Maui Arts & Entertainment

Call to Artists: Commissioned Work in Hawaiʻi Schools

March 28, 2017, 3:21 PM HST
* Updated March 28, 3:28 PM


The Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts has posted a call seeking artists to submit qualifications for consideration for several commissioned works of art project sites within the Department of Education.

The budget has been set at $100,000 per project and includes work at various locations throughout the state.

This call is part of the Art in Public Places-Artists in Residence Program, which is a collaborative initiative between the Department of Education and the HSFCA. The program was established to implement an integrated visual arts in education program, while providing commissioned works of art in public schools.

The deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

The HSFCA urges visual artists to register with CaFÉ, a website developed by the Western States Arts Federation to facilitate calls for artists and artwork. The CaFÉ registration is free, secure, and offers access to visual arts opportunities nationwide.


The title of the call on CaFÉ is: 2017 APP HAWAII: Commissioned Works of Art for the Department of Education. The site also provides answers to FAQs, tech tips, image prep and a questions forum.

Na Wao Ola A`o Pi`ilani (The Life Giving Forests of Maui) at Pukalani Elementary School / Calley O’Neill / stained glass mural / 2017

Ho‘o Pomaika‘i (To Create Good Fortune) at Pomaika‘i Elementary School (detail) / Philip Sabado / stone mosaic mural / 2013

‘A‘ALI‘I KU MAKANI (‘A‘ali‘i Standing in the Wind) at Ka‘u High School / Randall Shiroma / terrazzo / 2014

A‘eo at at Mōkapu Elementary School / Bud Spindt / stainless steel and glass sculpture / 2015

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