Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
05/28/19 5:00 PM
Grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to Hawaii nonprofit organizations for programs that promote, enhance, and preserve arts and culture in the state. Applicants must create an account and submit legal documentation prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended for activities that focus on arts, culture, and heritage. Projects must take place in the State of Hawaii.
For the current funding cycle, eligible programs should be in the following categories:
- Heritage/Preservation (culture)
- Community Arts (engagement)
- Arts Education (education)
- Presentation/Performing Arts (the artists).
Purpose of Grants:
- Heritage and Preservation: Heritage and Preservation projects are well grounded in the history of Hawaii and the living cultures in Hawaii, and uphold high standards of quality and authenticity.
- Community Arts: Community Arts projects will encourage public awareness, access, appreciation, learning and participation in a wide variety of culture and arts activities within a particular geographic region or among a targeted population.
- Arts Education: Arts Education projects will provide educational opportunities in any arts discipline for arts in the school environment, out-of-school learning (OST) or adult life-long learning and professional development.
- Presenting and Performing Arts: Projects support programs or activities that will provide support to organizations that present artists in performance, exhibition, and/or in residency settings, including Literary Arts, Visual Arts, and Performing Arts (Dance, Dance-Drama, Music, and Drama/Theater including puppetry, storytelling, mime).
For project requirements and examples, see:
GrantWatch ID#: 146049
Based on recent funding patterns, between 50 and 70 applications received grants.
Grant requests must be in the range of minimum of $5,000 to maximum of $15,000 per application. The average grant has been approximately $7,000.
- The Biennium Grants are awarded for a two-year period. Project implementation period is the State of Hawaii fiscal biennium: July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021 (two fiscal years).
- The Year One project is fiscal year July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020
- The Year Two project is fiscal year July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.