FY2024 Community Arts Grants Awarded

January 25, 2024
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The SFCA has administered $9,400,000 in grants to forty-eight (48) arts and culture organizations in the state of Hawaiʻi for fiscal year 2024.

  • The Biennium Grants Program provides funding support for the programs and projects of nonprofit 501c3 arts and culture organizations that advance the arts, culture, and the humanities in the lives of the people of Hawaiʻi.
  • The Outreach Initiative Program provides funding support for regional touring and outreach programs and projects that increase opportunities and access to arts and culture experiences for the rural and underserved communities.  
  • The State of Hawaiʻi Legislature Grants-In-Aid Program provides appropriations to nonprofit 501c3 organizations to assist with operating support. The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is the State agency assigned administrator.
  • The State of Hawaiʻi Legislature provides Special Purpose Appropriation for operating support to designated organizations. The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is the State agency assigned administrator.

Organization NameIslandProject TitleAmount FundedGrant
Aloha Performing Arts Company dba Aloha TheatreHawaiiAloha Teen Theatre$10,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Arts Kauai/Kauai SongwritersKauaiKauai Songwriters Music Festival$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Ballet HawaiiOahuAngel Program$10,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Bamboo Ridge PressOahuBamboo Ridge Basic FY24$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Chamber Music HawaiiOahuChamber Music Hawai‘i’s 2023-24 Season$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
East Hawai'i Cultural Council DBA East Hawai'i Cultural CenterHawaiiGallery Exhibitions$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Ebb & Flow ArtsMauiDuo Diorama on Maui and Kauai$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Garden Island Arts CouncilKauaiKaua'i Community Arts Basic Development$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Hana ArtsMauiStrengthening the East Maui Community through Art$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Hawai‘i Council for the HumanitiesOahuHawaiʻi History Day 2024$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Hawai'i Concert SocietyHawaiiHawaii Concert Society Season 2023-2024$10,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Hawaii CraftsmenOahuHawaii Craftsmen Exhibition Programs$10,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Hawaii Forest InstituteHawaii2023 Hawaii’s Woodshow, Na Lā‘au o Hawai‘i$10,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Hawaii Handweavers' HuiOahuCrimp and Create Workshop with Diane Totten$5,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences, Inc.OahuHawaiian Steel Guitar Festivals and Showcases$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Hawaii International Film FestivalOahu43rd Annual Hawaii International Film Festival$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Hawaii Opera TheatreOahuHawai'i Opera Theatre - Education Programs$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Hawaii Performing Arts Company, Ltd. d.b.a. Manoa Valley TheatreOahuProduction Support of MVT's 2023-24 Theatre Season$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Hawaii Theatre CenterOahupARTners for the Arts 2023 - 2024$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Hawaii United Okinawa AssociationOahuWarabi Ashibi - Okinawan Cultural Day Camp for Children$10,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Holualoa Foundation for Arts & Culture d.b.a. Donkey Mill Art CenterHawaiiDonkey Mill Art Center Exhibition Program 2023-2024$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Honolulu PrintmakersOahuAnnual Juried Print Exhibition$10,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Honolulu Theatre for YouthOahuHTY’s Statewide Tour FY24$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Hui NoeauMauiEnhancing Lives on Maui through Visual Arts Education$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Japanese Cultural Center of HawaiiOahuNew Year's 'Ohana Festival$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Kumu Kahua TheatreOahuKumu Kahua Theatre's 53rd Season$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Lahaina Arts GuildMauiWe Make Art Happen!$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Lanai Academy of Performing Arts Inc. LanaiLAPA FY24$10,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Lanai Arts and Culture CenterLanaiLet's Art Together$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Mana MaoliOahuMana Mele Knowledge Resource Products$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Maui Public Art CorpsMauiHui Mo‘olelo$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Moanalua Gardens Foundation, Inc.Oahu47th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Molokai Arts Center, Inc.MolokaiCELEBRATING SAKADA$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Monkey WaterfallOahuImaginary Homelands 2"" (working title)$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Nova Arts Foundation Inc.OahuWorld Premiere of IONA’s Oh My Goddess! (Ola Ko’u Akua Wahine!)$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Society for Kona's Education &ArtHawaiiThe Art of Learning, Art Camps and Workshops$10,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Sounding Joy Music Therapy, Inc.OahuMusic Connects: Engaging and Empowering Older Adults through Music Therapy$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Tau Dance TheaterOahuHaloa$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
The Friends of the Palace TheaterHawai'iCelebration of Hawaiian Music Series 2024$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
Volcano Art CenterHawaiiThe Volcano Art Center's Hula Arts At Kīlauea Program$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
YOUNG OF HEART WORKSHOP dba Puʻuhonua SocietyOahuAhupuaʻa, Fishponds and Loʻi: Community Arts, Education, and Preservation$15,000 SFCA Biennium Grant
University of Hawaiʻi Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, Molokai, Lanai Statewide Cultural Extension Program (SCEP)- Statewide Touring $50,000 Outreach Initiative Program
Ballet Hawaii OahuOperating Support $100,000 Grants in Aid
Honolulu Theatre for YouthOahuHTY ON THE GO: Bus Transportation for Title 1 School to HTY Productions Statewide$100,000 Grants in Aid
Lanai Academy of Performing ArtsLanaiLAPA Program 2023-2024$20,000 Grants in Aid
Oahu Choral Society OahuCollaborative Programming & Community Partnersips to Create Sustainable Arts in Hawaii$20,000 Grants in Aid
Bishop Museum OahuOperating Support $6,750,000 Special Purpose Appropriations
The Friends of ʻIolani Palace OahuOperating Support $1,800,000 Special Purpose Appropriations

Photo: promotional photograph for the Honolulu Theatre for Youth production “The Paʻakai We Bring”, by Moses Good and the HTY Ensemble. This original production introduces young audiences to the Native Hawaiian cultural practices around the giving and cultivating of pa‘akai (salt). Traditionally, pa‘akai is food, medicine, a sacrament and a treasured gift. The play follows multiple generations of salt farmers on Kauaʻi, mixing ancient stories, hula, live music, original songs and plenty of audience participation into a tasty potluck of performance, joyously served up with aloha. This production was supported in part by grant funding from the SFCA.

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