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Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts SEPTEMBER 2020 Newsletter
Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts SEPTEMBER 2020 Newsletter
- Get Ready for the 2021 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards Competition
- Artwork Transfer to Honolulu MOCA
- SFCA Telework Update
- HiSAM Temporarily Closed
- SFCA CARES Act Relief Fund Update
- SFCA Grantee Spotlight
- National Arts in Education Week
- NEA Awards Over $1M to Hawaiʻi Orgs
- Upcoming Exhibit Visits
- Arts and Culture Calendar
- HiSAM Accessibility Project Cancelled
- SFCA in the News
- Holiday Schedule
- SFCA Board Meeting Schedule
- Job Opportunities
- Volunteer Opportunities
Call for Artists: 2021 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Students and educators: Get ready for the 2021 Scholastic Student Art and Writing Awards competition! Read the tips for students and educators, including feedback from judges and preparing for the digital submissions process: Get Ready for the 2021 Awards. Public, private, or home-school students in the U.S., Canada, or American schools in the rest of the world enrolled in grades 7-12 (ages 13 and up) are eligible to participate. Submissions open online Tuesday September 1, 2020. Final day to submit artwork is Tuesday, December 15, 2020.
State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) is the Hawaiʻi regional Affiliate Partner for the Scholastic Student Art and Writing Awards. SFCA participates in the student art portion of the competition, and all entry fees for Hawaiʻi students associated with the competition are covered by the SFCA.
Alex Skees, Art in Public Places Project Manager
Telephone/Voicemail: (808) 586-9955
Kamakani Konia, Art in Public Places Project Manager
Telephone/Voicemail: (808) 586-0736
Artwork Transfer to Honolulu MOCA
With the recent transfer of the Kakaʻako Waterfront Park from Hawaii Community Development Authority to the City & County of Honolulu, SFCA Staff are working on the transfer of two SFCA Art in Public Places Collection bronze sculptures at the park to the Honolulu Mayor’s Office on Culture and the Arts (MOCA); "ʻAno Lani: ʻAno Honua" by Linda Yamamoto, 1993, and "Lahui" by Sean Browne, 1992.
MOCA’s mission is to promote the value of arts and culture throughout communities in the City and County of Honolulu. There are over 900 pieces in the MOCA collection, which can be viewed online in their Art in City Buildings Program Online Collections Database.
Public artworks in Hawaiʻi as well as throughout the United States can also be viewed on the Public Art Archive online catalog.
The SFCA’s Art in Public Places Collection can also be viewed online: Art in Public Places Collection Online Catalog.
“ʻAno Lani: ʻAno Honua” bronze sculpture by Linda Yamamoto, 1993
“Lahui” bronze sculpture by Sean Browne, 1992
SFCA Telework Update
The SFCA office remains closed to the public. SFCA staff are continuing to work remotely, and can be contacted by email or telephone. If you aren’t sure who to contact, email HawaiiSFCA@Hawaii.Gov, or call (808) 586-0300 and leave a voice message, including your name and telephone number.
Hawaiʻi State Art Museum Temporarily Closed
The Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM) is temporarily closed as of Thursday, August 27, in accordance with the second stay-at-home, work-from-home orders from the City and County of Honolulu Office of the Mayor (the entire Emergency Order No. 2020-25 and accompanying guidance bulletin can be read online: City and County of Honolulu Proclamations, Orders and Rules re: COVID-19). The museum cafe, Artizen by MW, is also closed.
SFCA CARES Relief Fund Update
The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA), Hawaiʻi’s state government arts agency, is delivering $427,500 to thirty-six Hawaiʻi arts and culture organizations impacted by COVID-19. These CARES Act Relief funds, provided by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), are intended to help save jobs in the arts sector and keep the doors open to organizations that add value to our economy and creative life of our communities.
