SFCA Announce Biennium Grants Recipients for Fiscal Year 2020

Posted on Sep 12, 2019 in Biennium Grants, Blog Post, SFCA Grants

State Foundation on Culture and Arts Announce Biennium Grant Recipients for Fiscal Year 2020

37 Non-Profit Organizations throughout the state will receive funding for culture and arts programs.

HONOLULU (September 12, 2019)—The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) and its Board of Commissioners have approved funding recommendations by the Biennium Grant Panelists for Fiscal Year 2020 Biennium Grant applications. Over $500,000 will be distributed throughout the state to 37 non-profit organizations offering culture and arts programs, many of which reach underserved and rural areas, including neighbor islands.

All eligible Biennium Grant applications are reviewed by Panelists who volunteer their time to review and score applications based on thoroughness of proposed program activities, qualifications of individuals involved, good use of state funds, as well as an assessment of need, impact and benefit for the community. Panelists are selected based on their expertise and leadership in Hawaii’s culture and arts community and are a critical component of the Biennium Grants process.

“The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts would like to recognize the work of all of the organizations that applied for a Biennium Grant. We appreciate the importance of the programming they contribute to enhance Hawai’i vibrancy in the culture and arts community in Hawai‘i. We value community-based decision making and are thankful for their participation in the Biennium Grants Panel process,” said Jonathan Johnson, Executive Director of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

During the application process, applicants were able to select from four grant categories that align to the SFCA Strategic Priorities 2019-2023: Heritage/Preservation (Culture), Community Arts (Engagement), Arts Education (Education) or Presenting/Performing Arts (The Arts).

The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts provides public funds for the Biennium Grants awards through the generous support of the Hawai‘i State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The mission of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is to promote, perpetuate, and preserve culture and the arts in Hawai‘i.

Review of the Biennium Grant applications for Fiscal Year 2021 will take place this fall.

Biennium Grant Award Recipients for Fiscal Year 2020:

  • Alliance for Drama Education: $15,000
  • Aloha Performing Arts Company: $15,000
  • Chamber Music Hawaii: $15,000
  • Ebb & Flow Arts, Inc.: $15,000
  • Garden Island Arts Council: $15,000
  • Hana Arts: $15,000
  • Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities: $14,000
  • Hawaii Craftsmen: $10,000
  • Hawaii Performing Arts Company d.b.a. Manoa Valley Theatre: $15,000
  • Hawaii Symphony Orchestra: $15,000
  • Hawaii United Okinawa Association.: $12,000
  • Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus: $15,000
  • Hawaii Youth Symphony Association: $15,000
  • Holualoa Foundation for Arts & Culture: $15,000
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: $15,000
  • Honolulu Theatre for Youth: $15,000
  • Hula Preservation Society: $10,000
  • Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii: $15,000
  • Kumu Kahua Theatre: $15,000
  • Lanai Academy of Performing Arts Inc.: $10,000
  • Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center: $13,000
  • Mana Maoli: $12,697
  • Maui Academy of Performing Arts: $15,000
  • Maui Arts & Cultural Center: $15,000
  • Maui Dance Council: $15,000
  • Maui Pops Orchestra, Inc.: $15,000
  • Moanalua Gardens Foundation: $15,000
  • Nova Arts Foundation, Inc: $15,000
  • Oahu Choral Society: $15,000
  • PAʻI Foundation: $15,000
  • Sounding Joy Music Therapy, Inc.: $15,000
  • University of Hawaii (Art and Art History Department): $7,000
  • University of Hawaii (Music Department): $15,000
  • University of Hawaii (Outreach College): $7,000
  • Volcano Art Center: $12,000
  • West Hawaii Dance Theatre: $8,000
  • YOUNG OF HEART WORKSHOP dba Pu‘uhonua Society: $15,000

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About the SFCA

The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA), a government agency administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services (Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Chapter 9), was established by the Hawai‘i State Legislature in 1965, to promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts, history and the humanities as central to the quality of life of the people of Hawai‘i. SFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawai‘i and the National Endowment for the Arts.