2020 MAMo Wearable Art Show

Did you miss the broadcast of the 2020 MAMo Wearable Art Show? Worry not! We will be posting the show on our new YouTube Channel shortly! Stay tuned!

Lei Aloha

On Friday, October 23, 2020, PAʻI Foundation partnered up with East-West Center at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. to present Arts Across America’s “Lei Aloha”.  This concert featured the Osorio ʻOhana (Jon, Jamaica, and Duncan), Robert Uluwehi Cazimero and Kuana Torres Kahele.  This concert was broadcasted live on Facebook. To rewatch this program, click here.

Celebrate Barbara B. Smith’s 100th Birthday!

Register for the first webinar of the 2020 Barbara B. Smith Webinar Series: A Legacy for Ethnomusicology celebrating the 100th Birthday of Professor Smith to be held on November 10, 2020.




Mahalo e Mellon Foundation!

Mellon Foundation Launches New Initiative to Support 1,500 Artists and Small Arts Organizations as COVID-19 Crisis Continues – Intercultural Leadership Institute Fund Seeded with $5 Million from Mellon to Distribute COVID Relief Grants to Artists and Cultural Organizations Flying Beneath the National Radar

For the full article, click here.

PAʻI Foundation Receives Cares Act Relief Funds from Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

“The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Hawaiʻi’s state government arts agency, is distributing $427,500 to Hawaiʻi arts organizations impacted by COVID-19. These funds, provided by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) are intended to help save jobs in the arts sector and keep the doors open to organizations that add value to our economy and creative life of our communities…Grant amounts range from $5,000 – $15,000. Applications were reviewed by a panel and scored based on the demonstrated need of the organization and the requested funding.” 

To see the press release from Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, click here.

Mahalo e Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts!


Hawaiʻi’s Remarkable Woman: Kumu Hula Vicky Holt Takamine

Our Executive Director, Vicky Holt Takamine, was named by KITV 4 to be Hawaiʻi’s Remarkable Woman.  Click here to go to the story.


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