State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

Hawaii’s state government arts agency.

Beginning Monday March 16, 2020, the Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM) will be closed to the public until further notice. Our priority is to protect the health and safety of our staff and visitors and support local, national and international efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. While there are no suspected or confirmed cases connected to the museum, we believe that this decision is in the best interest of public health. All public programs scheduled for the months of March and April have been cancelled.

We look forward to announcing when will we will re-open.

State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) administrative offices are closed to public. Operations will continue during regular business hours Monday through Friday 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; please contact staff by email or telephone (list of contacts: SFCA staff).

Jonathan Johnson
Executive Director
State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

The Artizen by MW cafe and the HiSAM Museum Gallery Shop x MORI are also temporarily closed.

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The SFCA COVID-19 Information and Resources page,, is a collection of resources that may be relevant to you and/or the artists, arts professionals, and organizations with whom you work. We will continue to update this page for as long as it may be useful.

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About Us

The mission of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) is to promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts 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).

No. 1 Capitol District building
250 South Hotel St., Second Floor, Honolulu HI 96813
Telephone: (808) 586-0300
Email: [email protected]

SFCA Strategic Plan 2019-2023

About the Strategic Plan
Download the full strategic plan PDF: SFCA Strategic Plan 2019-2023

Annual Report FY2019

About the Annual Report
Download the Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report PDF: 2019 SFCA Annual Report


Enriching the public sphere through the arts

Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM)

The Hawai‘i State Art Museum is temporarily closed until further notice.

View some of Hawaii’s best contemporary art. Museum admission and activities are always free!
Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday and all state and federal holidays
HiSAM Information Line: Telephone (808) 586-0900

Art in Public Places Program


Supporting, fostering, and celebrating the artistic expressions of Hawaii’s diverse cultures and communities.


Enhancing public engagement in culture and the arts.


Strengthening arts education for all learners.

Grades 2-6

Grades K-12


Arts Education Resources

National Arts Education Initiatives

National Partners

Hawaii Resources

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