Folk & Traditional Arts Grants


photo credit: Denise Miyahana

Culture Grants Application

The application cycle is closed for the current state fiscal biennium of Fiscal Year 2018 and Fiscal Year 2019.

Pending availability of funds, there could be another call for applications for the next biennium (FB 2020/2021). Information would be provided here and in the SFCA monthly email newsletter (you can sign-up to receive the monthly newsletter for free).

Culture Grants Overview
In 1985, support for advanced learning of cultural arts that are practiced in the state of Hawai‘i was initiated with Apprentice Mentoring Grants (formerly known as Apprenticeship Grants) that funded Teacher-Student(s) teams. In 2012, the first Culture Learning Grant was funded to support inter-generational cultural learning with a focus on children and youth.

Culture Grant FAQs
Download and read: FAQs_HSFCA FTA Culture Grants

Staff Contact
Denise Miyahana, Arts Program Specialist
Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
Phone: 808-586-0771

Related Resources

Administration for Native Americans (ANA)
American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
American Folklore Society
First Nations Development Institute
First Peoples Fund
Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities
Hawai‘i Tourism Authority/Kukulu Ola: Living Hawaiian Culture Program
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
National Endowment for the Humanities
The National Network for Folk Arts in Education
Native Arts & Culture Foundation
Office of Hawaiian Affairs/Community Grants
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage