, career sustainability, and strengthening connectivity across regional and national film and media arts communities. Deadline for proposals: Tuesday, August 9, 2022. Learn more on the NEA website: arts.gov/program-solicitation-independent-film-and-media-arts-field-building-initiative.
•National Endowment for the Humanities: NEH Media Projects program supports the development, production, and distribution of radio programs, podcasts, documentary films, and documentary film series that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. Open to organizations. Application due August 10, 2022. For more information, please visit the NEH website: neh.gov/program/media-projects.
Grants and Opportunities (July 2022)
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.
Arts and Social Impact Explorer
Americans for the Arts (AFTA) has updated their Arts and Social Impact Explorer. Select one of 30 other sectors (including infrastructure, economic development, and workforce development) for a snapshot of how the arts positively impact that sector. Search the Local Projects Database to view arts-based social impact projects from across the U.S. Answer a series of prompts to build a Fact Sheet to help you advocate for the arts in your community. Learn more on the AFTA website: ww2.AmericansForTheArts.org/explorer.
AFTA Social Impact Explorer
Photographing Artwork: Your Essential Guide for Jury-Ready Images
“As an artist, images of your artwork are your most important asset for entering art competitions. A poor image of a great piece of art could mean the difference between being selected and being rejected. To help ensure your artwork is given its best chance in the jury, we’ve created an essential guide for photographing your artwork and preparing images to be uploaded to CaFÉ.”
Read the guide on the Call for Entry website: CallForEntry.org/photographing-artwork.
Photographing Artwork Essential Guide
Go Hawaiʻi Event Calendars
GoHawaii.com features event calendars for each island, listing events representing Hawaiʻi’s culture, art and music, cuisine, sports, and festivals. Find events or register to post event information for free. GoHawaii is operated by the Hawaiʻi Visitors and Convention Bureau, with a mission to create sustainable, diversified, travel destination demand for the Hawaiian Islands. GoHawaii.com/trip-planning/events-festivals.
Go Hawaiʻi Event Calendars
SFCA in the Media
Hawaii Business Magazine
Hawaii Business Magazine, June 2022
Supporting Hawaiʻi’s Creative Economy
“This summer, SFCA will launch two more initiatives through the American Rescue Plan Act, intended to boost the economy, strengthen the creative workforce, and support the communities of Hawaiʻi.”
Read more in Hawaii Business Magazine
Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM)
2022 Hawaiʻi Triennial - Pacific Century
The 2022 Hawaiʻi Triennial - Pacific Century - E Hoʻomau no Moananuiākea exhibit is on view through December 3, 2022, at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum in downtown Honolulu. Admission is free.
Image: visitors in the exhibit explore text on a wall.
Events at the State Art Museum
•First Friday, Friday July 1, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., all ages, family-friendly evening of live entertainment.
•Celebrating Brown Power with Zeshan B., Thursday July 7, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (partnership with Shangri-La – additional information on the Shangri-La website: https://www.shangrilahawaii.org/visit/events/zeshan-b-live-at-hisam)
•The Vibe Jazz Night, Friday July 8, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
•Super Saturday, all ages family-friendly art making and live entertainment, Saturday July 16, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
•Paʻina Pōʻalima with the Honolulu Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts (MoCA), Friday July 22, free, all ages evening of live music.
•Hawaiʻi Triennial exhibit tour with Drew Broderick, Fridays 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. (HawaiiContemporary.org/PublicPrograms)
•Check the HiSAM website calendar for additional information: hisam.hawaii.gov/calendar.
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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-july-2022.
Questions regarding a particular opportunity should be directed to the organization listed with the opportunity. Inclusion here should not be interpreted as an endorsement.
July 2022 Arts and Culture Event Highlights
•Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities and the Hawaiʻi State Public Library: 3rd Thursdays Hawaiʻi and Pacific Short Film Series, online via Zoom. Film screenings start at 6:00 p.m. with a “Try Think” community conversation to follow. Starting 7/21 with “Hawaiian Soul” documentary about Hawaiian activist and musician George Helm. For more information, contact Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities: telephone (808) 732-5402 or subscribe to their email newsletter on their website: HiHumanities.org.
•Hawaiʻi Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE) 2022 Hawaiʻi Steel Guitar Showcase, Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival: July 11-16, 2022, Royal Hawaiian Center (Waikīkī, Oʻahu). For more information, please visit the HIMELE website: HiMele.org.
•Honolulu Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts (MoCA) Inmate Art Show. July 15 – August 12, 2022 at Honolulu Hale (downtown Honolulu). For more information, please visit the MoCA website: HonoluluMOCA.org/current-exhibitions or exhibit information on Eventbrite: Eventbrite.com/e/inmate-art-show-tickets-369713782877.
•Manoa Valley Theatre (MVT) MVT Studio Open Mic Night Friday, July 8th, 7:00 p.m. at the Manoa Valley Theatre (Honolulu). For more information, please visit the MVT website: https://www.manoavalleytheatre.com/open-mic-night
Arts and Culture Calendar July 2022
SFCA Board of Commissioners 2022 Meeting Schedule
•July 20: Committee meetings 9-11 a.m., general board meeting 11:00 a.m.
•September 21: Committee meetings 9-11 a.m., general board meeting 11:00 a.m.
•November 16: Committee meetings 9-11 a.m., general board meeting 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.
2022 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.
2022 Hawaiʻi State Holidays
•July 4, Monday, Independence Day
•August 19, Friday, Statehood Day
•September 5, Monday, Labor Day
•November 8, Tuesday, General Election Day
•November 11, Friday, Veterans’ Day
•November 24, Thursday, Thanksgiving
•December 26, Monday, 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 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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