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2002 NEA Hawaii Grants

In 2002 the United States National Endowment for the arts issued 14 grants, totaling $734,200. to Hawaii arts organizations. Note that this may not be a complete list and some of the details of these grants may have changed since this list was published.

Oahu 2002 NEA Grants

RECIPIENT: Hawaii Literary Arts Council
LOCATION: Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
GRANT AMOUNT: $5,000
CATEGORY: Access
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Literature
DESCRIPTION: To support a series of readings and writing workshops at men's and women's prisons. Scheduled participants include Lois-Ann Yamanaka and Chris McKinney, author of the novel "Tattoo" which is set in Halawa prison.

RECIPIENT: Honolulu Dance Theatre *
LOCATION: Honolulu, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $6,000
CATEGORY: Access
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Dance
DESCRIPTION: To support the creation and presentation of a dance production and lecture demonstration. Pele and the Legends of Hawaii, based on the mythology of Hawaiian Goddess Pele, will be presented at the Hawaii Theatre Center.
* Does the Honolulu Dance Theatre still exist? Their Web site honoluludancetheatre.com is no longer online. (Honolulu Dance Theatre was founded in 1993 by artistic director Matthew Wright.)

RECIPIENT: Kalihi-Palama Culture & Arts Society
LOCATION: Honolulu, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $10,000
CATEGORY: Access
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Folk & Traditional Arts
DESCRIPTION: To support a series of training classes in traditional art forms and one Western art form. Classes include Hawaiian, Tahitian, Okinawan and Filipino dance, ceramics and lei making.

RECIPIENT: Moanalua Gardens Foundation
LOCATION: Honolulu, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $10,000
CATEGORY: Heritage & Preservation
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Folk & Traditional Arts
DESCRIPTION: To support the Prince Lot Hula Festival. This festival shares the beauty and artistry of the hula, while including authentic Hawaiian demonstrations and exhibits in an effort to educate and perpetuate the culture.

RECIPIENT: State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
LOCATION: Honolulu, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $581,200
CATEGORY: Partnership
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: State & Regional
DESCRIPTION: To support Partnership Agreement activities.

RECIPIENT: 'A 'A Arts
LOCATION: Honolulu, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $8,000
CATEGORY: Creativity
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Multidisciplinary
DESCRIPTION: To support a special issue of the journal Chain and a related reading/talk series dedicated to the theme of dialogue. This project will feature a series of discussions between prominent artists from diverse cultures whose work addresses similar concerns.

RECIPIENT: Bamboo Ridge Press
LOCATION: Honolulu, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $7,000
CATEGORY: Creativity
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Literature
DESCRIPTION: To support the publication, distribution and promotion of issues of Bamboo Ridge, an annual journal of Hawaiian literature and arts. Authors featured in the issues will promote the journal through readings and workshops at community colleges, high schools, educational conferences, bookstores and local organizations.

RECIPIENT: Honolulu Theatre for Youth
LOCATION: Honolulu, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $20,000
CATEGORY: Creativity
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Theater
DESCRIPTION: To support the production and tour of a new adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello, written by playwright Y York, developed with a DJ/turntabulist, and directed by Artistic Director Mark Lutwak. Created with three actors and a DJ, the production will be targeted to Hawaii teenagers statewide and designed to play in virtually any venue.

RECIPIENT: University of Hawaii "Manoa" Journal
LOCATION: Honolulu, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $20,000
CATEGORY: Creativity
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Literature
DESCRIPTION: To support publication, promotion, distribution and related expenses for issues of Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing. Scheduled issues will feature new writing from Korea, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands and include poetry and prose by American writers from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Maui 2002 NEA Grants

RECIPIENT: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
LOCATION: Kahului, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $30,000
CATEGORY: Arts Learning
DESCRIPTION: To support "Hoike: Arts for All". This project will provide artists/teacher training to implement Hawaii-mandated fine arts standards. Consortium members include the Hawaii Department of Education, Maui Academy of Performing Arts and Hana Arts.

RECIPIENT: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
LOCATION: Kahului, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $12,000
CATEGORY: Creativity
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Presenting
DESCRIPTION: To support "Global Rhythms", a presenting series of artists from a range of performing arts disciplines and countries. A goal of the program is to present artists to whom the Maui community would not otherwise have access.

RECIPIENT: Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center
LOCATION: Makawao, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $10,000
CATEGORY: Positive Alternatives for Youth
DESCRIPTION: To support a partnership project with the Hui Malama Learning Center, The Alternative Learning Center, Maui Youth and Family Services, Horizons Academy, and the Maui Farm to provide visual arts instruction for 13 to18 year olds who reside in rural Maui County. Participating youth come from low-income families in which, for many, English is a second language.

RECIPIENT: Maui Academy of Performing Arts
LOCATION: Wailuku, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $10,000
CATEGORY: Positive Alternatives for Youth
DESCRIPTION: To support a partnership project with Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Hana Arts, and public schools in Hana, Molokai, and Lanai (Maui County), to implement Stepping into Story Through Drama, a program of drama instruction for children in Kindergarten to fifth grade in remote areas of Hana, Molokai and Lanai. This four-phase program includes professional development for teachers, in-school residencies and touring productions from the Maui Academy.

Big Island 2002 NEA Grants

RECIPIENT: Lyman House Memorial Museum
LOCATION: Hilo, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $10,000
CATEGORY: Community Arts Development
PROJECT TYPE: Cultural Tourism/District
DESCRIPTION: To support Traditions, a series of concerts and workshops featuring Native Hawaiian, Japanese, and Okinawan traditional arts presented in downtown Hilo. The goal of the project is to develop Hilo's historic cultural district for both local residents and tourists and to facilitate greater cooperation between local arts and education institutions. Partnering organizations include the National Organization for Traditional Artists Exchange, Palace Theater, Hawaii Public Radio, Taiko of the Pacific, and Okinawan Association of Hawaii.

See also:
- All NEA Hawaii Grants Since 2002
- The Arts in Hawaii



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