MAMo 2015 Artist Application

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Aloha! If you are a native Hawaiian artist and are interested in being a part of MAMo: Maoli Arts Month 2015, please fill out the MAMo application by clicking here.

We will be having the Wailoa Art Gallery in Hilo, the Arts at Marks Garage exhibit in Honolulu, the MAMo Wearable Art Show at the Hawaiʻi Theatre, the MAMo Silent Auction at the Hawaiʻi Theatre, and the MAMo Native Hawaiian Arts Market at the Bishop Museum.

If you know of any other native Hawaiian artists that are interested, please feel free to let them know about the application.


November 2014 Events

PA'I Nov. Events

Come down and join us! We hope to see you during November.

November 7-9, 2014, join us at Hawaiʻi Fashion Month (HFM) at our MAMo booth! We will have Wahine Toa, Keoua Nelsen, Lufi Luteru, Jonathan Freitas, Mele Kahalepuna, and Kawika Lum in our booth.  Also, join us for our mini MAMo Wearable Art Show on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm.  We will be featuring Wahine Toa, Puamana Crabbe, Marques Marzan, and Keone Nunes; with our ever entertaining emcees: Vicky Holt Takamine and Robert Cazimero.

November 14 – 16, 2014, come on down to our Moʻolelo Storytelling Festival at the Honolulu Museum of Art.  We will be featuring native Hawaiian story teller, Moses Goods, Yupik story teller, Jack Dalton, Hālau Hanakeaka, and Brenda Wong Aoki.

November 22, 2014, join us as we bring in the Makahiki season at our PAʻI Kakaʻako Arts & Makahiki Fest in Our Kakaʻako at the Mother Waldron Park.  We will start off the day with a Makahiki procession around the park, followed by a kūkini (Fun Run) for the keiki.  If you are interested in entering your keiki in our fun run, please click here to be guided to the application.  We will also be having a makahiki tournament and kōnane tournament for the keiki.  If you are interested in entering a team for the Makahiki tournament, please email Kaʻiu at kaiu@paifoundation.org, or call us at 808-844-2001.  We will also be having a Slippery Fish Relay, cultural demonstration booths, an arts market, and Hawaiian music and hula.  Also, Street Grindz is helping us in gathering food vendors for the day, because ʻono food is a must in any celebration! We will also be doing a canned food drive for the Hawaiʻi Food Bank, so if you can, please bring a canned food item with you.

For more information on any of our events, please call us at 808-844-2001.  See you all in November!


Moʻolelo School Shows

Sign up your students for an exciting learning opportunity!

Engage with professional storytellers from across the Pacific Region, who will be joining PAʻI Foundation for the Moʻolelo Storytelling Festival (November 14-16). They are award-winning performers, each with many years of experience as teaching artists.

Moses Goods III – A highly-respected Native Hawaiian storyteller, playwright and actor from Maui, who you may also know as a Cultural Educator at the Bishop Museum.

Jack Dalton – Yupʻik storyteller of popular Alaska Native tales such as How Raven Created the Land and The Boy Who Ate Too Much, who has taught creative writing to over 30,000 students worldwide.

Brenda Wong Aoki and Mark Izu – Brenda is a San Francisco-based Japanese- American storyteller who tells cultural, funny, and scary stories, with musical accompaniment by her composer partner Mark.


Assembly – Available Nov. 12, 18, 19 Cost: $250

A performance of 60-90 minutes for the entire school or groups of primary, middle or high school students. Includes stories by all three performers and Q&A.

Classroom visits – Available Nov. 12, 18, 19 No charge

Bring all four artists into your classroom or divide them up to visit multiple classes, one per period. Each artist will share a story, discuss storytelling and writing as their profession and answer student questions.

Writing workshop with Jack Dalton – Available Nov. 18, 19, 20, 21 Cost: $500

An entire day with Jack at your school. Start with a performance of 30 to 60 minutes. For the rest of the day Jack visits as many classrooms as you wish for discussions of culture and story, lessons in metaphor, quick writing and vocabulary building exercises, and Yup’ik story dance.

For more information or to book a visit to your school, contact Ed Bourgeois at ed@paifoundation.org or (808)844-2001.

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Vacancy Announcement: HULA INSTRUCTOR


PAʻI is hiring! We are hiring a hula instructor to lead two new weekly introductory classes in hula kahiko (ancient style Hawaiian dance) and hula ʻauana (modern style Hawaiian dance) at PAʻI Arts & Culture Center.

The successful applicant will have at the minimum:

  • 10-15 years of the study of hula under a master hula teacher
  • 2 years of prior teaching experience
  • A working knowledge of basic hula terminology, Hawaiian language, history and culture
  • ʻŪniki (graduation through the rituals of hula) at the level of ʻōlapa (dancer), hoʻopaʻa (chanter) or kumu hula (master teacher) is preferred but not required
  • Must be proficient in hula and the use of all hula instruments
  • Must be able to teach all ages from keiki (children) to kupuna (elders)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of kinesiology, body alignment and understanding of how the body moves

Salary commensurate with experience. This is a grant-based, part-time and non-permanent position. No health or other benefits. No relocation expenses paid.

Please email your cover letter, current resume, and a list of 3 references with contact information to: ed@paifoundation.org. Include in the subject line: Hula Instructor Position.

Submission deadline: October 24, 2014.


Vacancy Announcement: PROGRAM MANAGER


PAʻI is hiring! We are looking to hire a Program Manager to oversee the implementation of its 2014-2015 ANA-SEDS (Administration for Native Americans – Social & Economic Strategies) grant.

Applicants should possess:

  • BA degree in arts management, business or related field
  • Familiarity with general business practices, program/grants management, and arts & cultural programs (preferred)
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple concurrent responsibilities with deadlines and strict reporting requirements
  • Experience with grants management, database management and Federal grants reporting
  • 1-3 years experience working with a non profit or within an artistic field

The Program Manager will work very closely with the Executive Director and a team of project-related staff and volunteers and must also be able to work independently. The ideal candidate should have experience working in the Native Hawaiian community and knowledge of the principles and values of Hawaiian culture.

Salary of $3,333/mo is guaranteed through the end of the grant period (September 30, 2015), with full health benefits. No relocation expenses will be covered.

Please email your cover letter, current resume, and a list of 3 references with contact information to: ed@paifoundation.org. Include in the subject line: Program Manager Position.

Submission deadline: November 7, 2014. Expected hire date: November 21, 2014.

For more information, please see below.