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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A stainless steel sculpture by Wayne Zebzda at Aiea Public Library. The sculpture is a series of round forms connected by posts.

The November 2016 issue of eNews includes information about our most recent commissioned public artwork, “Sweet” at the Aiea Public Library, and a calendar of arts, music, and culture events across the islands. Click here to read it. There is a correction to the calendar: it incorrectly identifies the Hawai‘i Theatre for Youth as the organization for the theatrical production of “H2O: The Story of Water.” The correct organization is the Honolulu Theatre for Youth, and inquiries about the show go to their website, We apologize for the error.

Painting by Carl Pao titled Ki‘i Kupuna Makawalu. On brilliant red background, a square form with egg-shaped cut-outs surround a circular form. This cut-out square is held up on a cylindrical column set into a square base at the bottom.

ACCESSION  |  A new exhibition showcasing recent acquisitions to the Art in Public Places Program

Biennium Grants Peer Panels  |  Become a panelist to review grant applications for 2017-2019 Biennium Grant Program

SFCA Survey  |  Please help by filling out a short questionnaire which will help with our planning and strategic development

5 kapa printing tools with different patterns and designs

Ho‘omau: The Perpetuation of Kapa  |  An exhibition celebrating the art of kapa

Employment Opportunities  |  Work in the arts ~ HSFCA has several positions available

A hula halau performs under a beautiful sky with ethereal clouds overhead

My Art Story: Hawai‘i  |  A video collaboration by The National Endowment for the Arts and the SFCA that looks at the arts and culture of Hawai‘i

Artizen  |  The restaurant at HiSAM ~ open for breakfast and lunch

SFCA Funded Programs & Events  |  A partial list of events funded all or in part by the SFCA

A group of girls standing while making lei with another girl with flying fish catching a huge wave behind them and a volcano erupting to the right

Celebrating with My Family & Friends  |  The 2016 Student Art Exhibition at the Hawai‘i Convention Center

What is the Art in Public Places Program?  |  Watch a video, produced during the 40th anniversary of the SFCA, that answers the questions

Annual Report FY 2014-2015 | The SFCA Annual Report for Fiscal Years 2014-2015 is available for download

2016 Student Art Exhibition

Student art in the 2016 Student Art Exhibit

“Celebrating Hawai‘i with My Family and Friends”

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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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