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

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Shadow puppets "walking" across a white screen with the puppeteers seen below them holding the sticks that create the shadow puppet movements.

Today is Art Lunch  |  Bonnie Kim will share stories of exploring the cultures of the world through creating and performing with puppets and masks.

A white glass sculpture bowl connected by what almost looks like paint splatters with large negative space in between

54th Annual Hawai‘i Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition  |  On view through April 7th

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

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

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

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


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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