Grants, calls for artists, and other opportunities (March 2024)

March 1, 2024

A list of federal, state, and other arts and culture grants/opportunities. 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:
  • 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
  • Hawaiʻi Wildlife Conservation Stamp Contest: call for artists, State of Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR). Artwork sought to feature the Melanistic Mutant (blue) Pheasant and a Hawaiian forest bird. Artists are welcome to submit entries to the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) in the 2024-25 Hawai‘i Wildlife Conservation and Game Bird Stamp annual art contest. The wildlife conservation stamp is a requirement for Hawai‘i state hunting licensees. The game bird stamp is required for anyone intending to hunt game birds. Both stamps will also be available to stamp collectors. Entries due by March 15, 2024. Additional information on the contest and application forms are available at the DLNR Department of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), 1151 Punchbowl St., Room 325, Honolulu HI 96813. For questions, contact [email protected], (808) 347-6869. Application form available on the DLNR website:
  • Hawaiʻi Craftsmen Fiber Hawaiʻi 2024 Exhibition: challenges artists to create works “in, of, or about fiber”. Online submission portal open April 1-18, 2024. For more information, please visit the prospectus on the Hawaiʻi Craftsmen website:
  • Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra (HSO)“Nā Hōkū ʻŌpio “Young Stars” annual competition for local youth musicians. Application deadline April 15, 2024. For more information, please visit the HSO website:
  • Kauaʻi Society of Artists (Kukui Grove Center, Lihue)
  • 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:

Job Opportunities

  • Prince Dance Company (Hawaiʻi Island) seeks Executive Director. Applications due by March 20, 2024. For more information and to apply, please visit the Prince Dance Company website:

Grants and Resources

  • 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:

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