Programs for Organizations

Grants to organizations are a major part of 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.

Arts First Partners

Arts First is a network of organizations whose mission is to work collaboratively to create the conditions and culture that promise a comprehensive high-quality arts education – learning in, about, and through the arts – for every student in Hawaiʻi.

Artists in the Schools

Quality arts experiences for Hawaiʻis K-12 public and charter school students. All state of Hawai‘i public schools and public charter schools, grades K through 12, are eligible to apply.

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.

Creative Workforce Grants

The Creative Workforce Grant provides eligible nonprofit 501(c)3 art or culture organizations $25,000 grant support towards the living wage for staff salaries and/or contractual personnel in a creative worker role within the organization.

Rent the Museum

Rent the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum in downtown Honolulu for special events! Discount available for nonprofit organizations.

SFCA American Rescue Plan Grants for Organizations

The National Endowment for the Arts provided funds received from the American Rescue Plan to the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) to distribute to the arts and culture community throughout the State of Hawaiʻi. This emergency funding is designed to support the arts sector as it recovers from the devastating impact of COVID-19. Applications closed July 31, 2021.