Rafala Green Fellowship application due date extended to February 15, 2020


Artspace is currently accepting applications for the Rafala Green Fellowship Program – and they’ve just extended their deadline for applications. 


Apply today to become one of the two fellows in Artspace’s two-year program based in Minneapolis, MN! The mission of the Rafala Green Fellowship Program, made possible with funding from the Ford Foundation, is to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion for people from communities traditionally underrepresented in the real estate development field. Fellows will be introduced to the core competencies of property development and exposed to Artspace best practices while working on current projects in the Artspace pipeline across the country.

Each Fellow will receive a $50,000 annual salary during the two-year term of their fellowship, as well as a comprehensive benefits package. Fellows will also receive up to $3,000 as a relocation stipend to move to the Twin Cities.

Please note the updated program timeline:

Application Deadline February, 15 2020 (new date)
Cohort 2 Fellows announced June 1, 2020 (new date)
Cohort 2 orientation date TBD
Fellowship Cohort 2, September 2020 – August 2022

Want to learn more?

Click here to visit our website and read the full overview, FAQs, timeline, and learn how to apply. Applications due at 6:00 pm CST on February 15, 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.


Intercultural Leadership Institute: Manaʻo From a Fellow

Intercultural Leadership Institute: Cohort 2 – Heading out to Mokauea Island.
PC: Melisa Cardona

This past January, PAʻI Foundation hosted the second cohort of the Intercultural Leadership Institute here on Oʻahu.  Below we share some manaʻo (thoughts) from cohort member, Carol Zou.  To see the full article, click here.

“At the close of the retreat in Hawai’i, all of us walked out into the ocean, and dipped ourselves under three times to leave our trouble in the salt water, much as we had left it on the sacred mountaintop. As I stood watching the backs of my peers standing in the water and staring silently into the vast distance, I thought that this was the true meaning of interculturality: recognizing the sublime vastness of the world before us and the different experiences that it held. In the spirit of aloha ‘āina, interculturality also emerged within the relationships we built with each other, and with our respective relationships to land. We had momentarily created, in Osorio’s words, a ‘fishing net of intimacy’, a net that caught me during a moment of spiritual freefall.”

New Haumana Enrollment


If you are interested in this new class, please CLICK HERE to go to the new haumana registration form.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email Char at char@paifoundation.org.

*All of our hula classes are held at the PAʻI Arts & Cultural Center: 904 Kohou St. #102, Honolulu, HI 96817.


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