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Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts APRIL 2021 Newsletter
Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts APRIL 2021 Newsletter
The SFCA office is currently 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.
Hawaiʻi State Legislature
This year the state legislature’s Art at the Capitol event will include two features: an online series of “What’s on My Wall” interviews with legislators and artists talking about the value of the arts, and a nightly projection on the exterior of the Capitol construction barrier on April 14, 15, 16. Art at the Capitol is an annual event organized by the SFCA and Senator Brian Taniguchi, chair of the committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts. This annual event highlights works of art in the Hawaiʻi State Capitol building.
American Rescue Plan: Arts and Culture
NEA: The American Rescue Plan and the Arts and Creative Industries
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) includes $135 million for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support organizations and jobs in the arts sector that have been impacted by the pandemic. The NEA plans to release information on funding eligibility guidelines and how to apply by late April. Get more information on the NEA website: NEA American Rescue Plan
NEA: The Art of Re-Opening Webinar Recording
This webinar was based in part on the NEA’s report The Art of Reopening: A Guide to Current Practices Among Arts Organizations During COVID-19 that was published in January 2021. The report examines reopening practices of organizations that resumed in-person programming in 2020 and presents promising tactics and nine case studies. The webinar recording is available on the NEA website: https://www.arts.gov/COVID-19/the-art-of-reopening-webinar
SBA Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Update
The US Small Business Association (SBA) has launched a notification system for the forthcoming Shuttered Venue Operators Grant portal, which is scheduled to open on Thursday, April 8. Eligible venues can prepare by:
•Securing a DUNS number and registering with SAM.gov
•Gathering the materials on the latest application checklist
•Sign up to be notified when the portal opens
For more information, please visit the SBA website: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/covid-19-relief-options/shuttered-venue-operators-grant
2021 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Student Art Awards Exhibit
VIDEO: Interviews with students Morgan Pierpont, Phoenix Maimiti Valentine, and Luna Suzuki, Farrington High School Photography Teacher Aljon Tacata, SFCA Art in Public Places Program Manager and HiSAM Director Karen Ewald, and gallery views of the 2021 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM). The exhibit is open through Friday, April 16, 2021 (please note that the museum is closed Friday April 2 for the Good Friday holiday). Admission is free.
Twelve Hawaiʻi students received national medals, including an American Visions Medal. View a photo gallery of the national medal and Hawaiʻi Regional American Visions Nominees on the SFCA website: https://sfca.hawaii.gov/arts-education-programs/student-exhibitions/.
The Hawaiʻi State Art Museum is a part of the SFCA Art in Public Places Program. “Creating art does more than just give the viewer something interesting to look at,” says Jonathan Johnson, SFCA Executive Director. “Engagement in the artistic process fosters creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication, often referred to as ‘21st century skills.’ Students who create art are expressing themselves and gaining an understanding of who they truly are. Having the Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards exhibit at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum helps the SFCA carry out its mission to promote, perpetuate, and preserve culture and the arts in Hawaiʻi.”
View the video and photo album on the SFCA website
2021 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi Winners
Judging for the 2021 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi competition for Hawaiʻi students grades K-6 has been completed! 96 winning artworks were selected from 392 entries, and will be on display in the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (May 14 – June 25, 2021) and high-quality replicas of the artworks will be displayed at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center April 2021 – March 2022.
2021 Poetry Out Loud Hawaiʻi State Champion
SFCA and Poetry Out Loud state coordinator Honolulu Theatre for Youth have announced that Taylor Cozloff is the 2021 Hawaiʻi Poetry Out Loud champion. Ms. Cozloff represented Kamehameha Schools Kāpalama in Honolulu and won over a competitive field of eight students representing high schools on Kauaʻi and Oʻahu. Due to the pandemic, the Hawaiʻi finals were held as a video submission contest in early March.
"Poetry has been one of my best friends for so much of my life," shared Taylor Cozloff after winning. "Whether it is reading it, writing it, or reciting it, poetry has been a way for me to make sense of the world. I am so grateful for Poetry Out Loud because it has allowed me to grow closer to poetry and understand it better." Taylor is a high school senior and participated in Poetry Out Loud for the last three years. She ranked 2nd in the state competition both years before winning the 2021 title.
Artists in the Schools
The Artists In the Schools Applications are currently open for the 2021-2022 school year. School educators and administrators from all state of Hawaiʻi public and public charter schools are eligible to apply in partnership with a Teaching Artist from the SFCA Artistic Teaching Partners Roster.
Application deadline: April 30, 2021.
Contact: Arts Education Specialist Danica Rosengren, Danica.Rosengren@hawaii.gov.
For more information: https://sfca.hawaii.gov/grants.
SFCA Grantee Spotlight
Folk & Traditional Arts grant alumn Kumulaʻau Sing is featured in the Winter 2021 issue of Imua magazine (published for Kamehameha Schools).“His knowledge of and passion for the Native Hawaiian arts of sculpting wooden figures and implements, and weaving a multitude of baskets and helmets is present in every work of art he and his students produce through painstaking dedication and attention to detail. Sing, a Kamehameha Schools cultural specialist based at the Ka‘iwakīloumokuHawaiian Cultural Center at KS Kapālama, is a traditional mixed-media artist and Hawaiian cultural practitioner who has created a community of ‘ie‘ie (woody climbing vine) basketry weavers who are, piece by piece, revitalizing this important practice.” The magazine can be read online:https://www.ksbe.edu/imua/archives/.
Grants and Opportunities
Volunteer to be an SFCA Grant Panelist
The SFCA seeks arts professionals from a broad range of artistic and cultural viewpoints as volunteers to review applications for grant funding. The Grant Review Panelist Application is administered through the Hawaiʻi GO Smart online platform. Applicants must create a profile (which will be included as the cover page of the application), then select Current Programs & Applications – Grant Review Panelist Application. Contact: SFCAgrants@hawaii.gov. Apply online: https://hawaii.gosmart.org/agreement.php
Apply now on Hawaiʻi GO Smart
WESTAF Women’s Suffrage Mural Project
To mark the centennial of the landmark legislation that granted women the right to vote, WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation) will commission the creation of a mural related to Women’s Suffrage in a highly trafficked site in Denver's Montbello neighborhood. This call is limited to artists that reside within the 13-state WESTAF region that includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaiʻi, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming and reside within 350 miles from Denver, CO. WESTAF will prioritize submissions from artists/artist groups that identify as being from historically marginalized communities, particularly those with a knowledge of the Montbello community and who identify as female. This project was made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Federal Womenʻs Suffrage Centennial Commission. Apply on Call for Entry. Deadline April 14, 2021
Apply Now: WESTAF Women’s Suffrage Mural Project
Student Art Contest: 2021 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month
The State of Hawaiʻi Department of Education invites Hawaiʻi public and public charter school students, pre-K – grade 12, to submit artworks (including video and digital photography) to a student art contest: 2021 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month Student Art Contest. Teachers/staff deadline to enter April 23, 2021. For entry forms and contact information: DOE 2021 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month Student Art Contest Entry Form (Google Doc).
Get More Info about this Student Art Contest
Technical Assistance for Nonprofits Seeking Grants
The Hawaiʻi Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations (HANO) is launching a new technical assistance service for nonprofits who are pursuing (or planning to pursue) a federal grant. This pilot program is intended to test an approach to building capacity and harnessing more federal resources for Hawaiʻi nonprofits. HANO is especially interested in projects that encourage collaboration across sectors, and inspire diversity, equity and inclusion. Participating organizations will receive free technical assistance services that include federal grants coaching, application review, or copy editing services, as well as referrals. For more information, please visit the HANO website: https://hano-hawaii.org/grants-corner/
Visit the HANO website
TourWest Grant Program
TourWest is a competitive grant program, supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, that provides subsidies to arts and community organizations for the presentation of touring performers and literary artists within the 13-state WESTAF region. For the 2021-2022 cycle, projects must take place between September 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022 and must have one public performance and one educational outreach activity. A one time exception will be available for the 2021-2022 cycle to applicants experiencing difficulties booking out-of-state artists due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Deadline: April 15, 2021. Get more information on the TourWest website: https://tourwest.gosmart.org/
Apply for a TourWest grant
SFCA in the Media
Honolulu Magazine (online)
“See Powerful, Award-Winning Student Artwork in the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum’s Latest Exhibit”
Read the whole article on the Honolulu Magazine website
Broadway World Hawaiʻi
“Kumu Kahua Theatre and Chicago's Nothing Without A Company Join Forces for 24-HOUR PLAYFEST Performance”
Read the whole article on Broadway World Hawaiʻi
Acquisition Award Selection Committees (AASCs)
Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) visits continue to provide important support for artists and arts organization venues statewide. The SFCA has conducted 20 AASC visits during the pandemic so far.
The SFCA Board of Commissioners has approved Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) visits to these exhibits:
•Hawai‘i Island - “2020 Pacific States Biennial North American Juried Print Exhibition”, University of Hawaiʻi-Hilo, Hilo. Print media, juried. Originally scheduled for November 6 - December 31, 2020; postponed to 2022.
•Hawaiʻi Island - “Midsummer Art Celebration, 4th Annual Statewide Juried Exhibit 2021”, Wailoa Center, Hilo. Mixed media, juried. June 4 – 30, 2021.
•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.
•Maui – “Abstractionx3”, Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Schaefer International Gallery. Kahului. Paintings, curated. January 30 – April 25, 2021.
•Maui - “O Kalani”, Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Schaefer International Gallery. Kahului. Paintings and sculptures, curated. May 15 – August 29, 2021. Approved AASC visits are also posted on the SFCA's website: https://sfca.hawaii.gov/programs-for-artists-presenters/selling-your-art/
Arts and Culture Calendar
This arts and culture calendar features SFCA grantees, partners, and Hawaiʻi state government programs and events.
•Aloha Theatre “Wednesday Wonders” videos of fun at-home activities for children are available on Facebook, including this Earth Day activity for building a recycled garden: https://fb.watch/4oDenlLQl5/.
