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


Audit of the HSFCA  |  A report to the Governor and the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i


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

Ka Hana Kapa  |  A documentary on the history of kapa in Hawai‘i

Interview with HPR’s Noe Tanigawa  |  Listen to an interview with Executive Director Jonathan Johnson about the SFCA and its outreach

Image & Imagination  |  An exhibition of 38 curiosity-inspiring artworks now on view in the Diamond Head Gallery. The exhibit is highlighted in a story in the Star Advertiser.

Think Tech Hawaii Video  |  Watch an interview with Jonathan Johnson, SFCA Executive Director, and Susan Hogan, Museum Educator. Learn more about the SFCA, the Image & Imagination exhibit, and some of the free program available at HiSAM.


Hawai‘i State Art Museum

What Mostver by Ryan Higa

What Mostver by Ryan Higa | On view in Accession 2014

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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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