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Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts September 2017 Newsletter

In This Issue

  • In This Issue
  • National Arts in Education Week
  • Poetry Out Loud
  • Scholastic Art Awards
  • Public Art Symposium
  • Public Art Workshop
  • Community Listening Sessions
  • Exhibit Visits
  • It's Your Art
  • HiSAM Event Calendar
  • Arts, Music, & Culture Calendar
  • SFCA Board of Commissioners
  • Get Involved
  • Holiday Closures

National Arts in Education Week

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September 10 - 16, 2017: National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education. Passed by Congress in 2010through House Resolution 275, the celebration is designated to bring attention to this cause for elected officials and educational decision makers across the country and to support equitable access to the arts for all students.

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Kamaile Academy Public Charter School students at the Hawai`i State Art Museum.

"This is one of the best ways to get students to really engage through discussion, critical thinking, and personal experience in art. When all of these conditions exist it lends itself to creating a positive, engaging and lasting impression; a strong art experience that students will remember." - teacher Shawn H., Aikahi Elementary School

The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts provides arts education to State of Hawai`i Department of Education (DOE) students K-12 through the following programs:

  • Art Bento Program @ HiSAM: A standards-based inquiry-focused museum outreach program for Oahu Hawai`i DOE Public and Public Charter Schools Grades 2-6.
  • Artists in the Schools (AITS): Public and charter schools statewide can apply annually for up to $6000 to bring a teaching artist to the school for an arts residency in drama, dance, music, visual art or literary art.Every year, about 12,000 K-12 students engage in active, joyful, creative learning through this program.
  • Professional Development for Educators: SFCA supports professional development (PD) in the arts for classroom teachers and teaching artists, through institutes, courses and workshops.For classroom teachers, the goal is to help them learn how to integrate the arts with other core subject areas.For teaching artists, the goal is to hone their teaching skills and to ensure that they are abreast of national trends and best practices in arts education.
  • Art in Public Places - Artists in Residence (APP-AIR) Program: A collaborative program with the State of Hawai‘i Department of Education (DOE), established to implement an integrated visual arts in education program, while providing commissioned works of art in public schools.
  • Poetry Out Loud: National poetry recitation competition for high school students.SFCA is responsible for the state level competition which involves public, private, charter and homeschooled students from all islands.Students learn about their literary heritage by choosing, memorizing and performing classic and contemporary poems.They also build self-confidence and public-speaking skills.
  • Hawai‘i Regional Scholastic Art Awards at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM): This annual competition and exhibition recognizes creative excellence among Hawaii's public and private school students in grades 7-12, and is done in collaboration with the DOE and the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
  • Young Artists of Hawai‘i: formerly called the Hawai‘i Convention Center Student Art Exhibition, this annual exhibition is done in collaboration with the DOE, the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, and the Hawaii Convention Center. Young Artists of Hawai‘i was established by the SFCA to provide opportunities for public and private school students K-6 to participate in a juried art competition and present their artwork in a professional setting.

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Visitors at the 2017 Young Artists of Hawai‘i exhibit "My Culture, My Family, and Me" at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.

"…one of my quietest and most reluctant students, shared and spoke more during this (visual arts) residency than I had ever heard in the seven months prior. He was engaged, lively, and excited to come to class every day. He would sometimes pop in at recess or stay after class, something he'd never done before. It was such an important reminder to me that we need to expose our students to a variety of creative outlets because you never know what is going to truly reach a child." - intermediate school teacher reflecting on their AITS experience

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Aiea Elementary School students during an AITS residency with the Hawaii Opera Theatre

Tell your own personal story of the transformative power of the arts in education on social media, using the hashtags #BecauseOfArtsEd and #ArtsEdWeek! How has arts education changed your life? Did you benefit from arts education programs? What positive impact did the arts have on you in school?

Poetry Out Loud

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Poetry Out Loud competitors at the 2017 National Poetry Out Loud Competition in Washington, DC, including Hawaii's Nicholas Amador, fourth from the right.

Calling all high school students interested in reciting great poetry! The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation are once again sponsoring "Poetry Out Loud," a national poetry recitation competition with thousands of dollars in prizes and an opportunity for one Hawaii winner to compete with other state winners in Washington, DC for the grand prize of $20,000. Last year, Punahou School junior Nicholas Amador won the Hawaii finals, earning $200 and an all-expenses paid trip to the national finals, where he placed 2nd in the nation, winning an additional $10,000!

