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Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts AUGUST 2022 Newsletter
Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts AUGUST 2022
SFCA Welcomes Allison Wong, Executive Director
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
State of Hawaiʻi Poet Laureate
After almost two years of planning and the passing of a legislative resolution, the Hawaiʻi State Poet Laureate program has launched! Program planning was initiated by Aiko Yamashiro of the Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities. She reached out to SFCA almost two years ago and began a dialogue of monthly meetings that included State Librarian Stacey Aldrich and others in the community to build the platform of the poet laurate. The group then reached out to Senator Brian Taniguchi to include his input. The committee brought the program to the attention of the state legislature via the concurrent resolution (although resolutions don’t become law, they do express the sentiment of the Legislature and may prove vital in moving an issue forward – learn more about resolutions on the LRB website: LRB.Hawaii.gov/PAR/overview-of-the-legislative-process).
“Poetry has a unique contribution to make to our society – strengthening civic voice, empathy, and understanding, expanding our hearts. A State Poet Laureate Program will encourage and value poetry in our many communities and help to make poetry feel like it truly belongs to everyone as a powerful mode of expression, connection, and enriching way of life.” – Aiko Yamashiro, Executive Director, Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities
This fellowship will award $20,000/year for three years to an accomplished Hawaiʻi-based poet who wants to help activate poetry in the community throughout the state of Hawaiʻi.
•Interisland travel and public programming will be sponsored, supported, and funded. Hawaiʻi State Public Library System is a committed venue partner.
•Applicants need 10 or more years’ experience doing community poetry work, publishing, etc., in Hawaiʻi.
•Musicians and haku mele are poets too! The selection committee will consider poetry as it is grounded in our unique Hawaiʻi context.
•Ideal candidate has the energy and drive to create innovative public events and workshops over a three-year period, involving many voices and communities—those who already identify as writers and those who do not (yet).
Nominate the Hawaiʻi State Poet Laureate through August 31, 2022. Learn more on our website: SFCA.Hawaii.gov/PL.
Pāʻina Pōʻalima: State Art Museum Partners with Honolulu Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts for new Friday night series
The Honolulu Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts (Honolulu MOCA) and the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts have teamed up to present a series of Pāʻina Pōalima - monthly events to showcase some of the customs of our islands. Pāʻina Pōalima celebrates art and traditions that truly make Hawaiʻi distinct, drawing more Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander performances and art expressions into the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM), giving the public unique experiences to enjoy activities of native peoples in all its forms.
"MOCA and HiSAM do much of the same type of work, and most times have similar goals. It was a natural progression for us to put our resources together to amplify the work of both our organizations," stated Makanani Salā, Executive Director of MOCA.
In the upcoming months, this event will continue to highlight Pasifika creative expression, music, dance, and food. Check the State Art Museum calendar (HiSAM.Hawaii.gov/calendar) for updates and subscribe to the State Art Museum newsletter (HiSAM.Hawaii.gov/Newsletter) to get information about events emailed to you.
August Pāʻina Pōʻalima
Culture Fellowships, Creative Workforce Grants Postponed
On July 6, 2022, Governor David Ige announced the line-item vetoes for House Bill 1600, the Supplemental Appropriations of 2022. The Bill allocated Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Relief Funds (CSFRF), funded by the America Rescue Plan Act (APRA), to State entities. Through the Bill, the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) was allocated Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Relief Funds (CSFRF) to support the Creative Workforce Grant ($500,000) and the Culture Fellowship Grant ($200,000). Due to these line-items vetoes, the SFCA is fiscally no longer able to move forward with the Creative Workforce Grant and the Culture Fellowship Grant and will postpone the programs.
SFCA has re-applied to the Administration to release the funds. Read more about the vetoes on the Governor’s website: Governor Ige Announces Line-Item Vetoes.
