Open Enrollment for Pua Aliʻi ʻIlima

Vicky and Jeff Takamine, Nā Kumu Hula of Pua Aliʻi ʻIlima are excited to announce open enrollment for new students ages 13 and older for a 12 week introduction to our hālau hula.

Classes will be held Wednesday evenings from 5:15 – 6:15 PM at 904 Kohou St. #102, Honolulu, HI 96817, beginning August 19, 2020.

A $25 registration fee wil be required.

Due to social distancing requirements, space is limited.

Monthly tuition is $40 and first payment will be due on the first day of class.

Click here to sign up and let us know if you have any hula experience. 

Haumāna of all skills levels are welcomed! 


First Peoples Fund Applications Available

Community Spirit Award Nominations due by July 31, 2020 (11:59 PM MST). Click here for more information or to submit a nomination.

Artist In Business Leadership and Cultural Capital grants due by Monday, August 1, 2020 (5 PM MST).  Click here for more information or to go to the application.

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 June 10, 2020.



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.

Mahalo e Central Pacific Bank For Your Kākoʻo!

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Mahalo to the McKnight Foundation!

Mahalo e McKnight Foundation for your continued support PA’I Foundation, and of ILI: Intercultural Leadership Institute, which in turn provides support for our artists and cultural practitioners.

“We will contribute $50,000 to the Intercultural Leadership Institute in support of an emergency relief fund specifically for Black, Native and Indigenous, Latinx, and Hawaiian artists.”

Click here to see McKnight Foundation’s Open Letter to the arts community.


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