Invite Committee

Artworks for the Art in Public Places Collection are selected via an Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) from juried or curated exhibits statewide. An AASC visit must be requested by the exhibition organizers.       

Request an AASC Visit

The APP Program acquires completed, portable works of art for rotating installation in specific public places as well as the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum. Works are selected via an Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) from juried or curated exhibits statewide. An AASC must be requested by the exhibition organizers in order to attend.

Read the AASC Request Form and Guidelines and submit the request at least 6 months prior to the opening reception of the exhibition.

Guidelines

Acquisition Award Selection Committees visit exhibitions to recommend works for the Art in Public Places Collection. To request a committee to visit your exhibition, please complete and submit a request form to the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts at 250 S. Hotel Street, 2nd Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813. If you have any questions, please call (808) 586-0304.

1. Deadline for Requests

Requests must be received at the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts at least 6 months prior to the opening reception of the exhibition

2. Qualifications

  • Museums, galleries and arts organizations must meet the following qualifications:
    • Have experience operating full-time for at least one year
    • Maintain an annual exhibition schedule
    • Follow an established procedure in which exhibition concepts, artists and works of art are selected by a visual arts professional
  • Exhibitions should have the following characteristics:
    • Juried exhibitions should be open to the widest possible segment of artists
    • Curated exhibitions should feature some works that meet the below criteria
    • All exhibitions should reflect a high level of professionalism in the visual arts field

3. Exhibition Selection Process

The Art in Public Places Program staff recommends exhibitions for the AASC schedule based on application information. Exhibitions are placed on the schedule only after they are approved by the Commission of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

4. Art Selection Criteria

Works are recommended for the APP Collection based on the below criteria:

  • Quality – high aesthetic value, craftsmanship and originality 
  • Style & nature – appropriate in material, form and content for display in State buildings 
  • Significance – important to the visual arts of Hawai‘i 
  • Permanence – structurally sound, good physical condition and low maintenance 
  • Portability – light enough to be transported by a few people 
  • Price – appropriate within current market