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2006 NEA Hawaii Grants

In 2006 the United States National Endowment for the arts issued 8+5 grants, totaling $794,800 + $72,500 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: Hawaii Opera Theatre
LOCATION: Honolulu, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $20,000
CATEGORY: Learning in the Arts
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Learning in the Arts for Children & Youth
DESCRIPTION: To support opera residencies at Oahu elementary schools. An original student-written opera integrating elements of Hawaiian music, language, and mythology will be produced and performed by school students.

RECIPIENT: Hawaii Youth Symphony Association
LOCATION: Honolulu, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $20,000
CATEGORY: Learning in the Arts
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Learning in the Arts for Children & Youth
DESCRIPTION: To support the Symphonic Orchestra Program. Orchestra students from the Hawaiian Islands are brought to Honolulu to rehearse and subsequently perform in one of three youth orchestras.

RECIPIENT: Honolulu Symphony Society
LOCATION: Honolulu, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $10,000
CATEGORY: Access to Artistic Excellence
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Music
DESCRIPTION: To support youth concerts and in-school ensembles. Plans include six youth concerts and ensemble visits to 120 schools throughout the island of Oahu.

RECIPIENT: Honolulu Theatre for Youth
LOCATION: Honolulu, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $40,000
CATEGORY: Learning in the Arts
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Learning in the Arts for Children & Youth
DESCRIPTION: To support a consortium project for English as Second Language (ESL) students to develop original plays based on native oral traditions. In a partnership with Hawaii's State Department of Education's English for Second Language Learners Program, the project is designed to increase elementary school students' communication skills and their understanding of theater.

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

RECIPIENT: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
LOCATION: Kahului, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $38,000
CATEGORY: Access to Artistic Excellence
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Presenting
DESCRIPTION: To support a series of performances and related residency activities. Residency components will include professional development workshops for teachers, student performances, workshops, and exhibitions as well as performances by artists to whom the Maui community otherwise would not have access due to geographic constraints.

RECIPIENT: Pacific Resources for Education and Learning
LOCATION: Honolulu, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $67,900
CATEGORY: Partnership
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: State & Regional
DESCRIPTION: To support arts education services and technical assistance to the jrusdictional 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: $588,900
CATEGORY: Partnership
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: State & Regional
DESCRIPTION: To support Partnership Agreement activities.

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 also will publish a special issue of short stories by Marvis Hara, describing three generations of Japanese women in Honolulu.

RECIPIENT: Honolulu Theatre for Youth
LOCATION: Honolulu, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $25,000
CATEGORY: Access to Artistic Excellence
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Theater
DESCRIPTION: To support the production and tour of an adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello by Y York. Originally commissioned in 2001, the play will be remounted for a statewide tour of intermediate and high schools on the Hawaiian Islands.

RECIPIENT: Kahilu Theatre Foundation
LOCATION: Kamuela, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $15,000
CATEGORY: Access to Artistic Excellence
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Presenting
DESCRIPTION: To support music and dance performances and related educational outreach activities. Classical and traditional music and dance forms as well as jazz and gospel will be presented in communities in the remote Waimea region.

RECIPIENT: Moanalua Gardens Foundation
LOCATION: Honolulu, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $10,000
CATEGORY: Access to Artistic Excellence
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Folk and Traditional Arts
DESCRIPTION: To support the 29th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival. The oldest and largest non-competitive hula event in Hawaii, the festival features exhibits and demonstrations of traditional crafts, an art exhibit by native Hawaiian artists and artisans, and performances of ancient and modern hula.

RECIPIENT: University of Hawaii "Manoa" Journal
LOCATION: Honolulu, HI
GRANT AMOUNT: $15,000
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. Upcoming themes include the literature of place and drama and film by Native American writers in North America.

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



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