Folk & Traditional Arts Grants
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.
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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).
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.
- 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.
Denise Miyahana, Arts Program Specialist
Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
- 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