“Although Hawaii United Okinawa Center (HUOA) is not in business to make money, HUOA does conduct business: hiring staff, distributing cultural goods, performances and services, and HUOA has a large facility with utility bills to pay. Due to the pandemic and resulting shut down orders, all of HUOA's fundraising events have been cancelled and donations have decreased. The vital support received from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act") has enabled HUOA to reallocate funds to facility maintenance and utility costs for the Hawaii Okinawa Center.” - Jon S. Itomura, Executive Director, Hawaii United Okinawa Association
A full list of grant recipients by island, with award amount, can be viewed on the SFCA’s website: http://sfca.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/07/21/sfca-cares-act-relief-fund-grant/
SFCA Grantee Spotlight
Hawaii United Okinawa Association
The 2020 Okinawan Festival will take place online, September 4th, 5th, and 6th, with a webinar, performances, and an online store. Learn more on their website: https://www.okinawanfestival.com/
Hawaii Opera Theatre
HOT is launching HOT Digital so that people can experience HOT performances at home. HOT has postponed the previously announced 2020-21 season due to ongoing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to digital streaming, another big focus of the opera going forward is to increase its collaboration with theIsland community. "I will say that a lot of changes that we and other opera companies are making — including doing things smaller andnimbler, and being more locally focused — have been talked about for years. I think we as an industry have been soul searching for some time, we need to explore the industry's diversity, and we need to be representing theplaces where we live by recruiting new members, and telling stories that are representative of the communities where weare serving." - Andrew Morgan, Hawaiʻi Opera Theatre General Director. Learn more about HOT Digital on the HOT website: https://www.hawaiiopera.org/news-events/hawaii-opera-theatre-to-postpone-20-21-mainstage-season-announces-hot-digital-initiative/
National Arts in Education Week
National Arts in Education week is September 13 – 19, 2020. The theme this year is Because of Arts Education. Please share your stories of how the arts and arts education have impacted your life on social media with the hashtags #BecauseOfArtsEd and #BecauseOfArtsEdHawaii and tag @Hawaii_SFCA, @HawaiiStateArtMuseum, and anyone who has impacted you in and through the arts.
Learn more about National Arts in Education Week on the Americans for the Arts website: https://www.americansforthearts.org/by-topic/arts-education/national-arts-in-education-week
National Endowment for the Arts Awards Over One Million Dollars to Hawaiʻi Organizations
The National Endowment for the Arts Fiscal Year 2020 Research Grants in the Arts awardees include 14 Hawaiʻi grants for a total amount of $1,108,500.
Monkey Waterfall, Pacific Traditions Society, Center for Cultural and Technical Interchange Between East and West (aka East-West Center), Hawaii Alliance for Arts Education (aka Hawaiʻi Arts Alliance), State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking, Honolulu Biennial Foundation, Pacific Islanders in Communications, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (aka PREL), PAʻI Foundation, University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa, Young Of Heart Workshop, Maui Arts & Cultural Center (aka MACC). Applications for these Art Works and Our Town recommended grants were submitted in summer 2019 and approved at the end of March 2020.
View the full list of grantees and grant amounts on the National Endowment for the Arts website: https://www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/Spring2020-StateListReport-6.10.20.pdf
Help Hawai‘i Get Funding for COVID-19 Relief
The National Endowment for the Arts together with Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit for advancing the arts, have created a survey to assess the economic impact of COVID-19 on nonprofits arts organizations. We urge all Hawai‘i arts and culture organizations, creative workers, cultural practitioners, and educators to participate, so the virus’ effect on our state’s arts infrastructure can be documented.
Your answers are critically important. They create the data-backed case for advocacy to include the arts in emergency relief funding that might be allocated at the federal or state levels.
Take the five-minute survey online at AFTA COVID-19 Arts Impact Survey.
Recent and Upcoming Exhibit Visits
SFCA artwork purchases are recommended by an Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) that have been invited to view a juried or curated art exhibit in the state of Hawaiʻi. The AASC is generally composed of SFCA commissioners, staff members, and visual arts consultants.
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.
AASC Exhibit Visits made earlier this year and AASC Purchase and Gift Recommendations are posted on the SFCA website: SFCA News Blog: Acquisition Award Selection Committees
APPROVED EXHIBIT VISITS
The SFCA Board of Commissioners has approved Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) visits to these exhibits:
HAWAI‘I ISLAND - Kipaipai Fellows 2020, Kahilu Theatre Galleries, Kamuela. Mixed media, curated. August 27 - October 18, 2020.
HAWAI‘I ISLAND - Abstract Only 2020, Wailoa Center, Hilo. Mixed media, juried. October 2 - 28, 2020.
HAWAI‘I ISLAND - Hawaii Nei 2020, Wailoa Center, Hilo. Mixed media, juried. November 6 - 27, 2020.
HAWAI‘I ISLAND - 2020 Pacific States Biennial North American Juried Print Exhibition, University of Hawaiʻi-Hilo, Hilo. Print media, juried. November 6 - December 31, 2020.
KAUA‘I - Art Kaua‘i, Kukui Grove Center, Līhu‘e. Mixed media, juried. August 27 - October 18, 2020.
MAUI - Malama Wao Akua, Hui No‘eau Visual Art Center, Makawao, Maui. Mixed media, juried. September 18 - November 6, 2020.
O‘AHU - A Deeper Shade of Soul, Sculpture by Jonathan Swanz, the Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu. Drawings, curated. July 23, 2020 - January 8, 2021.
O‘AHU - Downtown Drawing, the Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu. Drawings, curated. July 23, 2020 - January 8, 2021.
O‘AHU - Incipit: Paintings by Tom Walker, the Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu. Paintings, curated. July 23, 2020 - January 8, 2021.
