Grants are a major part of the SFCA’s outreach, providing funding to support nonprofit organizations, individuals and schools that provide training and services in the arts, culture, and humanities across the state.

Current and Upcoming Grants

Grant NameGrantee SpecificationsEnrollment Dates
Artists in the Schools (AITS): Regular GrantK-12 Educators and School AdministratorsTo Be Announced
Artists in the Schools (AITS): Permanent Works of ArtK-12 Educators and School AdministratorsTo Be Announced
Biennium GrantsNonprofit OrganizationsTo Be Announced
Apprentice MentoringCultural PractitionersTo Be Announced

Grant Details

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Artists in the Schools

The Artists in the Schools (AITS) Program provides artist residencies in visual arts, dance, drama, music and literary arts for Hawai’i public and charter schools, grades K-12. Residencies integrate the arts with other core subject areas, such as language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. All state of Hawaiʻi public and charter schools are eligible to apply. Schools select a teaching artist from the SFCAʻs Artistic Teaching Partners Roster, and work with the teaching artist to develop the residency.

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Biennium Grants

Funding for organizations supporting programs and projects that advance the arts, culture, and the humanities in the lives of the people of Hawaiʻi.

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Folk and Traditional Arts: Apprentice Mentoring

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 Hawaiʻi.