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Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
Last date: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021
United States

Detailed Description

The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) is accepting applications for its Biennium Grants Program to provide public funds through Biennium Grants to support projects designed to promote, perpetuate and preserve culture and the arts in Hawai’i.

Grant Categories


  • Heritage and Preservation projects are well grounded in the history of Hawai`i and the living cultures in Hawai`i, and uphold high standards of quality and authenticity
  • Amplify Hawaiian cultural arts, history, and heritage and support communities to advance cultural knowledge, build cultural capacity, and preserve cultural legacies.

Community Arts (Community Arts, Community Development)

  • 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
  • Art-based community development projects that increase the creative capacity of rural communities.
  • Enhance opportunities to experience culture and the arts statewide

Arts & Healing

  • Arts & healing projects and programs will integrate any art form in a variety of settings to promote resilience, develop and advance coping skills, and promote mental and physical well-being
  • To improve the lives of Hawai`i’s veterans through arts, culture, and creative expression.
  • To enrich the lives of older adults through high quality participatory arts programs
  • To build resiliency and wellness for incarcerated youth and adults

Arts Education

  • Arts Education projects will provide educational opportunities in any arts discipline for arts in the school environment, out-of-school learning, Early Childhood Development (Pre-school), adult lifelong learning, and professional development.
  • Extend high-quality arts learning opportunities to students in and out of school time and to people of all ages in Hawai`i.

Presentation/Performing Arts

  • Presenting and Performing Arts projects support programs or activities that will provide support to organizations that present artists in performance, exhibition, in residency settings, online format, and/ or televised broadcast.
  • Literacy Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Media Arts
  • Performing Arts (Dance, Dance-Drama, Music, Drama/Theatre including puppetry, storytelling, mime)

Funding Information

  • Biennium Grant requests are in the amount of $5,000, $10,000 or $15,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Non-Profit Organization, 501(c)3, exempt from federal income tax by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Applicants are subject to meeting eligibility requirements and policies established by the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
  • Non-profit Organization, 501(c)3 exempt from federal income tax by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
  • Applicant must have at least one (1) year of experience with the project to request grant support.
  • Only one (1) application per applicant grant cycle.


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