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City Art Production Grant Application Deadline Approaching

Acting Mayor Kirk Caldwell is encouraging non-profit organizations on Oahu who are seeking support for the creation of new and original artistic works to submit an application for the Mayor’s Production Grant Program.

Awards are available up to $5,000.  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.

“The Mayor’s Production Grant Program is the only one of its kind in the state of Hawaii dedicated to the creation of new and original works in the performing and literary arts,” said Acting Mayor Kirk Caldwell.  “Since this program was introduced by the Hannemann Administration in 2005, it has assisted in the creation of wonderful works that enhanced the cultural landscape and creative economy in Honolulu.  I encourage community organizations to use this as an opportunity to further their artistic endeavors.”

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 Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts (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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