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Grants to Oahu, Hawaii Arts & Cultural Non-Profits for Productions & Operations

Mayor's Production Grant Program Awards

City and County of Honolulu, Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts (MOCA)

Agency: Local

GrantWatch ID #148338

Grant Description

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Grants of up to $10,000 to Honolulu City and County, Hawaii non-profit arts and cultural organizations for projects benefiting people on the island of Oahu. Projects and activities may involve dance, drama, music, writing (to include language), cultural festivals, crafts, media, all other creative activity of imagination and beauty, and the arts, customs and traditions of ethnic groups of Hawaii.

The Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts (MOCA) is requesting proposals for the Mayor's Production Grants Level I and Level II; and the Operating Grant.

Level I grants provides assistance to culture and arts organizations in the creation of newly developed artistic works or the preservation of cultural heritage through new artistic works. Maximum award is $10,000.

Level II grants provides assistance to culture and arts organizations for on-going works or the preservation of cultural heritage through artistic works. Level II applicants must have received MOCA grant awards between FY2009 to present. Maximum award is $10,000.

The Operating Grant is for culture and arts organizations seeking operating support. This grant was created in response to the needs of the performing arts community seeking operating support in creating and maintaining works of art. Maximum award is $5,000.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations submitting proposals must be tax-exempt, publicly supported, and charitable as determined by the Internal Revenue Service. If the organization is part of a larger national organization, submitted proof of 501(c)(3) status should be from the local branch or chapter in the City and County of Honolulu.

Funds are not granted for scholarship programs to benefit individuals, or for religious programs.

Additional Geographic Information:

City and County of Honolulu

Pre-Application Information:

Grant support is intended to provide partial funding for a project. Grants are limited and highly competitive. The deadline for proposals for grants is Friday, November 14, 2014 at 4:30 PM.

Organizations are welcome to submit proposals in all three MOCA grant programs. Only one grant will be awarded by the Commission on Culture and the Arts to any organization in any one fiscal year (July to June).

Send/deliver the proposal package to:

Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts
550 South King Street, Second Floor
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Level I & II Grants - Up to $10,000; Operating Grant - Up to $5,000.

Term of Contract:

The grant period is January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015.

Contact Information:

Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts

RFP & Supporting Documents:

Full Grant Text RFP

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates / changes / addendums / conferences / LOIs.


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