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.
|Grant Name||Grantee Specifications||Enrollment Dates|
|Biennium Grant 2023||Nonprofit Organizations||Intent to Apply closed September 30, 2021. Application September 1 - October 31, 2021|
|Apprentice Mentoring||Cultural Practitioners||To Be Announced|
|SFCA American Rescue Plan (Organizations)||Nonprofit organizations||Application closed July 31, 2021|
|SFCA American Rescue Plan (Individuals)||Individual artists and cultural practitioners||Application closed September 30, 2021|
The State Foundation on the Culture and the Arts is utilizing American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding to administer grants benefiting the state’s arts community. The application for Hawaiʻi teaching artists, traditional arts cultural practitioners, and or/Western-based and contemporary artists is open August 1 – September 30, 2021.
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.
SFCA American Rescue Plan Grants, Biennium Grants and Artists in the Schools Intent to Apply forms and grant applications are submitted through the Hawaiʻi GoSmart system (www.Hawaii.GoSmart.org).
At the SFCA, we view art and cultural engagement as critical to the educational, economic, and social well-being of individuals, communities, and the state of Hawaiʻi. Panels are selected per Hawaii Administrative Rules, Chapter 92, and composed of arts professionals who represent a broad range of artistic and cultural viewpoints to review applications for grant funding. An arts professional is qualified by their activities, training, skills, and/ or experience in one or more forms. All panel members serve without compensation.
Please read before applying: The Grant Review Panelist Application is administered through GO Smart. By clicking on ‘Apply’ you will be routed to the GO Smart platform and instructed to ‘Click here to create a new profile’. The information provided will be included as the cover page of your submitted application. Next, select the Current Programs & Applications, followed by Grant Review Panelist Application – ‘Start’. The application may take between 10-20 minutes to complete. You may stop and return to finish the application at any time. If you are in need of assistance, please email [email protected].