Opportunities for Artists
Call for Visual Arts Consultants
The Art in Public Places Program seeks volunteers with expertise and knowledge in the visual arts field to serve as visual arts consultants on Art Advisory Committees and Acquisition Award Selection Committees (AASCs). The role of the Art Advisory Committee is to make recommendations to the SFCA regarding the development and design of a given commissioned art project, including location, medium, distinguishing features of the artwork, and selection of the artist. The role of the AASC is to review and make recommendations regarding the purchase of works of art. The State Foundation appoints the committee members — generally composed of SFCA commissioners, SFCA staff members, and Visual Arts Consultants. The application form is available here: Visual Art Consultant Application.
Commissioned Works of Art
The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) posts calls for artists in State of Hawai‘i for commissioned works of art in public buildings through CaFÉ, an online application system for Calls for Entry. Artists submit their application online through the CaFÉ website, www.callforentry.org. Applications will not be accepted in any other manner. There is no charge to artists registering on CaFÉ. If you are a first time user of CaFÉ, please allow adequate time to learn and use this system. Artists also have access to other competition calls for entry, which are being posted on CaFÉ. We encourage you to visit www.callforentry.org to register and respond to current and/or upcoming SFCA calls. For more information about the Commissioned Works of Art, please visit the Commissioned Works of Art info page. To view current Commissioned Works of Art in the Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, visit our online catalog (searchable by artist, medium, subject, and more) and/or the Public Art Archive (searchable by collection, location, and more).
Relocatable Works of Art
The Relocatable Works of Art Program (RWA) purchases works for the Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, for temporary installation at specific state public places and the Hawai’i State Art Museum. These artworks, also known as Relocatable Works of Art, are intended for rotation among state buildings throughout Hawai‘i in order that the widest possible audiences throughout the state have access to view these works. To view works in the Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, visit our online database (searchable by artist, medium, subject, and more) and/or the Public Art Archive (searchable by collection, location, and more).
Currently, the SFCA primarily considers attending significant public juried exhibitions held within the state. Upon approval of the sites, the RWA Program staff convenes an Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) to each exhibition or studio visit. Eligible museums, galleries and arts organizations can request that a SFCA Acquisition Award Selection Committee visit an exhibition as part of the ongoing art acquisition process for the Art in Public Places Collection. Exhibits approved by the SFCA Board of Commissioners are listed in the monthly SFCA eNews email newsletter. Subscribe to the newsletter here: eNews Sign-Up.
Employment Opportunities at HSFCA
Job listings are posted online (Employment Opportunities), on this website in our News Blog, in our monthly email newsletter (subscribe here), and on our social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter).
All hiring for jobs is done via the Hawai‘i Department of Human Resources Development (DHRD). SFCA is a state government agency, administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services (Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Chapter 9). The Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM) is operated by the SFCA.
SFCA and HiSAM do not have an active internship program at this time.