•The Center for Oral History at the University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa, Department of Ethnic Studies, supported by a grant from the Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities, partners with Hawaiʻi Public Radio (HPR) to share voices and stories from Hawaiʻi’s past. These air periodically on HPR’s show “The Conversation” (weekdays at 11:00 a.m. on HPR-1) and are also available to listen to on the COH podcast, “Hawaiʻi Life Histories”: https://ethnicstudies.manoa.hawaii.edu/center-for-oral-history/podcast/
•The State of Hawaiʻi Creative Lab Hawaiʻi has several online events coming up in April and May, including free one-hour public panel “Digital Theatre – A New Stage”, and the free “Short-Plays Reading Festival”. Learn more on the Creative Lab Hawaiʻi website: https://creativelab.hawaii.gov/events/.
•The State of Hawaiʻi Department of Education invites Hawaiʻi public and public charter school students, pre-K – grade 12, to submit artworks (including video and digital photography) to a student art contest: 2021 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month Student Art Contest. Teachers/staff deadline to enter April 23, 2021. For entry forms and contact information: DOE 2021 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month Student Art Contest Entry Form (Google Doc).
•Diamond Head Theatre offered in-person performances in March, with new safety precautions. Learn more about how Diamond Head Theatre welcomed audiences back on their website: https://diamondheadtheatre.com/welcome-back.
•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 Concert Society virtual performances in April include Brasil Guitar Duo and pianist Joyce Yang. http://www.hawaiiconcertsociety.com/Home.html
•Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities, in partnership with the Hawaiʻi State Public Library System, is hosting a series of “Try Think” conversations around the theme of transition. 4/07: About Aging – Sharing Intergenerational Stories. 4/28: About Gender – Transition to Self. For more information, visit the Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities online event calendar: https://hihumanities.org/events/2021-04.
•Hawaiʻi Craftsmen – The annual Raku Hoʻolaulea event has been cancelled for 2021. The three-day ceramics festival is now scheduled for March 25 – 27, 2022. For more information, please visit the Hawaiʻi Craftsmen website: https://www.hawaiicraftsmen.org/.
•Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE) will be live streaming a Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase on Facebook, 4/17. For details, and recordings of previous live streams, visit the HIMELE website: https://www.himele.org/hmevents.html.
•Hawaiʻi Opera Theatre (HOT) invites the public to celebrate arts education with two free digital experiences. In different times, HOT would be taking its opera education programs to schools throughout the islands. This spring, HOT has put together a compilation of resources and recordings of performances, available through May 22, 2021. For more information, please visit the HOT website:https://www.hawaiiopera.org/news-events/
•The Hawaiʻi State Public Library offers free access to Gale Courses, highly interactive instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. Course offerings include “Introduction to Guitar”, “Drawing for the Absolute Beginner”, and “Music Made Easy” (fundamentals of music theory). For more information, visit their website (go to the Learn tab and look under Online Classes): https://www.librarieshawaii.org/
•Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA) “Joyful Return” April 17, 2021 – January 16, 2022, a museum-wide exhibition featuring a series of six outdoor pop-up installations and one gallery installation. For more information, please visit the HoMA website: https://honolulumuseum.org/current_exhibitions/joyful-return/.
•Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HTY) continues their virtual season with a digital production of “Stories of Oceania”. HTY is also working on Season 3 of “The HI Way”, in partnership with Hawaiʻi writer and playwright Lee Cataluna. For more information please visit the HTY website: https://www.htyweb.org/.
•Kahilu Theatre will be making a virtual gallery walkthrough of the exhibit “The Artifacts of Belonging; Myth, Memory and the Human Story” by Heidi Buscher available on Kahilu.TV. For more information please visit the Kahilu Theatre website: https://kahilutheatre.org/Exhibits.
•Kamuela Philharmonic held their 2020-2021 Madeline Schatz-Harris Concerto Competition virtually. Competition winners Aimee Okagawa and Crystal Ferreira have the opportunity to perform with the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra during its spring concert on Sunday, April 18, 2021. This date is tentative due to the pandemic. For updates and information, please visit the Kamuela Philharmonic website: http://www.kamuelaphil.org/concerto-competition/.
•King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center [updates?]. For more information, visit their website: https://www.jhchawaii.net/public-programs.
•Kumu Kahua Theatre - “X Other: A Micro-story" by Daniel Kelin, April 1, 2, 3. The play will be performed live and presented digitally. https://www.kumukahua.org/.
•Palace Theater Live from the Empty Palace performances by Hawaiʻi Island performers can be viewed online http://hilopalace.com/hpt_event_categories/concerts-events/
•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.
Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM)
The Hawaii State Art Museum (HiSAM) and sculpture garden are open Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm. The restaurant and gift shop are closed.
2021 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit
Friday March 12 – April 16, 2021. Featuring award-winning artworks by Hawaiʻi students, grades 7-12.
2021 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi Exhibit
May 14 - June 25, 2021. Featuring award-winning artworks by Hawaiʻi students, grades K-6, on the them “My Culture, My Family, and Me.”
Check the HiSAM calendar for details and more upcoming events: https://hisam.hawaii.gov/calendar. 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).
SFCA Board of Commissioners 2021 Meeting Schedule
•Wednesday May 19, 2021
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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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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