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.

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Nicholas Amador at the Poetry Out Loud Competition national finals. Nicolas faces right with his arms outstretched as he recites a poem during the competition.

Hawai‘i Student Places Second at National Finals

Hawai‘i student Nicholas Amador placed second in the National Poetry Out Loud Competition in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, April 26, 2017….. [More]

Hawaii Alliance Logo - the logo is a diagonal square with the letter "A" at the top, the letter "R" 45 degrees to the right, the letter "T" another 45 degrees to the right so it is upside-down, and the letter "S" another 45 degrees. The white letters are on a background of blue, red, green, and yellow.

De-mystifying NEA Grants

Terry Liu of the Hawai‘i Arts Alliance and former National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will be giving a series of free NEA Grant….. [More]

A linocut, chine colle by Brennan Simcock. A rectangle divided into 2 squares. Left side square shows abstract waves crashing upon one another. The left side square has horizontal lines.


ACCESSION, recent Acquisitions from the APP Collection now on in the Diamond Head….. [More]


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Young Artists of Hawai‘i 2017

Student art in the 2016 Student Art Exhibit

“My Culture, My Family, and Me”

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The Haig Collection

Painting of Mokapu Peninsula, Kane‘ohe, Hawai‘i by William Twigg-Smith

Mokapu Peninsula, Kane‘ohe, Hawai‘i by William Twigg-Smith | From the Haig Collection

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Art in Public Places

Leather Blossom by Michael Smith

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

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