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.

CERF+ COVID-19 Relief Grant

CERF+ is launching the COVID-19 Relief Grant program to provide financial assistance to professional artists working in craft disciplines who are facing dire circumstances from the COVID-19 crisis. Click here for more information.

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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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!


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