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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Hawaiian slashing weapon by Umi Kai

Tuesday is Art Lunch  |  Gordon ‘Umialiloalahanauokalakaua Kai will present a lecture on crafting Hawaiian Tools

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

Keiki hula halau performing on a lawn.

Hawai‘i Children & Youth Day: October 2nd  |  HiSAM will be participating in the day-long celebration of children & youth

Biennium Grants Workshops  |  Find out more about the upcoming Biennium Grants process

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

5 kapa instruments with different patterns

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

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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