O‘AHU - Why are you painting?, the Honolulu Museum of Art School, Linekona Gallery, Honolulu. Paintings, curated. August 7 - September 4, 2020.
O‘AHU - Resiliance, the Honolulu Museum of Art School, Linekona Gallery, Honolulu. Ceramic, curated. September 18 - October 16, 2020.
O‘AHU - Hawaii Craftsmen Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition 2020, Downtown Art Center, Honolulu. Mixed media, juried. October 23 - November 14, 2020.
O‘AHU - Transparency in Translation, the Honolulu Museum of Art School, Linekona Gallery, Honolulu. Watercolor and glass. October 31 - November 27, 2020.
Approved AASC visits are also posted on the SFCA's website: Acquisition Award Selection Committees.
An AASC visited the following exhibits in July 2020:
OʻAHU - Hawaiʻi Craftsmen Fiber Hawaiʻi 2020: In, Of, or About Fiber. Hawaiʻi Craftsmen has made the exhibit catalog available online, and Windward Community College has provided a free video walkthrough of the exhibit. View online: Fiber Hawaiʻi 2020.
Arts and Culture Calendar
Buy Hawaiʻi, Give Aloha is a free portal site promoting Hawaiʻi businesses and Hawaiʻi-made products, including art and music. Hawaiʻi businesses that make more of than 75% of their total product offerings in Hawaiʻi can apply online to be listed in the directory. Created by the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT). https://invest.hawaii.gov/buy-hawaii/
Creative Lab Hawaiʻi Information Sessions online, 9/02 and 9/09. Learn about upcoming Creative Lab Hawaiʻi programs, for creative entrepreneurs in the fields of acting, directing, producing, theater, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality, and writing located in Hawaiʻi. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-lab-hawaii-information-sessions-on-2020-programs-tickets-112369857268
Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR): Call for Artists - DLNR Kaulunani Community Forestry Program. Urban Field Station Artist in Residence Program 2020, deadline 9/15. Hawaiʻi artists, if selected, would potentially be working together and engaging with the Kaulunani Urban & Community Forestry Program (the state of Hawaii’s Urban and Community Forestry Program housed within the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife). For more information and application: https://www.thenatureofcities.com/urban-field-station-artist-residency/
Friends of the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM): The HiSAM Gift Shop, operated by the Friends of HiSAM volunteer group, is displaying new work by Herman Piʻikea Clark, Kānaka Maoli artist, educator, and business owner. Friends of HiSAM are also displaying artworks in the museum café, Artizen by MW, by emerging Kānaka Maoli artists Cory Kamehanaokalā Holt Taum, Nanea Lum, and Nālamakūkapō Ahsing. Artworks are available for sale. For more information, or to purchase artworks, please contact the Friends of HiSAM at FriendsOfHiSAM@Gmail.Com.
Hawaiʻi State Art Museum:
•HiSAM is temporarily closed as of August 27, in accordance with the stay-at-home, work-from-home order for Honolulu County.
•The August 26 Pau Hana Talk, a conversation with Drew Broderick and Kaʻili Chun (two of the guest curators of the "Mai hoʻohuli i ka lima i ka luna" exhibit at HiSAM, was held virtually on Zoom. A video recording of the talk can be viewed online. Views of the exhibit are included in the video. https://vimeo.com/452731390
•Thursday September 10, 10:00 a.m., Visual Art Workshop with Hannah Shun on Zoom.
•Wednesday September 16, 5:00 p.m. on Zoom, Pau Hana Artist Talk with University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa photography lecturers Atis Puampai and Kelly Ciurej. In partnership with the University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa Department of Art and Art History.
•Thursday September 17, 10:00 a.m., Concious Creativity Workshop with Maia Lonergan on Zoom.
•Friday September 18, 6:00 p.m. on the HiSAM Instagram, concert by Andrew Molina.
•For more details and links to the Zoom events, visit the HiSAM calendar: https://hisam.hawaii.gov/calendar
State Foundation on Culture and the Arts: Community Conversation for Arts Organizations in the Schools. The SFCA will be hosting an online Community Conversation for any organization who is interested around the topic of arts organization responses and support to schools online and in hybrid models this year. Friday 9/04, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. on Zoom. For more information and to register: Community Conversation.
Hawaiʻi State Art Museum Accessibility Project Cancelled by State Legislature
State of Hawaii Legislature House Bill 2725 HD1 SD1, a $2.1 billion capital improvement project bill, removed the $300,000 FY20 and $2,300,000 FY21 appropriation for the No. 1 Capitol District Building site and accessibility project, effectively cancelling the project. Construction of improvements to the facility and site were to accommodate increased and safer access and building use. These improvements included renovation of building walkways and entrances for Americans with Disability Act (ADA) access, and replacement of security gates. All versions of House Bill 2725, committee reports and testimony can be viewed online: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=2725&year=2020.
