Grants Awarded 2017

Public Humanities Grants

Makaikai Mo‘olelo a Mele (Song and Story Tour)

Support for public programs that will engage the community, expose them to cultural arts, encourage dialogue, and ultimately enrich their life-experience through mo‘olelo and mele tours, as well as events and exhibits

Awarded to: Papahana Kuaola

Amount: $10,000

Rev. Williams Richards at History Theatre

Support for the development of the story of Reverend William Richards for a living history presentation at the dedication of his Hale Pili at Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives and on Maui where he is buried.

Awarded to: Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives

Amount: $5,450

Abstract Expressionism: Looking East from the Far West

Suport for the exhibition Abstract Expressionism: Looking East from the Far West.This exhibition will take a fresh look at mid-twentieth-century modernist abstraction through a reconsideration of its Asian American practitioners, with special focus on artists active in Hawai‘i.

Awarded to: Honolulu Museum of Art

Award: $10,000

Kaua‘i’s Architecture of the Mid-century Modern Era

Support for the research, writing and presenting of an educational program about the architectural history of Kaua‘i during the Mid-Century Modern period of 1939-1973 within a social and economic context.

Awarded to: Historic Hawai‘i Foundation

Award: $7,500

Preservation & Access Grants

Kalama Valley 2020 Oral History Project

Support for the preservation of the oral histories of the activists in the Kalama Valley struggle (1970–1971) and making these oral histories available to the broad public through a website and a publication.

Awarded to: University of Hawai‘i

Amount: $7,000

Digital Access: 90 Years of Honolulu Museum of Art

Support for the digitization and to make publicly accessible via Honolulu Museum of Art servers and UH’s eVols digital repository all issues of the publication of the Honolulu Academy of Arts, now the Honolulu Museum of Art, news bulletin and calendar from 1928 to 2017.

Awarded to: Honolulu Museum of Art

Award: $7,000

Kokua Hawai‘i Oral History Project

Support for the preservation of primary source materials about the Hawaiian Renaissance from members and associates of Kokua Hawai‘i—people who actually shaped the social movement of that era. Also, the resources will be available through public libraries, the Internet and the University of Hawai‘i Department of Ethnic Studies.

Awarded to: Hawai‘i’s People Fund

Award: $7,000