Calls for Artists and Other Opportunities (May 2024)

May 2, 2024

Questions regarding a particular opportunity should be directed to the organization listed with the opportunity. Inclusion here should not be interpreted as an endorsement.

Calls for Artists and Exhibitions

  • Call for Entry (CaFE). The Call for Entry (CAFE) website can be searched by state (choose the “sort by” menu on the left side of the screen). Search the Café website:
  • DLNR DOFAWNā manu nahele origami project” call for submissions, open to Hawaiʻi grade school students. Learn more on the Dept. Of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DLNR DOFAW) website:
  • 14th Annual “Abstract Only!” call for artists. Submissions due by July 5, 2024. Exhibit at Wailoa Center (Hilo, Hawaiʻi Island) August 2 – September 26, 2024. For more information, please visit the call on Call For Entry:
  • Hawaiʻi Island Art Alliance “Assemblage: A Juried Exhibit of Mosaics & Collage” call for Hawaiʻi-based artists. Entry deadline: June 7, 2024. For more information, please visit the call on Call For Entry:
  • Hawaiʻi Surrealist Exhibit 2024: in honor of the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Surrealist Manifesto, Wailoa Center will be producing a surrealist exhibit in October 2024.Entries due September 6, 2024. Exhibit dates: October 4 – 24, 2024. For more information and to submit entries, please go to the call for artists post on
  • 2024 HIFF Deep Blue Shorts Competition eligible films must have a subject matter about emerging technology in water power, or stories about the people involved with the technology. Submissions due by July 31, 2024. For more information, please visit the HIFF website:
  • Kauaʻi Society of Artists6th Annual Washed Up” exhibition call for artists. Entry day: June 1, 2024. All Kauaʻi Society of Artists (KSA) members are eligible to participate. Kauaʻi resident artists 18 years and up and join KSA on entry day. For more information, please go to the KSA website:
  • Kauaʻi Society of Artists (KSA) “Wings and Woodlands: A Tribute to Native Birds and Forests 2024” exhibit call for artists. In partnership with Birds, Not Mosquitoes and Kamehameha Schools, KSA will be hosting an art show at the KSA gallery November 1 – 8, 2024. Artists of all ages and experiences are encouraged to create and submit art inspired by Native Hawaiian manu and their forest habitat. Entry day: October 25, 2024. For more information and entry forms, please go to the Google Docs document for the exhibit: KFBRP Art Exhibit Guidelines 2024 – Google Docs.
  • Kumu Kahua Theatre “Go Try Playwrite” monthly playwriting contest in collaboration with Bamboo Ridge Press. Submission due dates are the last day of the month. Learn more on the Kumu Kahua website:
  • Loʻi Gallery at American Savings Bank (downtown Honolulu) is taking applications for exhibits. Learn more and apply on their website:
  • 2024 Pacific States Biennial North American printmaking exhibition open to all artists 18 years or older presently residing anywhere on the North American continent, its islands, and outlying US territories. Entry deadline: August 18, 2024. For more information, visit the call information on Call For Entry:

Job Opportunities

  • Bishop Museum job opportunities currently include Special Events and Stewardship Manager, Press Operations Manager, Entomology Collections Manager, Help Desk Technicians, and Informatics Web Developer. For more information, please visit the Bishop Museum website:
  • Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking 2024 Summer Reel Camp Filmmaking Mentor. Apply by May 31, 2024. Temporary hire for duration of program. For more information, please go to the HWF website:
  • Honolulu Museum of Art job opportunities currently include Head of Retail and General Maintenance Assistant. Learn more on the Honolulu Museum of Art website:
  • ʻIolani Palace job opportunities currently include Guest Services Associate and Palace Guard. Learn more on the Iolani Palace website:
  • State of Hawaiʻi Department of Education job postings include Grade 7&8 Art/Design teacher (Kailua Intermediate), Grade 9-11 Digital Design and Media Production Teacher (Kulanihakoi High), Grade 8 Digital Art/Art Teacher (Maui-Waena Intermediate), and Grade 6-8 Arts & Communication Teacher (Kealakehe Intermediate). For more information, please visit the Department of Education’s online postings:
  • University of Hawaiʻi System job postings currently include Lecturer, Music and Entertainment Learning Experience (Honolulu Community College), Lecturer, Digital Media Art (Hawaiʻi Community College), Lecturer, Art and Creative Media (University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu). Learn more and apply on the University of Hawaiʻi jobs website:
  • Hawaiʻi Community Foundation FestPAC Travel Grants for Youth – Hawaiʻi Community Foundation (HCF) has a funding opportunity for Hawaiʻi nonprofit organizations to support access to FestPAC for youth participants and staff/volunteers. This opportunity is targeted to reach youth that experience barriers or challenges to accessing this festival, including those living in rural communities. Rolling application until all funds awarded, or by Friday, May 31. Applications accepted through the HCF online grants portal: The Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture (FestPAC) is the world’s largest celebration of indigenous Pacific Islanders. The 13th FestPAC will convene in Hawaiʻi on Oʻahu from June 6 – 16, 2024. “Ho‘oulu Lāhui: Regenerating Oceania” will serve as the theme of FestPAC Hawaiʻi 2024, honoring the traditions that FestPAC exists to perpetuate with an eye toward the future. The primary venues include the Hawaiʻi Convention Center, Capitol Modern, and Bishop Museum.
  • Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities 2024 Spring Grants – applications due by May 22, 2024. Grant info session on Tuesday, March 19, 10:00 a.m. on Zoom. For more information, please visit the HI Humanities website:
  • Bishop Museum Mau ka leo “Through Mau ka leo, a digital storytelling space, Bishop Museum seeks to record knowledge held by our staff and communities, so that the collective voices of the Museum can endure for future generations. In tandem with the centralization of our collections data through the Digital Futures Initiative, Mau ka Leo documents cultural and institutional knowledge as multimedia stories — gathered through conversations, writings, and research. The project offers a deeper insight into our materials that far exceeds what standard metadata can record.” Learn more on the Bishop Museum website:
  • TourWest 2024-25 applications close May 31, 2024. TourWest is a competitive grant program, supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, that provides subsidies to arts and community organizations for the presentation of touring performers and literary artists within the 13-state WESTAF region. For more information, please visit the WESTAF website’s TourWest page:

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