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Jonathan Johnson: Whither the State Foundation?

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The Hawai'i State Art Museum's Sculpture Garden, where tango dancers and others gather. The space is available for private events.


  The last executive director of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts left in a cloud of controversy, and after a national search for a successor, a local Kalani graduate was for the State’s top arts post.  Now settled into his new position, HPR’sNoeTanigawa talked with Jonathan Johnson about what’s ahead for the State foundation.


Here are some postings from the State Foundation website:

The deadline (Nov. 30) is quickly approaching for accepting applications for the upcoming Biennium Grants (FY2015-FY2016 and FY2016-FY2017). Through this program, funding is awarded to organizations conducting programming in the arts, culture, history and the humanities that benefit the people of Hawai‘i. All the information you need at http://sfca.hawaii.gov/grants-programs/biennium-grants/

If you haven't been by to see the newest HiSAM exhibition "Image & Imagination" yet, come by anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Entry is FREE. Many thought provoking artworks from our collection are included in this show.http://sfca.hawaii.gov/blog/2014/07/28/image-imagination/ #HiSAM#publicart

ARTIST WANTED: There are only eight days remaining for portrait artists to submit qualifications to paint the official portrait of Gov. Neil Abercrombie. Nov. 1 is the deadline to post applications on the website www.callforentry.org. We would like to encourage Hawai'i artists to apply.

Noe Tanigawa covered art, culture and ideas for two decades at Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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