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City Accepting Applications for Art Production Grants


(Friday, July 2, 2010) --- 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 Monday, August 16, 2010.


Grants are available in the following fields:  dance, theater, music, literature, and short film.  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 on Oahu between December 1, 2010, and November 30, 2011, and benefit the people of Honolulu.


“Through the Production Grant Program the City has supported many wonderful works in the performing arts that showcase the artistic diversity we have in Honolulu,” said Mayor Mufi Hannemann.  “This program has enabled arts organizations to enrich thousands with their art; encourages creativity as well as creates opportunities for community organizations to increase awareness of their art, and is 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 16, 2010.  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 of 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for furlough days.  Due to City furloughs City Hall will be closed on July 2, 23, and August 6.  Mailed proposals must be received by August 16, 2010.


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





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