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Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts FEBRUARY 2023 Newsletter
<!#43START>State Foundation on Culture and the Arts February 2023 Newsletter
New exhibit opening at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, arts education programming for Hawaiʻi public and charter schools, grants, opportunities, calls for artists and more!
“Accession” exhibit opens at Hawaiʻi State Art Museum Friday, February 10
Exhibit Opening 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Diamond Head gallery
“Accession: recent additions to the Art in Public Places Collection” invites you to engage with a selection of recent additions to the collection from across the islands. The artworks, acquired from juried and curated exhibitions, offer an insight into current trends and themes in the local arts scene. This exhibit provides an opportunity to see the diversity and complexity of works being created in Hawaiʻi today.
Image: “Kiʻi Kupuna: ʻo ʻAilaʻau – Maka” by Carl F.K. Pao, acrylic and shellac on canvas painting, 2021. Acquired from the “Midsummer Art Celebration 4th Annual Statewide Juried Exhibit 2021” exhibit at Wailoa Center in Hilo for the SFCA Art in Public Places Collection.
2023 Hawaiʻi State Legislature Updates
Budget hearings were held for the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) in both the House Committee on Finance and Senate Ways and Means. SFCA Interim Executive Director Karen Ewald attended both as part of the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) team. Of special interest so far this year is the possible renovation of the Capitol Pool in glass (similar to the HiSAM sculpture garden) and state workers teleworking.
Bills regarding the SFCA that have been introduced so far include:
•HB34, Relating to the works of art special fund. Deletes as a source of funds for the works of art special fund capital improvement appropriations for renovations.
•SB119, Relating to the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts; Performing Arts; Works of Art Special Fund. Allows the Works of Art Special Fund to be used for performing arts, under certain conditions. Provides that forty per cent of the Works of Art Special Fund be used for performing arts. Defines performing arts.
•SB282, Works of Art Special Fund; percentage of capital improvement projects; reduced. Reduces the amount transferred to the works of art special fund from 1% to 0.5% of all state fund appropriations for capital improvements designated for the construction cost element.
For more frequent updates on Hawaiʻi arts legislation this session, please visit the Hawaiʻi Arts Alliance (HAA) advocacy page: HawaiiArtsAlliance.org/advocacy. The HAA is a statewide private nonprofit that champions all arts and is an Arts First Partner and member of the State Arts Advocacy Network. HAA is the State Captain for the national arts advocacy organization Americans for the Arts.
The Hawaiʻi State Legislature website (Capitol.Hawaii.gov) provides ways to engage online, including submitting testimony, tracking measures, hearing notifications, live and on-demand videos of committee hearing and floor sessions, and current and past legislative reports. The State of Hawaiʻi Public Access Room (PAR) provides the public with information, facilities, and services to assist them as they engage and participate in the State legislative process: learn more on the PAR website at LRB.Hawaii.gov/par.
2022 SFCA Annual Report
The 2022 Annual Report has been published and can be read online or downloaded as a PDF from the SFCA website: SFCA.Hawaii.gov/sfca-annual-report.
Cover art: photo of a section of “Ahupuaʻa/Laulima” by Kauaʻi artist Carol Bennett, glass art installation at the Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility at the Honolulu International Airport, SFCA Art in Public Places Collection. The artwork includes a series of two-story tall art glass panels depicting abstract images inspired by Hawaiian land divisions. From waterfalls and kī leaves to sea urchin and fish patterns, the vibrant colors serve as a grand welcome for visitors to Oʻahu.
2022 SFCA Annual Report
SFCA Arts Education Programs
Art Bento School Year 2023-2024 Applications Due March 7
Applications for the Art Bento at HiSAM art education program for Oʻahu public and charter school students grades 2-6 are open now! This program is free to DOE schools and funds for bus transportation are included. Learn more at sfca.hawaii.gov/artbento.
Artists in the Schools 2023-2024 Information Sessions
Artists in the Schools information sessions are being held online (February 8, and March 9, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.). These information sessions are for Hawaiʻi public and charter schools interested in applying. Register on Zoom: AITS Information Sessions.
