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City Accepting Applications for Art Production Grants


(Tuesday, June 30, 2009) -- The Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts (MOCA) is accepting applications from non-profit organizations on Oahu seeking grants for the creation of new and original artistic works.


The Mayor’s Production Grant Program is the only one of its kind in Hawaii dedicated to the creation of new and original works in the performing and literary arts.  Awards of up to $5,000 will be available.  The deadline for submittal of applications is Thursday, August 13, 2009.


Grants are available in the following fields:  dance, theater, music, short film, and literature.  Applicants must be tax-exempt, charitable 501(c)(3) organizations (as defined by the Internal Revenue Service) in the City and County of Honolulu.  Projects must take place between December 1, 2009, and November 30, 2010, and must benefit the people of Oahu.


“The Production Grant Program has supported wonderful works that showcase and exemplify the artistic richness of Honolulu,” said Mayor Mufi Hannemann.  “The program is an excellent opportunity for community organizations to perpetuate and increase awareness of their art, and is also a means for the City to stimulate the cultural economy.”


Only one grant may be awarded to an organization in any one fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).  Funds are not granted for scholarships, to benefit individuals, or for religious programs.  Grants are generally not approved for conferences, festivals, or operations.


Proposals must be received by MOCA by 4:30 p.m. on August 13, 2009.  Incomplete or late entries will not be accepted.  Completed proposals should be submitted to MOCA, 530 South King Street, Room 404, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.  Hand-delivered proposals must be submitted during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


For more details about the grant program, visit or contact MOCA at 768-6622 or email at





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