9th Annual MAMo Wearable Art Show


Tickets for the 2015 MAMo Wearable Art Show is ON SALE NOW! Get your tickets at www.hawaiitheatre.com, or call the box office at 808-528-0506.

This year’s show features: Maile Andrade, Marques Marzan, Manaola, Keone Nunes, Lauwaʻe, Pāwehe Creations, and Wahine Toa.

We also invited a few of our Māori cousins to be a part of the show: Shona Tawhiao, Jeanine Clarkin, Matiu Bartlett, and Tangz de Nikau! You DO NOT want to miss this!

The 2015 MAMo Wearable Art Show will take place on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Hawaii Theatre.  Doors and Silent Auction open at 5:30 pm, show starts at 7:00 pm.  TRUNK SHOW to follow at Fresh Cafe.

See you all at the MAMo Wearable Art Show!


“A Call For Solidarity”

Dancers of Pua Aliʻi ʻIlima take the screen as they present their segment of "A Call For Solidarity". PC: Kay Linan

Dancers of Pua Aliʻi ʻIlima take the screen as they present their segment of “A Call For Solidarity”.
PC: Kay Linan

The last time we posted on our website, we posted about an exciting opportunity to work with artists from Alaska, the Bronx, and New York City.  Artists from PAʻI (Pua Aliʻi ʻIlima), the Alaska Native Heritage Center, Pregones Theater, La Mama Theater and Culture Hub all gathered in Hawaiʻi to share their art and to work on a collaboration piece and presentation that would be presented to audiences around the world via the Polycom System.

Today was the culmination of all of the hard work and collaborating! If you missed the show, please click here to go to the video.  We hope you enjoy the show!

We would like to send a big MAHALO to Artspace who sponsored this program and to our partners in this cohort: the Alaska Native Heritage Center, Pregones Theater in the Bronx, La Mama Theater in New York City, and Culture Hub who is also located in New York City.  Aloha.




PAʻI is a part of a distance learning collaboration called Artbridge, which is a Ford Foundation funded project under Artspace (based in Minneapolis, MN).  We are collaborating with the Alaska Native Heritage Center, Pregones Theatre, and Culture Hub/La Mama Theatre.

Two weeks ago, everyone involved in this collaboration came to Hawaiʻi to do cultural exchanges and to talk about how this collaboration would go.  PAʻI hosted the cohort and we held our gatherings and meetings at the PAʻI Arts & Culture Center in Kalihi.

We here at PAʻI are excited about what is to come! The final collaboration piece and presentation will be held in Hawaiʻi (UH Mānoa Kennedy Lab Theatre), New York (Culture Hub/La Mama Theater, and Pregones Theater), and in Alaska (Alaska Native Heritage Center), on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 2 pm HST.  (More info to come.)

Stay tuned for more updates on the final performance!


The Native Hawaiian Artists & Cultural Practitioner Needs Assessment Survey

In 2007, PAʻI in collaboration with ʻĪlioʻulaokalani Coalition, did a needs assessment survey for Native Hawaiian artists and cultural practitioners.  Through this needs assessment survey, PAʻI was able to create programming such as MAMo: Maoli Arts Month.

This needs assessment was made possible with major funding from Ford Foundation, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.  Mahalo nui loa!

To read through the Native Hawaiian Artists & Cultural Practitioner Needs Assessment Survey, please click on the link listed below.

Native Hawaiian Artist & Cultural Practitioner Needs Assessment Survey Final Report

Shall you have any questions about this survey, please feel free to contact us at 808-844-2001.


Native Artist Professional Development II


Did you miss out on our first free training session? Fret not! You have one more chance!