The SFCA Artists in the Schools program for Hawaiʻi public and charter schools brings qualified, vetted teaching artists from the SFCA’s Artistic Teaching Partners (ATP) Roster into grades PreK-12 classrooms to provide engaging, creative, and fun learning experiences. The teaching artists connect their lessons to the National Core Arts Standards, and often integrate their art form with other core curriculum areas and/or HĀ principles. For more information, please visit the SFCA website: SFCA.Hawaii.gov/AITS, or contact SFCA Arts Education Specialist Nikki Rosengren at Danica.Rosengren@hawaii.gov.
Please help us get the word out! Hawaiʻi public and charter school classroom teachers, curriculum specialists, vice-principals, and principals can apply in tandem with a teaching artist from the SFCA Artistic Teaching Partner Roster. A flyer can be downloaded from the SFCA website: SY2023-24 SFCA AITS Flyer (PDF).
Interested in joining the SFCA’s Artistic Teaching Partners roster and being eligible as an artist in residence for the AITS program? Learn more about Artistic Teaching Partners: SFCA Artistic Teaching Partners Roster, and email Danica.Rosengren@hawaii.gov for more information.
Image: photo of a student drawing a realistic kukui leaf. Lesson plan and photo by SFCA Artistic Teaching Partner Maggie Sutrov.
Register on Zoom
Poetry Out Loud 2023
The Hawaiʻi State Finals are scheduled for Sunday, February 26, 2023 at Tenney Theatre in downtown Honolulu.
Poetry Out Loud is a national program presented in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Honolulu Theatre for Youth partners with the SFCA to implement the program in Hawaiʻi. Learn more on the SFCA website: SFCA.Hawaii.gov/arts-education-programs/poetry-out-loud-program.
Poetry Out Loud 2023
SFCA Grants Spotlight
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Upcoming Events
These free festivals and livestreams are supported in part by to HIMELE from the SFCA.
•February 18, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Ka Makana Aliʻi (Kapolei, Oʻahu)
•June 10, Windward Mall (Kāneʻohe, Oʻahu)
•August – Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall (Honolulu, Oʻahu)
For more information, please visit the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival website: HawaiianSteelGuitarFestival.com.
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
Grants and Opportunities
February 2023 Grants and Opportunities Highlights
A longer list of federal government, state government, and other arts and culture grants/opportunities (including calls for artists) is on the SFCA website: Grants and Opportunities (February 2023). Questions regarding a particular opportunity should be directed to the organization listed with the opportunity. Inclusion here should not be interpreted as an endorsement.
•Call for Student Artists: City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation 2023 Mayor’s Memorial Day Poster Contest all Hawaiʻi students grades K-12 are invited to enter the City and County of Honolulu’s “Sew a Lei for Memorial Day” poster contest. Deadline: February 27, 2023. For additional information and entry forms, please visit the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation website: honolulu.gov/parks/program/182-site-dpr-cat/27367-memorial-day.html.
•City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation now accepting applications for Summer Fun staff The Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation and Department of Human Resources are now accepting applications for seasonal staff to assist with the 2023 Summer Fun Program. Hourly salaries upwards of $15.56/hour; contracts May 24 – August 4, 2023. Summer Fun is a city-operated, seasonal day camp where children are engaged in learning experiences in a fun and safe environment. Recreation aids conduct games, sports, arts and crafts, music and dance, and creative drama. Learn more and apply online: Honolulu.gov/parks/program/summer-fun-program.
•City and County of Honolulu Oʻahu Historic Preservation Commission seeking candidates: the newly formed Oʻahu Historic Preservation Commission is actively seeking candidates. According to Bill 44, all members of the commission shall have professional, educational, or demonstrated work experience, or a combination therof, in...Architecture, History, Archaeology, Planning, Architectural History, Hawaiian culture, Anthropology, Ethnography, and Sociology. All members should also have a demonstrated interest, competence, and knowledge in historic preservation. Apply by sending your C.V. to MDOffice@honolulu.gov.
•Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities invites you to be a judge for 2023’s Hawaiʻi History Day district fairs The impact judges have on participants is profound, providing opportunities for students to discuss their work and receive written feedback from an outside resource. Students and teachers often cite the interviews and individual written feedback as highlights of this educational journey. Learn more and sign up on the Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities website: hihumanities.org/what-we-do/hi-history-day/guidelines-for-judges.
•Hawaiʻi International Film Festival (HIFF) 2023 Job Openings Current available positions: Programming Manager (year-round, full-time) and Partnerships Director (year-round, full-time). Learn more and apply on the HIFF website: HIFF.org/jobs.
