The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts was 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. HSFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawai‘i and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Current News, Events, Activities & Programs of Interest

Cover of the SFCA Annual Report FY 2013-14

Annual Report FY 2013-2014  |  The SFCA Annual Report for Fiscal Years 2013-2014 is available for download


SFCA is now on Facebook  |  Please “Like” our page to get updates of events and photos related to HiSAM and the SFCA

Art at the Capitol 2015  |  A chance to view more than 500 works of art by local artists placed in the offices of legislators and executive offices is scheduled March 6, 2015

Biennium Grants Panel Meetings  |   The meetings are scheduled on Fridays through March 27, 2015.

52nd Annual Hawai‘i Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition  |  Now on view through April 10, 2015

Schedule of Legislative Hearings  |  Visit our calendar page for legislative public hearings that effect the SFCA

Experts at the Palace: Preserving Our Historic Cemeteries  |  A weekly lecture series scheduled Thursdays from January 29-March 5, 2015 at HiSAM


Audit of the SFCA  |  A report to the Governor and the Legislature

Interview with HPR’s Noe Tanegawa  |  Covers the recent SFCA Audit

SFCA in the News |  Stories and interviews with SFCA staff regarding HiSAM exhibits, SFCA programs, and other stories of interest


Ka Hana Kapa

Kapa by renowned kapa practitioner Marie McDonald

A documentary film on the history of kapa making | Airing on PBS Hawai‘i February 26

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The Haig Collection

Hawaiian Flag Quilt by unknown artist

Hawaiian Quilt Flag by Unknown Artist | On view in the He Makana Exhibit

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Art in Public Places

Leather Blossom by Michael Smith

Leather Blossom by Michael Smithm | From the Art in Public Places Collection

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