SFCA Art in Public Places Program
On July 20, 2022, the SFCA Board of Commissioners approved the acquisition of six artworks by Hawaiʻi artists Emily McIlroy, Darius Homayounpour, Rd Manzano, and Liz Train. All of the works were nominated by committees. A full list of artworks approved for acquisition fiscal year 2022 (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022) and fiscal year 2023 (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023) can be viewed on our Art in Public Places Program page, along with information about how to invite a committee to an exhibit and a link to the Art in Public Places Collection online photo album of artworks.
Image: “The Lilies How They Grow (I)”, oil and pastel on paper by Emily McIlroy. Acquired from the “The Lilies How They Grow: Emily McIlroy” exhibit, Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center.
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 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.
•Oʻahu - “Lure of the Local(e)”, Aupuni Space (Honolulu). Photography and sculpture, curated. October 22 – December 3, 2022.
•Hawaiʻi Island - “Pacific States Biennial North American”, University of Hawaiʻi-Hilo Campus Center Gallery (Hilo). Print media, juried. October 28 – December 31, 2022.
•Hawaiʻi Island - “Hawaiʻi Nei Art Exhibition 2022”, Wailoa Center (Hilo). Mixed media, juried. November 4 – December 15, 2022. Approved AASC visits are also posted on the SFCA's website: Selling Your Art.
SFCA Grants Spotlight
SFCA American Rescue Plan Individual Artist Grants
Highlights from recently completed projects by SFCA American Rescue Plan Individual Artist grants:
•Stuart Yamane, an award-winning producer, director, and writer, created a short film featuring the creation of the Downtown Art Center in Honolulu. The film can be viewed online: https://youtu.be/lRgC-F4KOso.
•Wailani Artates, graphic designer and 4-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner for album designs, completed a Hawaiian music album concept development and package design for the new musical group ‘Huapala.’ Wailani stated in her final report that “this project was greatly successful in providing a full scope of designing for musicians. From developing their look and brand that carries through their marketing, social media, merchandise and ultimately their album. These students were able to really understand that and to think of how they want to be perceived by their audience and the importance of providing a cohesive look and experience for their fans.”
•Allison Yanagi, an Okinawan dance and music instructor, was able to continue the development of her ‘Kucho Girl’ YouTube Channel thanks to the SFCA ARP Individual Artist Grant. Allison created and posted a video every week showcasing Okinawan dance, music, and poetry. In this video, Allison discusses how to tune the Kucho, a traditional Okinawan stringed instrument: https://youtu.be/wu3_88XXGyg.
Image: music album design for Huapala by SFCA American Rescue Plan Grant recipient Wailani Artates.
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 (August 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.
August 2022 Grants and Opportunities Highlights
•Honolulu Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts (Honolulu MOCA): MOCA is currently accepting proposals for 2023 exhibitions. MOCA manages civic spaces inside Honolulu Hale such as the courtyard and Lane Gallery. These spaces are used to showcase the talents of visual artists and showcase the work of non-profit organizations and schools from our diverse community. Partnerships with community organizations have enabled MOCA to grace the halls of City buildings with a wide range of artwork displayed on a monthly basis. All exhibits are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the MOCA website: HonoluluMOCA.org/call-for-exhibitions.
•Maui County “Small Town, Big Art” Call for Artists. This year, SMALL TOWN * BIG ART is seeking professional artists to bring their collection of pre-recorded stories by Maui community members to life through a work of public art. Application deadline: August 15, 2022. For more information, please visit the SMALL TOWN * BIG ART website: www.smalltownbig.org/rfp.
•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.
•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 (August 2022)
Notice of Public Hearing: Hawaiʻi Community Development Authority (State of Hawaiʻi Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism)
On Wednesday August 3 at 9:00 a.m., a decision-making hearing will be held regarding a development permit for the proposed Kalae Victoria Ward Limited, which is proposing to build a single, 330-unit residential, mixed-use condominium located on the northeast corner of Ala Moana Boulevard and Ward Avenue. The hearing can be attended online. For more information, please visit the DBEDT website: dbedt.hawaii.gov/hcda/events/notice-of-public-hearings.