The competition has a pyramid structure, with class winners competing against each other for school-wide winner. The school winners compete in semi-finals and/or statewide finals. A panel of judges scores each contestant on physical presence, voice and articulation, dramatic appropriateness, evidence of understanding, and overall performance.

Thoughts by students participating in Poetry Out Loud -- Hawaii:

"I learned that you have to be honest with yourself. Don't pick a poem because you think it would sound good, pick it because it speaks to you."

"I've learned to never doubt yourself because I didn't think that I was good at poetry or even that I could stand up in front of my school, not to mention my state."

"Poetry is important to me because it speaks on a different frequency than any other language. It talks more directly to your soul than words simply strung together."

Teachers see the benefits as well:

"If for no other reason, the search for ‘just the right poem' exposes students to such a vast array of forms and poems that the benefits are immeasurable. I heard more poetry being read aloud by students and more discussions about poems than I have heard in over 20 years of teaching!"

High school teachers of public, private, charter or home schools that wish to host official POL events should contact the Honolulu Theatre for Youth. December 20 is the deadline for schools to register to participate. The state final competition will be held in Honolulu on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Neighbor Island winners will have their airfare to Honolulu paid for. Call 808-839-9885 ext. 704, or email edadmin@htyweb.org. Program materials, poems, and resources are available at www.poetryoutloud.org.

This is the thirteenth year that the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts has partnered with Honolulu Theatre for Youth to bring POL to Hawai‘i students.

"Poetry expresses the silenced part of our minds. Similes and metaphors act as codes, and the actor's job is to crack each poem's encrypted code. Poetry can be frustrating to comprehend at first, but the beauty is surreal once you finally piece together the complex puzzles that poems secretly hold." - POL Hawai‘i contestant

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

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The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation's largest, longest-running, most prestigious visual and literary arts program recognizing accomplishments of students in grades 7 -- 12. It is a symbol of excellence that can bolster resumes, college applications and scholarship applications. All National Award recipients earn a place on the National Recipient list. Selected works will be featured in the National Catalog and The Best Teen Writing anthology. Works receiving Gold Key awards move on to the national level judging.

The Hawai‘i Regional Scholastic Student Art Awards at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum displays artwork by students from across the state. The competition is open to all students (public, charter, home, and private) grades 7 - 12.

Submissions open September 13, 2017

Hawaii Art Region deadline: December 14, 2017, 5:59 PM Hawaii Standard Time (11:59 EST)

Hawaii Art Region contact: State of Hawai‘i Department of Education, Michelle Chun, ( 808)305-9709, michelle_chun@notes.k12.hi.us

Entry instructions, forms, and additional information: Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Guidelines & Deadlines

Public Art Symposium

The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF)'s 17th symposium: The Future History of Public Art is a gathering of public art practitioners and allied professionals that will convene November 5-7 in Honolulu. The symposium is being organized by WESTAF in collaboration with Forecast Public Art and the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

The symposium will be preceded by a public art workshop developed and led by Forecast Public Art with support from the Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and WESTAF. The workshop is scheduled for Sunday, November 5, from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Observers are encouraged to attend the symposium; however, space is limited. Observers are responsible for covering the cost of their travel and lodging. In addition, they are asked to pay a $185 fee to underwrite costs of meals included in the event. Please note that observers are not part of the core symposium conversation. Those interested in observing the symposium must register by Friday, September 15. As part of the symposium process, WESTAF prepares and publishes the symposium discussion in the form of proceedings. The proceedings will also be made available on the WESTAF website.

Read more on our website: Coming Up: WESTAF's 17th symposium - The Future History of Public Art

Public Art Workshop

Making it Public: Applications Open

Want to make public art? Only 20 spots are available for Making It Public, a free two-day intensive workshop to help artists make public art. Making it Public is designed for artists of any discipline who are interested in exploring how to make their artwork public. Eligible applicants are individual artists new to working in public art, who are current residents of the state of Hawai‘i. November 9 - 10, 2017.

Read more on our website: Making it Public: Applications Open

Community Listening Sessions

The State Foundation on Culture and Arts in collaboration with the Pacific Policy Research Center is engaging the public in Strategic Planning Listening Sessions to collect broad public input on how the SFCA should prioritize its time, effort, and resources to help arts and culture flourish in Hawai‘i.

Upcoming Community Listening Sessions:

Hawai‘i Island (Hilo) - Wailoa Center, Saturday September 16, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Lāna‘i (Lāna‘i City) - Lāna‘i Culture and Heritage Center, Monday September 18, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

O‘ahu (Wai‘anae) - Kamaile Academy Library, Tuesday September 19, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Maui (Kahului) - Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Saturday September 23, 3 - 5 p.m.

Recent and Upcoming Exhibit Visits

The role of the Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) is to make recommendations to the SFCA regarding the purchase of works of art, including the review, nomination, evaluation and selection of the recommended artworks for acquisition. The AASC is generally composed of SFCA commissioners, staff members, and visual arts consultants.

UPCOMING EXHIBIT VISITS

The SFCA Board of Commissioners has approved Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) visits to these upcoming exhibits:

HAWAI‘I ISLAND - Hawai‘i Nei 2017, Wailoa Center, Hilo.

KAUA‘I - Art Kaua‘i, Kaua‘i Society of Artists Gallery at Kukui Grove Center, Līhu‘e

O‘AHU - Angels and Transgressors, Koa Art Gallery, Kapi‘olani Community College, Honolulu

O‘AHU - Between Ocean and Sky: Hana Yoshihata; Petricher Fall: Dana Brewer/Feeling of Movement: Derek Bencomo; and Trees: Hiroko Sakurai Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu.

O‘AHU - Hawaii's Woodshow 2017 Na La‘au o Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i Forest Industry Association, Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery, Honolulu

O‘AHU - Hawaii Craftsmen 50th Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition, Hawaii Craftsmen, Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery, Honolulu

EXHIBITS VISITED IN AUGUST 2017

For more information on AASCs, including how to invite a committee to an exhibit, or to volunteer as a visual art consultant, please visit our website: Art in Public Places Relocatable Works of Art. For more information about specific exhibits, please contact the exhibit host organizations.

Read about recent purchase and gift recommendations on our website: Art in Public Places: Recent Purchase and Gift Recommendations (May and July 2017).

Art in Public Places: It's Your Art

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Ho‘o Pomaika‘i (To Create Good Fortune) at Pomaikai‘i Elementary School (Maui) / Phillip Sabado / stone mosaic mural / 2013 / Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

Illustrated in this vibrant stone mosaic mural is the kuleana (responsibility) of the kumu (teacher) to teach the youth to strive to maintain the balance between man and nature. Each panel contains a kumu describing the values and tools of pomaika`i, and the importance of perpetuating natural resources for future generations.

Maui artist Phillip Sabado was born and raised on Moloka‘i. He studied art at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Otis School of Design, Pasadena Art Center, and in Paris.

The Art in Public Places Collection can be viewed online and searched by artist name, artwork title, type of media, and more. Click here to begin browsing. You can also search the Public Art Archive for permanently installed artworks in the collection, such as sculptures at public buildings.

Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM)

TEMPORARY CLOSURES

The Diamond Head gallery (including the I Love Art hands-on activity gallery and the Accession exhibit) is closed through mid-September 2017 during a building renovation project.

The Sculpture Garden and second floor courtyard are temporarily closed during building renovation activities and are anticipated to re-open later this year.

HiSAM Event Calendar

September 2017

First Friday, Bridgefinder, Friday September 1, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Live music (folk, blues, and jazz fusion). Second floor Sculpture Lobby, indoors.

CLOSED Saturday, September 9, due to building renovation work. Second Saturday and Art Off the Wall have been cancelled for that day.

Art Lunch "Meet the Artist", UHM Assistant Professor Megan Porter - Science and Art, Tuesday September 26, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Professor Porter will speak about how animals perceive color. Bring your own lunch to eat during the presentation. Ground floor Multipurpose Room.

October 2017

Hawai`i Children & Youth Day, Sunday October 1, museum open 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., free activities begin at 11:00 a.m.

First Friday, Dayton Watanabe (Hawaiian slack key guitar), Friday October 6, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Second Saturday, Hawaii Stitchery & Fibre Arts Guild: Polka Dots! Saturday October 14, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Art Lunch "Meet the Artist", UHM Associate Professor Mary Babcock: Bearing Witness: Fiber Arts. Tuesday October 31, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

November 2017

First Friday, James McCarthy (Celtic folk music & storytelling), Friday November 3, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Second Saturday, Create in Clay, Saturday November 11, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Art Lunch, Bob Sigall, The History of the Army Navy YMCA. Tuesday November 28, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

December 2017

First Friday, Skylark (recorders), Friday December 1, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Second Saturday, Lauhala Hui, Saturday December 9, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Art Lunch "Meet the Artist", Tuesday December 26, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Presenter to be announced.

TEMPORARY CLOSURES

The No. 1 Capitol District Building (the state office building which houses the SFCA and HiSAM) will be closed on Saturday, September 9, 2017 for building renovation work. This includes the front lawn, Sculpture Garden, cafe, and gift shop.

The Diamond Head gallery (including the I Love Art hands-on activity gallery and the Accession exhibit) is closed through mid-September 2017 during a building renovation project.

The Sculpture Garden and second floor courtyard are temporarily closed during building renovation activities and are anticipated to re-open later this year and during First Friday events (when it is safe to do so).

Current Exhibits

Exhibits in the Hawai`i State Art Museum galleries are of works that are either in the Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts or are a part of an educational program through the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (such as the annual Hawai`i Regional Scholastic Art Awards). Please note that exhibit dates may change - if you are planning a visit to a specific exhibit and would like to make sure it is still on view, please call the SFCA office at (808) 586-0300 or email hawaiisfca@hawaii.gov.

ACCESSION. A selection of recent additions to the Art in Public Places Collection from across the state of Hawai‘i. This exhibit will be temporarily closed from Saturday July 8, 2017 to mid-September 2017.

HAWAI‘I: Change & Continuity. This exhibit tells a story of the past examining the overlapping influences of nature's bounty and human impact on a fragile environment. This is a long-term exhibit and is currently scheduled to run beyond 2018.

HiSAM Location & Parking

The Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM) is located at 250 South Hotel Street, corner of Richards and S. Hotel Street, in downtown Honolulu on the island of O‘ahu. Admission is always free! Parking available across the street in the Ali'i Place building (enter at 1099 Alakea St., cash only), metered parking at Iolani Palace, or metered street parking in the area. Several TheBus lines stop in front of or close to the building.

Visit our website: HiSAM Visitor Information

Arts, Music, and Culture Calendar

The following events are sponsored in part by the HSFCA Biennium Grants program, providing public funding (through appropriations from the Hawai‘i State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts) to support projects designed to preserve and further culture, the arts, history, and/or the humanities beneficial to Hawai‘i, or in partnership with the University of Hawai‘i Outreach College Statewide Cultural Extension Program (SCEP). Program availability and information is subject to change without notice; please contact the hosting organizations to confirm program information.

KAUA‘I - Garden Island Arts Council. Mid-August 2017 Arts & Culture Calendar (includes September events)

MAUI -- Portuguese Association of Maui. Informational history and culture segments on the Sounds of Portugal radio show (KEWE 1240 AM/95.5 FM/KEWE 1240.com).

HAWAI‘I ISLAND - Hawai‘i Handweavers' Hui Juried Biennial Exhibition, Fiber Journeys.

9/15 -- 10/22/2017. Kahilu Theatre Gallery - Waimea. For more information: Hawaii Handweavers' Hui

O‘AHU -- Hawaii Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA)/The ARTS at Marks Garage September 2017 Event Calendar

O‘AHU -- Hawaii Craftsmen. Raku Exhibit 2017.

9/08 -- 10/07/2017, Gallery ‘Iolani (Windward Community College). Free admission.

For more information: Hawaii Craftsmen

O‘AHU -- Hawai‘i Handweavers' Hui Juried Biennial Exhibition, Fiber Journeys.

8/25 -- 9/10/2017. Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery. For more information: Hawaii Handweavers' Hui

O‘AHU- Kumu Kahua Theatre, Who Killed Gilbert Botello?

8/24 - 9/24/2017. Kumu Kahua Theatre. For more information: Kumu Kahua Theatre

Coming up in 2017

O‘AHU - Diamond Head Theatre, 2017-2018 Season. For more information: Diamond Head Theatre

O‘AHU -- Kumu Kahua Theatre. The Wild Birds.

11/02 - 12/03/2017. For more information: Kumu Kahua Theatre.

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Nakasone Dance Academy performance at the June 2016 Art Lunch, Hawai‘i State Art Museum

The SFCA's Folk & Traditional Arts Apprentice Mentoring Grant program helps masterful teachers of the traditional arts share their knowledge in a deep and meaningful way with the experienced individuals who they feel are best equipped to carry on the tradition.

Several Okinawan dancers and musicians who have been part of the SFCA's Folk & Traditional Arts apprentice program are active participants in the annual Okinawan Festival. For the dance schools, the festival affords an opportunity for any apprentices to not only dance, but assist their teacher with preparations -- as such the festival becomes a learning activity for these apprentices.

O‘AHU - 2017 Okinawan Festival, Saturday and Sunday September 2 -- 3, 2017. For more information about the festival: Okinawan Festival

This year, current and former Folk & Traditional Arts apprentice program participants performing at the festival include:

  • Bonnie Miyashiro Soho Kai, Okinawan kutu ensemble
  • Lynne Nakasone (2012 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow) and her Hooge Ryu Hana Nuuzi No Kai Nakasone Dance Academy
  • Cheryl Yoshie Nakasone and her Jimpu Kai U.S.A. Kin Ryosho Ryuku Geino Kenkyusho school
  • Frances Nakachi and her Tamagusuku Ryu Senju Kai, Frances Nakachi Ryubu Dojo school
  • musicians who trained under the late Harry Nakasone
  • Grant "Sandaa" Murata, Ryukyu Koten Afuso Ryu Ongaku Kenkyuu Choichi Kai Hawaii
  • Allison Yanagi, Saikosho, Azama Honryu Sumi No Kai Hawaii Shibu (kucho player and a current apprentice grantee teacher)

SFCA Board of Commissioners

Next meeting: Wednesday September 20, 2017.

Unless otherwise specified, the public is invited to attend SFCA Standing Committee and Commission Meetings. All meetings take place in the Multipurpose Room of the No. 1 Capitol District building, 250 South Hotel Street, Honolulu (Hawai`i State Art Museum), unless otherwise noted. Meetings and agendas are posted just prior to the meetings on the State of Hawai‘i Calendar of Events. Select "State Foundation on Culture and the Arts" from the search menu.

Get Involved

Advocacy for the National Endowment for the Arts

Better Together: Public and Private Funding for the Arts, a fact based piece to equip policymakers, philanthropists and advocates alike to make a case for public investments in the arts. (The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies)

Produced by Ovation TV, drawing on research from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and the National Endowment for the Arts, Small Investment, Big Returns highlights the leveraging power of public arts funding.

Designed for civic leaders and cultural advocates, Why Should Government Support the Arts? invites conversation about the value of the arts to American communities. It includes extensive research citations to support fact based debate. (National Assembly of State Arts Agencies)

Practical Advocacy for the Arts

The National Assembly of State Art Agencies (NASAA) has been publishing a Practical Advocate series, designed for state arts agency council members and grantees. Offering succinct guidance for promoting the community benefits of the arts, the most recent additions summarize talking points, debunking common myths regarding public support for the arts, and provide advocacy action recommendations (along with useful advocacy dos and don'ts). The Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is Hawaii's state arts agency and has a NASAA membership. Read more on the NASAA website

The Art in Public Places Program of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (HSFCA) seeks volunteers, particularly on the Neighbor Islands, with expertise and knowledge in the visual arts field to serve as Visual Arts Consultants on Art Advisory Committees and Acquisition Award Selection Committees.The role of the Art Advisory Committee is to make recommendationsto the HSFCA regarding the development and design of a given commissioned art project,including location, medium, distinguishing features of the artwork, and selection of theartist. The role of the Acquisition Award Selection Committees is to review and makerecommendations regarding the purchase of works of art. The HSFCA appoints thecommittee members -- generally composed of two HSFCA commissioners, two staff members,and three visual arts consultants. The application form is available here:Visual Arts Consultants Application.

