Arts and Culture Research and Resources (March 2022)

March 1, 2022

Virtual Tour of Washington Place

View of the front lawn and entrance to the Washington Place building.
Washington Place. Photo credit: Hawaiʻi State Archives.

The State of Hawaiʻi Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) and NIC Hawai‘i have launched a new website inviting people to learn more about the history, inhabitants and legacy of Washington Place.

Go Hawaiʻi Island Event Calendars features event calendars for each island, listing events representing Hawaiʻi’s culture, art and music, cuisine, sports, and festivals. Find events or register to post event information for free. GoHawaii is operated by the Hawaiʻi Visitors and Convention Bureau, with a mission to create sustainable, diversified, travel destination demand for the Hawaiian Islands.

Kaniʻāina, Voices of the Land

A digital repository project in partnership between Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani and the Department of Linguistics at the University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa. Kaniʻāina provides access to Native Hawaiian speech and transcripts through a bilingual web interface on Ulukau. This digital repository is an educational resource focusing on native Hawaiian speech to encourage and enhance the learning of the Hawaiian language and culture.

ʻUluʻulu is a moving image archive of Hawaiʻi, with holdings that include over 45,000 videotapes and motion picture film reels about Hawaiʻi from the 1920’s – 2000s. The collection focus is on unique, primary source material not widely available or commercially distributed. The archive has been working to create a representative digital collection of Hawaiian film and video. Some video clips are available to view online; full-length videos can be viewed by appointment at the archive, which is based on the University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu campus. For more information, please visit the website:

American Academy of Arts & Sciences (AMACAD)

“Art for Life’s Sake: The Case for Arts Education” a report of the Commission on the Arts. “This report offers a clarion call to parents, teachers, and governments at the national, state, and local level to recognize the vital role arts education plays in developing empathetic, well-rounded, and civically engaged individuals who are prepared to be active members of their communities and participants in our democracy.” – David W. Oxtoby. Read the report or download the PDF from the AMACAD website:

Public Access Room

Engage with the Hawaiʻi State Legislature: The Public Access Room’s “Engagement 101” has videos to help you offer your views and perspectives to help the legislature make the best laws for the state of Hawaiʻi. The videos show you how to find your own senator and representative, how to sign up for hearing notices, how to submit testimony, and more. Get started on the Legislative Reference Bureau website:

SFCA Email Newsletter

The Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) email newsletter is published monthly. This list of resources was originally published in the March 2022 SFCA Email Newsletter.

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