•National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Creative Writing Fellowships - the 2023 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program will offer $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Please go to the NEA website for more information: arts.gov/grants/creative-writing-fellowships. Application due March 8, 2023.
•WESTAF BIPOC Artists Fund Applications due February 12 - Are you a Black, Indigenous, and/or Person of Color (BIPOC) artist looking for support to advance your artistic practice and goals? Apply now to WESTAF’s BIPOC Artist Fund! The fund provides resources to and for BIPOC artists living and working in the 16 states and jurisdictions in the WESTAF region and aims to advance artistic practices and goals through no-strings-attached funding. The application deadline is February 12, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. MT. Apply now: westafgrants.gosmart.org.
Calls for Artists in Hawaiʻi
•City and County of Honolulu Board of Water Supply Student Contest (K-12) 2023 Water Conservation Week contest: “How Do You Save Water?” Contest deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2023. For more information and to submit entries, please visit the Board of Water Supply website: BoardOfWaterSupply.com/contests/wcw/about.
•Hawaiʻi Wildlife Conservation Stamp Contest Due Date February 25 Artists are welcome to submit entries to the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) annual art contest for the 2023-24 Hawaiʻi Wildlife Conservation and Game Bird Stamp. Contest entry requirements include a Hawaiʻi habitat setting, completed oil or acrylic painting (maximum size 24" by 36", unframed), received by February 25, 2023. For more information including how to submit work, please read this press release from the DLNR: dlnr.hawaii.gov/blog/2022/12/01/nr22-181/, or contact Jason D. Omick by email at Jason.D.Omick@hawaii.gov or by telephone at (808) 347-6869.
Calls for Artists on CAFE
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.
•“Light and Shadow” a juried black and white photography exhibit at Wailoa Center (Hilo, Hawaiʻi Island). Entries due February 2, 2023. For more information, please view the call for artists on CallForEntry.org: artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=11164.
•“In the Time of Climate Change”, University of Hawaiʻi-Hilo Art Department. International exhibition open to artists ages 18 and older. Deadline: March 15, 2023. For more information, please view the call for artists on CallForEntry.org: artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=10885.
Grants and Opportunities (February 2023)
SFCA Art in Public Places Program
Acquisition Award Selection Committees (AASCs) Recent and Upcoming Exhibit Visits
Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) visits continue to provide important support for artists and arts organization venues statewide. Artworks for the SFCA Art in Public Places Collection are selected via an AASC from juried or curated exhibits statewide. An AASC visit must be requested by the exhibition organizers and approved by the SFCA Board of Commissioners. An AASC Request Application can be submitted online at Hawaii.GoSmart.org/active_programs at least 4 months prior to the opening reception of the exhibition.
The SFCA Board of Commissioners recently approved Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) visits to these exhibits:
•“ʻAi Pōhaku, Stone Eaters”, University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa Art Gallery (Honolulu), through March 26, 2023
•“Ma Ka Pouli: (Re)presentations of Moananuiākea”, Donkey Mill Art Center (Holualoa, Hawaiʻi Island), March 18 - July 8, 2023
•“Marooned in Paradise: A Forty Year Love Story - Doug and Sharon Britt”, Arts and Letters Nuʻuanu (Honolulu), May 5 - June 10, 2023
•“Eleven”, Bishop Square, Pauahi Tower Lobby, May 15 - July 15, 2023
Approved AASC visits are also posted on the SFCA's website: Selling Your Art.
Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM)
New Exhibit Opens February 10 “ACCESSION: recent additions to the Art in Public Places Collection”
The Diamond Head gallery will re-open Friday February 10, 2023 with an exhibition of recent additions to the Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. The museum will be open until 9:00 p.m. for the exhibit opening, which will take place at the same time as The Vibe live music event.
Image: “Takuan #6” ceramic sculpture by Maile Yawata. Acquired from the “Flashpoint – the fire show” exhibit at the Downtown Art Center in Honolulu for the SFCA Art in Public Places Collection.
Events at the State Art Museum
•First Friday at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, Friday February 3, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Live music. Free, all ages welcome.
•The Vibe, Friday February 10, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Free, all ages welcome. Check the HiSAM website calendar for additional information: hisam.hawaii.gov/calendar. The museum is open Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 250 South Hotel Street (entrance on Richards Street), downtown Honolulu.
