Folk & Traditional Arts Grants

Group of Burmese thangkat performers, panel of Hawaiian kapa, and pair of Cantonese opera dancers.

photo credit: Denise Miyahana

Folk and Traditional Arts Grants Information

The deadline for applications for Fiscal Biennium 2020/2021 is past. The application cycle is closed and no applications will be accepted.

If there is a call for applications for the next biennium (FB 2022/2023), information will be provided here and in the SFCA monthly email newsletter (sign up here: eNews sign-up).

Purpose of the Apprentice Mentoring Grant

To support advanced sustained training and mentoring of next-generation cultural practitioners, especially cultural practitioner teachers, in order to build cultural capacity living cultures in Hawai`i.

Applicant eligibility at the time of application

  • Individual applicants are U.S citizens or U.S. permanent residents.
  • Individual applicants are State of Hawai`i residents.
  • Individual apprentice applicants are at least 16 years of age.

Grant project eligibility at the time of application

  • Projects must be implemented entirely in the State of Hawai`i.
  • Projects must be for folk and traditional cultural arts and practices of living traditions that are relevant to cultural communities in the State of Hawai`i. Relevant means that they are practiced, taught, learned and/or shared within the cultural community to which the folk or traditional art or practice belongs.
  • Only one application per individual applicant (individual teacher or apprentice).

Grant Amount

A one-year grant amount ranges from $4,000 to $6,500. The teaching grant is $4,000. An optional travel subsidy for interisland travel may also be requested.

Application Information

  • The Teacher is the Applicant.
  • Teacher and Apprentice(s) must apply as a project team.
  • A Teacher may have one to three Apprentices.
  • The correct forms must be used. No substitutions.

Staff Contact

Denise Miyahana, Arts Program Specialist
Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
Phone: 808-586-0771
Email: [email protected]

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