To build creative lives and communities through education, advocacy and celebration of all the arts in Hawai'i
Featured Member: POW WOW Hawai‘i
TED Talk by Kamea Hadar
Pow Wow Hawai‘i is a gathering of contemporary artists to engage with the broader community in the process and creation of art. In the annual event, local artists interact with artists from around the world at various sites around Honolulu to create art and transform neighborhoods, altering conceptions of contemporary art in an urban environment. Pow Wow Hawai‘i has also created an art school with over 45 students, developed a music program for children, facilitated panel discussions at the University of Hawai‘i and built a 5,200 sq. foot creative space.
Kamea Hadar, lead director of Pow Wow Hawai‘i, is featured in this recent TED Talk. Kamea is the youngest board member of the Hawai‘i Arts Alliance.
Arts Advocacy Day 2013
Mission Complete! Alliance CEO Marilyn Cristofori met with Hawai‘i Senators and Congresswomen on April 9th to brief them on the status of the arts in our state. More than 500 arts advocates met on Capitol Hill to ask for increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and arts education on behalf of nonprofit arts organizations and artists across the country.
Yo-Yo Ma presented the 2013 Nancy Hanks Lecture for Arts Advocacy. Enjoy!
ARTS First Institute 2013
The Arts are Science at Work!
Arts First Institute 2013 for K-5 classroom teachers will be held June 11-14 at Aiea Elementary School.
ARTS FIRST Institute 2013 designed for the K-5 classroom teacher:
Explores the parallels and intersections between the arts and science.
Allows participants to experience and learn how to facilitate arts strategies that engage students in understanding science concepts.
Demonstrates how the arts can challenge students to observe, inquire, and wonder about the world around.
Supports the Hawai`i Fine Arts Content and Performance Standards.
Open to private, public and public charter elementary school teachers.
Hawai‘i State Cap
As most of you know, in 2011, Hawai‘i state law placed a cap on the ability of taxpayers to utilize itemized deductions to reduce their taxable income. We remain concerned about the Cap’s effect on charitable giving in our state and we are trying once again to seek legislative relief. Hawai’i Community Foundation (HCF) together with Hawai’i Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations (HANO), has worked with the Abercrombie administration and they have submitted a bill that "carves out" the charitable contribution deduction from all other itemized deductions. In other words, if passed, charitable contributions will receive the most preferential tax treatment of all itemized deductions under Hawai‘i state law. A copy of the bill is HERE for your review.
Donate Now to Hawai‘i Arts Alliance
The Alliance builds creative lives and communities through the advancement, education and celebration of all the arts in Hawai‘i. Your support is crucial to our work, and much appreciated!