To accomplish our goals, we continue to partner with community,
non-profit, state, and federal organizations to successfully create and implement events,
programs and outreach activities that preserve and perpetuate
Native Hawaiian arts and culture for future generations.
MAMo: MAOLI ARTS MOVEMENT
In 2005, the PA‘I Foundation, with partner Bishop Museum, successfully organized and implemented a month-long celebration to highlight native Hawaiian arts, artists and cultural practitioners called Maoli Arts Month (MAMo). PAʻI re-branded MAMo in 2015 to “Maoli Arts Movement.” MAMo 2016 programming will still be celebrated during May in Honolulu with popular exhibitions, arts markets, trunk shows, and the extraordinary MAMo Wearable Art Show. MAMo programming has expanded to the entire year, and our geographic reach has expanded to neighbor islands (Hawaiʻi Island, Kauaʻi, Maui), nationally (Alaska, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Texas), and internationally (Aotearoa, Austria, Germany, Japan).
HAPA HAOLE HULA FESTIVAL
The Hapa Haole Festival event brings together musicians, dancers, and scholars to showcase the music and dance of this interesting Hawaiian dance genre. The project objective is to create activities and events that showcase Hapa Haole Music and dance that will be of interest to residents, visitors, scholars, collectors, students, musicians, dancers, artists, keiki and kupuna.
PAʻI ARTS GALLERY & PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
The PAʻI Arts & Culture Center (PACC) is the home of the PA’I Foundation administrative offices and the home for Pua Ali’i ‘Ilima, a hālau hula under the direction of nā kumu hula, Vicky & Jeff Takamine. While we love our Kapālama PACC, our programs are expanding and so mustPAʻI. The PAʻI Foundation and Artspace; the nation’s leading developer of affordable space for artists, arts organizations, and creative enterprises; have partnered to create Ola Ka ʻIlima Artspace in Kakaʻako, an affordable artist housing development for both native and non-native artists and their families; that will house our new PAʻI Arts Gallery & Performing Arts Center. Planned opening is 2019.
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