Folk & Traditional Arts Grants

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Folk and Traditional Arts Grants Information

The deadline for applications for Fiscal Biennium 2020/2021 is past. The application cycle is closed and no applications will be accepted.

If there is a call for applications for the next biennium (FB 2022/2023), information will be provided here and in the SFCA monthly email newsletter (sign up here: eNews sign-up).

Two-Year Project Implementation Period: FB 2020/2021. First year begins July 1, 2019 and concludes June 30, 2020. Second year begins July 1, 2020 and concludes June 30, 2021.

Purpose of the Apprentice Mentoring Grant

To support advanced sustained training and mentoring of next-generation cultural practitioners, especially cultural practitioner teachers, in order to build cultural capacity living cultures in Hawai`i.

Applicant eligibility at the time of application

  • Individual applicants are U.S citizens or U.S. permanent residents.
  • Individual applicants are State of Hawai`i residents.
  • Individual apprentice applicants are at least 16 years of age.

Grant project eligibility at the time of application

  • Projects must be implemented entirely in the State of Hawai`i.
  • Projects must be for folk and traditional cultural arts and practices of living traditions that are relevant to cultural communities in the State of Hawai`i. Relevant means that they are practiced, taught, learned and/or shared within the cultural community to which the folk or traditional art or practice belongs.
  • Only one application per individual applicant (individual teacher or apprentice).

Grant Amount

A one-year grant amount ranges from $4,000 to $6,500. The teaching grant is $4,000. An optional travel subsidy for interisland travel may also be requested.

Application Information

  • The Teacher is the Applicant.
  • Teacher and Apprentice(s) must apply as a project team.
  • A Teacher may have one to three Apprentices.
  • The correct forms must be used. No substitutions.

Application Forms

Download Application Instructions and Forms here: Please read the Application Instructions carefully!

Staff Contact

Denise Miyahana, Arts Program Specialist
Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
Phone: 808-586-0771

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