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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.
Rent the Museum
Hold a special event at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum! Indoor and outdoor spaces are available for events, parties, and film sets. Learn more about the facilities rental program on the State Art Museum website: HiSAM.Hawaii.gov/rentals, or contact Scott Young, Visitor Services Manager, at Scott.M.Young@hawaii.gov or (808) 586-9959.
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-january-2023.
Questions regarding a particular opportunity should be directed to the organization listed with the opportunity. Inclusion here should not be interpreted as an endorsement.
February 2023 Arts and Culture Highlights
This arts and culture calendar features SFCA grantees, partners, and Hawaiʻi state government programs and events. A longer list is posted on the SFCA website: SFCA Arts and Culture Calendar (February 2023). Questions regarding a particular event should be directed to the organization. Inclusion here should not be interpreted as an endorsement.
•“ʻAi Pōhaku, Stone Eaters”, the first and largest iteration of the multi-site exhibition of Kānaka ʻŌiwi artists, portions of which will be on view throughout spring and summer 2023 at other college and university venues on Oʻahu. On view through March 26, 2023 in the Art Gallery. Weekly tours at 1:00 p.m. Fridays and Sundays, artist discussions 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Learn more on the UHM Art and Art History website: hawaii.edu/art/ai-pohaku.
•Hui Noʻeau 2023 Annual Juried Exhibition, through February 17 View current work of local and mainland artists in all media. An SFCA Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) has been approved to visit this exhibition. For more information, please visit the Hui Noʻeau website: HuiNoeau.com/exhibitions.
•ʻIke Kanaka Exhibit at Maui Arts and Cultural Center, through March 18, 2023 This invitational exhibit features work by ten contemporary Kanaka ʻŌiwi artists, giving voice and cultural context to ancestral ties and relationships. Participating artists: Bernice Akamine, Kalaʻi Blakemore, Hoaka Delos Reyes, Solomon Enos, Pōhaku Kahoʻohanohano, Lehuauakea, Kawika Lum-Nelmida, Meleanna Aluli Meyer, Auliʻi Mitchell, Cory Kamehanaokalā Holt Taum. For more information, please visit the Maui Arts and Cultural Center website: MauiArts.org/ike-kanaka. Learn more on the Kahilu Theatre website: KahiluTheatre.org/Exhibits.
•Women Artists of Hawaii exhibit at Pauahi Tower Gallery, through March 11, 2023. A group of 15 invited artists that reflects a cross section of women artists currently working in Hawaiʻi: Emily Carl, Taylor Cobb, Carol D’Angelo, Jodi Endicott, Kris Goto, Christina May Ho, Denise Karabinus, Tamara Moan, Paula Nokes, Jessica Orfe, Wendy Roberts, Allison Roscoe, Laura Smith, Eileen Towata and Liz Train. Pauahi Tower Mezzanine Gallery,1003 Bishop Square (downtown Honolulu), Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
•University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa (UHM) Better Tomorrow Speaker Series: Robin Kimmerer: February 7, 2023: Robin Kimmerer, botanist, professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Her latest book, “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants” talks about our connection between life and efforts for a sustainable future. Hawaiʻi State Poet Laureate Brandy Nālani McDougall will open with a reading. Learn more and register on the UHM website: manoa.hawaii.edu/speakers
Arts and Culture Calendar February 2023
SFCA in the Media
December 27, 2022 Honolulu Jazz Music School Opens at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum “Honolulu Jazz Music School began in December as an official partner of the museum, offering the community access to valuable music education at no cost. As a teacher, Han says he wants “to inspire students to achieve their goals through music.” Lessons are currently held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 1 and 8 p.m. To sign up, email email@example.com.” Read the full article online: honolulumagazine.com/honolulu-jazz-music-school-opens-at-the-hawaii-state-art-museum
SFCA Board of Commissioners 2022 Meeting Schedule
•Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
•Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 9:00 – 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.
2023 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.
2023 Hawaiʻi State Holidays
•January 16, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
•February 20, Presidents’ Day
•March 27, Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day
•April 7, Good Friday
•May 29, Memorial Day
•June 12, King Kamehameha Day
•July 4, Independence Day
•August 18, Statehood Day
•September 4, Labor Day
•November 10, Veterans’ Day
•November 23, Thanksgiving
•December 25, 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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