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.
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
Artists in the Workforce: National and State Estimates for 2015-2019
This Arts Data Profile gives national and state-level estimates of artists in the workforce. The figures derive from American Community Survey (ACS) data covering 2015-2019. The ACS is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. State-level estimates are available for the total number of artists and for each individual type of artist (workers in any of 13 specific artist occupations). Explore the U.S. data on the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) website: https://www.arts.gov/impact/research/arts-data-profile-series/adp-31
He Ukana Aloha Kā Kīlauea
Webinar series that acknowledges and celebrates the leadership accomplishments of regional aliʻi through historical accounts, stories, and song from the ten UH campuses. The He Ukana Aloha Kā Kīlauea series is presented by the Hawaiʻi Papa O Ke Ao Committee at the University of Hawaiʻi. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCTnZaiYojjyDbXmCyGlFOA
Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM)
2022 Hawaiʻi Triennial - Pacific Century Exhibit Expanded
Recently installed in the Turnaround Gallery are photos by Hawaiʻi Triennial 2022 artist Ed Greevy, previously on display at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Greevy collaborated for decades with Hawaiian activist Haunani-Kay Trask, and Greevy’s photographs document environmental and social justice movements in Hawaiʻi. The photos in the exhibit are also published in the book “Kūʻē: Thirty Years of Land Struggles in Hawaiʻi”. The exhibit will be on view through December 3, 2022. Get a 30 second video peek at the exhibit on the SFCA website: HT22 Exhibit Expanded at HiSAM.
“Somehow, I Don’t Feel Comfortable (Hawaiʻi Version)” by Hawaiʻi Triennial 2022 artist Momoyo Torimitsu is currently on display in the ground floor POD (Passion On Display) space through December 3, 2022. This piece was previously displayed at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center.
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.
Events at the State Art Museum
•First Friday August 5, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
•The Vibe jazz night, Friday August 12, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
•Statehood Day, Friday August 19, museum will be open 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
•Super Saturday, August 20, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
•Pāʻina Pōʻalima, August 26, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
•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.
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-august-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.
August 2022 Arts and Culture Highlights
•City and County Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR): DPR and the Friends of Honolulu Parks and Recreation present the 81st annual Nā Hula Festival, Sunday August 7, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Kapiʻolani Park Bandstand. This non-competitive hula event is free and family-friendly. For more information, please visit the DPR website: Honolulu.gov/parks/program.html.
•East-West Center Arts Program and University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa Outreach College, 2022 Asia Pacific Dance Festival, various locations at the University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa and in Honolulu. August 1 – 14. For more information, please visit the UHM website: manoa.hawaii.edu/outreach/AsiaPacificDance. Multiple events, including:
◦Hoʻohaliʻa: Stories from Our Kūpuna - A Film Presentation by the Hula Preservation Society. Mission Memorial Auditorium, free and open to the public. Tuesday, August 9, 6:00 p.m.
◦Dance and the Seeking of Justice – Presentation and Discussion with Scholar Toni Shapiro-Phim. Mission Memorial Auditorium, free and open to the public. Wednesday August 10, 5:00 p.m.
◦Festival Welcoming Ceremony. Friendship Circle, East-West Center. Free and open to the public. Friday, August 12, 6:00 p.m.
•Honolulu Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts (MoCA) “Empathy: Inmate Art Exhibit”. July 15 – August 12, 2022 at Honolulu Hale (downtown Honolulu). For more information, please visit the MoCA website: HonoluluMOCA.org/current-exhibitions.
•The Royal Hawaiian Band presents free concerts on the Iolani Palace grounds most Fridays from noon-1:00 p.m. Learn more about the Royal Hawaiian Band and their performance schedule on their website: RHB-music.com.
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
•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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