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2005 NEA Hawaii Grants

In 2005 the United States National Endowment for the arts issued 2+7+4 grants, totaling $20,000 + $792,200+ $79,500 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.

RECIPIENT: Bamboo Ridge Press
LOCATION: Honolulu, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $7,500
CATEGORY: Access to Artistic Excellence
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Literature
DESCRIPTION: To support the publication and promotion of issues of Bamboo Ridge, a journal by and about the people of Hawaii. The journal will publish a special issue of short stories by Mavis Hara; the stories focus on three generations of Japanese women in Honolulu.

RECIPIENT: Honolulu Theatre for Youth
LOCATION: Honolulu, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $27,000
CATEGORY: Access to Artistic Excellence
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Theater
DESCRIPTION: To support the world premiere production of a new play for young adult audiences by Bryan Wake. Queen of Makaha (Rell Sunn) will tell the story of Hawaiian cultural icon Rell Sunn, a female surfing pioneer and community activist.

RECIPIENT: Moanalua Gardens Foundation
LOCATION: Honolulu, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $15,000
CATEGORY: Access to Artistic Excellence
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Folk & Traditional Arts
DESCRIPTION: To support the 28th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival. The 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: University of Hawaii "Manoa" Journal
LOCATION: Honolulu, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $30,000
CATEGORY: Access to Artistic Excellence
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Literature
DESCRIPTION: To support publication, promotion, distribution, and related expenses for issues of Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing. Scheduled issues include The Spirit of Tahiti and New Theater of Asia, The Pacific, and the Americas.

RECIPIENT: Hawaii Alliance for Arts Education
LOCATION: Honolulu, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $40,000
CATEGORY: Learning in the Arts
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Learning in the Arts for Children & Youth
DESCRIPTION: To support the consortium project Arts First, a partnership with the State of Hawai'i Department of Education. The research and demonstration project will involve the development, integration, documentation, and evaluation of an arts-integrated curriculum for pre-kindergarten through sixth-grade students.

RECIPIENT: Hawaii's Volcano Circus
LOCATION: Pahoa, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $20,000
CATEGORY: Learning in the Arts
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Learning in the Arts for Children & Youth
DESCRIPTION: To support Project Playmates. The year-long instruction program by local artists in video production, drama, dance, acrobatics, and circus skills will culminate in Malama I ke Kai (Family of Life), a community-based drama performed by children and youth assisted by their parents.

RECIPIENT: Kalihi-Palama Culture & Arts Society
LOCATION: Honolulu, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $10,000
CATEGORY: Access to Artistic Excellence
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Folk & Traditional Arts
DESCRIPTION: To support training for neighborhood youth in traditional and contemporary art. Classes include Hawaiian, Polynesian, Okinawan, Filipino, and Samoan dance, Samoan crafts, and ceramics.

RECIPIENT: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
LOCATION: Kahului, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $40,000
CATEGORY: Access to Artistic Excellence
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Presenting
DESCRIPTION: To support a series of performances and an expansion of related residency activities. More than half of the presentations will highlight Hawaiian-based music, theater, dance events, and traditional storytelling.

RECIPIENT: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
LOCATION: Kahului, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $40,000
CATEGORY: Learning in the Arts
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Learning in the Arts for Children & Youth
DESCRIPTION: To support the consortium project Quality Learning by Design. In partnership with the Maui Office of the State Department of Education, the Center will implement the state-wide Arts First: Hawai'i Arts Education Strategic Plan 2001.

RECIPIENT: Pacific Resources for Education and Learning
LOCATION: Honolulu, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $72,000
CATEGORY: National Services
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: STATE PROGRAMS
DESCRIPTION: To support arts education services and technical assistance to the jurisdictional arts agencies of the Pacific territories. Through technology and inter-territorial art exchanges, the project will increase organizational capacity and collaboration among American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

RECIPIENT: State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
LOCATION: Honolulu, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $570,200
CATEGORY: Partnership
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: State & Regional
DESCRIPTION: To support Partnership Agreement activities.

RECIPIENT: Hawaii Alliance for Arts Education
LOCATION: Honolulu, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $10,000
CATEGORY: Fast Track Grant
DESCRIPTION: To support the expansion of First Fridays arts events. By adding performing artists on the streets of the gallery tour, and providing an early evening family activity in a neighborhood park, this project will attract additional visitors to the museums, galleries, cafes, and other venues involved in First Fridays events.

RECIPIENT: Kauahea
LOCATION: Wailuku, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $10,000
CATEGORY: Fast Track Grant
DESCRIPTION: To support travel, supplies, and fees for artisans conducting workshops that focus on the making of implements, clothing, and adornments for traditional hula dance as part of the Ka 'Aha Hula 'O Halauaola, a cultural festival and conference. The festival will bring together many renowned kuma hula and cultural practitioners for workshops and performances that will perpetuate an understanding of Hawaiian culture and its signature dance form.

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



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