SFCA in the News
August 28, 2020
Hawaii's museums, theaters are struggling to stay afloat
“The State Foundation did receive $427,500 in CARES money and will be going out. It’s very needed and that’s for jobs, keeping the lights on,” explained Jonathan Johnson, Executive Director State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
He said the half-million dollars in funding is not enough.
"We did a survey and there was a $9 million need for a three-month period for the cultural institutions that participated in the survey statewide,” Johnson explained. “So a half-million is just a little bit so definitely there’s a huge need.”
He said the cultural arts, museums, and performing arts sector created 22,000 jobs statewide.
“If we can keep them afloat and they can keep the employees working, it’s less a burden on the state’s unemployment,” Johnson said.
Video online: https://www.khon2.com/coronavirus/hawaiis-museums-theaters-are-struggling-to-stay-afloat/
Honolulu Star Advertiser
Sunday, August 2, 2020
Exhibitions at Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, Bishop Museum shed new light on Hawaii's visual and performing artists
"At the Hawai‘i State Art Museum, the wide-ranging exhibition “Mai ho‘ohuli i ka lima i luna” features works by artists who have been “underrepresented, historically marginalized and structurally oppressed,” said Drew Broderick, an artist, educator and co-curator of the show. “It centers on works by kanaka artists and practitioners.”
The works, on display in spaces throughout the museum with a main installation in the second-floor gallery, are from the state’s Art in Public Places collection, which comprises more than 7,000 works. Among the featured artists are Bernice Akamine, Pam Barton, Solomon Enos, Rocky Jensen, Clemente Lagundimao Jr., Al Kahekili‘uila Lagunero, Marques Hanalei Marzan, Meleanna Aluli Meyer, Harinani Orme, Carl F. K. Pao and Maika‘i Tubbs."
Full article is online, and requires a subscription to the newspaper: https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/08/02/features/exhibitions-at-hawaii-state-art-museum-bishop-museum-shed-new-light-on-hawaiis-visual-and-performing-artists/
2020 State Government Holiday Schedule
Statehood Day - Friday, August 21, 2020
Labor Day - Monday, September 7, 2020
General Election Day - Tuesday November 3, 2020
Veterans' Day - Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 26, 2020
Christmas - Friday, December 25, 2020
The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Hawai‘i State Art Museum operate on the Hawai‘i State Government schedule.
SFCA Board of Commissioners Meetings
2020 SFCA Board of Commissioners Meetings
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Committee meetings usually begin at 9:00 a.m., followed by the general meeting at 11:00 a.m.
Unless otherwise specified, the public is invited to attend SFCA Standing Committee and Commission Meetings. 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.
In order to comply with the Sunshine Law and social distancing requirements, notice of meetings will be posted on the State of Hawaiʻi Calendar of Events seven days prior to the meeting, submission of written testimony on agendized items will be accepted and minutes of meetings will be available within 40 days after the meeting.
There are no SFCA job listings at this time. Job listings are posted in our website news blog and in the monthly email newsletter (subscribe here), as well as on our social media (@hawaiisfca on Facebook, @hawaii_sfca on Instagram, and @hawaii_sfca on Twitter).
SFCA and HiSAM do not have an active internship program at this time.
Art Acquisitions and Commissions
Artwork acquisitions and commissions are done through the Art in Public Places Program. For more information: Opportunities for Artists.
For doing business with the state as a contractor, the State of Hawaii eProcurement (HiePro) is a system for issuing solicitations, receiving responses, and issuing notices of award. Solicitations and awards are posted and searchable. State Foundation on Culture and the Arts solicitations have included graphic design services, printing services, custom framing, artwork conservation and restoration.To find SFCA solicitations, search under Department: Accounting and General Services (the SFCA is administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services).
Get Involved: Volunteer Opportunities
Help the SFCA Select Artwork
The Art in Public Places Program of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) 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 recommendations to the SFCA regarding the development and design of a given commissioned art project, including location, medium, distinguishing features of the artwork, and selection of the artist. The role of the Acquisition Award Selection Committees is to review and make recommendations regarding the purchase of works of art. The SFCA appoints the committee members for each exhibit visit — generally composed of SFCA commissioners, staff members, and Visual Arts Consultants. The application form is available here: Visual Arts Consultants Application.
Contact Karen Ewald, Art in Public Places Manager, at (808) 586-9950 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the SFCA
The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) 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. SFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawai‘i and the National Endowment for the Arts.The SFCA 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 Hawaii 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 Hawaii. HSFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawaii and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Hawaii State Art Museum
The 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.
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.
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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