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.



Session 1 – June 10, 2020

We Want to Hear How Covid-19 Has Economically Impacted You!

If you are a kumu hula, artist, cultural practitioner, or work in the service industry, we want to know that we are thinking of you all and want to hear from you.  Your manaʻo and voices matter! Please scroll through our three economic impact surveys to see if any apply to you. Mahalo!

Kumu Hula: We Want To Hear From You!

We are gauging the economic impact the Covid-19 closures and cancellations are having on kumu hula and hālau hula.

Click here to get your voice heard: https://bit.ly/2QV2gtx

Artists and Cultural Practitioners in Hawaiʻi: We Want To Hear From You!

We are gauging the economic impact the Covid-19 closures and cancellations are having on the arts and entertainment industry in Hawaiʻi.

Click here to get your voice heard: https://s.ripl.com/tkfblp

Share and pass on to any artists and entertainers in Hawai’i. Mahalo!

Service Industry Workers: We Want To Hear From You!

We are gauging the economic impact the Covid-19 closures and cancellations are having on the service industry workforce.

Click here to get your voice heard: https://bit.ly/2yJ3ySq

PPP & Unemployment Webinar for Artists

PAʻI Foundation hosted a PPP and Unemployment webinar for artists on April 27, 2020 with Wayne Wong. To access the recording of the webinar, click here

Wayne Wong, Director, SBDC

Wayne Wong is a recovering “technologist” with over 30 years of Information Technology experience including several senior management positions during the heyday of the “dot com” era. He is also a co-founder and co-producer of the Grammy Award winning live concert series “Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar”. He currently utilizes his entrepreneur expertise as the Director of the Hawaii Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Maui Center, providing no-cost business counseling, advice and training to Maui County. Mr. Wong graduated from Kamehameha High Schools and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Washington and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Puget Sound.

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!

Click here to go to the HINow Daily page.

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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