Cultural Resources

A list of cultural resources, compiled by SFCA staff.

Winona Beamer and student Mauliola Cook.

Folk and Traditional Arts Video Gallery

Videos and audio interviews by or of SFCA Folk & Traditional Arts program grantees.

Person smiling and holding up a large sheet of hand-painted kapa.

Hawaiʻi's National Heritage Fellows

Each year, the NEA awards up to ten National Heritage Fellowships who are selected from the many nominations received from across the continental United States, Hawaiʻi, Alaska and the U.S. territories. As of 2023, National Heritage Fellowships have been awarded to nineteen tradition bearers from the Hawaiian Islands, a testament to the rich and varied artistic traditions in Hawaiʻi.


We conduct and support public programs in humanities disciplines (seeking to describe and understand this universe with depth, breadth, and imagination) that provide broader context and perspective for thinking more deeply about our cultures and our times.

HTA supports programs that perpetuate and recognize the uniqueness and integrity of the Hawaiian culture and community and their significance in differentiating the Hawaiian Islands through unique and genuine visitor experiences.

The purpose of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Grants Program is to support Hawaiʻi based nonprofit organizations that have projects, programs, and initiatives to serve our Lāhui in alignment with OHAʻs Strategic Foundations, Directions & Outcomes.


ANA promotes self-sufficiency for Native Americans by providing discretionary grant funding for community based projects, and training and technical assistance to eligible tribes and native organizations.

The American Folklife Center was created in 1976 by the U.S. Congress to “preserve and present American folklife” through programs of research, documentation, archival preservation, reference service, live performance, exhibitions, publications, and training. Designated by the U.S. Congress as the national center for folklife documentation and research, the American Folklife Center continues to collect and document living traditional culture, while preserving for the future its unparalleled collections in the state-of-the-art preservation facilities of the Library of Congress.

The American Folklore Society (AFS) serves the field of folklore studies, comprised of people and institutions that study and communicate knowledge about folklore throughout the world.

First Nations Development Institute improves economic conditions for Native Americans through direct financial grants, technical assistance & training, and advocacy & policy.

Founded in 1995, First Peoples Fund’s mission is to honor and support the Collective Spirit® of First Peoples artists and culture bearers.

The mission of IMLS is to advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development.

The National Endowment for the Arts supports exemplary arts projects in communities nationwide through grantmaking, initiatives, partnerships, and events.

The National Endowment for the Humanities supports research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

Local Learning connects folklorists, artists, and educators across the nation and advocates for the full inclusion of folklife and folk arts in education to transform learning, build intercultural understanding, and create stronger communities.

Transforming community through native arts.

The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage is a research and educational unit of the Smithsonian Institution. We promote greater understanding and sustainability of cultural heritage across the United States and around the world through research, education, and community engagement.