Questions?

Contact Karen Ewald, Art in Public Places Manager, at (808) 586-9950 or karen.a.ewald@hawaii.gov.

The Friends of the Hawai‘i State Art Museum (Friends of HiSAM) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization established to work effectively with the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (HSFCA), which operates the museum, and its professional staff to enhance and support the work of the museum, its ancillary programs, and amenities.

In supporting the mission of the HSFCA, the Friends of HiSAM have four objectives: (1) expose and engage all grade school students at the museumto the arts in Hawai‘i, (2) encourage all high schooland college students who are focused on the arts through meaningful events and programs at the museum (3) expose, excite, educate and engage those living in and visiting our state to the art and artists of Hawai‘i through visits to the museum, and (4) assist the HSFCA in the recognition of Hawaii's art and artists. Most recently, Friends of HiSAM has hosted exhibits of local artists in the museum restaurant, Artizen by MW: Harry Tsuchidana: Forgotten Paintings; Across Generations, featuring Satoru Abe, Hamilton Kobayashi, and Kainoa Gruspe; Across Generations II, featuring Ka-Ning Fong and Erin Marquez; and Yvonne Cheng: Recent Works. Friends of HiSAM has also hosted a soft opening for the new museum gift shop, HiSAM Gallery Shop x MORI by Art + Flea.

The museum cafe and museum gift shop are independently operated under a lease agreement between the Friends of the Hawai‘i State Art Museum, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, and the State of Hawai‘i Department of Accounting and General Services.

Questions?

For more information, including how to make a donation, contact Friends of HiSAM at friendsofhisam@gmail.com or visit the Friends of HiSAM Facebook page. (808) 536-2644.

The Hawai‘i State Art Museum (operated by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts) is looking for enthusiastic, outgoing volunteers to assist museum visitors and help offer a greater understanding of the exhibitions currently on view. If you have an interest or background in the arts, we encourage you to volunteer.

Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

  • Gallery Attendant -- Assist visitors in the galleries.
  • Info Desk Attendant -- Greet and orient visitors to the museum.
  • Docent -- Conduct tours of the exhibitions.
  • Education Assistant -- Assist with education programs.
  • Special Events Assistant -- Assist staff in event coordination.
  • General Clerical Help -- Assist staff in office chores.

Please download an application form:HiSAM Volunteer Application Form,and return completed form to: Visitor Services, HSFCA, 250 S. Hotel Street, 2nd Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813.

Questions?
For more information or to request a Volunteer Application Form by mail, contact Scott Young, HiSAM Visitor Services Manager, at scott.m.young@hawaii.gov or call (808) 586-9959.

Holiday Closures

Labor Day - Monday, September 4, 2017

Veterans' Day - Friday, November 10, 2017

Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas - Monday, December 25, 2017

The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Hawai‘i State Art Museum operate on the Hawai‘i State Government schedule.

The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is a government agency, established by the Hawai‘i State Legislature in 1965, to promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts, history and the humanities as central to the quality of life of the people of Hawai‘i. HSFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawai‘i and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The HSFCA is administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services(Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Chapter 9).


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The mission of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is to promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts, history and the humanities as central to the quality of life of the people of Hawai‘i. HSFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawai‘i and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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he Hawai'i State Art Museum is dedicated to presenting the largest and finest collection of works by Hawai'i artists that celebrate the diverse artistic and cultural legacy of Hawai'i.

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To promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts, history and the humanities as central to the quality of life of the people of Hawai`i. HSFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawai`i and the National Endowment for the Arts. The HSFCA is administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services.

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The musuem is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed State and Federal Holdays. Always free admission. For pre-recorded information call 586-0900.

The Hawai'i State Art Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For pre-recorded summary information on the museum, call (808) 586-0900. For current museum program information, call the HSFCA Art in Public Places Program at (808) 586-0305. To arrange an educational tour of the museum, call (808) 586-9958.


For information on the HSFCA; the Hawai'i State Art Museum; HSFCA grants, programs, and services; Hawai'i arts and culture events; and USA and worldwide arts opportunities, visit the HSFCA website, www.hawaii.gov/sfca.

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