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The State Foundation on Culture and Arts in collaboration with the Pacific Policy Research Center is engaging the public in Strategic Planning Listening Sessions to collect broad public input on how the SFCA should prioritize its time, effort, and resources to help arts and culture flourish in Hawai‘i. A Strategic Planning Listening Session was recently ...
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The role of the Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) is to make recommendations to the SFCA regarding the purchase of works of art, including the review, nomination, evaluation and selection of the recommended artworks for acquisition. The AASC is generally composed of SFCA commissioners, staff members, and visual arts consultants. UPCOMING EXHIBIT VISITS The SFCA ...
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The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s largest, longest-running, most prestigious visual and literary arts program recognizing accomplishments of students in grades 7 – 12. It is a symbol of excellence that can bolster resumes, college applications and scholarship applications. All National Award recipients earn a place on the National Recipient list. Selected ...
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September 10 – 16, 2017: National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education. Passed by Congress in 2010 through House Resolution 275, the celebration is designated to bring attention to this cause for elected officials and educational decision makers across the country and to support equitable ...
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The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF)’s 17th symposium: The Future History of Public Art is a gathering of public art practitioners and allied professionals that will convene November 5-7 in Honolulu. The symposium is being organized by WESTAF in collaboration with Forecast Public Art and the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. The ...
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The No. 1 Capitol District Building, the state government office building which houses the Hawaii State Art Museum and the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts offices, Artizen café, and HiSAM Gallery Shop, will be closed on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The museum will be closed for the day and all scheduled activities have ...
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Calling all high school students interested in reciting great poetry! The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation are once again sponsoring Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry recitation competition with thousands of dollars in prizes and an opportunity for one Hawaii winner to compete with other state winners in Washington, DC for ...
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First Friday: Bridgefinder ~ folk, blues, jazz fusion Friday, September 1  |  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  |  HiSAM Second Floor, Sculpture Lobby Free, family-friendly First Friday at the Hawaii State Art Museum – galleries will be open late, with Bridgefinder (folk, blues, and jazz fusion) performing live music indoors in the second floor Sculpture ...
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Want to make public art? Only 20 spots are available for Making It Public, a two-day intensive workshop to help artists make public art. This workshop is free to all participants. Making it Public is a free, two-day intensive workshop designed for artists of any discipline, who are interested in exploring how to make their artwork public. ...
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The Hawaii State Art Museum is temporarily closed August 17 – 21, 2017 due to building renovation activities. This includes the Sculpture Garden and cafe. The gift shop will remain open on August 17 and will be closed August 18 and 19. The museum is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:00 ...
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