Help us celebrate Hawaiʻi Craftsmen’s 50th Anniversary Year. In an effort to support an increased presence of fine craft programs during the year we are seeking partnerships with other art and fine craft organizations and community art centers, groups, and galleries. We hope that you will see the mutual benefits of these Strategic Partnerships and ideally we can begin an on-going working relationship to mutually support and promote Hawaii’s fine craft artists working primarily in functional and non-functional 2- and 3 dimensional art in clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, stone, and mixed media.
We are accepting proposals (see attached) for exhibits, art events, and workshops. We are open to supporting programs that may already be a part of your annual schedule. If you have the resources for a new activity we are open to partnering for that as well. It is important to stress that Hawaiʻi Craftsmen will not be presenting these events; we will only play a supporting role through partial funding opportunities and shared PR/promotions. The planning and implementation of these partnerships will be your responsibility. If this is a concern for your organization, remember we are open to supporting your existing programming. Please see the attached brief describing our vision for these Strategic Partnerships. This current vision is a starting place – we are open to working with you to develop mutually beneficial programs.
Our over-arching goal is to celebrate and promote public art exhibitions, art displays, and events featuring fine craft arts and artists and by supporting artists working in clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, stone, and mixed media through formal and informal workshops and educational opportunities. Additional goals and details are in the attached brief.
We consider this a fine way to celebrate 50 years of fine crafts in Hawaiʻi and we look forward to receiving an application from you at least 3 months in advance of your planned project. We are hopeful that together we can increase the appreciation and support of fine craft art throughout the state and beyond!
The Hawaiʻi Craftsmen Board of Directors
Strategic Partnerships: Exhibits and Workshops
What: Hawaiʻi Craftsmen (HC) will provide partial financial support, sponsorship, awards, or funding for workshops and exhibits focused on fine craft arts during our 50th anniversary year celebrations – from fall 2016 through the end of 2017. Fundraising and financial allocations for non-profit and neighbor island partnerships requesting funding will be given priority.
How: HC has developed criteria for partnership opportunities and will share these opportunities to all island organizations and art centers, as funding allows. Before submitting applications, all potential partners will liaise with designated island representatives as listed on the application. Organizations or individuals applying for programs and events co-sponsorship must complete a one-page application form (Download Link Below) and submit it to their island representative at least 90 days before the event.
Following application, organizations, venues, or hui of members/artists selected for HC co-sponsorship will enter into a Letter of Agreement (LOA) with HC, which will clearly define the requirements of the agreement and the nature of support. The following duties and responsibilities will be outlined in a Letter of Agreement (LOA) and signed by both parties; additional agreement specifics for each Strategic Partnership will be outlined in the LOA
A final report, including photos, will be compiled and sent to HC upon completion of event within one month of the end of the event.