Grants Awarded 2018

Bishop Museum Laulima Workshop Series

Support for a series of workshops placing Hawaiian artistic practices and contemporary creation at the core of community engagement within Bishop Museum’s space and collections with the focus on two of Hawai‘i’s most vibrant cultural practices and art forms: ulana (weaving) and kālai (carving).

Awarded to: Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

Award: $10,000

Experience: Hawai‘i’s Life Stories

Support for a pilot program to create 30 podcasts using the Center for Oral History’s repository of recordings organized into six themed-series based on the importance and relevance to our lives in Hawai‘i. The three-minute podcasts will make the oral histories more accessible to our community

Awarded to: University of Hawai‘i

Award: $10,000

Native Stories

Support for the research and the creation of walking audio tour through Downtown Honolulu.  The audio stories that will be made available via a mobile app to a global, local and kanaka maoli audience. The project’s central theme is to promote and share moʻolelo  (history and stories) that are from native sources, either oral or published and written.

Awarded to: Papaku No Kameha‘ikana

Award: $7,725

Yours Faithfully—Ambrose Hutchinson: Recollections of a Lifetime at Kalaupapa

Support for the publication of a book about Ambrose Kanewali‘i Hutchison, a resident of Kalaupapa, and also a series of public presentations and discussions, and the creation of a traveling exhibit to accompany the presentations.

Awarded to: Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa

Award: $10,000

Maui Nui A Kama: Intersections of Ethnographies, Poetic Synthesis, and Contemporary Issues

Support for a project that takes on an ethnographic approach and explores the rigors of biographical interviews to  develop civic awareness using family oral histories to cultivate intergenerational perspectives. The project focuses on Maui Nui students at Moloka‘i and Lahainaluna High Schools.

Awarded to: Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Award: $10,000

Best of Aloha Shorts 2018

Support for a series of presentations that focuses on the stories, poetry and creative prose published in Bamboo Ridge Press. The series, Best of Aloha Shorts, will be presented at Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival and subsequent live programming will be held at Hawai‘i Public Radio’s Atherton Studio.

Awarded to: Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival

Award: $4,550

Detours Public Programs

Support for public programs that are inspired by the forthcoming publication Detours: A Decolonial Guide to Hawai‘i (Duke University Press, 2019).  Programs include workshop for teachers and discussion and walking tours.

Awarded to: Biographical Research Center

Award: $10,000

History Theater on Kaua‘i

Funding in support of research, development and public performances of the story of Kaua‘i’s King Kaumualiʻi and his interactions with the missionaries who were stationed on the island.

Awarded to: Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Sites and Archives

Award: $7,600